Then and now

A few weeks back my sister found my Pennine Way slides from 1978. I’ve started scanning and editing them. The quality is a bit patchy compared with today’s digital photography.

The first photo I scanned was of me at the start of the Pennine Way in Edale on 6th September 1978. My jacket was the first Gore-tex jacket ever made by Mountain Equipment. After three weeks it delaminated and I sent it back to be exchanged. My legwear was homemade rain chaps made by my mother.

How things have changed. Below is a picture of me at the start of my 2014 TGO Challenge with a Paramo Vasco jacket and much more comfortable boots! About the only thing that was better then was my fitness. Playing football and cricket made me super fit!

5 thoughts on “Then and now”

  1. Just wondering how you copy your slides, Robin?
    I use a device like a long extension tube on my slr in place of the lens, it holds a slide at the end and I photograph it, but the colour reproduction is not very good, on any white balance setting.

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