Monday, August 10, 2015

Old Favorites

Among the many photos I've taken over the years, there are some old favorites from the days of film cameras. I thought I'd share a few of these oldies but goodies today. All three of these are from a trip that Doug and I took out west in 1988.

This old house was visible from the highway as we crossed the state of North Dakota.

These Montana silos were lit by the sun, while the sky behind them was black with an approaching storm.

The dramatic sky enhanced this shot of a bull elk in Yellowstone National Park.



  1. Wonderful! That old house in the middle of nowhere is such a perfect shot. How fun to go back nearly 30 years and reminisce through photos. You had quite the eye, even then. :)

  2. They are all gorgeous, Linda! My favourite is the elk! :)

  3. Wondeerful light in these lovely images

  4. That first one looks like a painting.When I first started 35 mm I would go all year hoping to get one I could blow up.Soon my walls were adorned with some good memories. I go past areas and often remember what I shot.I still was shooting film and slides until 2003. A friend who does professional shots to publish in field guides still uses film.I shoot 300-600 shots a month and would have lots of extra baggage.

  5. Thanks for going to your archives and finding these gorgeous photos to share with us.

  6. These are really great images and no wonder you like them so much. Wonderful!

    Mersad Donko Photography

  7. I especially love those Montana silos, Linda, that contrast of the light and the dark must have been striking. Refreshing pleasant memories is good. :)

  8. Thank you, Ruth. They can't compare with today's digital photography; but, in my mind's eye, I still see them as they appeared in real life.

    Thanks, Gail. Those lonely old houses on the prairie always call to me for photographs, and this one has always been my favorite. I wonder if it still sits there.

    Linda - Thanks for the kind words. That elk shot has always been a favorite of mine. We used to see large herds of elk at Yellowstone. Then wolves were reintroduced to the National Park, and the elk seemed to melt into the woods during the daylight hours.

    Thanks kindly, Margaret.

    Steve - I know that some photographers still prefer film. I was hooked on digital as soon as I got my first digital camera in 2004. It was a little sub-compact 5-megapixel model by HP. It was wonderful to be able to shoot to my heart's content, without worrying about running out of film; and what joy to be able to see the results in the screen immediately. Yep, I wouldn't want to go back to film.

    And thank you, George, for stopping by to enjoy these oldies but goodies with me. :)

    Thanks, Tex!

    Thanks very much, Mersad.

    Oh, Petra. I wish you could have been there to view that scene in person. Doug and I still talk about how dramatic it was. When I sent the film off for developing, the developers tried to balance the color in the shot so that everything was washed out in the printed photograph. We were heartbroken when we saw what they had done. Recently, I dug that photo out and experimented with editing it. I couldn't recreate what we had seen, but this one is much closer to it than the original print was.

  9. These are classics! Simply charming in its own way.

    1. Psychelyn - I know the quality has suffered from the film processing and from age, but I still love these. Thanks for enjoying them with me.


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