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Captain Compassion
05-01-2009, 06:33 AM
Some old stuff. Dates are an estimate.


Convict Lake opening day 1967

10 pound Pyramid Cutthroat November 1974

Pyramid Limit for Mrs C. November 1973

Wildhorse Res., Nevada 1971

Frenchman's Bow 1972

The kids at Lake Mary 1989

Toy Hauler 1979

9 1/2 pound Pyramid Bowcutt 1973

5 pound Snake River Cutt Jackson Wyoming 1982

Brookie Limit Silver Lake (Mono) 1980

Chasing the Truck Upper Owens River 1985

05-01-2009, 06:52 AM
Great pics CC. I should scan my old albums and clear up some space. I must have 40 albums that are rarely opened!

Thanks for sharing!


05-01-2009, 09:21 AM
CC - You've got some AWESOME retro perspectives there! Seems to prove they don't make trout like they used to. And, your '79 toy hauler is PRICELESS! Thanks for sharing them! I'm wondering how you converted them to digital? I think a valuable thread could be started on that topic alone.

Years ago I thought it would be interesting to make a list of all the vehicles I'd owned over the years. I wasn't "into" cars as such only changing 'em as needed. Length of the list was surprisingly long. While not family, friends, or pets our "wheels" are still close companions and memories can be vivid. Sure wish I had pics of some of my old clunkers!

Captain Compassion
05-01-2009, 03:47 PM
I scanned them with an *Epson Stylus CX8400 printer/scanner/coppier. Got lots of neat old pics however most are slides. Those don't scan very well. :(


05-01-2009, 08:59 PM
I have had two flat bed scanners that have been color slide capable, but they were a pain to work with. From Costco I got a dedicated slide and film scanner that made it a little easier, but it's still a slow process. Recently I've just been using my little point & shoot camera to just take close-up pics of the prints. Been thinking about trying to find an adapter to put in front of the lens to make slide copying easier. Quality of copies made this way is not the best, but when you got LOTS to do speed counts. And, most of the value is in the saved memories rather than resolution and such.

I've got a few examples in my editor right now to show my efforts at print copying and will start a thread to kick ideas around about converting to digital.

Captain Compassion
05-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Thanks Yak.


05-01-2009, 09:22 PM
Love the old pics, Captain. That was a fun little ride. ;)

Captain Compassion
05-01-2009, 09:24 PM
Photo of a slide.

Brown Trout. Wade Lake, MT 1978

Loses something in the translation. :(


Captain Compassion
05-02-2009, 06:29 AM
Ok. A little better.


05-02-2009, 11:59 AM
CC - What's that odd screen door mesh pattern? Is it in the orginal photo or something that came from the copy process?

Captain Compassion
05-02-2009, 12:19 PM
Here is what I did. I brought up a text editor on the computer that essentially gives me a lighted white background. Put the slide against the screen and took the pic. I suspect the lines are the computer screen refresh rate. :-/ I need a light table. I'll work on it. :)


05-02-2009, 02:19 PM
OK good to know! Confirms that it was not your Mamma taking the picture and also NOT going to let you inside with that smelly fish! ::)

I have a large slide sorting lightbox I custom made using flourescent tubes inside for low heat and soft even light. It's one of the big clunky items I need to get rid of. It's nice with the plexiglas cover I made to keep the 80 slides dust free and in place while they are on it. At times I used it for public display of my photos.

Ooops getting off the subject as now that I think about it it probably would not be a good light source for copying as the slide film emulsion would be so close to the lightbox plastic the camera could possibly focus on the fine grain or texture of it. Be better to have a diffuse light source that is at a distance of at least an inch or so from your slide.

You might try the computer screen again, but this time somehow supporting the slide away from it. What comes to my MacGyverish mind is a clothes pins or some sort of clip to hold the slide and a small tabletop tripod to hold the camera ... and of course a bunch of duct tape to stick it all in place!

05-02-2009, 03:27 PM
I'm thinking the duct tape / clothes pin combo will require a pic just for explanation purposes! ;D

Captain Compassion
05-02-2009, 04:48 PM
I'm thinking the duct tape / clothes pin combo will require a pic just for explanation purposes! *;D

Rube Goldberg lives. ::) ;) ;D


05-02-2009, 05:18 PM
Nice old pics CC and even better Mrs. CC. Not the age thing she,s just more pretty than you. I dont need to (lol)cause our women always win.


05-02-2009, 08:21 PM
Very cool...Always like looking at older pictures..Thanks for sharing

05-03-2009, 04:07 PM
CC....Kneedeep just pointed out a beautiful Alaskan Camper in the first pic....yours?....42 years ago ;D

Captain Compassion
05-03-2009, 05:18 PM
Not mine Rusty. At the time I was driving a 62 Chevy and sleeping is an old Hurters sleeping bag. ;D