THE OLD MACHINIST’S FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR NOW

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FROM MY COLLECTION OF COLOR SLIDES. THE SELECTION WAS BASED ON NOTHING MORE THAN I LIKE THEM. I SCANNED THE SLIDES USING A plustek 7600i SCANNER WITH VueScan SOFTWARE. THE ONLY IMAGE CORRECTION DURING SCANNING WAS WHITE BALANCE. THE IMAGES WERE POST-PROCESSED USING WINDOWS PICTURE GALLERY. POST PROCESSING WAS LIMITED TO CROPPING, SHARPENING, STRAIGHTENING, AND EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT. NO COLOR CORRECTION WAS DONE OTHER THAN THE WHITE BALANCE NOTED ABOVE. THESE SLIDES WERE OBTAINED USING MY OLD PENTAX SLR WITH KODACHROME FILM. SOME OF THE SLIDES ARE FORTY YEARS OLD AND WERE STORED IN MY GARAGE SHOP. HOWEVER, MY FEW EKTACHROME SLIDES ARE NEARLY KAPUT. AN UNLIKELY SOURCE OF MY FAVORITES I THINK. I AM HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME RELIVING PARTS OF MY LIFE AS THE SCANNING PROGRESSES. ENJOY!

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.
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