The Collection

My collection of old photographs
My collection of old photographs

Over the weekend, while rummaging through our storage space, I found my shoe box of old photographs. Actually, it’s not a shoe box, it’s a Zamberlan boot box, so there’s actually quite a few photos. Expect them to make an appearance over the coming months.


  1. Hey, I think I’ve got a Zamberlan boot box full of old photos too! Good boots, good box, no guarantee on the quality of the prints in my box.

    Comment by Justin on July 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm
  2. Yes, great boots. I’m currently on my second pair, but they’ll last me for years. My photos come with no guarantee either.

    Comment by Jason Landry on July 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm
  3. Have fun with the scanning! Scanning old slides is such a time consuming task, even with a dedicated slide scanner. Still, it’s fun going nostalgic with old photos. What kinds of photos are in that box?

    Comment by Nathan Derksen on July 20, 2011 at 8:55 pm
  4. There are all kinds of photos in there — photos from my time in Calgary in the 90s and photos of my time in Vancouver before I got a digital camera.

    The slides pose a special challenge, but I don’t have any sort of scanner, so the prints will be tricky as well. Time to research scanning options.

    Comment by Jason Landry on July 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm
  5. If I were still in Vancouver I’d lend you my slide scanner. It might be easier though to use a service bureau, I’m pretty sure you should be able to find a print lab that will do it. Years ago, Lens and Shutter in Kits had that option, but I think they have since ditched their lab. Custom Colour might do it. Maybe even London Drugs.

    I’m not sure if many people will scan prints, though. I’ve found prints actually tricky to scan, I’d constantly be getting a ton of dust in the image. Part of it was probably the scanner design, it would get dust on the inside, and I’d have to take it apart to clean the bottom of the glass. As far as removing dust goes, FYI, a tablet works wonders. I’ve found that you can do a much more subtle job of removing dust with a tablet than with a mouse.

    Comment by Nathan Derksen on July 21, 2011 at 9:22 am
  6. Yeah, I’ve had slides scanned in the past, though I recall it being a bit cheaper if the slides weren’t in holders already. A lot of places won’t scan prints out of copyright concerns, but I can probably find a flatbed scanner somewhere.

    At this point, I’m not too worried about the dust, it will just add to the ambiance of this site. I hope.

    Comment by Jason Landry on July 21, 2011 at 11:58 am
  7. Brother, would love to see some of those photos. Unless I’m mistaken, that’s the summit of Mount Temple, no?

    Comment by Christopher Landry on July 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm
  8. I think that’s from the summit of Mount Temple, but I’m not sure yet. It seems I didn’t label most of my photos, so I need to do some investigating to confirm.

    Comment by Jason Landry on July 26, 2011 at 11:26 am

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