Tuesday, November 10, 2015
I've had to install a liquid nitrogen cooling system in my new scanner, I've been so busy rescanning old slides! The neighbors are complaining about all the steam and clanking noises. But I am very inconsiderate, so I don't care!
Some of you may remember this one posted way back in 2006. It's as if the slide was dipped in grape juice (Welch's, of course) - and this is after I had tried to restore it. Yes, it is pretty crummy looking.
Nine years later, the rescan is a notable improvement. The proper authorities have been notified, as well as the Hollywood press. The sky looks appropriately dusky, and the purple has been banished to wherever purple things go. Oxnard, maybe. I love the lights on the Red Wagon Inn, the oranges on the orange tree, and just the general night-is-approaching atmosphere. I wonder if any background music was playing back in 1960?
Keeping with the Red Wagon Inn theme, here is a rare view taken inside the restaurant, with those last golden rays of sunlight coming through the blinds. This 2006 scan is grainy and just plain "blah".
This redo has much better contrast, is much less grainy, and has better color. Looking at the blurry table, I wonder, "Where are the plastic trays? Where are the paper cups? Why does it look like they are eating in a real restaurant for civilized adults?". I wonder a lot of stuff.
Stay tuned for more rescans (also known as "cheaters")!