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Drudgery
February 10, 2024
[Photos]

Every once in a while I get the urge to scan some of my old images, whether they be B&W family photos from the '50s or color photos from '90s. And every time, I am reminded what drudgery scanning can be, particularly color film negatives.

But I got in a scanning mood this weekend. First I did some color slides from the Flying Legends in Duxford, England in 2002. I struggled some with the color, but the images were relatively sharp. Then I tackled color negatives of a balloon launch at the Fort Meade Parade Grounds near Sturgis, SD, way back in 1983. The color and the film grain were a challenge, not helped by the deterioration of the film over the past 40 years. I'm so glad most of my revived interest in photography has occurred since the invention of the DSLR.

I have posted two of the balloon images on this site, but since I don't have any other images from 1983, I stuck them in with the images from the 2004 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.



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