Vocal Instruments in Holiday Harmony

Memories, Tucked Between the Pages of my Mind . . .

Not too bad for a 60 year old slide. I’m the tall blonde. c. 1957/8

After a lengthy wait, today I received a link to the scans of 850 of my dad’s slide, which I had sent off for processing in late September. To say I am happy with the results would be a lie. Part of it is my fault. I didn’t adequately clean some of them. Who knew 60 year old lint could stick so well to the surface of a slide. And I did send some knowing that they were not great shots, but I didn’t have the desire to scan them myself and it is so hard to tell looking through a slide viewer.

Tall Blonde Again, c. 1958

But the overall result of many of the scams is not great. The focus is soft too on many of the,m the contrast is harsh, the colors shocking. Of particular note are the 50 or so slide scans that have a bright pink/magenta cast. I know they were not pink when I sent them; I looked at each slide twice to eliminate the really bad ones. If the scanning company has turned the originals a bright pink/magenta, I will be very unhappy. I know that some slides were on Ektachrome slide film. I’m wondering if that could have made the difference, depending on the color balance settings of the scanners the company used. I will have to wait and see.

But I couldn’t resist posting a few good ones that fit the holiday themes this week.

My mom on the left, my Aunt Lucy on the right. c. 1955
I converted this one to B&W to get rid of the red. . 1961

Join the following two challenges this week:

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #128 And Here Comes the Holiday Season…

A Photo A Week Challenge: Christmas

Holiday Season Has Arrived – Music Required #28

Give Me A Star

 

My favorite Christmas song. No matter which holiday or holidays you observe in the coming weeks, celebrate them with some music.  We should try to keep the spirit everyday.

 

Holiday Season Has Arrived – Music Required #27

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

 

No matter which holiday or holidays you observe in the coming weeks, celebrate them with some music.  We should try to keep the spirit everyday.

 

Holiday Season Has Arrived – Music Required #26

Driving Home For Christmas

 

No matter which holiday or holidays you observe in the coming weeks, celebrate them with some music.  We should try to keep the spirit everyday.

 

Holiday Season Has Arrived – Music Required #25

Underneath the Tree

 

No matter which holiday or holidays you observe in the coming weeks, celebrate them with some music.  We should try to keep the spirit everyday.

 

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