Massawa, Eritrea – 1962

I found an box of 120 mm film negatives from 1962 last week. They were taken when I was in the Army, stationed in Eritrea, East Africa, and on travels in Jerusalem, Paris, and Germany. I’ve been going nuts trying to digitized them. 120 film was obsolete even before 35 mm became obsolete. I am having to cut the negatives apart, digitize sections and then splice them back together again. Results are not so hot most of the time, but there will be a few I cannot resist posting. This first is from Massawa, Eritrea, on the red sea.

Massawa Ship- Name

About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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8 Responses to Massawa, Eritrea – 1962

  1. Gyslaine L. says:

    this is interesting!

    • bldodson says:

      @ Glysine
      It’s driving me crazy. Like discovering a goldmine of artifacts, but the photos are taking about 40 minutes each to convert into digital.
      I should be writing! Plus the damn Swedish classes which are already.
      Ak! sucking up 5 or 6 hours a day.

  2. Terrific conversion. Techie is another of your talents. Wow!

  3. now now stop complaining and share the photos with us! This first one is great, the first of many, i hope.
    Thank you, Bruce, …and go easy on your teacher

    Best Always


    • bldodson says:

      Thanks John.
      It’s hard to stop, but I don’t have time!
      Well … maybe a little bit. Tomorrow is an unexpected day off (Wednesday) from the Swedish class.
      Maybe just one more …
      I should be writing. I should be writing. I should be writing.

  4. authorjim says:

    I admire your determination and perseverance. Keep it up. I am sure that you and many of the rest of us are going to be glad you did.

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