Well, I had to go into the archives for this week’s Skywatch post. I took these sunset pictures about 15 years ago in Newport News, Virginia, along the edge of the James River. In case your wondering, I do have a good reason for showing these old pics.
Just recently, I began digitizing my old 35mm slides. I have several hundred slides that have been stored in a shoe box for years. Most of these slides were taken with my old Nikon SLR 35mm film camera (a Cadillac in its time). Just recently I started going through them to organize and scan to my PC hard drive - printing out a few along the way. That's when I came across these slides and thought they would make a nice addition to Skywatch Friday.
I used my Epson Perfection, model 4180 to scan the slides. In addition to the bottom glass, it has a built-in light adapter in its lid for scanning slides or negatives (I believe all the Epson Perfection models have this capability). Keep in mind that you lose a bit of quality in the conversion process; but overall I'm pleased with the results.
Have a great weekend!
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