Delano photos and filters?

Robert kirkham

I wonder if this Delano photo reveals a key clue about his process: is this an indicator of a filter?  

(or perhaps just careless scanning of an image still in its plastic sleeve . . . ?)


On May 11, 2022, at 6:44 PM, Hudson Leighton <hudsonl@...> wrote:

Are the colors right or wrong.  Yes.

-Hudson <1a35342u.preview4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.jpg>

Clarence Zink

It is obvious it is two different photos overlaid.  The yard tracks on the left do not align with the tracks on the right.  A common "end of roll" snafu.  Two pictures overlaid because he either threaded on new film a little bit long, and the frame didn't advance properly, or the film ran short on the very last frame, and again, two shots were overlaid. 

It used to happen a lot if you tried to "stretch" a 20 frame roll of 35mm film (slide or print) to more than 21 photos.  (Or a 36 frame film to 38 or more frames.)  You had to be very careful how the film was originally threaded on the takeup roller of the camera.

And, it could also be a sloppy bit of digitizing.