Wednesday, April 10, 2019
More Miami Beach
Everyone seemed to get a kick out of yesterday's photos of Miami Beach, from my trip with my friend Liz in November 1996. So here are a few more!
First the two shots (above and below) that were left off the CD when I had my film scanned on Monday. When I went back to the photo shop yesterday and said I was missing two frames, the proprietor knew right away what had happened -- apparently the last two shots on the roll were on a negative strip that was too small for her scanner, so she had to do them by hand. Somehow, she forgot to include them on the disk. But she had them in her computer so nothing had to be rescanned -- she just saved them to my memory stick and voila!
The sign above the door says Park Central Hotel, in case you can't read it.
Here's another groovy lifeguard stand. It looks like a spaceship!
Some of these photos took a bit of processing. I shot many of them off-center and I wasn't particularly careful about street signs, parking meters or cars. I had to correct perspectives, straighten and crop almost all the shots.
In most cases I don't like cars in my street photos, but I wish I'd included more of the one above! What a great old '50s car. Funny how I just wasn't paying attention to any of that at the time.
I'm so glad to bring these pictures out into the light of day. I'll put the full set on Flickr eventually.