Friday Slide Scan #23 is another December-1985 Pacific Rim shot; the wood is driftwood, most of its colour bleached out.

Bleached Pacific Rim driftwood

There’s a lot happening in that old wood, you might want to expand it and take a closer look.

The beaches of the Pacific Rim are are cluttered with lots of driftwood (not just sticks, some of them are driftlogs), convenient for both hikers and loafers, be they looking for shade, windscreens, or just something to lean on. Some is from naturally-fallen trees, but the vast majority represents by-products of the logging industry, which has left huge slices of the Rim, the parts tourists don’t see, in a ravaged and loveless state.

There are way more than two sides to that issue; and in any case, I think this one was natural driftwood.

Images in the Friday Slide Scans are from 35mm slides taken between 1953 and 2003 by (in rough chronological order) Bill Bray, Jean Bray, Tim Bray, Cath Bray, and Lauren Wood; when I know exactly who took one, I’ll say. Most but not all of the slides were on Kodachrome; they were digitized using a Nikon CoolScan 4000 ED scanner and cleaned up by a combination of the Nikon scanning software and PhotoShop Elements.


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