Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Kodachrome - Smoky Light

Pin It I began to leaf through images for the Weekly Kodachrome when I noticed the snow blustering from the heavens—swirling and eddying around the windows like the waves of a titanician ocean. It almost felt like a Christmas miracle, but one long-since overdue.

I broke away from the scene before me and continued to the task of selecting an appropriate image for the week; however, nothing seemed quite right. I decided to take a temporary break in my quest and instead began rooting through boxes. One box in particular caught my eye, and upon opening it I found myself inundated with the memorabilia of a lifetime; I dug loosely through the varied items and came across a tattered, yellow envelope. Upon further examination it proved to be the final resting place of a set of black and white negatives snapped—I can only deduce—some thirty or forty years ago by my mom.

I held each up to the light to see their images that had slept for who knows how many decades. I quickly plugged in my scanner and began to digitize the negatives.

I found myself amazed at the capture of smoky light as it drifted through the trees.

The trees which, undoubtedly, were still standing in some unknown corner of the world.

Like messengers from an otherwise angelic planet, the beams of holy light lanced downward to the forest floor. It made me smile.

Among these images I found a shot or two of my mom, a photographer who—along with my grandfather—inspired me to take my own photographic journey though life.

I can’t wait for her to see these again.

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Mindy said...


I'm so glad you found these. It is apparent you come by your talent naturally. :-)

As always, your words paint as profound a picture as your photographs.

Thanks for sharing.

Tracy P. said...

Wow, how stunning! No question whose eye you inherited!

Rachel said...


You can take negatives and scan them???? HOW?????????????????

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That is too!

Shawna said...

How in the world did you manage to sneak a box of mom's negatives out of the house??? (Its probably a good thing you did, since a lot of stuff in storage got water damaged a few years ago before they moved into the house!) I can't wait to see what else you have of mom's work because her stuff is just so beautiful, but I don't think she has much of it anymore.

Richard & Natalie said...

I.Love.These. A lot! Simply stunning.

It looks like you came from a long line of talent. Be thankful.

Leovi said...

Yes, a great shots in B & W. Greetings.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful series. Magical. Your Mom taught you many great things. I can tell.

wendy said...

I love your photos !!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Wow, what treasures you found in that box!

So you got these just by scanning them?

Justin said...


Yancy said... comment from mom. Do you know if she's seen them yet? Beautiful. Glad you got ahold of these (and hopefully others).

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