Today’s haul.  Procured mostly in Spanish. I also booked an appointment to have my teeth cleaned. I came in to town and pick up a few things I want for a variety of projects. One of the most amazing things about spending an extended amount of time in a foreign country is you are often forced into situations that require you to learn bits of language that you wouldn’t touch as a plain tourist. I find this tremendously increases my confidence with a language and makes it far easier to play the fool for the sake of learning.

The old #96Bound­er came with the bud­get mod­el Fan-Tas­tic fan with a three posi­tion speed con­trol and lit­tle else. Often when it gets hot out and I have the win­dows open for a breeze, I pine for a lit­tle extra help from above, so I added a fan revers­ing cir­cuit with the 6 pole switch I pro­cured (in Span­ish) the oth­er day, to the works. And the works are glo­ri­ous with a strong breeze flow­ing down at the kitchen!

Found this little gem while wandering in Zihuatanejo today. ¡Me gusta!

Anoth­er beau­ti­ful bug tonight in Zihu­atane­jo. Hope this one makes you smile too.

Made a trip in to Zihuatanejo for a couple of days of errands. I’ve decided to focus on photographing as many interesting VW Bugs as I can find, lest you all get tired of the sunrise and sunset shots of the beach. :). . This one has a rather familiar colour scheme!
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I’ve always had a fond­ness for the old VW Beetle. It takes me back to a sim­pler time and serves as a solid reminder of how com­plex the world gets when we busy our­selves with adult­ing.
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12,204 slides in the­se lit­tle alu­minum frames. This was the •last• aire­quipt car­tridge that I will •ever• unload. Done this stage. .

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I’ve been learn­ing all about the his­to­ry of slide film over the past week or two. There was a peri­od where Fuji intro­duced and inex­pen­sive replace­ment for Kodachrome film. The new pro­duct ini­ti­at­ed a “race to the bot­tom” on film prices even though Kodak had what was still a supe­ri­or pro­duct. This even­tu­al­ly led to the intro­duc­tion of Ektachrome film, but dis­rupt­ed Kodak pro­duc­tion any­way. The new Fuji pro­duct was indeed cheap­er, but as you can see from the pho­to, the two bot­tom rows have severe­ly dete­ri­o­rat­ed over time. It’s a good reminder that focus­ing on pro­duct price alone is nei­ther a good busi­ness, nor a good pur­chas­ing method.
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#Kodachrome #Ektachrome #Fujichrome #Slide­Film #Dete­ri­o­ra­tion #Fam­i­lyPho­tos #Race­ToThe­Bot­tom #CheapIsn’tBetter

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Using antique equip­ment built by an extinct com­pa­ny to sort pho­to­graph­ic slides (an obso­lete medi­um) made by yet more extinct com­pa­nies (Kodak, Mor­tifee Mun­shaw, Pakon). I’m in awe of the tech­no­log­i­cal pro­gress that’s been made in pho­tog­ra­phy over the last 20 or 30 years.
Also a lit­tle sur­prised at how lit­tle the edit­ing work flow has changed with the advent of dig­i­tal pho­to. :)
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#Pho­tog­ra­phy #SlideS­ort­ing #Antique #Fam­i­lyPho­tos

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Culling fam­i­ly pho­tos today. This is a job I’ve dread­ed for years. At last count there were rough­ly 15,000 slides to sort through. Thank­ful­ly, I’ve brought in a ringer that knows far more about them than I do. .
#fam­i­lyphots #slides #sort­sort­sort

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