Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nap Time

No, my father never found any dead bodies in cars, at least as far as we know. But this unidentified man clearly was sleeping like the dead when my dad took a picture of him. IMG_0015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Slide and Negative Comparison

I mentioned a while ago that my dad often shot with a slide film, but got it developed at a place where he get both slides and negatives back. This was a rare thing, usually most places would offer you one or the other, not both.
And I realize that to most of you under 30, the terms "film" and "slides" are meaningless. But that's another story.
A while ago I published a couple of photos by dad of the fountain in Centennial Square. That original post was scanned from slides. Recently, I discovered the negatives of the same shots. Now you can compare the two. I've done no tweaking to them; these are straight off the scanner. Both hold up pretty well for being 40 years old, but it does look to me like the slides' colour is starting to go a little to the pinkish side, something I found in a lot of dad's old slides.
Negative:
IMG_0005
Slide:
IMG_0038

Negative:
IMG_0004
Slide:
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Coin

Dad is trying his hand at a close-up. But what exactly has he photographed here? Turns out it's a 1964 silver dollar commemorating the...