Sunday, January 02, 2011
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.
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.
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.