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Indianapolis’s Pyramids on expired GAF 125 film

While I had that 1972 GAF 125 (Ansco Versapan) film in the Nikon N90s, I visited the Pyramids, office buildings in northwest Indianapolis, to make some photos. I had the 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor lens attached. The Pyramids are so large, and the 50mm is narrow enough, that I struggled to fit all of the Pyramids in the frame. I wished I had mounted a 35mm lens! But when you’re out photographing, you make the most of the gear you have on you. I filled the frame with Pyramids, and walked a good distance back from them in their office park for some across-the-retention-pond photos. These images show some streaking, which isn’t surprising for film that’s pushing 50 years old. I did my best to clean dust and debris off these scans but they’re not perfectly clean.

The Pyramids
The Pyramids
The Pyramids
The Pyramids
The Pyramids

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9 thoughts on “Indianapolis’s Pyramids on expired GAF 125 film

  1. Within the last 6 or 8 months I went into one of those buildings for the first time since the 1980s. They seemed so normal 35 years ago, and seem anything but normal now.

    • I haven’t been in one since about 1999 or so — I worked in one for about a year. I didn’t enjoy the experience. I wonder how I’d experience them today.

  2. Andy Umbo says:

    Long before I ever moved to Indianapolis for work, I used to skirt the city driving to Washington DC from Chicago and wonder: “What architect decided building modern pyramids was a good idea?” Who knew I’d end up going to some senior art shows for a school that was in there years later?

  3. Michael says:

    Did they stock the pond with gators or piranhas? Geese can be annoying but wouldn’t call them dangerous.

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