I like the photo.
I was fighting fires and running first aid calls, and chasing a tall blonde (female) sheriff deputy. Oh and I stopped smoking too.
And no, junior not being able to hold still for 5 seconds is not a disability.
Very cool pic Para. Thanks for sharing.
It was my last year in IA before moving to TX. I thought I was one of the young ones on this board, but this thread makes me realize otherwise.
No, it's a cardigan... but thanks for noticing
Cool picture indeed. It'll soon be a rare picture of someone shooting .308, when it costs two cents per round?
Hmm.. July 1984. I can't remmeber what I was doing back then, I was just about to turn 2.
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Mmmmm, Kodachrome. My all time favorite.
It reminds me of last-minute runs to the only same-day K64 processor in L.A. in order to get my projects done on time. The colors were and still are beautiful. When everyone else was switching to Fujichrome I stuck with K64.
What are you using to transfer your slides to digital? Do you have a dedicated 35mm slide scanner?
(oh, and in 1984 I was in the 10th grade and in love for the first time, thinking that I'd be with my high-school sweetheart forever.)
"You have the right not to be killed..."
The Clash, "Know Your Rights"
I was two years old in '84. Para I had no idea you are from Sulphur I'm from Lake Chalres, small world.
I'm not from Sulphur. That was just a spot we found to shoot. I grew up in Lake Charles.
Nikon Coolscan IV
Nice photo of an xcellent weapon!
July 1984 . . . the month before I got out of the US NAVY after doing a six year hitch (almost 24 years old!) I AM getting OLD!
We had M-14 rifles on board my submarine (ballistic missile sub -- a boomer). The M16s went to the boys on the fast attack subs. At a gun store in Virginia Beach, I seem to remember that the SA M1A National Match that Para purchased was going for about $600 at the time. I wanted one so bad, but had no place to keep it. Awesome weapon.
Anyway . . . the M14 was used by the guys up on the sail to protect us from sharks when swimming off the ship for the rare times that boomers surfaced "out on the pond" for some R&R. I think in reality that if sharks had been spotted, WE would have been shot so the forward guys could have watched the resultant feeding frenzy!
Ahhh good ol 1984, back then I was... wait, I wasnt even around yet...
Hero's don't die....They Reload
Who let all these kids in here. I thought the waiver said you had to be over 40 to be a member of SIGForum.
Very nice, both the picture and the rifle.
The anticipation is often greater than the actual reward
You said what I was thinking Tango.
I like the picture also Para. It captures a sense of the time it was taken. Makes me nostalgic about the 80's. Reagan at the helm, Carson on every night, big hair.....
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They probably didn't even have the internet when you were my age Dan
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Nice pic para. "Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colors" - Paul Simon
In 1984 I had just gotten married and moved from Key Largo, Florida to Texas.
I may be old but I’ve been hanging out on the Internet since 1983 which is the year before Para took that photo. No World Wide Web back then. I wasn’t with the Military or a University, just a hobbyist.
I have a lot of Kodachrome transparencies taken by my father between 1950 and 1975. They look like new while his Ektachrome slides from the ‘70’s are fading.
I started using Kodachrome in 1967 and shot with the stuff until 1997. I thought I still might have some in the freezer but I just checked and it is all gone. I still have a lot of other films in the freezer that expired between 1991 and 97.
At 4000 samples per inch a Kodachrome scan produces roughly 21 megapixels from a 35mm frame. Going even further, professional scanners capable of 8000 or 12,000 spi turn a Kodachrome's native resolution into a sharp 85 to 192 megapixel file. Because the uneven grain structure of film has to be 'translated' into square pixels, the pixels from a film scan cannot be directly compared with the pixels from a digital camera. A scan needs more pixels to show the same amount of detail, because several pixels are needed to record one dye particle. Consequently, a DSLR image can be sharper and more detailed than a scan, even if it contains fewer pixels.
Nostalgic feelings are coming up with your mentioning of the Kodachrome 64. I shot in those day's also boxes full of them.
It was my favorite slide-film either. Best there was! Thanks for sharing.
19 blasts, enclosed in stainless perfection; P226 X-Five
Al Gore was just getting around to inventing the internet then..
I guess I’m with the older crowd. I was in Camp Lejeune then.
No one mentioned the casing suspended in mid air.... Now that's cool
"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion." *Gen. W. Thornson*
I thought that was a cigarette butt that Para flicked at his friend.
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Goodness! In 1984 I'd already been retired from USAF for 4 years! And working on my second career (with Texas Instruments).
para, I may have to invest in a CoolScan scanner--I'm really not happy with what the VuPoint produces. (Of course, at $100 I did not really expect great results, but I thought it was worth a try....) I'd still like to come up with a solution that does not require me to remove the slides from the trays, though.
Texan by choice, not accident of birth
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