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Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 24, 2007 - 08:32pm PT
Like many, I have 1000's of slides rattling around in boxes. I thought about buying a good scanner, doing the scans, then selling it. But from what I have heard it is pretty time consuming to get everything calibrated right, especially for K64. So, I finally got them organized and sent a few off to a commercial service for a test scan. I liked the results and so sent a few hundred that I would like preserved and accessible digitally. For 99 cents per slide they are cleaned, scanned, cropped, and some post processing. He provides 4000 dpi (good for 11 x 18 prints) and you get TIFFS and JPEGS for each. All done locally in So Calif. Just found the service on the internet and I'm pretty happy with the results.

These are all from 20 - 30 year old Kodachromes as I received them, I've not done any additional processing. I selected a mix of shots.

Big Rock, late 60's? (whenever RR's first came out that you can see in the slide)

Church in Yosemite, taken day I was married there in 1978

My wife Nancy after being lowered down Weeping Wall (during RMRU training)

Denali, 1978

High on Half Dome, Regular Route


Cardiff by the sea
Nov 24, 2007 - 08:35pm PT
Cool Stuff DonC Thanks for sharing.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 24, 2007 - 08:35pm PT
wonderful picks Don, it takes me back for sure!

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Nov 24, 2007 - 10:19pm PT
Those are great, make me feel 30 all over again.

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Nov 24, 2007 - 10:31pm PT
Like to see a few hundred more, Don.


Social climber
Newport, OR
Nov 24, 2007 - 10:40pm PT
Cool! I'd like to find out where you got those done...I've got a ton!

Topic Author's Reply - Nov 24, 2007 - 11:07pm PT
Got the slides done here.

Gemega Imaging

I think its just a one person operation. The owner, Gordon, will answer any of your questions via email. When he's done scanning he posts a link to the slides for a preview before you pay. A really nice service. Most slides these days are sent overseas. These are done locally and took about two weeks.

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Nov 24, 2007 - 11:27pm PT
Nice photos.

Glad to see that a 35mminimalist has finally found a way to get them On The Net.


I lamely figured I'd trust my film cannisters to someone else.

I took them to a local shop, and (then?) they were held up in some sort of bankruptcy proceeding for YEARS. I never did get my Son of Heart TR photos from them. The lieyers (fags, all of them) threw my memories into the trash when they liquidated the assets.

A scanner is nice.
John Moosie

Nov 25, 2007 - 06:38pm PT
Nice Shots Don. Do you have anymore Denali shots or half dome?


Trad climber
So. Cal.
Nov 25, 2007 - 06:54pm PT
You don't see many shots of Big Rock that pre-date the lake.

Trad climber
Nov 25, 2007 - 06:55pm PT
This thread is full of win!

Looking forward to more...


Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2007 - 07:32pm PT
My older brother on "The Rings", a nice boulder problem at the time. Nice swammi belt. Again, no lake.

Me on the ledge at the bottom of the flakes. Note the goldline, hip belay, swammi, leeper pins, and state of the art climbing shoes of the time - pre-Kroenhofers.

Me leading one of the flakes. Note the pin damage.

Trad climber
Monrovia, Ca
Nov 25, 2007 - 08:03pm PT
Nice! Are those Fabiano boots?

Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2007 - 08:19pm PT
I don't remember what they were called, but they weren't very good! The Giant Step was a lot easier 30 years later with some good rubber!

Nov 25, 2007 - 10:47pm PT
Thanks for sharing your slides with us. It is a reminder of the roots of the arcane sport we practice.
Many thanks!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 25, 2007 - 10:52pm PT
A nice flashback! I liked it all, and the McKinley tents pitched at Denali really brought back some memories.

McKinley tent (poles) also made very fine lightning rods.

Topic Author's Reply - Nov 25, 2007 - 11:46pm PT
From inside a McKinley, on McKinley. There were nights when we had to take turns holding onto the center pole it was so windy.

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Nov 25, 2007 - 11:58pm PT
Too cool, Don!
Love the shots of Big Rock and climbers in "Kroenhofers."
That "Ring" problem was so good.
There's been a lot of wonderful climbing between those pictures and now!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 25, 2007 - 11:59pm PT
I forgot - the McKinley tent was also a fine kite.
scuffy b

The deck above the 5
Nov 26, 2007 - 09:06pm PT
Very nice, Don. I await more shots with pleasure.
Kronhoffers in the first photo and on The Rings.
Your other shoes appear to be Pivetta Cortina.
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