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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Old photos

Back in the good old days I used to do my own darkroom work. Fishing took a back seat to photography and crawling around the mountains of Colorado looking for old mines and ghost towns. Even though I don't wander the mountains like I used to, I love those places and can only imagine the stories they could tell.

Old barn and wagon near Lake Eldora

Miner's cabin near Fairplay

Unknown stream

South Park City, Fairplay CO

Old mining operation, Boulder County, CO

Lake Eldora

Wagon wheel, Dubois, Wyoming

Bunkhouse outside of Fairplay, CO

Crew transport, around Fairplay, CO

Old miner's cabin, Unknown, CO

Mine bunkhouse, near Fairplay, CO

Unknown location in CO

16 comments:

  1. Colorado is dotted with old mines from their heyday. Nothing cooler (other than fishing) than exploring those old places. Love it.

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    1. Mark, it was your mention of Bodie a while back that got the old juices flowing about ghost towns. Thanks for that. I love em!

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  2. Wonderful photos and walk into the past, Howard. I too used to have a darkroom and a couple of SLRs. As much as I enjoyed developing film and enlarging prints, it was so much more work than the simple digital process today. The quality of film is hard to beat, though.

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    1. Hey Dean, thanks! I guess I never thought of the darkroom as work. It was a great creative release. I still have a brand new Minolta X-700 and a nice assortment of lens that I haven't touched in probably 20 years. I need a new digital.

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  3. Yet another reason you and I would get on well with each other...

    Some beautiful work there Howard.

    RR

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    1. Thank you Rod. I think you and I would get along splendidly whether we were fishing or photographing nature.

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  4. Remarkable, Howard! Have to agree with you. What stories they could tell. One of the things I enjoyed about living in Idaho all those years was being able to do similar to what you have done. Very nice work with the camera and dark room.

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    1. Thanks Mel. I'm afraid the bug is biting me again. Another great reason to get out and enjoy.

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  5. I love those photos! Great work. I remember the days of developing photos in the dark room as well, it was fun, although I do enjoy the convienance of digital now.

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    1. Mike I think I got addicted to the smell of developer! I sniff my computer, but it isn't the same! :)

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  6. Howard
    I am so into anything that has past history, especially old buildings or homes. Thanks for sharing some great images of the past

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    1. Thank you Bill. You're in one of the parts of the country I've never been to. I'll bet there are dandy buildings out there.

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  7. Howard
    Lots of old barns, if fact I may be doing a post soon on some of the buildings

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    1. Well Bill, I love old barns. So post away!

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  8. Hey that's pretty neat! Thanks for sharing Howard. That's something a lot of us guys will probably never get to experience.

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    1. Thanks Jeremy! One thing I've learned is there is history no matter where you are and it's easy to document no matter how you do it. Thanks for stopping by.

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