Monday, July 27, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane 1

This is the start of my new series.Let me explain the title.

I remember times at family gatherings where we would pull out the old

photo albums and look back at years gone by.

This series will sort of do that,so pull up a chair and lets look at some older pictures.

All the photos in this series are done by Jake and were

first taken with slide film and then scanned to the computer.

The pictures will be in no particular order and most are without a date.

Some of these go back to the 1960s and some are taken much later

even as late as 2005.

A cloud outlined by shadows.

A bolt of lightening in the night sky.
The sun trying to peek through the clouds. Here's looking at you. Another White-tailed deer.
Of course 'Bambi' needs no description.
The Robin family is doing well.
This Great Blue Heron was photographed at Rainbow Falls in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Mourning Dove quietly sitting on her nest.
The male Canvasback duck is a handsome bird.
I hope you will come back each week as we look at more older photos.
The Lord is a great God. Psalm 95:3

19 comments:

Leedra said...

This would be a good one for us all. Except I still do not have a scanner. Someday, but then I won't have time to do that either.

Hard to pick the best of the bunch.

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George said...

What a great start to a new series! I will definitely be be back to see moer of these wonderful pictures. Now you've inspired me to find time to scan some of my old slides.

Ruth said...

Excellent pictures!! I am starting to scan my dad's slide collection from the 1950s on and am impressed with the excellent colour and preservation of the slides. Colour prints I took in the 1970s and 80s are badly faded and very brownish. Perhaps I will steal your idea and post some of our slides too. My dad would be delighted.

Karin said...

I just oooooohhhhhhddddd and awwwwwwwed at each pictures, with hubby sitting here wondering what was the matter with me! I didn't know they had blue heron in Whiteshell! Well, actually, I don't know anything when it comes to birds and other wildlife and I'm loving the wonderful, free education I'm receiving at your interesting blog! The clouds with the shadow, the bambi, oh how delightful is God's creation!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Ruth: You have captures some beautiful skies and animals. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wonderful, Ruth. I love your new series... Can't wait to see more!!!! Jake took some fabulous photos, didn't he?????

Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Montanagirl said...

"Memory Lane" photos are to be cherished, and so much fun to look back on! Very nice!

Peggy said...

Loved them! It's so cool to look back at what you saw so long ago!

Dorothy said...

Great! This will be an interesting series.

Arija said...

The storm is magnificent, especially the third shot. An absolutely wonderful post with all those beautiful birds and animals.

jalynn01 said...

Love this new series of posts. We all like to go back and look at old pictures...sometimes being amazed at how good they were and then on the other hand coming across some so bad you wonder why you kept them!! haha.. Have a great day Ruth. God bless.

Barbie ♥ said...

How I enjoy seeing Jakes older pictures from slide film! It is such a huge job to scan - I recently sent a bunch of slides to Scan Cafe and had them scan and turn to digital for me (cheaper than buying a new scanner that does slides well)!
My favorite is the mourning dove in the nest. I've never seen a picture quite like it! I do love the beautiful skies and deer also! I look forward to the coming posts!

Tina said...

What an artist, that guy of yours!! I just love Jake's choice of composition when he takes his pics. The shots are wonderful...great sky pics and love the canvasback duck. I've yet to see a dove on a nest and I'm not surprised that a dove's nest is so poorly built..they seem to have a really layed-back attitude about everything!!
Very nice start to a great idea for a series.

Mary said...

Wow...each one of these is stunning! I love those sky shots. The third is my favorite and the deer peeking up below it. Look forward to more!

Diane said...

Wow! I'm continually amazed by your pictures. The deer are just enchanting and the birds were caught at peaceful beautiful times. The sky and clouds and lightening - - unbelievable.

Wendy said...

WOW, I'm speechless! I can't even describe how beautiful these pictures are.

Michele said...

That's kind of neat to be able to do that of slides. I haven't done slides before but then I guess it was a bit before my time.
Do you need a special scanner to do that?
They look beautiful. I was wondering how you get them to look so perfectly crisp as if they were taken yesterday?

Mary C said...

Nice series, Ruth. I'm looking forward to many more posts "from your past" (and Jake's, of course). It's funny that my family and I have recently discussed the idea of getting all our slides scanned and digitized. We have thousands of photos that Dave (my husband) took with a Pentax from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s, and it would be so nice to free up some space around here.

Unknown said...

Hi Ruth, Beautiful photos. I remember your dad did great photography as well. Hope to connect with you in person again sometime. Cousin Anna