The house is still in total disarray, and I'm re-posting a photo related post from last year on my other blog.
When I was a kid, and we went on trips, in gift shops you could see racks of 35mm slides hanging there. If the weather wasn't great, or you didn't have a camera, no problem, just buy some of the place's professionally done slides for your collection.
My Mother gave me all of the family's slides, and some of them were what I call "bought slides."
I absolutely love the things. They have a very strong 1960s / 1970s vibe that appeals to me. I remember standing in gift shops and holding strips of slides up to the light to see.
The one's my parents bought have almost all shifted colors quite dramatically. The scanning process for slides is slow, but the color correction is actually pretty quick as I talked of yesterday.
Without further ado:
Here are a couple of before and after of what can be done with color shifted slides.
These first two are of the same slide of the Citrus Tower in Clermont, Florida. This is an old slide of my parent's from 1970.
Before: Color shifted red.
After: Color corrected as best I could. Looks good to me. A pro could do better, but I'm pleased.
Before: Train ride at Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO, 1974. Also color shifted red, but not as bad as the one above.
After: Lookin' really good.
This final one is just an after. I didn't keep a before scan of this one. I'm including this one because it's original slide that my Father In Law took around 1961 was just faded. Slowly losing all color, not color shifted like the two above. It isn't faded too badly, so with Photoshop Elements 4, I was able to make it look as if it was taken yesterday.
That's Lovely Wife on the far right, the little girl being held by her mother.
This is fun.