In spite of always being handled with great care, all 1,137 of my 1967-1995 slides now had one or more of the following problems: reddish tint, fading, scratches, embedded lint and a tremendous number of "pepper" spots in the emulsion.  Considering that the slides varied from 14 to 42 years of age at the time of conversion, none of these problems were surprising.  During the summer of 2009, I converted my entire slide collection to JPG's.

If you're interested, every slide was brushed with a StaticMaster model 1C200 anti-static brush and blown clean with a Giottos Rocket Air Blaster model AA1900.  It was then scanned at 1800 dpi using a Plustek OpticFilm 7300 slide/negative scanner and SilverFast UScan-SE software.  I then used Polaroid's PolaDSR program for severe dust and scratch removal; IrfanView for viewing, sorting, and other miscellaneous functions; and Corel's Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 to clean up any remaining defects and for resizing and rotating the pictures.  Of course many of the pictures were deleted because of unrecoverable damage and many simply weren't interesting enough to warrant the conversion effort.  Of the original 1,137 slides, exactly 929 have been "rescued".  Overall I'm (somewhat) satisfied with the results, although I think I'd have been able to do a better job if the slides had been in better condition!  :(

The pictures in the "1967 Saigon, Vietnam" webpage have been presented with a great deal of information about the overall page and about each picture.  The remainder of the converted slides have been presented with only a title for each webpage, with the year(s) in the title representing when the pictures were actually taken.  If there's any interest, in the future
I might start adding text to the pages.

Click on any link below to see a converted slide photo album . . . enjoy!



Click here to see photos of Saigon, Vietnam
1967 Saigon, Vietnam
118 Pictures

Click here to see photos of Busch Gardens, Virginia
1980 Busch Gardens, Virginia
17 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Chichen Itza, Mexico
1980 Chichen Itza
10 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Club Med Cancun, Mexico
1980 Club Med ~ Cancun
45 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC
1980 Smthsonian
8 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Williamsburg, Virginia
1980 Williamsburg, Virginia
8 Pictures

Click here to see photos of Alexa
1980-1982 Alexa (ex-wife)
6 Pictures
Click here to see photos of 1980-1995 cars
1980-1995 Cars
11 Pictures
Click here to see photos of 1980-1995 ham radio
1980-1995 Ham Radio
29 Pictures
Click here to see photos of miscellaneous subjects
1980-1995 Miscellaneous
20 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the Baltimore, MD Inner Harbor
1981 Inner Harbor ~ Baltimore
4 Pictures

Click here to see photos of my Falls Church, VA house
1982 Falls Church, VA ~ House
24 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the Hollywood Wax Museum
1982 Hollywood Wax Museum
10 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Knott's Berry Farm
1982 Knott's Berry Farm
9 Pictures
Click here to see photos of my 1982 road trip as I moved from VA to CA
1982 Moving From VA to CA
33 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the San Diego Zoo
1982 San Diego Zoo
18 Pictures

Click here to see photos of Sonya and friends.
1982-1983 Sonya & Friends
30 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Universal Studios.
1983 L.A. ~ Universal Studios
35 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Sea World.
1983 San Diego ~ Sea World
8 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the San Diego Wild Aminal Park.
1983 Wild Animal Park
9 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Buster the pug.
1983-1992 Buster
8 Pictures

Click here to see photos of our San Diego House.
1983-1994 San Diego House
54 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Oahu, Hawaii.
1984 Oahu
53 Pictures
Click here to see photos of whale watching.
1984 Whale Watching
9 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Acapulco.
1985 Acapulco
11 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Mexico City.
1985 Mexico City
27 Pictures

Click here to see photos of Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
1985 Washington, DC & No. VA
57 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Club Med Eleuthera.
1988 Club Med ~ Eleuthera
47 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Reno, Nevada.
1988 Reno
5 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Club Med Playa Blanca.
1989 Club Med ~ Playa Blanca
63 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Club Med Cancun, Mexico
1990 Club Med ~ Cancun
34 Pictures

Click here to see photos of the Grand Canyon.
1992 Grand Canyon
16 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Hoover Dam.
1992 Hoover Dam
7 Pictures
Click here to see photos of northern Arizona.
1992 Northern Arizona
17 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the Fantastic Caverns.
1993 Fantastic Caverns
5 Pictures
Click here to see photos of the 1993 Miramar Air Show.
1993 Miramar Air Show
30 Pictures

Click here to see photos of MO & AR house hunting.
1993 MO & AR House Hunting
36 Pictures
Click here to see photos of Graff, MO.
1994 Graff, Missouri
3 Pictures

You may use any of the above pictures for any purpose and may do so without giving me credit.  Note that these pictures have been downsized for those with slow connection speeds.  If you'd like copies of the original JPG pictures, send me an E-mail telling me which pictures you want and I'll be happy to send the original pictures to you at no charge!


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