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Coming out rather better in black and white from the scanned slide.  I suppose that 44 years is a trifle long for slides to survive!

 

 

More Egrets

 

Coming out rather better in black and white from the scanned slide.  I suppose that 44 years is a trifle long for slides to survive!

 

 

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B&W is a great choice here Tom!
Tom Wilson: It was the only way to go, Richard smile
it turned out well in b&w Tom... 44 years is a long time....petersmile
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Peter smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2015, 06:30
You have been a life long snapper Tom!
Tom Wilson: From about the age of 14, Chris smile
44 years seems like an eternity for a photograph, Tom, even though it's not. It's just that I don't think of any of us taking photos back them...even though we were!
Tom Wilson: Well, quite a few of us, Ginnie - but digital changed the game for all of us, I think. Film was just too expensive for the kind of multiple shots we can do these days.
very strong contrast
Tom Wilson: It is indeed.
They are showing up well now Tom.
Tom Wilson: The salvageable ones do OK - but they are few smile
Kodachrome 25 pretty well seems to last forever but the rest doesn't
Tom Wilson: I found that the Ektachrome slides I have do best.
My slides have not survived well. The colour is off a lot.
Tom Wilson: I think that's fairly typical for most slide film, Mary - I used to like Agfa but that survives least well. I switched from slides to prints years ago for the convenience of viewing.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jun 2015, 10:17
It still looks great. I have considered converting the stacks of slides I have. The question I am stuck on - what to do with it once converted. Show a few on SC and then what. My father took slides ever since shortly before 1960. I remember the Agfa ones, turning shades of purple about 15 years later. What had a big impact on my thinking about keeping and storing stuff, is when my mother passed away in 2011. We got my father to move from their big 3 bedroom (study and all) house, to a quaint 2 bedroom unit in a retirement complex. The exercise to reduce his household to fit the new place took almost a year. So many decisions to take. What changed with me is that I am even more realistic about keeping stuff. When I buy a new shirt, I must at least get rid of one old one, directly. And so it goes on. I consciously decided not to convert my slides, piecemeal. No egrets nor regrets smile
Tom Wilson: Later on I switched from slides to prints - simply because they were easier to view. In your case I guess there will be some precious family shots that you'll want to preserve, so scanning (and perhaps printing) will be appropriate there. Plus putting a few on SC - then the rest can probably go smile Having scanned quite a few from the boxes I have I think I'll be dumping what remains, since I'm probably never likely to get out the slide projector ever again!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Jun 2015, 11:16
I have inherited hundreds of my father's slides, and I am almost frightened to look at them in case of too much deterioration
Tom Wilson: A lot depends on which film was used - Ektachrome seems to have survived best for me. There's not much one can do - select those that have some sentimental value, digitise them regardless of quality and bin the rest smile Sounds hard, but one can put up with only so much clutter smile
Good to see this one survived Tom. My father was a great slide taker
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Janet. I switched to prints after a while, simply because getting out the projector, setting up the screen, etc., was such a nuisance smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jun 2015, 06:05
They are old egrets, then, Tom.

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