Sunday, September 28, 2014
I recently found a batch of 35mm slides from 1966. At first I thought that they were all rejects! Many of them had strange areas of blurriness, as if something got on the lens, was cleaned off (for the occasional clear shot), and then the lens was re-smudged. And a lot of them were just too darn underexposed. Like today's!
I have probably officially rejected about half of the lot, but the other half might make for some interesting posts, anyway. Some of the blurred ones almost look deliberately artsy! But today's clearly fall into the "way too dark" category. If you look really hard at this first one, you can barely see a group of guests near Main Street Station, with a red-caped Tour Guide to our right.
It's such a shame that this one is so dark, because I don't have any other shots of the Columbia from this angle. I guess the photographer was on Tom Sawyer Island as the sailing ship passed by? Just above my watermark is a barely-visible deer.
And this one would probably be a plain old "keeper" if half of it wasn't reduced to mostly blackness. The Indian teepee looks pretty neat with the dramatic lighting, but whatever is in the shadows basically vanishes.
I thought I'd just tell everyone that I have been extra busy recently, and have not been able to spend as much time on GDB as I normally would. This situation could go on for a while, and I hope to keep posting stuff every day.