The Wayback Machine is Up

Finally got around to hooking my film scanner up to my new computer. Of course, I had to test it out ;~). Pulled up an old slide from 1994 (this is Pete's Glacier going up the side of Denali; at least that's what my label on the slide mount says ;~). Seems like the Coolscan 5000 still works. 

Nikon's software doesn't still work, though. So if you want to use one of these old Nikon Coolscans with modern computers and OS's, you may need a dongle or two (the 9000 connection was Firewire) and either VueScan or Silverfast

The pilot of the Helio Courier I'm in was the legendary Lowell Thomas Jr., who had also served as a member of Alaska's Senate and later Lieutenant Governor. He had the knack of being able to put that plane pretty much anywhere you wanted it (including on the glacier), and given that the Courier can fly in control as low as 28 mph (!), he would tend to set you up for very long, slow passes that were perfect for photographers.

Oh, you wanted to know about the camera. I'm pretty sure this was taken with a Nikon N90s. Not sure about the lens, but my vague memory says 24mm.

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