Saturday, February 11, 2006


This is a scan of a slide from 20 years ago of the Walt Whitman bridge between NJ and Philly. It has the pluses and minuses of using film and scanning. The argument for film is its permanence. We know that film stored properly will last for at least 100 years and the storage medium will be still be valid. Digital files stored on hard drives or CD's/ DVD's might not be readable in a few years time. How many of us can still open files on a floppy disk. The down side of scanning is dust and time. This slide had dirt and dust on it. I did some spotting with the clone tool which is a tedious process. This was taken with my Olympus OM2n and a cheap 300mm mirror lens. I know it not sharp but L like it because it has atmosphere.

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