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Monday, June 22, 2009
Slides by the thousand!!
My slides are stored in 10 of these wooden cases which hold about 500 slides each, as well as these there are numerous slide trays which fit into the projector, so as I said before the storage conditions have been close to ideal.
From the cases they go to the Canon MP980 where 4 at a time they are scanned, this takes about 3 or 4 minutes a batch so you can see where the time has been going.
This fortunately is a fairly rare case, the red blotches are a fungal growth that I have been unable to remove, just why some slides are affected and others from the same batch and case are not I have no idea.
A far more common case is where there are only a few spots which I have been able to fix.
Here the bottom of the photo has been cropped and some minor spots retouched.
We spent a day at the 1977 world parachuting championships (that's 32 years ago now) the photos from that day vary from over-exposed to under-exposed again for no reason that I know of.
An example of a photo that needed work on it
While this is far from perfect it is certainly better than it was above.
Pretty much a dark unrecognizable image here.
It becomes a lot better when tidied up a bit.
This sort of discoloration really spoils a photo.
It can be improved a lot by spending some time on it though.
Like the photos above these were taken on the same day with widely varying results, this one not too bad.
To this badly over-exposed one (none of the photos were stored in that condition BTW).
Fixable to some degree at least., but as I said ,it all takes time.
Another peculiarity using the Canon, each scan is referred to as a "crop" this in lots of cases results in the effect shown here.
When further cropped to remove the dark border the resultant slide becomes almost square instead of the original rectangular shape, now I'm gonna have to learn to speak Canonese as well as digital!!!
Christmas 1977 crossing the newly finished Westgate Bridge in Melbourne.
A lot better image here, I have since cropped the front of the F100 and bullbar out of this photo.
Hope that wasn't totally boring, I'm enjoying the project even though it is very monotonous at times.