Sunday, June 5, 2011
I'm working on scanning a bunch of my old photos. I have about 20 photo albums full of pictures, and I don't see any reason to schlep them all the way across the ocean. I figured I'd just save the best of the best in electronic form. Paper photos seem so old fashioned!
It's been a lot of fun, because some of the older photos are horribly discolored. I can tweak them on the computer and watch them literally come back to life. It's pretty amazing!
The photo above is one of my favorites. It's from Taolagnaro, also known as Ft. Dauphin, at the southern tip of Madagascar. I went there in 1999 to visit my friend Kevin, who was working in the capital, Antananarivo, at the time. During my visit, I took a little prop plane down to the southern coast on my own for a few days, and stayed in a bleak little motel with this spectacular view of the beach. Those are old, rusty ships that have been abandoned on the shore, presumably awaiting scrapping. (They've since been removed, according to Google Earth!)