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Old 5th Apr 2012, 09:58   #9481 (permalink)
 
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WOWZA !! piano,they are AMAZING. That third one I can't stop looking at.
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Always great to see an interesting Hi-res Black and White photo in this age of colour....
Have put this one up before, but it is one of my favourites from my 'era of exploration things photogenic', long ago..



The unusual thing with the light here, is that when set at certain angles it made the childs lime-washed hair on the right appear almost halo like in transparency.. My Dad commented on the practice of lime-washing Melanesian curly hair when he visited also..
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 12:06   #9484 (permalink)
 
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Always great to see an interesting Hi-res Black and White photo in this age of colour....
I agree. For aircraft such as the DC-3/Dak and the Belfast I do believe that B & W and Sepia sometimes enhance the photo (in my opinion).
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Piano Man......Just beautiful set of pics. i luv the refelction in the throttle in the first pic and there is so much going on in the third pic so may reflections and shadows begining from the wing in the forground

WOW....
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 14:41   #9486 (permalink)
 
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This is awesome, piano man and modern day historics, and frigatebirds genuine historics......

Bring it on guys
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 18:32   #9487 (permalink)

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FB those kids are photoshopped - right?

I hate imageshack - I can't see the pics here in Asia.
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Negative Chuck, Original and Untouched, that was just the light, -thats why that print is a favorite.. Can't remember now if it was taken with the old auto light Pentax I had when I first arrived, or the new Minolta I bought duty free from the Vietnamese store in Vila on an overnight before the 'Middle East and European Grande Tour' in '81. Probably the former..
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Note Japanese War Dead Memorial marker in left foreground

Kieth and Pam Hunt and their Blue Heeler in happier times, Bougair, in their company house, Kieta. Note mesh on the windows..


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Old 6th Apr 2012, 03:34   #9490 (permalink)

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Actually I was referring to how well dressed and clean the kids are.
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here are some more casey pictures from the 70's

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Those are a few from the biscuit tin from the back of the wardrobe..
What type is the parasol, S&S ?
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Old 6th Apr 2012, 13:00   #9497 (permalink)
 
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frigate bird,

The parasol is a Westland Widgeon (vh UHU) built in 1924. at the time it was owned by the Whittaker bros from somewhere up in country Victoria. (i think) at the time it was the oldest registered aircraft in Australia and it remained so until they sold it to Drage Airworld in the late 80's and it went off the register.

It was exactly the same type of aircraft as the kookaburra which went missing looking for kings-ford smith back in the 20's. Dick smith (the same dick smith) went on an expedition to find the kookaburra back in the 80's. i also believe he purchased vh uhu when the drage collection was sold off in the early 90's. i don't know if it is airworthy or not but it still exists. i remember climbing inside the thing when it was on display at drages as a kid, it was a very primitive aircraft but as my grandfather said "thats all they had to make do with in those days"...

i think the photo above was taken around 1974 - 75 when they had the 50th anniversaray of the tiger moth airshow at Casey. (long before my time). The photos belong to my grandfather who used to run Casey for many years. there are heaps of great photos and i am slowly scanning them all. i'll post some more soon
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and here is a photo i found on wikipedia of vh UHU taken in 1928 apart from the vickers vimy in adelaide its probably still the oldest aircraft in australia. ( i hope dick smith didn't restore it too much )

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Last saw Dicks Widgeon doing lovely circuits at Bankstown in 2002?(ish)

Great blue and silver scheme...

Hope its still around..

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great pic of keith & Pam, and of course "Sweeney"..I had parked on the ramp at Kieta, and we saw KK wandering over to our jet, and thoughts of "oh no, it could be a long night ". yep, boy wire on the windows, but his next door neighbour " Mczero" converted the wall you see behind Pam, into french open out windows...the sundowner parties were memorable to say the least. great times, and KK is probably looking down ( or should I sat up ) at us laughing. I will see what pics I have ..
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