Negatives

About a year or two before my grandmother died, a pipe burst in her house and it was flooded – well destroyed wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration.  She was in a home and never knew.  However when she did die all of their stuff that was left had to be gone through and dispersed.  I rescued the some of the photos.

These photos have been sitting in a box for the last year.  Himself has a scanner but it’s awkward for me to use – desk space issues etc.  So on Thursday gone I bought myself a flatbed scanner and between Friday night and Saturday I scanned all of the photographs along with the backs of some if there was any information on them and all of the memorial cards.

All I was left with was a large pile of negatives.  I say large, but that just depends on your idea of large – I will come back later and tell how many.  Now logic tells me that in order to see what is on those negatives I should get them printed.  Whilst it might not be a considerable outlay it was one more that I hadn’t really planned on.  I mentioned this to himself as we were going to bed and he asked – why not scan them?  Well! with a suggestion like that you have to give it a go don’t you?  I took one scanned it (twice as I wasn’t sure of the right way around) and it worked!  It bloody worked!  It may have been obvious to some of you but not to me so I was thrilled beyond belief!  However, can I just say, you don’t want to be making such a discovery at 00:50 just before you go to bed ’cause all you want to do is get stuck in.

As you can guess today is going to be spent examining negatives and scanning them (Yay!)

Here is last nights experiment:

I should explain that this is the right way, deduced by the position of the window.

Negative:

Negative

Inverted:

A negative Negative

Adjusted levels:

Photoshopped

Yes it looks a bit blue but that’s either a case of that’s just the way it is or I could adjust it a bit more/better.  Either way I’ve lots to be getting on with!

 

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