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Monday, August 10, 2015

ONE FROM THE PAST

                                                                                                                   © Andy deBruyn

I was cleaning out one of the closets tonight and found this 8x10 of moored boats somewhere in Maine. I just returned from four years of overseas military duty in Italy.

I don't have the negative (probably hidden deep in some box in the attic) - the camera I was using at the time was a Pentax Spotmatic with a 55mm Takumar f1.8 lens. This was before I attended the Art Institute of Boston for photography on the GI Bill.

Looks like I already had a feel for composition only to be fine tuned at AIB. I can only attribute the overall warm/orange feel on a rainy and probably blue day to a warming filter. I had several filters of different densities in the orange and blue. I actually still have those filters.

I would say it's the 85 filter because of the intensity on the orange on daylight (5500K) film. Which technically isn't the filter to use but I experimented a lot with pushing Kelvin temperatures around.

It's possible this is the harbor in Kennebunkport which is where I lived for a couple of months before moving south to Boston. circa May - July 1975.

Needless to say, it's film.

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