This is a screen grab of the images I had open in Adobe Bridge. I put them there so my wife Tamara could decide which of them she wanted to use in her article about Jane Austen in Chawton. Because it was a screen grab, it reminded me of contact sheets from the days of film.
Of course, you may still shoot film and develop and print the film yourself, in which case this image is a digital version of the contact sheets you make.
I have a lot of contact sheets – not sure how many – in store along with a lot of negatives. I also have my father’s negatives and prints in the same store.
One day I hope to get them all scanned and digitised. There are services that will do that for you and I may take advantage of their services because I know from experience that scanning even a small number of negatives or prints is a long job.
These scanning services have everything down to a production line, with superior equipment – so that is what I should use.
The only thing that is stopping me is that the prints are in store and that I am worried about mailing my negatives. When I get over that and when I get to the store (it is not in this country, but that’s another story), I shall send them to ScanCafe.
To complete the picture, here is a link to Ken Rockwell’s site because I first read about scanning services on Ken’s site.
Word and Idea Association
I find I do that a lot. I will be thinking of something and then the idiom I use relates to the overall subject matter. See how I wrote ‘to complete the picture’ just now?
Do you do that kind of thing?