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From the Archive: Memorial Day in Rockport 1978

March 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

memday1978-1Leica M5 w/ 50mm Summilux 1,4

Since I am laid up from my hip replacement I thought I would dig back into my archives to look for images or stories I worked on many years ago. This image comes from the barber story I was working on for North Shore Sunday back in 1978. The "barber" Mr. Cooney participated in the Memorial Day ceremonies in Rockport. This is one of those grab shots that you get when you turn around and there it is. These school children were waiting to place flowers at a grave site. Over the years I have enjoyed looking at this image from early in my career. I love the white Mickey Mouse belt on the kid at right. The looks on these kids faces is priceless. I remember what it was like to stand and wait not really knowing why you were there or what you were doing.

 

Over time the negative of this image has some fungus on it and when I tried to print it at 11x14 the fungus was obvious. This image is a scan from a 8x10 inch print (image size 6x9). It was scanned as a color image then turned B&W in Lightroom and then moved into Silver Efex Pro for some more processing. This is great so if I have a decent print I can scan it and make a better version then print it larger than I could before. 


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