Another old slide

(Scanned from a box of old slides)

My daughter has been singing praises of film photography, so I’ve been going through boxes of old slides and negatives and scanning them. This is a slide taken long ago from atop Mt Diablo.

3 Replies to “Another old slide”

  1. Helen Ikua It’s more a matter of diminishing costs, I think. Photography used to be much more expensive in money and time. Relatively more affluent people could still create hundreds of junk snapshots, but if you were poor you needed to be very passionate, or very selective. Now smartphones make relatively high quality photography available to everyone, and the total number of photos produced is astronomical. Lots of junk, but the ratio may not have changed. I’ve seen some remarkable photos taken with a smartphone.

    Maybe I’m just a foolish techie Pollyanna, but I think that smartphones are one of the wonders of our age, and I’m very happy that every Tom, Dick, and Harry has one, and can take pictures of whatever they want. Anyone who gets the photography bug will automatically become more selective as they get bored with seeing the same thing over and over again. Ultimately, you take the pictures you like, and what is art and what is junk is for other people to decide 🙂

  2. Kent Crispin Yeah, back in the day you had to really think about the photos you wanted to take, what with the cost of buying the film roll and then the cost of developing it. Few people could afford to just point the camera and take random photos of anything in sight. As a kid in the 80s, there was a buzz of anticipation as you waited for the photos to come back from the developer’s studio so you could see what they looked like.

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