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# 62

# 62

One of my winter projects was to convert some old slides and negatives to digital.  Winter is over but I’m far from done.  I soon realized that it was an impossible task to digitize everything so I decided to work on the material I liked best.  In the selection process I asked myself if I would shoot that image today, since I know my tastes have changed quite a bit since some of these old shot were taken.  There is obviously a lot of stuff that is not scan-worthy but this image is one of my favorites.  A print of this has been hanging in our house for more than 20 years and I still like it.  It was taken in downtown Rochester and was a sign over an old movie theater that had shown it’s last movie years earlier.  It’s long gone now but I still have this slide.

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17 thoughts on “92

  1. Charles Ford

    Wonderful! Ken did you digitize this with your Wolverine?

    Umm…that could sound odd to the outside observer. 🙂 Ken, did you digitize that with your Wolverine brand slide converter? I bought one a week or so ago and it is still sitting here waiting for some free time from me.

    I really like this image.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Charles. Yes, I used the Wolverine to convert this Kodachrome slide. When you start using yours you will be amazed at how easy it is to use and the results are very nice. I had made adjustments based on the Kodachromes (exposure = minus on click, red = minus one click, green = 0 and blue = plus 1 click) and used these settings for all other slides. I had to make some minor corrections for color balance later but it made the process go very fast. I suggest that you write down the adjustments that work for you with a particular film type and to try to scan one type of film at a time to streamline the process. It goes very fast, especially with an SD card in the slot. I think you’ll like it.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Milinda. The 11×14 inch print I made of this slide was made on Cibachrome material and it has held up extremely well with no fading at all.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Pierre. This was a sign on an old movie theater that had been out of business for a while. The theater, located in a not very nice part of town, reverted to an “X rated” movie theater (this was before video) but business was not very good in spite of the great sign.

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  2. LensScaper

    I can see why you like this. It’s the layers that intrigue us. Powerful colours too. I wonder if the Wolverine has found its way across the Pond

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Andy. I purchased this through Amazon.com. I think you might be able to get one through them if you needed one. I know the price has gone up about 15% since I got this one but even at the higher price it is certainly worth it.

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  3. ehpem

    Wonderful picture Ken. The layers are fantastic. And it so begs the question, and a bunch of study, to try and figure out what it might have said, on the different layers. No luck though, it is obscured for ever.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I know I have a slide somewhere that has the broader picture of the sign. It might have some clues as to the origin but I’m not in a hurry to find it.

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  4. Michele

    I opened this post up on my phone while I was away, and had just woken up in a hotel room in whatever city I was in, still mostly asleep. You know I’m not very bright first thing in the morning, and was momentarily confused thinking I was home in the bedroom hallway. I need caffeine. Intravenously, 24/7. I’m still not sure where I was, but I must be home now because the picture is hanging in the hallway and there’s a cat sleeping on the reports I’m trying to complete. Unless I’m in a cat hotel. Oh dear.

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