Old Kodachrome resurfacing
So one of the things I have been working at is scanning old pictures. This all started a couple years ago when my mother was living with us and I realized we wouldn’t have her around forever. I knew then that I should start scanning old pictures and making all the notes of names to go with faces that she knew. Because once she was gone the names would be a mystery. So unfortunately for me I have been scanning lots more pictures mostly because our family has lost some cherished loved ones and as we go through their stuff we find old pictures.
Well it got me thinking about my own old pictures…mostly old Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides. I’ve always taken a lot of pictures ever since I owned my own camera and slides were about all I could afford from about age 14 to 25. Not very gratifying for filling a photo album or showing with your slide projector that you don’t even own. But nonetheless — a chance to capture that moment on film.
So I pulled out a tray of old Kodachrome slides and tried scanning a couple just to see how the quality is. I am enjoying having my photos on Smugmug more than I could have ever imagined — 5 years and counting! Maybe it’s time to turn some of these old slides into a Smugmug Gallery and print a couple of coffee table books!
I just thought I would post one of my early finds… it was from a trip to Maine in 1988 but it kinda looks to me like it was taken on the way home near the Delaware/Pennsylvania area where there’s a river and some waterfalls. I’m kinda happy with the picture — sadly I don’t really remember taking it — but know it’s mine!
Can’t wait to see other treasures hiding in my slide trays…Enjoy!