Re: Weekly Off-Topic Thread #257[ Edited ]
10-09-2012 10:07:59 PM - edited 10-09-2012 10:40:58 PM
Great images S.J. Nice sharp with really good color. Oh me.....hearing your story and seeing your photos brought so many memories of our days on the road. I think most of you know that my wife and I lived in our motorhome and traveled the U.S. & Canada for 16 years. I remember standing around Old Faithful....with the crowd waiting for it to go off. People would be saying to each other "it's not going to go off." or "I think we missed it". But, of course....it did go up in a magnificent display. There are geysers there that are larger and shoot higher in the air than Old Faithful....but most of them erupt much less often and are irregular so they never know when they are going to pop off.
Anyway....S.J......your pictures gave me the old itch again. Gosh I'd like to go back and visit some of the spots we enjoyed so much years ago. AND....of course now I have my newer, digital cameras and sharper lenses.
Thanks much for posting them. If you are of a mind to do so I'd like to see more.....perhaps some you shot in Craters of the Moon.
P.S. Date 1967 - Craters of the Moon in Idaho. We camped here. Kids were young and these were our tent camping days and also using the back of the station wagon.
This is a scan of a 35mm Ektachrome. Unfortunately stored, over many years, in horrendous conditions of extreme heat and cold plus high humidity. Film transparencies really take a beating and deteriorate severely under those conditions. By the way, I broke my right ankle hiking in this park. Yep....THAT rugged. Yes...this is color film. But Craters of the Moon is all volcanic debris and is really almost colorless except for the women hikers with bright colored clothing. There is almost no vegetation there. These are NOT volcanos. Rather they are called cinder cones. Many eruptions here over millions of years but not the super violent kind that builds mountains.
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