Category: Country scene

Best of June

Some wonderful images emerged during June as I continued to open boxes of old slides in my collection, in fact some of the strongest images came to light this month so that I had to raise the bar as to which made it into this post! Here are the picks from June in strict order Read More

Best of May

I continued to open boxes of old slides as they came, and May took me on a journey to Asia, the Far East, USA, and Canada. In the images most liked on Instagram are busy streets, beautiful palaces and people going about their lives in diverse cultures on opposite sides of the world. I’ve also Read More

Best of April

Some stunning images emerged during April. I unpacked several boxes of unseen slides, and also returned to collections I had liked and put aside years ago. The mix of favorites in this post reflects both the beauty of the images and a level of curiosity about South Africa shown on Instagram. The order below reflects Read More

Buffalo

Game Reserve Style

I don’t normally keep nature and wildlife photos because the subject is timeless. An elephant in 1958 looks much like an elephant in 2017. Thank goodness we are still able to say that.¬†Amateur photographers with their Lo Fi cameras cannot do justice to the subject except by attesting to the amazing experience of being in Read More

Painted Frog Rock

People love finding rock formations that, from a particular angle, look like something else, especially an animal or human. The Internet has many examples of rock formations that look like a fox, rabbit, elephant, dog, penguin, bear, porcupine, fish, horse, camel, dinosaur, rhino, or human face. There are of course many examples of human breasts Read More

Petting the Horses

Petting the Horses

Who has not stopped on a dirt road to climb a fence and pet the horses? Such a lovely found snapshot with two teenage girls gently connecting with a horse and foal in the mid 1960s. This was a genuine moment on a family holiday, but surely the photographer had seen images of beautiful young Read More

Sunday lunch in the veld

Sunday lunch in the veld

Sunday lunch was always done right – no matter where you were in the 1960s. At least it was in privileged white society in Southern Africa. One can feel a little uncomfortable noting this, however the undeniable beauty of the setting offers an alternative, more aesthetic focus for this image! The pastel colors of the Read More

Doggie welcome

Doggie welcome

Everyone who knows dogs loves the welcome one gets when arriving home, how much better than in this awe inspiring, African mountain and farm setting. Love that fresh 1960s outfit, complete with impractical white shoes. I applied a clean, painted effect and reworked the color. Before and after   Read More

Air France Postcard

Not an old slide this time, but a postcard from Air France. I love it and have pinned the original above my desk. Air France issued many such postcards, all gorgeous designs. However, out of the hundreds on Pintrest, EBay and Google I can’t find this one, so perhaps its quite rare! On the reverse Read More

Swans

Swans on a tranquil lake. Its a beautiful scene good for a¬†chocolate box or biscuit tin. I colored the original dull, blue image with intense golds, greens and oranges. Original:   Read More

Mushroom Hills

These weirdly shaped rock formations remind me of mushrooms and a few other things. I’m guessing they were photographed on a road trip in Iran in the early 1970s. The original was extremely grungy, and although that is an aesthetic I love, this one needed to be cleaner to appreciate the dramatic shapes and late-afternoon Read More

Decorated Horse

This horse was photographed on a dusty road in Iran, sometime in the early 1970s. Taking a ride in a 2-person horse-drawn buggy is still a slightly touristy thing to do in bigger centers, but given the age of the slide and the seemingly remote location I’d guess this was used by locals. I’d love Read More

English Countryside in Spring

Beautiful scene of an English countryside in spring. It looks cold and many of the branches are still bare, but blossoms have begun to show. A red coat sets of the greens and looks really cozy for a brisk walk. Note to self: Solitary lady in garden setting = sort of cultural icon. This is Read More

Kaibab Horse Trail

The Kaibab Plateau borders the Grand Canyon in the South, Arizona USA. This trail, shown in 1962, was either the North or South Kaibab trail into the Canyon. Touring this vast area on horseback is still a popular pastime but it does come with warnings as, once out of the trees (the Kaibab National Forest), Read More

The Outside Inn

There is an ‘Outside Inn’ in almost every city in the world, some of them being quite large establishments, so who knows where this is, except that it does look rural. What makes it fun is the quaintness of the cabin and the expressions on the travelers’ faces. The image needed a slight lens correction Read More

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