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I’ll Leave You With This

I'll Leave You With This
I'll Leave You With This

I’ll leave you with this (just this am) restored image from a hard photograph laying around in a drawer since 1995. Taken at my Jackson Hole residence through my front door winter window on an elevated deck (the moose baby climbed 4 stairs to get up there). 

Petunia (it’s mother and a local fixture in the neighborhood trimming everyones garden and trees) was off to the side but little Mangy one here was checking out the wooden carved bear (about 3.5 feet tall and I still have it). 

I consider this a meeting of the minds. 

My then 8 year old son would walk home from the school bus in the afternoon and have to pick which side of the large circle we lived on to avoid her. Tougher when she was in our drive way eating something with 6 foot deep snow everywhere else but the paths and roads… I had to watch and drive to get him more than once lol. 

Tough shot for the Canon AE-1 film camera I was using. I still use that same lens (33 years later) on my Canon EOS rigs I use for specialty work..I still keep the camera body too lol. Antique now almost…. You didn’t get previews or post click views of your image on your camera like you do with digital cameras. πŸ“ΈπŸ“ΈπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” Working on manual before postviews was a whole different game… 

:). You just did some quick adjustments of fstop and exposure since ISO was fixed in the type of film (100/200/400/800/ and faster film ) then you bracket the exposure if possible for a tough back lighting like this (and through a window lol from inside a dark house to the bright snow covered landscape of jackson. This came out pretty well… The damage to the hard photo was significant with scratches and spots/dust/problems all over it. 

So in effect this was a hard to do restoration. I have the negative somewhere in a boot sized shoe box with all my other negatives from the 80’s and 90’s up to about year 2000 when I went digital with a Canon 1D…(10 meg images). I have this as a 102 meg jpg 

:). Thousands taken over a few decades, which I do every month now.πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ

Have a great day all. Computer all day…the site is close….