Actually, scanning these slides in was quite a project: the scanner to which I have access is one of those wayward types which have quite a mind of their own. As a result, I started scanning in these slides some time in September, and almost gave up soon after that! However a recent conversation with yet another shutterbug rekindled that old project and new ideas, so I decided to look into removing those scanner effects. [Hey, my primary professional interest is, after all, the statistical analysis of images!] In doing so, I have lost some resolution, but well, so it goes!
These slides were all shot using a Canon AE-1 camera with a Tokina 28mm-200mm f/3.5-5.3 lens SZ-X282. Film speed was Kodak 100 ASA, and processing was by Kodalux.
For the record, I did not travel all that much last summer. Just went to Pittsburgh and its surroundings, including Ohiopyle, almost the whole of Upper Peninsula [Michigan], San Diego, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, Dallas and finally Ottawa, Canada. I did not shoot at Dallas, but I got shot there accepting an award.
|Lk. Superior, Marquette, MI [130 kB]||Along SR 76, MI [200 kB]||Scenic view, SR 76, MI [143 kB]||McKinnac Bridge, MI [137 kB]|
|Isle Royale Natl. Pk., MI[253 kB]||Wild Lily, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[179 kB]||Butterfly, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[134 kB]||Scenic view, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[226 kB]||Duck, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[211 kB]|
|San Diego Zoo, CA[246 kB]||Koala, San Diego Zoo, CA[216 kB]||Hearst Castle, CA[60 kB]|
|Three Rivers' confluence, Pittsburgh, PA[147 kB]||Incline, Pittsburgh, PA[191 kB]||Hungarian Nationality Reading Room, U. Pitt., PA[186 kB]|
|Frank Lloyd Wright's house, PA[207 kB]||Grounds, F L Wright's house, PA[136 kB]||Mushroom, Ohiopyle, PA[150 kB]||White-water rafting, Ohiopyle, PA[201 kB]|
|Parliament Library, Canada[102 kB]||Parliament House, Canada[193 kB]||Ottawa Parliaments, Canada[162 kB]||War Memorials, Ottawa[202 kB]|
More pictures, especially on the trips not here, will be put up later. For those who wondered what I did during the week last summer, some of the items here may provide clues.
Ranjan Maitra: March 29, 1999