The plan here is to scan in some of my older pictures. Some will include pictures taken with my Sears Tower camera. It's still working!
Last updated 05/23/09
Here's a picture of the old camera, vintage 1960.
The story behind this camera is this: during my last year at Berkshire Christian College I had formed a barbershop style quartet. We were going to be traveling across the US representing the college in a recruitment effort. I knew I would probably never be seeing as much of the US so I decided to take up photography. This is the original camera that I bought. Much of what I know of photography was learned then. My two mentors were Jim Loghry and Ray Stevens (just to set the record straight). I spent many hours in the darkroom developing B&W negs and printing them to paper so probably achieved the same training as I would have received in your average first year college photography course.
Many wonderful memories were to be had from my new-found hobby. Down through the years I have maintained contact with one of the members of the quartet and have just recently learned that Jim and his lovely wife, Miriam are still in the area.
So I offer a part of my life here on these pages. I'll add to them as time permits. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
I'll be adding pictures of many years ago soon.
My Quartet Trip in 1960
Just a word about these pictures: many of them were taken using the old Ektachrome (ASA 32) film. Over the decades they lost a lot of their quailty as the dyes began to fade. Add to that dust and actually some fingerprints (showing up as blue in color). I had a fair amount of success using Adobe Photoshop with some Applied Science Fiction plug-ins. The dust was handled quite well by a free utility put out by Polaroid called "Polaroid Dust and Scratch Remover (PolDSR)." This dust remover utility is an amazing tool -- one that I just could not do without with these old slides.
More photos to follow