No long post today. I have spent the past 9 days scanning slides. Iam now working on negatives. What a lot of them I have. This Epson scanner (idea from Kay at Musings) is wonderful. Slowly, I have located all kinds of interesting features on both my scanner and Windows software. Both of them allow me to reverse a slide…like so.
A scene from Paris in 1997.
So, all the slides or negatives I entered backwards I can reverse. Amazing software??
Aunt Marge warned me decades ago, that “you need to label your photos.” Of course, being the child I am, I did not listen to her, and now have the pleasure of sorting photos by memory. The good news is that drinking 3 cups of coffee a day slows the progression of mental
This does not help if you took shots of the same building in 3 different years at three different times of the year and day. For example, take Magdalen College at Oxford. Depending on the light and where you were standing when you took the photo, you get very different appearances.
This leads to another lesson. Architectural detail matters. I was able to fit these three photos together owing to a keen eye for window placement, the shape and number of spires on a tower, and other detail.
I still have a few unidentified photos from those I took in England. If I get off my duff and walk upstairs I can check my album, where hopefully, I have attached labels…if I have these particular photos or one taken the same place on the same day.
I think the tower below is in central England, but I could be wrong. And it isn’t Oxford. I thought it might be York, but don’t remember anything as tall as the Minster. The church tower in the distance looks like several other photos in my collection.
You need to label your negatives, or at least write the date and location on the package. Oh that’s right, with the new digital cameras, we have entirely different issues.