This is an image from my early years in photography. In the days when you could travel overland from England to Asia. This town was in eastern Turkey close to the Iranian border. Shot using a Leica 3g with 50mm Elmar lens. Batteries in cameras was unheard of in those days. Loaded with Tri-x.rated at 650 ASA. set to f5.6 and about 1/250 sec or there abouts. All the hard work was done in the darkroom which was my parents kitchen until 3 in the morning ! This is the first of a series. The fellow in the picture is carrying bread upon his cap.
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Shelbeesmom (678) 2006-08-30 10:22
Fabulous portrait! Really nice catch! Love the BW conversion too!
ben4321 (9875) 2006-09-08 9:58
This is wonderful work Christopher, and a fascinating glimpse into recent history. 1966; I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's the oldest photograph I've seen posted here.
I think your composition is excellent, although I would have preferred it without the man behind our main subject. The range of tones here is wonderful; beautiful black and white work. It's a good reminder of the superior quality that film still delivers, especially in black and white.
davidkral (60) 2006-12-09 19:24
Nice "kitchen" work.
sadeik (3282) 2006-12-16 7:43
Marvellous image, just great when old images can be resurrected.
noahsark (1092) 2007-01-11 4:23
i really impressed..very nice to see a photo from 1966...i live in east of turkey and very close to iran border..may i ask that do you remember the name of this town please?
Jangalbaan (2) 2007-01-31 20:46
There are great photos on this site, but I really think this is the best photo I have seen on ET.
konok (2068) 2007-05-06 7:59
It is simply amazing. A masterpiece!
noborders (1010) 2007-05-08 16:38
Splendid, amazing ! more of this kind, please, if you have !
djshine (12) 2007-09-18 7:39
It's a shame we could see the man behind...
Footprints (68) 2008-08-28 4:51
endar (23) 2010-11-22 1:29
Impressive shot,great work!
Suppiluliuma (3931) 2010-11-22 1:36
Exceptional picture, insightful note.
The model is amazing. The frame could be a little extended to the right maybe, but it is not critical.
The sky seems to be post-processed to give a blurry feeling, which was instrumental in bringing the model forward.
Just a delight. TFS.
halilguven (417) 2010-12-20 3:54
İnsanı imrendiren türden bir kare.