Where are we today ?Almost forgot about this posting I was asked the other day how I copied Suzie's father's slides. It was a fairly easy process using my digital camera, tiny tripod and an old slider view I still have from many years ago. It has come in handy.
Quite a few years ago I copied 450 of my old slides that were deteriorating the same way. It took a while to sort through a few thousand slides, but did narrow it down. I played with this setup and found it worked pretty good so now I have them on disk and my backup drive much easier to find and view them now. No more messing with a slide projector, screen etc.....
I just set up the viewer and my camera like the picture below. Played with a few settings, using close up shots, and no flash. Totally dark room so no light reflection and slide them through one at a time.
Then on my computer, and in the free Picasa photo editing program that I use. Here I was able to crop, enhance them and make them look pretty good. Considering the slides were in pretty bad shape. Below is an example of one slide that I copied. Looks better than the slide looked.
|Suzie and her sister,|
can you guess which one is Suzie?
Ran a few errands, chopped ice on the front steps (did I tell you how much I hate shovelling snow and chopping ice?) and whip up supper. Tonight a couple thick ham slices for Suzie and her Dad on the Weber Q, glazed with brown sugar, lemon juice and horse radish, very tasty. Also a baked potato for him. For me I grilled a salmon burger and made a salad.
|Ham slices, baked tater and salmon burger|
|sure hit the spot for me tonight|
Thanks again for stopping by and keep posting your pictures of the nice sunny skies and warm temps for us.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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