This is a contribution to the "old pics gallery" with inspiration from Gert Holmertz. A "postcard" from Durbar Square in central Kathmandu. It was Christmas time in 1989 and my first journey to Asia. I still remember how impressed i was when i arrived to Nepal. It was exactly like the old books that i had read when i was younger, but this was for real:)
Durbar Square have spectacular architecture (Unesco World heritage site ofcourse)interesting temples and courtyards. And a lot of interesting people, i met an old hippie that probably had lived there since 1960s or 70s :)
-------------------------------------------------------Pic scanned from Kodachrome 64. Sharpened after resize.
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willperrett (8733) 2014-08-27 11:18
This is a lovely old scene: I wonder how much it has changed since. I've posted quite a large number of old film images, scanned on a dedicated film scanner at very high res., and it's true, as your image shows, that transparency film (and negative film for that matter) was very sharp. Of course the scanning has to do justice to the original. Yours certainly does!
Silvio1953 (131682) 2014-08-27 11:18
Ciao Boa, great view of fantastic archidecture, wonderful colors, superb light and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (63877) 2014-08-27 11:26
Good evening Boa,
Could not believe this was a scanned photo - its quality is superb and photojob well done. Almost a 25 year old image, and details shown most beautifully, vibrant and vivid, employed pic. space in an effective manner.
mesutilgim (89738) 2014-08-27 12:14
Very nice capture from Kathmandu with perfect pov and very nice and warm light.
The crowds adds life to the scenery.
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (15683) 2014-08-27 14:24
the digital conversion works very well,you have retained all of the colours and interesting details of the original slide.
The hustle and bustle of the busy square is nicely portrayed,especially the men on the roof!
Best regards Les.
Fis2 (90805) 2014-08-27 15:14
Excellent photo from your archive.
A very interesting architecture.
I like light and colors.
Persons add savor of photo.
Very well done.
jemaflor (90049) 2014-08-27 23:23
nice pov and very beautiful warm tones, well captured, tfs.
jhm (145156) 2014-08-28 4:55
With these picture, feel I my immediate in another life, exactly hundred year ago through the colours and the buildings and shadows.
Very well composition, with fantastic colours.
And nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
lousat (83500) 2014-08-28 15:40
Hi Boa,truly beautiful this old pic from Katmandu,so perfect that seems caught this morning,in particular the colors are absolutely reals,and this were the best difficult things working with the film camera.A nice view too,very well exposes and full of life under the temple.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
PaulVDV (24721) 2014-08-28 16:35
Indeed, very beautiful architecture and a lively square on the foreground.
This must have been a great experience being your first journey to Asia.
A very good high POV and a good composition.
Best regards, Paul
holmertz (45927) 2014-08-29 10:38
Tack för omnämnandet. Alltid trevligt att kunna vara till inspiration :-). Mellan 72 och 89 verkar det inte ha hänt så mycket här, förmodligen inte därefter heller. Den här miljön skyddas förhoppningsvis mot mcdonaldisering. Jag var väl lika gammal när jag kom hit och blev lika tagen. Bilden har ju hållit sig fantastiskt bra och det är en perfekt scan med väldigt fina färger och bra skärpa. Det är inte mycket som skvallrar om åldern och bearbetningen. Jag såg att du hade skrivit på en tidigare Nepalbild att du hade fått den scannad på ett lab. Är det samma sak här, eller har du skaffat egen skanner?
stego (24126) 2014-09-05 14:59
I am impressed with the quality of the scan. It's a great photo and for getting it you surely needed much more than "just" a great (legendary) camera and a great (also legendary) film. I would love to see the original displayed on a big screen (or a white wall...) and chat about our Nepal experiences. I was there in 1994 (already 20 years, I can't believe how fast time goes by) and I also met more than a couple of old hippies who told me some interesting stories. One of them was a Swiss guy I met in the custom line at the airport arrivals and who couldn't walk since a car accident he had some years ago and even so he decided to return to Nepal after 20 years. Surprisingly he restarted walking after 2 or 3 weeks in Kathmandu.
TFS, regards, José.
annjackman (21053) 2014-09-15 9:48
This is a very successful scan. I love the light and the long shadows. Great clarity and lovely colours.
An excellent TE contribution.
Kind Regards, Ann
danos (91090) 2014-09-16 13:37
nice the view of this section of Durbar square from this old photo.The presentation of the natives with the excellent light and colour management make the scene even more effective.
cornejo (36385) 2014-10-02 11:39
Hi Boa, very good view of this interesting scene of daily life, with interesting buildings in the background, very well captured with great pov in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.