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December 27, 2017

Palm Springs Panorama from 2001

Coachella Valley - Kodachrome - 2001
In 2001 I shot this panorama with Kodachrome from the intersection of San Luis Rey and Sky Point Drive. Today that would put me immediately between Lowes and Walmart on Ramon Road.
In this photo Lowes would be on the right end of the photo, Walmart on the right.

Clicking the image will get you the full size version.

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December 26, 2017

Slide Restoration

On the left is the slide as it actually appears. It's about 30 years old and I don't know what kind of slide film it is, but I can say for sure it is not Kodachrome. Even though it appears to have faded to just monochrome, there is actually still color info in it and a few clicks in Photoshop, will bring those up. That's the photo on the right.

Boston City Hall Plaza (unedited)
Before Photoshop
Boston City Hall Plaza
After Photoshop

The photo depicts Boston City Hall, Faneuil Hall, the JFK Building and part of the Quincy Market as viewed from atop the Customs House Tower.

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Slides Again

Back Bay, Charles River - 1984
The Charles River and Back Bay, 1984.

Calm River - Ektachrome
Can't say what river or when, but it's Ektachrome.

Chestnut Hill Pumping Station (2)
A pumping station at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston.

Kitt Peak - Kodachrome - 1988 (1)
Kitt Peak Observatory, Kodachrome, 1988.

Provincetown II Ferry - Kodachrome
Provincetown II ferry, Kodachrome, late 1980s.
Proof that being anti-social by staring down at something in your hands was not something new with the advent of smartphones.

Saguaro at dusk - Ektachrome - 1988
Dusk, Ektachrome, 1988.
When I shot this, I was going for an underexposed image, but 29 years of deterioration made it a little more underexposed than I want. I was able to restore it somewhat.

Wilting Leaves - 1984

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December 22, 2017

Some more slides for you

View from Quincy Market, Boston - 1986
Over the roof of Quincy Market & Durgin Park, Boston, in 1986.

White Flowers - Kodachrome - 1986
Probably in Hawaii.
Kodachrome, 1986.

Red Berries - Kodachrome - 1986
Kodachrome 1986.

Prometheus, Boston Prudential Center - 1986
Prometheus at the Prudential Center in Boston, 1986.

Orchids - Kodachrome - 1987
Kodachrome 1987.

New England Lake - Kodachrome - 1987
Probably Baxter State Park, Maine.
Kodachrome 1987.

Green Line, Tip O'Neill Building, Boston - Kodachrome - 2001
Tip O'Neill Building with the elevated Green Line in the foreground.
Kodachrome 2001.

Dead River, Maine - 1986 (2)
Dead River in Maine, 1986.

1957 Thunderbird on Charles Street, Boston - Kodachrome - 2001
A 1957 Thunderbird double parked on Charles Street, Beacon Hill.
Kodachrome 2001.

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December 14, 2017

Slides

Boston City Hall - 1985
Boston City Hall, 1985.

Boston Garden
Looking up Canal Street to the old Boston Garden.

Charles River - Ilford (3)
Looking upstream on the Charles River from the Harvard Bridge.
Boston University is on the left. This is from a black & white slide, and I'm pretty sure that was Ilford film.

Commonwealth Avenue, Boston - 1986
Commonwealth Avenue and Green Line east of Allston Street
.

DC-3, Smithsonian - 1983
A DC-3 at the Smithsonian in 1983.

Fort Point Channel, Boston - Ilford
Fort Point Channel, Boston
; Ilford black & white slide film.

Frog Pond, Boston Common
Frog Pond in the Boston Common.

George Washington, Public Garden, Ritz-Carlton, Boston - Ektachrome
Looking at the Ritz-Carlton from the Public Garden, Ektachrome.

Golden Gate Bridge - 1985 (1)
Ektachrome, 1985.

Golden Gate Bridge - Polapan - 1985 (1)
Polapan, 1985.

John Hancock Buildings
The John Hancock Buildings, Back Bay, Boston.

Reagan Cutout Figure, Boston Common - 1985
On Boston Common in 1985.

Storrow Drive, Boston - Ilford (2)
Storrow Drive seen from the BU Bridge
; Ilford black & white slide film.

Tower Records Construction, Boston
The conversion of the building at 360 Newbury Street for Tower Records.

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December 11, 2017

Need A New Title For Posting Some More Slide Photos

Flower - 1986
Photo from 1986.

Ferry - 1985
This looks like the interior of a ferry to me
, but I don't recognize it. The photo is from 1985. If you recognize it, please leave a comment and tell us.

Boston Harbor after Sunset - 1984 (1)
Boston Harbor, 1984.

Back Bay Boston - 1986
In the Back Bay, Boston, 1986.

Alcatraz View of Golden Gate - Agfachrome - 1985
Golden Gate Bridge seen from Alcatraz, 1985.
Agfachrome.

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December 10, 2017

Aged Slide

In my recent slide scanning I hadn't come across any badly aged or damaged slides until today. It's from the mid-1980s. I don't know what kind of film it is, but it sure ain't Kodachrome. I've got lots of Ektachromes and Agfachromes that show no aging, so I'm sure this isn't either of those. BTW, I have no recollection of what this building is or where it's located.

Before:
Architecture on a faded slide - 1984 (before)


After Photoshopping:
Architecture on a faded slide - 1984 (after)

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December 9, 2017

No Smoke Here

Desert Hot Springs - December 9, 2017 (1504)
Desert Hot Springs today.

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December 7, 2017

Slides, More Slides

Tanglewood Audience - Agfachrome - 1983
Tanglewood, 1983, Agfachrome.

Sears Building, Fenway, Boston - Agfachrome - 1985
Sears warehouse building in The Fenway, Boston, Agfachrome, 1985.

Nantucket Light Ship - Kodachrome
The Nantucket Light Ship, Kodachrome.

MBTA Back Bay Station Construction - 1986
Construction of the MBTA Back Bay Station in Boston, 1986.

Copley Square, Boston - Kodachrome
Copley Square, Boston, Kodachrome, showing Trinity Church and the two John Hancocks.

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December 5, 2017

Slide Scans

World Trade Center Shadows - 1985
Shadows of the World Trade Center in 1985.

Old John Hancock, Boston - 1986
The old John Hancock building in Boston.

John Hancock Tower, Boston - 1987
The (newer) John Hancock Tower in Boston.

Guitar Case - Kodachrome - 1987

MIT - Kodachrome - 1987
MIT in 1987, Kodachrome.

Filed under History,Photography | permalink | December 5, 2017 at 10:44 AM | Comments (0)