Thursday, November 03, 2016

Holding on to old photographs

I unearthed an old box of pictures a while back. Many of the images were starting to deteriorate. Some were too far gone to save. I decided to sort through the box looking for keepers. I found this picture of my lovely spouse that shot.

When I first printed this picture in the darkroom I had in the barn, she fussed because the autumn breeze had blown her hair wonky. She was for tossing it, but I actually love this picture.

When I came across it in the old box of pictures, I wiped as much dust from the image as I could get off and I scanned it so that I'd have an electronic copy of it before it deteriorated further.

She might not like it, but I do.


  1. Oh, Rick! What a beautiful wife!
    I am finding photos as we continue to cull through our stuff, and there are photos as you described. A few years ago, we had our Super 8 film transferred to DVD. Too many years pass, all disintegrate.

  2. Don't get me started on old photos. I am in the process of de-cluttering and I haven't even looked at the photo boxes!!
    Jidda's photo captures the moment.


  3. Aren't you glad you didn't throw it out? That's a precious moment in time and her beauty shines through as does the expression on her face! Love it. I love, love, love, old photos....

  4. Rick, my wife has always had a certain look she gives me when she turns around at something I'm doing or saying, a look between assessment and a smile, that is fundamental to her personality. It is a micro-expression that doesn't last long --in 46 years, I've only caught it in one photo. I believe you've done that here. Don't ever lose that photo.

  5. DEFINITELY a keeper. Like the subject.

  6. I like photos when people are not all gussied up...most women disagree.

  7. Whether our girls like it or not, we know what we like. I like it too, you are just a lucky dog! I know how you feel, I have some SHE doesn't like, but I DO!

  8. Anonymous11:49 PM

    It's lovely--keep it!!

  9. I can see why you like it. She looks sultry and bewitching.

  10. I have to agree that picture is worth saving. I have a lot of old pictures and really should take the time to scan them so I'll have them saved too. That would take a lot of time, but worth it in the end.

  11. Lovely picture. I've always been a fan of black and white photography.

  12. Now that's a beautiful woman.



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