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Converted slide from 1963 - I'm not sure where this was taken from, since I can't remember taking it, I did wonder if I'd accidentally converted a commercial slide, but find that it is my usual Agfachrome of the day, with my writing on the slide and no indication of any commercial origin.  Well, it was a long time ago :-) Perhaps from the UN building?

 

Apologies for lack of commenting - now that I have two artificial lenses after yesterday's op, it will be some months before I can get new glasses that give me screen-reading capability :-)

 

New York

 

Converted slide from 1963 - I'm not sure where this was taken from, since I can't remember taking it, I did wonder if I'd accidentally converted a commercial slide, but find that it is my usual Agfachrome of the day, with my writing on the slide and no indication of any commercial origin.  Well, it was a long time ago :-) Perhaps from the UN building?

 

Apologies for lack of commenting - now that I have two artificial lenses after yesterday's op, it will be some months before I can get new glasses that give me screen-reading capability :-)

 

comments (14)

What a terrific night shot! I wouldn't even care if it were a commercial slide... smile
Congrats on your second procedure! We typically give new specs after 4-6 weeks... until then - try some store bought readers in a lower power! CHEAP! smile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Elizabeth. I have the reading glasses, which I carry as standby in case my main ones get lost or broken, so I'm using them - I think for book reading, however, that I probably need a stronger type, 2 diopter perhaps. It's difficult at present because the left eye is still a bit cloudy - I'll probably have to wait until that settles down again before doing anything.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Feb 2016, 06:18
That seems to be the Chrysler building, so it could very well be from the UN.

You take your rest from looking at computer screens.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Louis - yes, that's what I suspected. I'm strictly rationing my screen work smile
A wonderful sight Tom! I trust yesterday's op went well.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Richard. I shan't really know how things have gone until the post-op check in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Feb 2016, 06:58
A classic sight.

I hope you too have classic sight after your ops Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris - let's hope so!
You have me wondering what you use/do to convert your slides into these images, Tom. Do you have a special slide scanner?

I see (!) that you and Brian are both dealing with post-op eye issues. Based on everything I have heard, everything will be better than ever...soon!
Tom Wilson: I use an earlier version of this converter, Ginnie: one of the cheapest and seems to do a good enough job for the screen: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ion-Slides-Forever-Connectivity-Converter/dp/B00OIQ1NJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1454678317&sr=8-1&keywords=digital+slide+converter
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Feb 2016, 07:37
I think Elizabeth's recommendation is good, Tom
Tom Wilson: Yes, I have a pair of the cheap reading glasses - may need a higher powered version, however - the 1.5 diopter is fine for the screen, but not for reading.
Turnout out pretty well, don't you think.
Tom Wilson: Quite amazing for a 52-year old slide!
1963 is a while ago now Tom so you are forgiven for not remembering pressing the shutter on your camera. The image seems to show the confidence that America had just then.
Tom Wilson: Yeah, 52 years is quite a stretch - but time flies, you know smile
Good luck with the eyes Tom, roll on the new eyewear.
Tom Wilson: Amen to that!
I guess new York is even bigger now than when you took this all those years ago.
Tom Wilson: I imagine that the view has many more high buildings now, Brian!
As I am suffering with one bad eye infection at the moment I sympathise, Tom, hope all goes well.
Tom Wilson: Sorry to hear that, Frank - the eye seems to be recovering: I'll know for certain on the 18th, hope yours clears up before then!
Hope the eyes settle down quickly Tom. The slide conversion has lent a fine atmosphere to the picture
this is a wonderful skyline of the city that never sleeps....petersmile

i had two cataracts put in within a week Tom... my vision was 20/20 for distances...
after a week i bought glasses at the pharmacy for about $15 to use on my PC... try it out and save your money...smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Feb 2016, 07:27
The scene would be a little different today, Tom.

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