Wednesday, October 07, 2015
I have rescanned more slides (with my fancypants new scanner) that have already appeared here on GDB - sometimes they were originally seen as long as nine years ago. For now I am generally redoing the slides that have turned magenta to one degree or another. In some cases the results have been quite nice!
Here's one that I originally posted back in 2006. At the time it seemed OK to me. What a fool I was!
Here's the redo; what a difference! It's not perfect, but still, a huge improvement. Some of this is due to the fact that I am more proficient with Photoshop than I was back in 2006. But I love seeing the blue skies again, and that weird orange cast is gone.
I can't help pointing out the orange tree in the background - for some reason I always enjoy seeing those. Jimmy Durante is fascinated with the Clock of the World, while I am fascinated with those rare attraction posters.
Just beyond Jimmy we can see that the House of the Future is in the early stages of construction. Pretty cool, no?
I thought I was rescanning this next example, but after doing a search on my blog, it seems that I must have skipped it originally. It's possible that the big lamp globe in the foreground bugged me, though it doesn't any more. Anyway, we've got a wonderful (undated) look at an early Town Square. Those two custodians near the flagpole are placing bets as to whether that guy is about to drop his cigarette butt.
Zooming in resulted in a soft image, but we can still see the banner that says, "Disneyland Welcomes The Santa Fe Ry Directors". Meanwhile, there's a sign on the horse drawn streetcar that says "Santa Fe Ry Director's Special".
Stay tuned for more rescans and rediscovered treasures!