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I thought I'd experiment by uploading a "vintage" photograph, taken in the '60s on my old Yashica "J". Can't remember now what film was used: probably one of the Ilford range. The "J" died a couple of years later when dropped in the sea in Greece, and I replaced it with a Canon AE1 which I used for many years, and which my daughter still uses, alongside her Bronica ETRS.

This image was darkroom printed; however the negative was scanned @ 3200 ppi on a Nikon dedicated film scanner, and the result "sepia-toned" in P'shop to create a more vintage feel.

Monchique, back in the rural hills of the Algarve, was a small and undeveloped farming community in those days. The photograph shows Neil, one of our party, weighing onions with a couple of local farmers. I'm sure he bought them afterwards!

Monchique is a municipality of southern Portugal, in Faro District (province of Algarve). It is located 13 miles south of Saboia station on the Lisbon-Faro railway, in the Serra de Monchique, which rise on the west to 2963 ft. There are hot sulphur springs, with baths and a sanatorium 4 m. south in 'Caldas de Monchique' (Spring of Monchique). Wheat, millet, rye, beans, oranges, wine, olive oil and chestnuts are the chief products. There is a woollen factory and medronho, a local brew made from distilled medronho berries (Arbutus/Strawberry Tree), is produced. I remember the last only too well...

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