Back when digital meant: "of or pertaining to the fingers" or "displaying a time readout in numbers," and back when cameras actually captured images on film, I took a class in slide photography. We learned not only how to take photos using 35mm Kodachrome, (a film so wonderful,Simon and Garfunkel wrote a hit song about it), but we processed the film in a dark room. One of our final projects was to create a series of photographs that told a story.
Since I was a mom and had kids ready and willing to show off their acting skills, I wrangled my two girls to be my subjects in a short tale about bubble gum. I got a passing grade and the slides ended up in a dark place for a long time. The slides came to light a while ago and my oldest daughter kindly scanned them and gave the file to me to work over.
Time had not been kind to the film.
The photos were even darker...
and more yellow than I remember them being originally.
So I did what I could with them in Photoshop to bring them back, then reproduced the little story in a movie editing program.
Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
As long as I was playing with pictures in Photoshop...
I brought up a photo I took a few years back when DH and I were driving over Beartooth Pass in southern Montana "the most beautiful drive in America."
...and added some shots of ponies I had on file...
...to create an homage to Bev Doolittle's "Pintos."
(how many ponies can you see?)