Piper Cherokee 235 This Piper Cherokee 235 is the plane I flew to Alaska and back some years ago. The 235 with a fixed pitch propeller cruises at around 133 knots while burning about 12 gallons of gas per hour. I have been preparing a series of posts depicting my Alaska flying adventure to be published soon. This image was captured using a film point & shoot camera, scanned using an Epson V600 scanner, and restored in post.
Mary’s Christmas Tree Mom loved Christmas. It was by far her best time of year. Trimming the tree was a special event in itself usually accompanied by high expectations, a good bit of work, some frustrations, and finally delight. Also, notice her love for dolls even at Christmas time. I’ve posted several photographs of mom in the past; instead this year, a photo of her favorite Christmas tree. Fond memories of a mom who could not do too much for others!
Knik Glacier near Palmer This image, taken in July, comes from my 1995 trip to Alaska which will be featured in a series of posts this summer. The tops of these peaks are just over 10,000 feet. The image started as a Kodachrome slide. Recently, I scanned the slide and restored the image.
Mississippi River Crossing This image was captured on first day of my flying to Alaska adventure some years ago. Flying northwest in early afternoon, the sun shone bright in the windshield. Adding to the very hot, sunny, hazy weather, the windshield caused reflections. For this post, a 4 x 6 print, from a Nikon Zoom Touch 500 camera, was scanned and restored. It serves as a preview of a new post series coming in July highlighting my flying to Alaska adventure.
Flying to Alaska This image gives you a sneak peek at a series of posts describing my flying trip to Alaska some years ago. I’m planning to make a post for each day I was gone describing that day including flying, weather, points of interest, challenges, and accomplishments. The images, like this one, will be either slides or prints which were scanned and restored into digital format. Each post will contain several images to help describe the day’s activities. The target date to begin the series is July 10th. Hopefully, I’ll also post a few more sneak peeks between then and now.
Meet Wee Willie Winkie! He has the distinction of being our first Pug. In this film photo, he’s a puppy, about 6 months old, visiting grandma’s house. Winkie began our tradition of Pug ownership. He set the tone and the expectations of many Pugs to come. And, after his people, he loved bananas above all else. If, while he was outside; doing his duty, you had the audacity to eat a banana without him, upon hitting the door, he gave you the “eye”! After scanning the slide into digital, the restoration was quite simple thanks to the vibrant Kodachrome color. A couple of age spots needed touched up and a bit more detail helped.
Clouds This film photograph was taken through an airliner window flying at around FL 300. We had just topped this squall line of thunderstorms somewhere over the Midwest. This photo is also the first of hopefully many in my new Film Series. These film images, mostly slides, were taken by various film cameras before I switched to digital. Now, I am scanning them into digital format and restoring them, if necessary. This clouds image did not require much restoration.