Vox Darkroom

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? When Roger Fenton took the first war photographs during the Crimean War (1853-1856), did he fake the most famous image, In The Valley of The Shadow of Death? There are two images existing – one with cannonballs, and one without. Which came first? From Wikipedia: ‘Roger Fenton was sent to record the …

Social Media Likes – Redux

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Well, broke my own record, again. I just finished scanning a series of Agfa CT 21 slides taken in Istanbul in January, 1977. They were taken with my lovely Pentax KX, about 6 months after I bought it, and most were shot with the excellent Pentax 55mm F/1.8 lens. I posted a single image on facebook, across the usual film …