One of my big projects during my (ongoing) blogcation has been to digitize and then discard the thousands of Kodachrome slides I once used for lectures before the arrival of the digital projection age. While doing so, I found the one above, copied from some rag paper at the grocery store checkout line.
"A noted physician has revealed that he completely cured the deadly cancer that was eating away his lungs - by reciting three "magic words" given him by an aged street beggar he had befriended!"
It's even more amazing when you look closely at the chest xrays:
In the space of just three months, those three magic words had removed not only the physician's cancer, but also most of his mediastinum, including his heart.
In the first image, same person, just horizontally flipped from side to side?ReplyDelete
Yes, and so is the xray. Note the lead name plate located upper left on first image, as in normal, but located upper right in the "second" film. And when it was flipped, the aortic arch moved to the other side (just touching the upper part of the circle).Delete
But what were the three words? LoLReplyDelete
3 magic words: "give me money"?Delete
“Send me money.”Delete
How are you digitizing the slides ? tools/process- thanks - the image came out greatReplyDelete
Several years ago I went to a local camera store to inquire about slide-copying equipment, and they sold me a Pana-vue Pana-scan "portable stand-along slide and film scanner" for 35mm slides and negatives and for 110 and 126 instamatic negatives. It offered a 23 megapixel scan resolution, with a USB 2.0 interface with Windows and my Mac OS 10.5 and above.Delete
I delayed working on this for a couple years because i was concerned that a high-resolution scan would require minutes, but I think the equipment takes a photograph rather than making a true "scan", because it takes only about 10 seconds to make the copy. There isn't much leeway for tweaking color, and the copies sometimes are a bit off, but I'm using these old family slides for recreational rather than artistic purposes, so the results are "good enough for the likes of me."
I might add that decades ago when I got my first digital camera, I "converted" some of my father's old Kodachromes by projecting them onto a (relatively) white wall and then photographing them with the new camera. That produced acceptable results (and I could even "zoom" and "crop" by focusing on various parts of the images). If all you need is remember (or share) what grandpa's barn looked like, and don't need to hang the framed image for display, that cheapo method works fine.Delete