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Pottenstein Castle, 70s

Posted by
daniela scharnowski (Berlin, Germany) on 1 October 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Found a cheap slide-scanner and am currently busy scanning the old family slides from the late 50s to the 70s - (my mom wanted to throw them all in the garbage oO, so I convinced her to let them stay for a little longer, for screening and scanning the important shots.
Some are just hilarious for the fashion, some are precious because of just being family shots, some are just fantastic to see a place changing over the years - namely my parents house and garden, and some others are historic documents.
The slide-scanner isn´t a real scanner - it´s a 5MP digital camera photographing the slide in front of a backlight - the quality depends heavily on the film. But I´m not at all unhappy with the quality. The only annoyance is the inevitable dust on the backlight, I permanently cleaned until I decided to leave it but extend the amount of photoshopping.^^
Heinz advised me to buy some new slide frames without glass and put the sidefilms into the new frames - the old glass frames were soo dirty, no photoshopping would make it better. that was a really good suggestion.

The above shot did my father in the 70s - it is Pottenstein Castle in Bavaria. I like it for the fog and the autumnly atmosphere.

Joachim Scharnowski, Pentax Spotmatic and some Takumar lens.

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