Down Under

A few years back I traveled to Australia to visit my nephew, Clark. I flew there via Asia, which meant several airports and many x-rays. I was using a film camera. When they say that the airport x-rays don’t affect film…well, that was not my experience. I even used those protective film bags. I returned home and had my rolls and rolls of film developed and was crushed when I picked up the prints. The quality of every single photo was horrendous. They all looked under-exposed and grainy. Yes, I know how to use a camera 🙂 and yes, I used a very reputable developer, so I can only conclude that the rolls were damaged somewhere along the way.

Instead of melting into a puddle of tears I turned to my life-saving software…Photoshop. It turned out to be a good thing. It was a crash course in developing my Photoshop skills. I was able to save about 70% of them. (I took a lot of photos so that was a good percentage, and some of them were simply  not salvageable because the shot itself sucked; add to that damage and there’s not a lot you can do.)

I posted just a few in my ‘Australia’ album. I plan to continue adding to all albums, but here’s a taste for now.


About Passages 23

Passages 23 is a photography partnership between Cindy A. Carl (color photography) and David L. White (black and white photography). The name stems from the life changes we all go through; passages/journeys from one phase to the next. We think our photographs reflect changes in nature, as well, and provide glimpses of the past and of what was. About Cindy: I’m a writer by day and a writer by night, and I squeeze my photography into the in-betweens. I’m originally from Easthampton, MA (USA). My stuff lives in storage (I keep thinking I’ll settle down), while I’ve restlessly lived and traveled throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. My writing reflects the philosophical and psychological quirks of the human experience. If you like humorous stories that screw with your mind–in a pleasant way, of course–then please check out my latest novel, Quest for a Dream. My photography focuses on lines and unusual perspectives. I’m an avid animal lover, and live with my two wonderful cats, Isan and Lucy, and yes, they travel with me. Oh, and, I’m the wordy one. About David: I’m just an old fart with a camera. View all posts by Passages 23

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