Sunday, June 22, 2014
I have started scanning a large lot of photos from August, 1969. There must be at least fifty slides in the lot - - maybe more. And some of them are very nice. BUT… some of them are "head scratchers". What were they aiming at? Why did they feel the need to capture this scene? We will never know. Still, the more pictures you take, the better your chance is to get at least a few good ones. And this is from the days of film, when every frame was precious.
Let's start with this shot from Tom Sawyer Island, next to the suspension bridge. I suppose that little shack was of interest - barely.
Also on the Island is this rushing brook, running from the top of a hill to the Rivers of America. It's a detail that is not often photographed, and now we know why.
OK, these next three really puzzle me. Part of the problem is the blown-out contrast, but even so…
I think this is part of the waterway that runs between the entrances to Frontierland and Adventureland and Main Street. It probably would be a pretty picture if it wasn't so washed out.
Nearby, another ho-hum view...
… and yet a THIRD try. Save your film for Tomorrowland, folks! It's worth it!
The sign above the entrance to Fort Wilderness might be a worthy subject, but this is just a bad attempt. Or maybe they just wanted a picture of Old Glory.
I hope you have endured these photos!