Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Grandads's slides

So last week I finally sat down and made myself start on writing, well rewriting my CV [yes I know - finally!]. In the great migration over the pond I brought with my my memory stick with all my old university essays and former job hunting attempts to find inspiration. Little did I know that this stick had a few of the scans I'd uploaded in trying to capture some of negatives of my granddad's photographs. By the looks of it my grandad was a bit of a photographer at heart [another thing I inherited from him] although far better at landscapes. I have no idea what type of photographic film they were taken on - some where in colour and others black and white but I do remember them being pretty large in comparison to the traditional negative out there. All these were scanned in and I attempted at the time to play with the colours. I just think they deserve to be seen - I think he'd like to be featured on my blog. 

landscape
landscape
catherdal
landscape
Landscape
landscape

Clearly some came out better after being scanned then others but you do get a great sense of the landscape within which they were taken. They were probably taken in the early to mid 1980s [he died early 1987] and I pretty much think they were all take in the Lake District [bar the obvious one of Durham Cathedral] where they use to holiday and hike a lot. I especially love the last two - they just seem to get the landscape elements just right and bring me a lot closer to the man I never got the chance to know. 

Don't you just love finding old photographs?!

7 comments:

  1. Good Pictures. I think your granddad would be happy you cared enough to post them.
    Thank You for Sharing!!!
    Love, Joann
    xxxx

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  2. How wonderful! My grandfather died when I was 3, he was a painter. He wasn't brilliant but used to paint local scenes. I used to love trying to recognise where places were.

    C
    xxx

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  3. Very pretty! I particularly like the black and white ones :)

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  4. Lovely blog.
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  5. Great photos! It's nice you have something like this to remember him. x

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  6. Such amazing photos, and fate that you have them with you on the memory stick. I'm sure he'd be proud to see them on here xxx

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