Sunday, January 21, 2007

Rediscovered photos (click to enlarge)



I dug out my dusty old slide storage box recently (remember slides, anybody? :-) and rediscovered a number of photos taken in slide form before I stopped using slides in the mid seventies or so. I thought it would be fun to share a few I discovered from that time. The slides were old. Some were dark. Some had dust spots, but, kind of like going through an old diary you hadn't looked at in years, these brought back memories. Who knows? Maybe one will even spur a poem or a graphic. Our memories, along with the present, are so often a wellspring of our creative side. After all, the past is what brought us to where we are now. Tomorrow, today will be a memory.





You'll see one photo of me with the commune cat almost hidden in the shadows of my bedroom in Boston, another climbing a mountain trail in Acadia, Maine in the days before my body decided to put a halt to such things, another in the miniskirt days in Boston with my 'Jane Fonda' shag haircut, and one of the beautiful Pali mountain range in Hawaii from the year I lived and worked there. Oh, I threw in one just before a giant pastry pigout on a long winter's weekend drive up there.

6 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Beautiful scenery in all aspects!!

Pris said...

Thanks, Pat:-)

Ellen M Johns said...

Gosh...good old fashioned slides. I'm sure my Mum has some hidden away in a dusty cupboard somewhere. Dare I dig them out I ask myself.

I loved those little light boxes too that you viewed them in. Fascinated me as a child.

Thanks you for sharing these with us Pris.

Pris said...

I wonder if they even make projectors and screens, anymore. Not that anybody would look in this day and time, but then, they were the best way to see great photographs since slide film was so much better than the print film you could buy, generally speaking.

Anonymous said...

you made me want to go to my parents' home and look for old slides that must be hiding there :)

Pris said...

If you do, you need a scanner with a slot for slides in the lid. The HP I have has a menu and you choose the scan slides. That makes an additional bulb behind the slide light up. Just ordinary scanning doesn't give it enough light.