One hundred year old darkroom in Antarctica

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  1. SuzanneR

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    can't seem to find the specific location as just the home page is coming up and search doesn't response to darkroom
     
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    Worked for me...

    Very interesting, thanks Suzanne!
     
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    Very cool!! Thanks
     
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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the link.
     
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    Yes, I've been following this story, absolutely fascinating. Msage...that's a great quote from Lee Friedlander....love his work.
     
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    Old and cold, amazing.
     
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    That is great! Enjoyed looking at it!

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    I'll bet the Rodinal's still good.
     
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    David William White "I'll bet the Rodinal's still good."

    I was just waiting for someone to mention that. lol
     
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    I think most people would go for a good "ice-bear burger" and the ketchup instead :tongue:

    "As snows threaten to bury the base forever, more than 8,000 artifacts—including butter and ketchup—have been revealed in the hut of ill-fated British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, according to preservationists."

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    I especially find these two pictures fascinating, as they are witness as to how time still affected the relics, despite the extreme cold. In the first, with Scott writing, it looks like if the picture could have been taken yesterday. The second one belies that of course...

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    Great stuff and very moving.
    Haven't read much about the Scott expedition to be honest, must get round to it sometime.

    For anyone not already familiar, the Shackelton expedition across antartica around the same period is another amazing story which was recorded on film by photographer Frank Hurley. I think it was the BBC? that did a 3 part film once, with Kenneth Brannagh portaying Shackelton. Lost count how many times I've watched it !
     
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    Oh, come on now! You can't believe that's really a picture of Scott! It's way too good to be that old! And they got sloppy: look at the shelf over the bed-CD cases! Just like the "moon landing" photos that show the inside of the building-obvious phonies!
    :wink::wink::wink:
     
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    WOW!
     
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    And he is wearing a polyester fleece-jacket too! :wink::wink:
     
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    Tony
    I also love his stuff. I used that quote as a lead-in for a show I had a couple years ago.
     
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    Yes Elliott Gould exposed them all eventually in Capricorn One.:D

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    Oh, was that Gould? Poor man.
    Almost a good movie. Well, almost a good movie short with a chase scene inserted.
     
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    Thry look a little big for CD cases. I think that they are Laser discs.
     
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    I think they are CDs. It just took 75-80 years after the invention of the CD itself to design smaller packaging :smile:
     
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    How is it that a 100 year old darkroom still looks cleaner than my own? :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe because you don't have ice-bears lurking around your house waiting to kill and eat you... alllowing you to go out shooting, instead of finishing the boring task of cleaning up the mess in your darkroom :tongue:
     
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    Are there any in Antarctica?