Hermes – God in the Greek Pantheon, often associated with speed and cunning, the messenger of the Gods.

I took of photo of an old Hermes typewriter whilst on a short walk down Main Street, I mainly took it because it made me remember how I first learned to type, on a Hermes typewriter, just like that one, but in better condition πŸ™‚

At the time I didn’t like the resulting photo and just left it there in my catalogue, but on looking through some of my older stuff, I came across it again and decided to try processing it, after deciding on using a sepiatone process, I still wasn’t entirely happy, then I realized what was bothering me, it was the buildings in the background that showed in the upper portion of the photo, after judiciously cropping that out I was left with an image that I was more pleased withΒ  πŸ™‚

Sometimes speed and efficiency can let images that are good slip away, simply because what needed to be done was to let the pixels age, and your outlook on the image mature.

Click on the Image for a better view in the Gallery, along with other Sepia-toned images in the collection.

5 thoughts on “Hermes

  1. I guess Hermes was THE name in typewriters in Guyana πŸ™‚ I was hunting our attic for one for my photo recently and could only find one of these fairly modern ones. Pity we couldn’t keep some of those ancient ones that looked like relics of the 19th century.

  2. cecil beharry

    Hello Michael
    Poor typewriter. Not fair to throw it out like that 😦
    Nikhil, I will send you a photo of my antique typewriter in got in Bon Fin in Brazil. I bought the then owner an electric one and I got the antique. Great trade. πŸ™‚

  3. Rose

    Sure do remember it Mike. Remember when it was new and shinny. Typed many a page on it. If only you could back space to change what you had typed. The computer programs do make life much easies. I guess if it was a desk in the back ground it would have been okay to leave it and not have to crop. Typing with out my specs . law to go get them. πŸ™‚

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