Pictures from the attic

December 31, 2006

dead tree at crater lake

A while ago I borrowed a photo film scanner from Arthur van Dam. During the holidays I finally came around to setting it up and applying it to a few of the heaploads of negatives I have sitting in boxes. Sometimes with very good results.

This photo was taken in 1996 at Crater Lake in Oregon, USA during a trip trough the Pacific North West. The print was very bland when it came back from the photo lab. The negative turned out to hide a very strong picture of the storm clouds approaching over the lake lighted by the late afternoon sun. Using proper curve settings the negative scanner can get the right information from the film, and it is amazingly good at eliminating dust and scratches. The only artifact it couldn’t get rid of completely is the fairly large hair near the top of the tree.