Scenes from Grandma’s house, 1957 — I may have mentioned a few times before that many of the old family pictures, arranged within a number of slide carousels, are not actually in chronological order. When the slides themselves aren’t labeled, sometimes it’s hard to tell how to group them together in a way that makes sense to me now. This […]
As I go through my collection of family slides (again), I can’t help but wonder how each image wound up where it sits in the various slide carousels. Why do some of them have handwritten notes while most have nothing to hint at when and where they were shot? And why are they so wildly out of order? I’ll probably […]
This week I thought I’d share a few family pictures; some of these I’ve shared before, but I think they look better this time around! I’ve arranged them in more or less chronological order to show some of the changes we’ve gone through over the years.
I’m pretty excited about the recent arrival of two new cameras — I can’t wait to get outdoors and start learning to use them both! My first is the venerable Rebel T2, a 35mm SLR which I bought on eBay. It came with a pair of lenses and two rolls of black and white film. I’ve already bought some color […]
Well, I promise that I’m serious about moving onto other things for my Monday posts (I have at least one idea I like quite a lot). At the same time, I felt I really needed to re-scan the earlier ones from my family’s 1959 trip through South Dakota and Wyoming as a personal project — and the results are so […]
Shore fishing at Folsom Lake, 1988 — I’ve pretty nearly run through my collections of old slides and prints that I’ve been using in this Monday series, which is a shame because I’ve really enjoyed looking back. I’m still playing with the idea of re-scanning some of the earlier slides and sharing them again in their improved condition. Or maybe […]
I did not have a very productive weekend this week, so today I’m sharing a few random images from the slide collection. The most interesting thing to me about the church ground-breaking pictures (besides the old cars) is the almond orchard visible in the background. Most of the trees are long gone, but they once covered the entire area, including […]