Before and After

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance — Alan Watts Today I’ve been digging around in my collection of old prints and negatives.  Since I’d never tried my new slide scanner on negatives yet, I was interested to see what sort of results I would get.  If nothing else, […]

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Stairs, Steps, and Ladders

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Stairs, Steps, and Ladders. The different ways humans have discovered to move up and down to get from one floor to one another.  Stairs, ladder, escalators help us out in so many ways.  Not everyone is a rock climber and these methods help us have a more convent life.  Have fun with this […]

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WPC: Cherry on Top

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of July 22, 2016. This week, share a photo of a detail that makes a good thing even better. Sometimes the cherry on top can  be a touch of color in an otherwise ordinary day. Sometimes it can be some unexpected bit of decoration spotted purely by accident. Sometimes it’s a sight […]

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Tracks & Trains

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this weeks is Tracks. This week’s topic is Tracks – trains, rail tracks anything to do with tracks.  For those who remember my Cee’s Which Way Challenge you were allowed to show train tracks, but not trains unless you could see the actual tracks too.  In this challenge you can show off your train photos as well.  Have fun with […]

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Mexico Monday, Week 1

Welcome to the first installment of Mexico Monday! After (belatedly) doing a little math last night, I realized that if I share one picture each week it would take me 2 years (!) to finish the first bunch of slides.  And so I decided to post 2-3 images each week, at the very least. Also, one of my awesome readers, Galen911, has asked about the scanner […]

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Dial M for Motivation

I’ve never done any theme days on my blog — unless you can count the photo challenges I take part in twice each week — but I’m thinking maybe now is a good time to try one out. I took on a project a couple of months ago that I’ve been excited about for awhile:  namely, scanning and archiving the many, many color slides my dad shot over the years.  It took me awhile to get all the equipment set up to do this, but I finally was able to get started! And then, not much happened.  I’m still excited about the project, but all sorts of little things have gotten in the way (this month it’s the Tour de France).  I think it’s time to stop making excuses and get serious about the work… especially since I’ve still got a whole lot of slides to scan!   The first 100 slides are from our family trips to Mexico in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and I know there are even more to come. So, how does Mexico Mondays sound?  I’ll share one image each week, and I’m hoping this will keep me on track, since I so desperately need somebody to crack the whip (and my mom is much too sweet to ever do that)! This coming Monday will be my official start, but here’s an image to kick things off.  Hope you enjoy Mexico Mondays!

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