Saturday, April 17, 2010

Those were the days

In these days of grounded air transport a small flashback might be in order. I shot this photo in the spring of 1977 in the harbour of Bergen. The ship is one of the old ships of The Coastal Express. These ships no longer berth here, since this area is no longer open to the public - due to the "security measures" (an extremely ugly fence) imposed by the Schengen rules (They stop absolutely nothing but photographers). The cranes are no longer here, either.

The photo was shot with a Mamyia 1000 DTL probably fitted with a Mamyia/Sekor 55mm/1,8 lens. The film was Kodak Tri-X and I developed it myself. It is scanned from the original film and post-treated with Photoshop CS4.


This Monochrome concept came from Aileni at Monochrome Weekend.

47 comments:

Aileni said...

I have begun to rue the EU ever since Lisbon.

Lina Gustina said...

wow,it's a great job...
Thanks for all the effort :)

http://www.homezweethome.info/2010/04/on-skin-of-tree.html

Carolyn Ford said...

Old photo depicts days gone by! And, what would happen if you tried to get a photo today? What would likely be in that photo? Amazing history of your photo gear back then, and it wasn't really THAT long ago...

Carolyn Ford said...

I have to add a little more...
I'm just in denial about aging and not trying to argue about the time line of this photo. The 70's still feel like yesterday...

Aileni said...

Certainly better.
Looked to be a flat lighting day.

David C. said...

A Tri-X treasure!

Gry said...

Dette brakte frem nesten glemte minner!

Gjerdet skal jo beskytte oss mot farlige terrorister da.... ;-) og gjør sikkert en glimrende jobb.

John said...

Great to see a shot with an old camera and 35mm film.

Dagrun said...

Du er flinkere med scanneren enn meg ja. Det ser kjent ut det der...

Og noen ganger streiker det meste av duppeditter i verden, om det er fly eller om det er pc-er. Kjipt er det uansett.

becky at abbeystyle said...

I love the framing of the picture...foreground, background interplay really works.
I have no clue what you're talking about when you speak camera language...my camera is a SIMPLE affair!

Gallow said...

Historical photos are very important, and this is a great example. Thank you for sharing.

Carver said...

That's a great shot. It takes me back to another time not so long ago. I was 20 in 1977 and it seems like yesterday.

detroit dog said...

Rune, I hope you are doing well (you are not posting so frequently lately).

How about a volcanic cloud picture? I am curious as to how this looks for people on the ground in Norway.

Thank you!

veronicapaiz@gmail.com

Anne-Berit said...

Arti å se gamle bilder.Tidene forandres,men det er vel som det skal være det.Fint bilde.
God helg!

Nydia said...

Oh this is so cool! Hmm... 1977, I was 8!

Kisses from Nydia and Lucas.

AL said...

Old pictures which are kept and reviewed are like treasures from a chest, they never fade and full of memories.
AL

Anne said...

Ble plutselig så opptatt av de bygningene bak der jeg Rune :-)

Og hva er det i grunn med gamle bilder en finner så fasinerende??? Trøstes min, må være et skikkelig `gammelkjærring trækk`:-((

God helg videre til deg knuppen.

Dragonstar said...

A fine and interesting shot, and one full of history too.

Anna said...

Wow those were the day, excellent capture and thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Spiderdama said...

Fint bilde med mye historie!
Ha en fin helg:-)

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Alltid spennende med tilbakeblikk som dette, god gammel årgang er å foretrekke. Fint foto fra den gang.
Kan ikke unngå å se teksten som står på kranen,"se opp for hengende heis" :)

Fortsatt fin helg Rune!

Nieves said...

What a beautiful photo in black and white! Regards from Madrid,

imac said...

Nice work - my friend.

Mona Sweden http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se said...

