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Salvaging Ohio for Ron Warner

Salvaging Ohio for Ron Warner
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1970
Categories: River
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 6:35
Viewed: 3258
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a lesson and a dedication. The lesson is how I salvage old pictures and the dedication is to Ron Warner. Ron is from Ohio and grew up in similar locations as I did at around the same time.

To understand how this was done and why it is as it is you really need to see the video on how I did it. that video can be seen by clicking How to Salvage old Photos by Bob Shannon

These pictures were taken in 1970 in the Cleveland Metropolitan Park system which is called the Emerald Necklace because it is so very large and circles the entire Cleveland Metropolitan Area. All of the images were taken at the "Euclid Creek Reservation" which is a small stub on the E Side of the system.

It was mid fall and it had snowed VERY early in the season. My wife and I had only 1 of our children at the time and we went to the p ark to take these images. The large pictures and negatives and even the 4x6 pictures are all gone. How did I do this? You have to watch the video.

The image in the top left of snow on leaves was entered in the Jewish Community Center Photography show and contest and was deemed the award winning picture by the one and only judge of hundreds of images, André Kertész (July 2, 1894 – September 28, 1985). André was Hungarian Jewish photographer of some note and his history can be seen by cut and pasting his name into Wiki.

Ron Warner (tuslaw) sent me a very nice Pentax K1000 and it has inspired me to go back to film part time. My wife had also asked..but Rons gift put the icing on the cake which is why this choice of ancient images is dedicated to Ron.

Asahi 1964 Pentax Spotmatic classic
Pentax 55mm 1.12 Lens
Hand Held
Recovered from 3/4" positives
Montaged Sept 2008

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Hi Bob
Beautiful autumn - winter compilation. All the shots are great. First of all interesting moment - transition between two seasons. I like also the mood on your shots and great orange and red vs white and grey.

Hy Bob
I like your colage with mixture of snow, gold leaves, water. I miss this atmosphere, here in Belgium. It is a time to stay inside,near the fire, with a cup of boiled wine. Thanks a lot!

hello bob,
fine dedication, the one aspect i liked in these image is the colors of fall, they looks so beautiful, you have made a good compilation depciting the beauty of nature,
well done,
tfs & regards

Just absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-10 10:26]

Hi Bob. Your pictures today get us ready for winter which will not be to long . I love the colours of early winter with the reds and oranges. Each one is a good picture alone well set out. TFS interesting notes too.

Hi, Bob,

a great combination of your masterpieces!! very well presented and they are all great captures with poetic atmosphere.

just want to say Hi before I take a half-year break from TN. many thanks for the encouragement, pointers and insightful notes all along. i have had a great time at TN. But I guess it's time for me to stay focused on my study and the Final Exam, which is just less than 5 months away.

take care, my respected friend. I will certainly miss you and other photography mentors here.

Man Yee

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-10 13:47]

Hi Bob,

A lovely collage reminding almost everyone of what is coming. Beautiful fall colors and the snow is pretty in pictures. This is a reminder for me of the changing seasons back east. I'm sure Ron will love this.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-09-10 14:31]

Thank you Bob,
I feel honored to have you dedicate such wonderful treasures of your past experiences to me. The images are a showcase of how beautiful the state of Ohio really is.
We have four seasons, and each one has it's own scenes, colors and smells that set it apart from the others. We have terrain which is as diverse as anywhere in the US., and then we have that magnificent Lake Erie to our north.
Thanks again for this outstanding collage and your very informative video.

Hello Bob.
Congratulations for marvellous dedication!
The colage is super interesting, presenting its photographic art!
Very well done,in all aspects!
José Roberto

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-09-10 17:25]

Hi Bob.-
So You also have an old lens eh? In my personal opinion they work better than the new ones, if You konw how to handle. Great work, lovely colors and excellent presentation.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-10 22:55]

Hi Bob

Really lovely collage - well constructed with well placed imaged. Colours and details are good in each.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-10 23:50]

Hi Bob,
Excellent collage of shots with beautiful colours and lovely settings. All the images look so atractive and lively. You really have captured the ambience and mood perfectly. Thanks for sharing this fine collage.

This is a charming collage of pictures taken nearly 40 years ago, Bob, and how you retrieved them must be a story unto itself. I will go to your video later and react to your collage first.
All the pictures in the collage are of high quality. The fall colors are already there, but it is the well balanced contrasts in them that impress me the most. I particularly like the untimely snow on fall leaves in the first frame.
Your images from the past are dispensing a lot of joy to people like me, so thank you and keep them coming. . . .

Hi Bob,
As usual, a work with a lot of dedication and sensibility.
I like a lot the composition you made with the 5 images, talking only about the layout it is very good, and every single picture has the right size to be better appreciated.
The golden tones of the overall composition makes of this a very special work to see and enjoy.
Invaluable work and thanks for share it with us.
Warm regards,

Namastay Bob,
A beautiful montage of this autumn-winter captures way back in 70s'. Very informative and useful video. Nice colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-11 3:23]
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Hi Bob

A gorgeous collage and a very nice presentation, my friend!
The presentation of the places there is lovely, the note is interesting and the video (finally got the time to watch it) is really helpful! I actually will think twice about some old family pics now :)

Back to this collage, the shots in its are all very nice and moody again. The show a splendid place is different stages and different angles, letting the viewer understand more about it.
Very nice work and contribution!

Bravo and TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-11 4:17]

It's a great work my friend,but we need subtitle in italian or french..eheheh...it's enough to see this beautifull puzzle to me,5 wonderfulls pics,thanks a lot for share and for the lesson too,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-11 14:28]

Hello Bob,
a wonderful collage of photos.
I love the winteriness of it :-)
Each shot is sharp, well composed and very well exposed.
Great to see how you made this too... that's one hell of a cool scanner! :-)


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-11 21:40]

WoW BOB what a shot. Superb and this is 70 and when I was 6 year sold and you preserve it. Superb Ganesh

Ciao Bob, fantastic collage of splendid nature composition with wonderful colors, great work, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-12 10:13]

Hello Bob! What can I say? Great job my friend, lots of great shots and a beautiful presentation ! You always put the bar a little higher! Well done my friend!


hello Bob

in my long absence of one month i missed alot of your
wonderful landscape shot, i decide to choose 2 of your image
to critique (to have smileys ton every one),

first i love very much this mid fall images photo-montage,
on the images i love the automnal colours and snow,
the one i love most is the 2 upper ones, and on the one
with the snow, i love the mix of the automnal colours with the snow,



How do I like this montage, Bob? Let me count the way :) First, I can see why that upper left photo is a prize -- with color and clarity and focus you've captured the clash of seasons...and how abrupt the shift can sometimes be. Second, you've shown those riparian scenes very well -- and I like the recurring use of river and color as a unifying element in these images. Third, an especially nice use of line in the lower image. Fourth, you've taken the time and effort to instruct us all.

Thanks, Bob!

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