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Welsh sky (5th picture for the Day)

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Roger Hicks, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Who else remembers Barfen slide film? And who else still carries a camera at all times?

    I shot this over 50 years ago on a camera I bought almost 60 years ago and which I still have. Unfortunately it no longer works reliably.


  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Is it just me, or is there no link to a picture in Roger's post?

    Cheers, Jeff
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I thought, as it was shot 50 years ago, it was an exercise in imagination.
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    It was a characteristic of Barfen. Disappeared after a couple of hours. ;)
  5. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Well there is a patch of white which suggests overexposure as it is alleged that it's always grey and overcast in Wales

    I have my coat ready - precisely for the reason above..;)
  6. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Sorry! Here it is.

    Life has been a bit hectic lately, by our standards. Tuesday AM: blood test. Tuesday PM: call from hospital saying that because blood counts were low, Frances needed a new blood test at 0800 this morning (Thursday). They would fax the prescription through. Wednesday: working on Final Analyses for AP.

    Arrive at lab 20 km away: no sign of prescription. Blood test agreed on my reading of the previous blood test (!). Got home. Called hospital. "We faxed it, but I'll call the lab."

    Currently at home waiting for more phone calls to see if we go in this afternoon (Chinon, 100 km round trip).

    Brain scan tomorrow: Chinon again. Probably nothing (the afternoon headaches have gone away now she's making a serious effort to drink more water) but the medics are pretty thorough hereabouts.


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  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Oi, you watch it.
    It's not always cloudy and overcast.
    Sometimes it rains.

  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    and that's why I had my coat...
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  9. IvorCamera

    IvorCamera Well-Known Member

    I remember Barfen film quite well,it was an awful film to dev yourself, it gave cheap and nasty results which I often lost my patience with....but after saying that, one or two frames were used in club competitions which fooled some of the judges into thinking it was a new technique that you had acquired......you done well Roger with the sky picture, and I was surprised that the colour still looks good.....even after 50yrs!
  10. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I can see why you like it. Very graphic.
    Me (and not just a phone either).
  11. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    Best wishes to Frances, Roger.
  12. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Thanks. We saw the consultant yesterday. The chemotherapy and antibody treatment appear to be working. Another 3 courses of chemo (every week) and then probably surgery. Even after that the antibody treatment (Herceptin) will probably go on for another 6 months (again, every week, or maybe only monthly). Tomorrow: first of 3x 3-week courses after the 3-month review. One massive treatment (3 products) + 2 minor treatments (1 product) a week later and 2 weeks later.


  13. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Best of luck going forwards to you both.
  14. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I'll second Craig's post - take care of yourselves and don't try to overdo things, Roger. Looking after Frances is more important than AP or photography.


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