Fin och nostalgisk bild! Det är först nu, i och med flygstoppet, det gått upp för mig att det inte längre går några båtar från Göteborg till England. Vet inte när dom la ner linjen. Jag åkte båt från Gbg till Ipswich i början på 70-talet. Det var en klassresa till London och det var ingen trevlig upplevelse. Resan tog 25 timmar och det stormade rejält ute på Nordsjön. Det var knappt någon på båten som inte var sjösjuk.
http://fotoentusiastenfotoblogg.blogg.se/category/monochrome-weekend.html

awarewriter said...

Caught in the act! Using film -- aha! This is a great shot. It's a real shame that the idiots in charge run the flag of security up the pole all too often. It's nonsense and as you say ineffective.

RennyBA said...

Great, visual illustration of the good old times Rune!

ChrisJ said...

I keep thinking of you with all the news of the volcanic cloud. Hope you are doing OK. Hope everyone is wearing masks at least. Weren't we smart to visit last year instead of this?!!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

The ferries are doing good trade in the present crisis - where do the Americans get the idea that we are all wearing gas masks from?

michael bird said...

Very cool and love the aside about the security measures stopping nothing but photographers. A hoot.

Annelie said...

Vad häftigt! Bergen 77!? I den hamnen mönstrade jag faktiskt på en båt för första gången. Hade fått jobb och skulle ut på de sju haven....
Nostalgi! Och vilket jobb du lagt ner, tack för att du delat med dig av denna bild!

Kitty said...

I think the reason they shut these places off is because people like me would try to find out if we could make the crane move just by pushing it!

lynnwiles said...

Very nice b&w. What does Se opp for hengende heis mean?
Listening to an airplane above as I type. I do feel for the passengers stranded everywhere, but it must be pleasantly quiet in the skies over most of Europe and it speaks to the power of nature.

Petunia said...

Ja, de kranene husekr jeg og de var jo nesten landemerke for byen:)
Det var tider det, ja!!!

Gunsside said...

Fortellende foto, det blir etterhvert mer og mer interessant å se tilbake på hva som engang var.;)

Petunia said...

Bildet inne hos meg er faktisk tatt på et museum - et bittelite ett. Garnes (jernbane) stasjon har laget en liten utstilling i et av stasjonshusene der inne... Mye fint gammelt der:)

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great foto...a lot of history to tell...

Dimple said...

Nice shot, the ship framed by the crane is effective. I was 27 then...seems just yesterday and a lifetime ago! I guess in some ways, each is true.
I was downwind from the ash plume when Mt St Helens erupted in 1980. We were far enough away that the ash wasn't a major problem, but close enough that life was different for a while. Some wore dust masks, but not everyone.

Paulie said...

Nice memory! A bit of history made relevant by your photo.

zem said...

Great composition.

Gena D said...

Awesome image - great perspective and composition. Also a great memory of times gone by!

Enjoyed the one below re. WW ...
Gena @ Thinking Aloud
a photoblog

Dimple said...
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Dimple said...

Hi Rune--
Your guess was good! It is a close-up of part of a gate post. I have a My World post which shows more...
Thanks for coming by!

John`s Photography said...

Et flott tilbakeblikk Rune.

Johnny Nutcase said...

what a neat shot! thank s for posing one from the vault!

bARE-eYED sUN said...

we had to pause for a moment to consider whether the nostalgia was induced by your narrative or by the photo. . .

we clicked on, and expanded the image and yes, very effective and atmospheric, the picture elicits a nostalgic response.

kudos!

thank you for sharing it. :-)

we've put our own blogging on hiatus, but still enjoy dropping by old friends. keep up the good work.

..
.ero

Trotter said...

Hi Rune! Do you know that "«Those Were the Days» is a song credited to Gene Raskin, who put English lyrics to the Russian song "Dorogoi dlinnoyu" ("Дорогой длинною", lit. "By the long road"), written by Boris Fomin (1900-1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevskii"... Things we learn with Wikipedia... ;))

Missing you at Blogtrotter Two, which has a French party for you in Turkey... ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

EG Wow said...

We have become so paranoid, haven't we? This is a ine photo of better times.