Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Oh, To Be Young Again (Old Chrome #2)

Lovely Wife and I met in 1981.

Her family pretty much adopted me as one of them soon after. In the summer of 1982 they went on vacation to Panama City Beach, Florida up in the Florida panhandle, and they invited me to go along. (We weren't even engaged yet when this was taken.)

From the perspective of Louisiana, where we all lived at the time, it was "down" to Florida.

I had started shooting slide film almost exclusively in early 1982 and this is one of my all-time favorite shots of Lovely Wife from this trip, taken on Kodachrome 64.

A plain old "normal" lens is hard to beat.

I love Kodachrome enough that I have come up with a process that allows me to approximate it's "thicker", contrasty look with digital photos. It works great with some photos, but not all.

We had our 23rd wedding anniversary this past August.


isabella said...

You lucky dog ;-)
She's more than just lovely - she's "Baywatch" material!

Gudl said...

That is a nice shot of your old girlfriend ;-)

imac said...

1st, I most certainly agree with isabella, Baywatch Material is right.

Does your lovely wife know shes been blogged.?lol.

Congratulations to you and your lovely wife.

What a lovely way to celebrate and share with everyone all over the world.

Well done John and lovely wife.

Annie said...

That's a lovely photo of the Lovely Wife. Now that you live in Florida year round, she can dress like that every day, right?

CG said...

Lovely wife is indeed lovely. A photo to treasure. Congrats on the 23 years :)

Moi said...

23 years!!!!! wow!!!! Congratulations to you two....we are gonna be hitting our first this Christmas...:) long way to go!!!! though we have been together for 7 years now ....:)

and your then girlfriend makes such a pretty pic ...totally unaware of the admiring future husband behind his lens :)

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great image of your wife, John. I was only three years old during that time ;)

She is lovely.