Sunday, August 10, 2014
Here are some more scans from a large group of August 1969 slides; I promise that there are actually some good ones in the bunch - - - just not these! To be honest I am trying to get a lot of the duds out of the way.
I've never actually walked over to check out Fowler's Harbor when I've been to the park. I assume you can't get very close to it (or else there would be guests all over the place). That Fowler fella was mighty smart to build a little harbor… it's just the thing for fixing your steamboat or your three-masted sailing ship! Does anybody know if any sound effects come out of the buildings? Voices? Banjo music? Grand Theft Auto noises?
I don't know why so many of these pictures are completely "blown out"; maybe it was the camera's settings, maybe it's just that Ektachrome film is nowhere near as great as Kodachrome. Believe it or not, I darkened this one considerably in Photoshop. and it still looks like a A-bomb just went off nearby. Still, I like this one because of the view of the pond below, formerly part of the beloved Monsanto House of the Future gardens.
The suspension bridge on Tom Sawyer Island is fun, though less fun when you are just one of an endless line of people walking across. At least that has been my experience. Fortunately, these folks are so dazzled by the blinding sun that they don't even know what's going on.