Friday Slide Scan #28 is two Eighties florals, one interior, one exterior. With a confession.

First some spring flowers fallen from a tree, just as now in our front yard, at dusk.

Fallen pink treeflowers on grass at dusk

I’m not sure what these are, but look at the light in the center. Rewards enlarging.

Flowers in shadow with light in background

Here’s the confession. Sometimes on Fridays when I’m feeling kinda burned-out, I knock off work and do these slide scans in the office, because this is where I have the big screen. Blowing these pictures up to mega-huge, picking away at the old-slide crud and scanning artifacts, tinkering with the colour balance, and listening; I never play music while I’m writing or coding seriously, but I play it real loud while photo-editing. It’s all pretty well pure pleasure; you just can’t imagine how good that second one above looks at near-native size. It reconstitutes the part of my mind that I earn my living with; that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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; in this case, at least one is by Cath Bray. 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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