Coney Island Cross Processed – Eldorado Arcade Sign


Photograph of the Eldorado Arcade sign at Coney Island, taken with a Diana F+ plastic lens camera and cross-processed Velvia 100 slide film. “El Dorado” is Spanish for “the golden one” and refers to a legendary “lost city of gold” somewhere in the new world. Why this arcade combined “El” and “Dorado” into one word I do not know. Perhaps they had to in order to fit it on the sign.

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  1. Wow, I clearly need to pick up a film camera again. I keep trying to replicate this look digitally, but man am I failing!
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  2. I really like the sprocket holes and and processing recently. Not that I have a say, but I hope to see more of this style since it’s so fresh and original compared with the highly pristine HDR images that seem to be on the rise (I’m guilty of being in the movement too).
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  3. Maybe one plug instead of two? Who knows. Awesome vintage feel again. Loving the pics from that Diana!
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  4. Probably just didn’t know Spanish?? Like the grainy look in this shot.

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