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#297145 - 12/09/16 02:08 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: matthew]
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I have scanned hundreds of my photos but have many more to do. I have tried to get the most important but t least a few thousands remain
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#297147 - 12/09/16 02:15 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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I don't have all of them as prints. Transforming the negatives into digital images produces better quality prints. But it is an expensive and pain in the butt process.
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#297152 - 12/09/16 02:38 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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In the mid-70's I took a long backpacking trip across the Selway-Bitterrot Wilderness; 10 days and 110 miles. I had six pounds of excellent camera gear with me, nearly 10% of my total load (you count ounces on a trip like that). I took lots of photos. Just after the next Christmas, on the morning of New Year's Eve, the old log cabin I had just moved into on a ranch outside of Missoula, burned to the ground along with my Pentax and all my photos.

The following August I went on another backpack across the Frank Church River of No Return Widerness - 130 miles and 13 days. No camera.

Some forty years later I still have many memories of the second trip, but mostly only remember a few of the photos from the first.
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#297157 - 12/09/16 07:34 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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My sister and I do a lot of genealogy research. In the late 80's we spent a week gathering records in the counties where our great grandparents' families were from, tracking down relatives, and finding tombstones in graveyards around Illinois. I photographed all of it. I had about 5 rolls of film from that trip when my camera kit was stolen. Even though it was a special camera to me, as it was the first one bought with my own money and got me through college when I was working as a stringer for local papers, it was the loss of the research that I never recovered from.
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#297158 - 12/09/16 10:17 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Welp, it finally snowed today. Not at all like what was predicted. We got 1.0" - 1.5" of snow. The snow really didn't start until 8pm and finished around 1am.

I drove the vanpool van really slowly. Sammy and I got home safely. smile
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#297159 - 12/09/16 10:27 AM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick

Welp, it finally snowed today. Not at all like what was predicted. We got 1.0" - 1.5" of snow. The snow really didn't start until 8pm and finished around 1am.

I drove the vanpool van really slowly. Sammy and I got home safely. smile


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#297164 - 12/09/16 02:39 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: logtroll]
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...Some forty years later I still have many memories of the second trip, but mostly only remember a few of the photos from the first.

Point being: don't let photos become a substitute for memories...
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#297166 - 12/09/16 03:21 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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Not all photos are memories...
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#297167 - 12/09/16 03:35 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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Duh...
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#297169 - 12/09/16 03:56 PM Re: Reader Rant Rounddtable for December 2016 [Re: Greger]
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You said it dunce
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