Saturday, December 1, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday / SOOC - Olympics by day

Swim stadium, USC, L.A., August 1984
The past is back at Shadow Shot Sunday 2 - and given the amount of prints from the past scanned, I revert to August 1984 and the Olympics held in Los Angeles. This is the swimming venue is on the campus of USC. This print was buried in a box and in good shape for scanning and as it appears a nice day in the LA basin - not too hot, nor humid and kind of smog free. If only winter in the Northeast US were this nice, sunny and shadowy...

As I have not edited this old print (save for cropping it), I am also adding it to the new SOOC Sunday (Straight out of the Camera), hosted by MMT and Gemma. I like multitasking...


13 comments:

robin. said...

photo definitely has a vintage feel to it ralph. i agree with you on the winters...this would be just fine with me!!! have a great weekend!!

Sylvia K said...

I do like that vintage look, Ralph! It's gray and grim in Seattle so I'm glad for the photo files!! Hope you have a good weekend, stay warm!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love those retro swim graphics! My how times have changed :)
Today is quite lovely....sunshine and high 40s....got to love that ~ we'll take it while it lasts!!

Paula Scott said...

Wow! You were there for that event? That must've been incredible. Great shot too!

MyMaracas said...

This does indeed have that old-fashioned look to it. It's nice to look back on sunny days and happy memories, now that the snow is about to fly.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An impressive piece of artistic scaffolding! Love the vintage hue!

bj said...

I love your old photos so much. How great to have so many. I don't have a scanner...need to check that out.
Great shadows.
It was near 80 degrees here in Lubbock today, but a little breezy. Nice, tho.

Eugenia Robinson said...

This design looks so simplistic compared to the olympic villages of the present day. This picture gives us a wonderful blast from the past. I note that the jeans do not appear to be a tight fitting as they are today. genie

Chubskulit Rose said...

Must be awesome to watch the olympics!

My Shadow
Have a blessed Sunday!

BLOGitse said...

Those were the days...it's funny that even -84 looks so retro, oh, but it's almost 30 yrs ago! :)
Happy Sunday!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Great to see old photos scanned.

Catherine said...

Great retro shot

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Ah, a bit of history ~ great shot ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^