Gooseberry Falls 1998
A couple years ago I bought my parents a slide scanner. They have dozens, perhaps upwards of 50 trays of slides that they have taken or inherited from my father's parents over the years. They were having a hard time keeping their current slide projector with a vertical tray system going since the default these days is the much more reliable horizontal tray system. They were looking at the option of buying a new projector and 50 trays to transfer pictures from one system to another or as they are currently doing, nothing. I came up with an alternative solution of a slide scanner that they could scan their slides onto their computer hard drive and thus enter the 21rst century in technology. Flash forward a couple of years and other than a couple individual slides, they have yet to scan them into their computer. The reason as anyone who has done it knows, is slide scanning it a long and laborious process.
Having gotten in on the tail end of the slide phase in photography, I ended up with about three trays of slides of my own and though I have a projector of the horizontal kind, I am too lazy to set it and the screen up just to watch three trays of slides. So I had the ulterior motive of buying a slide scanner for my parents and borrowing it after they got all their slides scanned. After two years of waiting, I came to the realization that just wasn't going to happen unless I did it myself. So I borrowed the slide scanner, a good start of their trays (six trays of approximately 100 slides each), and set it up at my place to do it for them.
I suspected that when I start scanning their slides, I am going to be lost down memory lane so I began by scanning in my 400+ slides ranging from the mid 90's to the early 00's when I shot my last roll of slide film. Two of those pictures are shown on this post and are of Gooseberry Falls on the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. I have always had a thing for photographing water and waterfalls and probably have 100 pictures of one of those two things. Yes nearly 25% of my slides if you are doing the math. I will probably be posting them on my blog in the future even if they have nothing to do with the subject at hand.
Below Gooseberry Falls 1998