Chris O'Dell Photographs

Reading Rooftops

Reading Rooftop View

Reading Rooftops

This was taken from the other side of the roof of our house at 183 Kings Road Reading, looking north west, the road running left to right is Orts Road.  Between Orts Road and the high chimney is the Kennet and Avon canal.  The chimney belongs to the gas works, and behind it can be seen the Huntley and Palmers Biscuit factory.    The huge tree on the right is a walnut tree, that must have been planted when the houses were built in the 1840s.  Every autumn it produced prodigious quantities of nuts.  Behind the tree and to the right the canal meets the Thames where a beautiful single span brick arch bridge carries the Great Western Railway into Reading Main Line station.  The Kodachrome film is almost grainless, and captures the low contrast and subdued colours beautifully.  I wonder whaat this would look like taken on a digital camera?   This photograph would have been taken in about 1958 when I had my firest "proper" camera, a Voigtlander Vito B.  It replaced my Ensign Fullvue.

Camera:  Voigtlander Vito B,  lens Colour-Skopar 50mm,  film stock Kodachrome 135.

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