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This is London, not Antartica, so why don't the tubes run all night,
You are my Girlfriend, not Molly Ringwald, so why won't you stay here tonight,
This is sixth form poetry not Keats or Yeats, and now we find the part that we both hate.

We love the city because it lets us down, We love the city NOT the suburbs that surround.
We love all the dirty things, that lead us to think, that maybe true love could be found.
We love the city because its how we live, We love the city cause it never loves us back.
We love it all because sometimes, even though they're hard to find, it contains all the virtues we lack.

(Hefner "We Love The City")

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(I wish I had a scanner so these could be a bit clearer!)

Anyway, this is a bit of photographic paper I found while clearing my mum's house, with lots of black and white thumbnails (if that's the right term for something made back in the eighties) of pictures that I'd really like to have full size if anyone knows a way... My favourite is the bottom one of me leaning over my grandpa's shoulder, about to eat my mum's nose. Sadly didn't come across any negatives as yet, but I'm hoping that digital technology might be able to help...

alexis says:

it's a proof sheet. (or, that's what we call them here. basically, like proof-reading something , you can see the whole roll and decide not to print the ones that don't look great.)

I'm not sure there'd be enough detail to enlarge them without making them blurry or grainy, but, good luck on finding the negatives. old photos are the absolute best. : )

5th Nov 2005, 17:33

bmal says:

negatives obviously would be a good find but if they are clear on the proof sheet scanning them in with a very high resolution they may be able to make them a little bigger and better

5th Nov 2005, 18:39

kel says:

Cheers guys.

They do look quite clear (at least clearer than in this photo!) so I guess the only thing is to give it a try and keep an eye out for the negatives,,,

6th Nov 2005, 09:54

Salome says:

We call them a contact sheet. And I don't think there's a way around them, but I'll ask my flatmate who is a photographer.

9th Nov 2005, 12:30

kel says:

cool. I talked to my dad who probably took the photos in the first place and he said he might have the negatives somewhere... (but knowing my family, that could be anywhere!)

9th Nov 2005, 20:11

ideolocator says:

that's a contact print.

scanning at a very high res (1200+) should do the trick. all the detail is likely to be there becuase the print is made from the actual negative against the paper, but very very tiny. it kinda depends on the grain of the photographic paper.

14th Nov 2005, 12:37

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