Back in the summer of 2004 I was enjoying my new (actually refurbished) Nikon Coolpix 5700; and while I’m now certain I never learned to use all its features properly, having this camera definitely got me out and about. I started to learn how to look at the world through a camera and to see things I’d never paid much […]
I’m not sure I need another gimmicky sounding series, so maybe I shouldn’t refer to this as “Throwback Thursday.” Still, in looking through my many years’ worth of pictures stored on Google, I realized there are a lot of fairly decent images I’ve not shared here before, or else I blogged them so long ago they’re not in my WordPress library. So I figured maybe this could be a good place to give those photos another airing. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I am. A few of the places in these photos may look familiar, as they are spots I’ve returned to repeatedly over the years. Caples Lake is a perfect example. My first blog post featuring images from my hikes along the shore of this high mountain lake was in June 2017; but I believe the first time the Big Guy took me there was in May 2004. I was using my beloved 5.0 megapixel Nikon Coolpix E5700, my first non- point-and-shoot camera, and while I still had much to learn about taking quality pictures (and still do!) I think these shots give a pretty good idea of the lake’s beautiful surroundings. I’ve tried several times over the years to shoot this waterfall along the trail, and I’m never fully satisfied with my results. In the spring of 2004, sunlight reflected off the snow complicated things for me.
A view from outside the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, August 2016.
This 2002 episode of California’s Gold offers yet another great example of the colorful pieces of history that are lost over time. If you were to glance out the window of your commuter train and see the flat marsh of Drawbridge Island extending off into the distance, you might never dream there had once been a bustling make-shift community of […]
What do you do after you’ve run through pretty much all of your own family photos and there seems to be nothing left to share? Well, you might start sharing the lost or discarded photos of strangers! Part of my motivation for this project comes from discovering the Museum of Lost Memories on Instagram. I may never find any photos […]
I may have mentioned before that one of my pastimes is trolling through the vintage toys offered on eBay to see if I can spot any toys I used to play with in my childhood; in fact, I shared one of my previous finds back in February 2021 (see A Vintage game bird). It’s rare for me to actually find […]
Two weeks ago for Memory Monday I shared photos of the kids tearing into their presents during Christmas 1983, and this week you can see them after the toys were all assembled and ready for action. You can probably tell this was Southern California (Anaheim) by the fact they were wearing short sleeves and no jackets despite it being late […]
I’m just about to the end of my slide collection, but I came across these images of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, probably shot in the mid 1960s, which I had scanned and then forgotten about. Not a half bad way to finish out the year! I’m not yet sure where Memory Monday will be going from here, but I’ve […]
With the holidays drawing ever closer, it seems a good time to look back, both today and next Monday, at some slide images from Christmas past. I shared at least some of these pictures back in May 2017, but happily I recently had the chance to re-scan them and come up with more vivid and realistic colors. They were shot […]