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APO Summicron-M 90mm Asph on MP, Kodak Portra 160

Taken in March, at the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic in Sao Paulo.

Moema & Vila Clementino, São Paulo

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21 hours ago, stray cat said:

Are those the towers you photographed collapsing in one of your unforgettable pictures?

Thanks very much, yes - these were the towers. They were known as the Red Road flats. Highest residential towers in Europe when they were built. They became notorious for a disproportionate amount of crime, and eventually nobody wanted to live there. They dynamited the first slab block in 2012, and the final five came down in 2015.

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I've never really got on with a 90mm. I've owned a few 90mm lenses over the years but the only one I've used consistently is the 90 Macro Elmar and that's because, with the adaptor, it can do something that no other M lens can do. And that's get 'close'. The fact it is also very small and compact is a real bonus.

 

90 Macro Elmar-M with Macro Adaptor. Portra 400.

 

 

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Shipyard cranes at the old Glasgow Fairfields shipyard, 2014. The cranes are in the process of being scrapped here. They'd slacken the cables to let the jib come down (as on the crane to the far right of the picture) to make it easier to cut them up.

M Monochrom mk1, 90mm Tele-Elmarit "fat" version 1.

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5 hours ago, colint544 said:

Shipyard cranes at the old Glasgow Fairfields shipyard, 2014. The cranes are in the process of being scrapped here. They'd slacken the cables to let the jib come down (as on the crane to the far right of the picture) to make it easier to cut them up.

M Monochrom mk1, 90mm Tele-Elmarit "fat" version 1.

Such a shame

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10 hours ago, steve 1959 said:

Such a shame

A lot of people were very upset at the scrapping of those giant cranes. They were symbolic of the city's shipbuilding heritage. To give some idea of how tall they were, the fabrication shed on the left of the picture is where the hull sections of the UK's two new aircraft carriers were built. Essentially, from the keel to the top deck - the full height of the hull - fitted comfortably under the roof of that shed.

The yard had neglected the cranes for many years, and bits were beginning to drop off them. Now they just hire in a mobile crane whenever they need one.

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Untitled by JM__, on Flickr

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90 Elmar 3 elements on M10

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na praia by JM__, on Flickr

Leblon caçada by JM__, on Flickr

90 Collapsible Elmar on M8

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9 hours ago, colint544 said:

A lot of people were very upset at the scrapping of those giant cranes. They were symbolic of the city's shipbuilding heritage. To give some idea of how tall they were, the fabrication shed on the left of the picture is where the hull sections of the UK's two new aircraft carriers were built. Essentially, from the keel to the top deck - the full height of the hull - fitted comfortably under the roof of that shed.

The yard had neglected the cranes for many years, and bits were beginning to drop off them. Now they just hire in a mobile crane whenever they need one.

In the old bristol city docks they still operate 3 electric cranes and a fairburn steam crane a few times a year as an attraction which is great although they are not as big as the ones in your photo.

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