Sunday, February 21, 2021

Kodachrome Nostalgia I

 Here's a few of my photos from Japan. We'll start there. All of these were taken in 1981 or 1983. I was learning, but trying hard not to be just taking snapshots. They capture moments in time, I remember where they were taken, although the f-stops and shutter speed are gone from memory.










7 comments:

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Thanks for sharing Borepatch. We first went to Japan in 1978, so those colors match the colors in my mind - again, not necessarily of what I saw, but the photographs that we have of them.

ambisinistral said...

'71 for me. I remember being struck by how the Japanese landscape looked like their prints. Seems obvious that it would now, but was a revelation to me at the time.

Chuck Pergiel said...

When you scan your photos use the highest resolution possible, and save the photos. There are too many low res photos on the net that were made when scanners first became available and now they are suitable only as thumbnails or icons. And that's all we'll get because once the photos were scanned, the scanners thought they didn't need the originals anymore. End rant. Thank you for your attention.

libertyman said...

I remember you scanned a bunch of slides, and tossed the rest. I am thinking of having that done by a service as I don't have the time or expertise to do them myself. Did you use a commercial service? I forget if you did it yourself.
I have thousands of pictures to sort out, and will have to spend a rainy day or three over a light table to see which ones to keep.

Old NFO said...

Very nice, and the Koi are always 'picturesque' to put it mildly.

J. said...

Man. Memories with metric tons of dust...First grade in Negishi Heights, in Yokohama, 1956, that's eleven years after Americans left glass parking lots where two cities were...Ichi ban, bakka toddy, kooda kooda pah, hayaku! Those are probably not with family-safe translations, but that was 6- and 7-year old army brats at the time...but I learned to eat with chopsticks, and haven't forgotten yet.
Sardines taste better'n'em foot-long goldfish! Ha! Really, the koi are a nice touch to aquascaping..
Nice photos, Bp
J.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, and a nice variety of Japanese scenes.
It is a lovely country. You do it proud.