Monday, January 25, 2016
It's time for more rescans, each with an added drop of golden Retsyn! ("What the hell are you talking about, Major Pepperidge"?).
Both of the old scans were originally posted way back in 2008, and both were taken aboard the Rainbow Caverns Mine Train (Nature's Wonderland was still a few years away). As you can see, the sky has a strange hue (I blame UFOs) and the rest looks like it needs a good scrubbing.
The rescan & restoration looks much sharper, less dark, and has better overall colors. I love this unusual view, and I love the old trains with their dark green paint scheme.
I should mention that these were hand-dated "7-12-58", which allows me to do one of my favorite things - look up that date in Jason's Disneyland Almanac for some specific details! July 12th was a saturday, and the park was open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM; this was one of the famous "Date Nites"; the high temperature was 81 degrees, and attendance was a solid 32,679 - pretty busy for those days.
Next is this shot taken as the train entered the Rainbow Desert, full of so many familiar sights, like the anthropomorphic cacti, and the colorful paint pots. Like the previous old scan, this one is very dark and murky.
Ah, this is more like it! In the distance we see the C.K. Holliday, no longer pulling the old freight cars (notice the striped awnings).
SO... I had a busy weekend... I composed a ton of blog posts, and now have 30, finished and ready to publish! If I am abducted by a UFO tomorrow, you will still have new posts every day until February 24th. I'm not saying they are great, but dammit, there are a bunch of them.