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  1. starling

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    ladies and gents,i have 2 photos of my grandad sitting in a bf-109 of what type i do not know.he was a bofors gunner you see.now,i do not have a scanner,but i do have a digital camera.the photos are quite small however,can anyone help me out,as i would like to see perhaps a larger image.and i hope u will be happy to see them.i am dodgy with techno stuff though.yours,starling.
     
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    Try a local library. They may have a scanner. Or else someone at work or a friend.
     
  3. starling

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    thanks thor,but i am pretty much housebound disabled..just me and mum,and i cannot be left...the library is damn nigh impossible...cheers anyway.starling.:oops: .
     
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    Depending on the quality of the shot from a digital camera you maybe able to enlarge it but as you enlarge it the quality of the shot can be reduced. If you post it I will give it a shot though there are some around here that are much better at it then me.
     
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    I agree with Micdrow.Try to take as better shots as you can and then upload these here.We will try to work it out of what type the plane was.:D
     
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    i have a scanner now gents,but its not expensive.i tried cleaning up the photos,but i have not had much success?.do you have better software available?,would you like me to scan the pictures through?,cheers.
     
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    starling, either post them or send in an email - I can manipulate photos for you. Clean them up, etc.
     
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    I'm sure pro photographers can give you better advice, but here is what I would do:
    Set your camera on "Macro" (Little flower symbol) for a close up shot.
    Get good non-reflective lighting, but lots of it on the subject.
    Try not to do it hand held. Use a tripod or some other kind of brace.
    Get it nice and square to reduce distortion.
    Take a bunch of shots, especially if you don't have a steady support.

    (Not a particularly good photographer)
    - Ivan.
     
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    Did you manage with their scanning finally? If yes upload them here please.
     
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    new picture.
     

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    Please downsize your pic next time.
     
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    Nice pic! He's not sitting in a Bf 109 though, that's an Fw 190. I cannot tell what type though.
     
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    Thats what I was thinking as well. But like you said, its hard to say what type though.
     
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    I've just shrunk the image and played with the brightness/contrast, this is the best I could come up with, may be easier to ID :)
     

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    Sorry if I caused confusion with my last post. It is certainly a Fw 190, but it's impossible to tell what version it is as I cannot see any part that would ID it. I would imagine it would be in the A-8 to A-9 range, as it looks like a post-war shot to me and those would be most common.
     
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