Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I've been rescanning more old photos, and have been getting some dramatically improved results in some cases. Today's examples are pretty good!
Some of you may recall this view of the Skyway, circa 1958 (originally posted way back in 2006). Notice the wall, blocking the area where the Viewliner used to run. The Skyway buckets are strung along their cables like Chinese lanterns, heading toward Holiday Hill.
Here's the rescan, looking SO much crisper and nicer. I might add that this slide (along with the next one) had turned magenta, so this is my new attempt at restoring the color. I just love those Skyway buckets! We've got a funky olive-on-swizzle-sticks light fixture, a few posters, the Astro Jets, and you can even sort of make out the Viewliner sign still standing, just to our left.
This next image shows the Pack Mules (sans riders) loping through the Rainbow Desert, circa 1956 (and originally posted in 2006). I've seen this one being shared on Facebook, reduced to black and white for some reason.
Here's the latest scan, looking considerably sharper, with better color (though it still leaves something to be desired). Besides the natural rock formations, we see a coyote peeking out of his cave, while a dry watering hole with a warning sign is just visible at the bottom edge. Do you think this was taken just as the park opened, and the mules were being brought from the backstage pony farm?