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p.1 #1 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


My dad saves everything. Including negatives of all his photos. He has never claimed to be a photographer, but I spent that last few weeks scanning in over 400 negatives spanning over 4 decades and have came across some real keepers.

Photo credit goes to my dad. He shot this in 1974 or 75 with his old 35mm Canon. That's me pulling my brother in a wagon purchased by my grandfather in 1937. We are wearing my grandfathers hats. This wagon is still in the family and yes the lights do work.


Matt Pulling Marc by Matt Randolph, on Flickr



Dec 23, 2012 at 06:45 AM
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p.1 #2 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


priceless...great find


Dec 23, 2012 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #3 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


A great shot full of nostalgia. I had an American Flyer wagon once, but not as nice as this one. Thanks for posting it.


Dec 23, 2012 at 06:56 AM
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p.1 #4 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


Great find. Congrats to your Dad for good photography.

Gets me thinking back to the wagon my brother and I enjoyed.



Dec 23, 2012 at 07:45 AM
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p.1 #5 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


Just a wonderful find and thanks for sharing this shot.


Dec 23, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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p.1 #6 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


Thanks for this one.


Dec 23, 2012 at 02:41 PM
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p.1 #7 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


What an amazing find! I'd love to see more!


Dec 23, 2012 at 02:43 PM
 



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p.1 #8 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


Very nice, I haven't ever seen a wagon like that lol. Very cool! I actually spent some time this last week myself, restoring some 50's images of my wifes family.


Dec 23, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


mattr762 wrote:
My dad saves everything. Including negatives of all his photos. He has never claimed to be a photographer, but I spent that last few weeks scanning in over 400 negatives spanning over 4 decades and have came across some real keepers.

Photo credit goes to my dad. He shot this in 1974 or 75 with his old 35mm Canon. That's me pulling my brother in a wagon purchased by my grandfather in 1937. We are wearing my grandfathers hats. This wagon is still in the family and yes the lights do work.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8298585035_dabe2f27f0_b.jpg
Matt Pulling Marc by Matt Randolph, on Flickr



Your photo is exactly why I shoot the way that I do! FANTASTIC capture. This photo exemplifies the ideals of "family photojournalism". It is as authentic as it gets! It's not you dressed up in some field being what the photographer wants you to be. This is you being a child...in your neighborhood...with your first best friend in the world...have a great time. This sweet moment cannot be duplicated...it belongs to you and your brother. Undoubtedly, this is a treasure for you!? My guess is you'll have this printed, matted and framed.

This post excites me more than almost any other post on this forum! Please post more!



Dec 23, 2012 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #10 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


Matt's photo should be a wake up call to those of us with families. We owe it to them to take photos to the best of our abilities and pass them forward as part of their stories. Dont blur the background...dont shoot tight. Show the mess...show the context. Your life isnt perfect and neither are your children's. Show them what it was like for them...not what you wished for it to be like!


Dec 23, 2012 at 06:57 PM
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p.1 #11 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


This is why I took pictures for the last 45 years.


Dec 23, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #12 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


I love it...a true inspiration.




Dec 23, 2012 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #13 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


jdonald, i'd love to see some of the stuff you've taken over the years! i'm sure it would be a source of inspiration for those of us on the same quest that you have been on.


Dec 23, 2012 at 07:31 PM
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p.1 #14 · A Postcard Worthy Picture (by my dad)


What a wonderful image, Matt! Thank you for sharing.

Chuck, that is a great charge to all of us with families.

Thanks for the motivation!



Dec 28, 2012 at 09:50 AM





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