Sunday, January 02, 2011

From the archives: Your blogger in Burma 

Your blogger, on Inle Lake in Burma, almost 25 years ago. I was sick as a dog and a long way from medical care, lest that is not obvious. I lived.

Your blogger, Inle Lake, Burma, 25 years ago


By Blogger JPMcT, at Sun Jan 02, 08:25:00 PM:


By Blogger A_R, at Sun Jan 02, 09:12:00 PM:

Yikes! Not a happy camper. Its all behind you now...  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Jan 02, 10:44:00 PM:

You blend in perfectly. A dead ringer native!!  

By Blogger Don Cox, at Mon Jan 03, 05:27:00 AM:

Don't throw away your original slides. You can get much better results than those you have shown so far, which have far too much contrast.

The highlights on this image are burned out and the shadows are black.

I bought an Epson scanner a couple of years ago. This gives good results from unmounted film, but it is impossible to focus it sharply on mounted slides - a scanner has no focus control.

My current plan is to buy a good DSLR with a good macro lens (or use an adaptor for the macro lenses I already have). Now that DSLRs have resolution of 15 or 20 Mpix, that should work OK.

If you already have a DSLR, you might try it.

Sorry to pour cold water when you are having fun, but I know you take your photography fairly seriously.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Jan 03, 09:14:00 AM:

I see we both lived through the popped collar craxe the first time around.  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Mon Jan 03, 10:23:00 AM:

"popped collar" - I never intentionally popped my color, not once. That is an artifact of the strap around my shoulder and me feeling so bad I did not care.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Jan 04, 12:24:00 AM:

yeah, i pretty much blame any popped collars that turn up in embarrassing old pics on external forces, too. same with the rolled up jacket sleeves: i rolled them up because *i needed to be able to move with catlike grace in times of danger*, not because sonny crockett did it.

hey, it coulda been worse: at least you weren't wearing teal or salmon pastel.

question you never want to hear from punk grandchild: "so everybody thought crockett & tubbs were COOL, and not just gay? why? were y'all BLIND?!?" you can try and mutter explanations about "miami" and "new wave/south beach" and "the colombians", but they never believe it.  

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