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SuzanneR
01-15-2010, 04:14 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/01/photogalleries/100111-100-year-antarctic-hut-scott-pictures/#025590_600x450.jpg

Very cool!! Literally :p

ann
01-15-2010, 04:40 PM
can't seem to find the specific location as just the home page is coming up and search doesn't response to darkroom

Richard Wasserman
01-15-2010, 04:46 PM
Worked for me...

Very interesting, thanks Suzanne!

msage
01-15-2010, 04:49 PM
Very cool!! Thanks

lorirfrommontana
01-15-2010, 05:59 PM
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing the link.

tony lockerbie
01-15-2010, 06:10 PM
Yes, I've been following this story, absolutely fascinating. Msage...that's a great quote from Lee Friedlander....love his work.

fotch
01-15-2010, 06:21 PM
Old and cold, amazing.

Jeff Kubach
01-15-2010, 11:32 PM
That is great! Enjoyed looking at it!

Jeff

David William White
01-15-2010, 11:57 PM
I'll bet the Rodinal's still good.

Darkroom317
01-16-2010, 12:04 AM
David William White "I'll bet the Rodinal's still good."

I was just waiting for someone to mention that. lol

Marco B
01-16-2010, 02:59 AM
David William White "I'll bet the Rodinal's still good."

I was just waiting for someone to mention that. lol

I think most people would go for a good "ice-bear burger" and the ketchup instead :p

"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."

http://s.ngeo.com/wpf/media-live/photologue/photos/2010/01/11/cache/025592_600x450.jpg

Marco

Marco B
01-16-2010, 03:09 AM
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...

http://s.ngeo.com/wpf/media-live/photologue/photos/2010/01/11/cache/025591_600x450.jpg

http://s.ngeo.com/wpf/media-live/photologue/photos/2010/01/11/cache/025588_600x450.jpg

Marco

bill spears
01-16-2010, 04:34 AM
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 !

lxdude
01-16-2010, 04:51 AM
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!
;););)

Ektagraphic
01-16-2010, 05:28 AM
WOW!

Marco B
01-16-2010, 05:40 AM
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!
;););)

And he is wearing a polyester fleece-jacket too! ;);)

msage
01-16-2010, 03:35 PM
Yes, I've been following this story, absolutely fascinating. Msage...that's a great quote from Lee Friedlander....love his work.

Tony
I also love his stuff. I used that quote as a lead-in for a show I had a couple years ago.

pentaxuser
01-16-2010, 03:54 PM
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!
;););)

Yes Elliott Gould exposed them all eventually in Capricorn One.:D

pentaxuser

DLawson
01-17-2010, 08:40 PM
Yes Elliott Gould exposed them all eventually in Capricorn One.:D

pentaxuser

Oh, was that Gould? Poor man.
Almost a good movie. Well, almost a good movie short with a chase scene inserted.

mopar_guy
01-18-2010, 06:42 AM
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!
;););)

Thry look a little big for CD cases. I think that they are Laser discs.