Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Old digital Photos 1998

Old digital photos.  I really can't recall my first digital camera certainly had one in 1998 as the photos below were taken with it.  I somehow remember having an earlier camera with the resolution so small and nothing good to store the photos on only floppy discs - remember those?

The Launceston City Mall has changed over the years and was the first Mall in Australia in the 1970's.
These days the Mall in near empty of retail businesses and nothing like in the past.  We certainly don't have big shopping centres here in Launceston, it's just the times, buying online and so forth due to the decline.
The first photo is of the Quadrant Mall up around the corner from the Brisbane Mall.

A link to the Launceston Mall in 2012.
 


Both of the Brisbane Street Mall - looking south, looking north

35 comments:

  1. Lovely shots. I am very very grateful to digital photography. I can remember saving up to have films developed and being disappointed with the way some of them came out. Or didn't come out.

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    1. Oh I remember those days of film - bought a good camera not long before digital came in, then that camera became useless to a degree because I wanted this new technology.
      Was expensive at times with film for the reason you mention.

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  2. I got my first digital camera in 1998. It was a kodak and 1.3 megapixels. How times and technology changed in the years.
    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. I do believe I had a Kodak one too - they were always good back in the day.

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  3. Buenos recuerdos te traerán esas fotos, que ahora has rescatado de tus archivos.

    Besos

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  4. Brisbane eh?
    The Mall is a bit more upmarket these days but unfortunately
    not so safe now at night. Plenty of police patrols, but Covid
    I guess has stopped a lot of that "tommy-rot".
    It would be interesting to know how the very upmarket mall restaurants
    have fared with the lockdown. I had a mate who was the night manager
    at one of the top ones......up near Myers and the Casino end.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. No Colin, not Brisbane - Brisbane Street here in Launceston.
      Our restaurants closed during our lockdown way back when we had lockdown.

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  5. That's interesting. I just had a look on Street View but I am not sure when the images there were taken, but it now looks so wide open and sterile compared to back in 1998.

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    1. I've only seen the Brisbane Street Mall on Street View like you and I'm not impressed and agree with you. Would say Street View is fairly new as Birchalls (the shop) has been vacant for awhile but now made into an arcade so I'm told. In the Street View I saw Birchalls was closed.
      Back in the day the Mall was more appealing.

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  6. That mall area did look festive and well people many years ago. Sorry to read that the mall is now nearly empty of retail businesses, which is unfortunate for many especially the shop owners.

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    1. The people that own the shops in the Mall put the rent up in many cases so the established shops there won't pay the high rent as it obviously doesn't pay them to.

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  7. I know many who still love film. I still love it, but I wouldn't go back to it. Being able to shoot as many pictures as I want, being able to have a world class darkroom in my computer, and so on... We've come a long way since those early digital cameras. Phones take pictures now that most people would never manage with basic film cameras.

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    1. How correct you are Bill. Wouldn't go back myself but with film cameras I believe more skill was need to take photos.

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  8. I suspect that large shopping malls will soon be but a memory, but perhaps small specialty stores will make a comeback. I hope so.

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    1. Hopefully some shops will return otherwise it's bare in the Mall to a degree.

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  9. Recuerdo cuando hacíamos fotos y había que llevar el carrete a revelar :)) Nos hace mucha ilusión ver fotos antiguas y reconocer que hemos mejorado
    Buen miércoles Margaret. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Always good to look back on our old photos, and thank goodness it's easier these days to get a better photo with digital being able to see it immediately.

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  10. Las fotografías se ven bien bonitas. Besos.

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  11. Nice photos that bring us closer to Launceston, it is these hard times of pandemic we have realized that the small shops, the neighborhood shops, have always been there, to help us and protect us when everything was closed, still conferring the risk them, so they have my respect and admiration, I have nothing against the big centers, but we have to help the small trade.
    Best regards.

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    1. Always good to have small shops and to patronise them when possible, so many of the smaller shops will go out of their way to help the customer.

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  12. Muy bonitas imagenes, deseo que 2021 sea un gran año para ti y tu familia, un abrazo.

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  13. Very festive in what looks like a very nice shopping area.

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    1. Used to be a lovely place to shop but not so much these days Denise.

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  14. Una serie de imagenes bellas y coloridas
    Un saludo, amiga

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  15. I have 2 old cameras which I no longer use. Beautiful street view and the nicely decorated shopping area.

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  16. I received my first ever, and only, parking ticket in Launceston! :)

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  17. Beautiful photos.
    The photos keep the moments forever and through them we can always remember the past. I prefer the current digital machines, but my son has now started to enjoy using our old machine.
    Hugs

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