Photo by Salt Water New England

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Maine Coast - Scratchy Color Slides from the 70s and 80s

Photos by Salt Water New England




































17 comments:

  1. Can you be nostalgic for a way of life you've never known?

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    1. I think that pretty much defines nostalgia.

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    2. Enjoyed the pictures. There is a song that I like very much that touches on a more serious side of missing what you haven’t experienced and it is “(Sweet) Beulah Land”. It’s been recorded by a gazillion singers but I like the Bluegrass version done by Paul Williams...no, not THE Paul Williams but a very talented artist in his own right. These pictures arrived on a cloudy dreary day for me and they did a lot to brighten things up. Thanks

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  2. Thank you for these beautiful images and an opportunity to detox from the news this week.

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  3. Absoulte perfection! Thank you so very much for all you do!

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  4. Wow! LOVED these photos. And the colors are so vivid!

    I needed some beauty today. Ta!

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  5. There are some words beyond translation. Like words that could describe this set of images. Saudade, for example. It's described as a feeling of longing, melancholy, desire, and nostalgia that is characteristic of the Brazilian or Portuguese temperament. It's a deep emotional state; a yearning for a happiness that has passed, or perhaps never even existed. Those are the feelings that make us human, and happy to be so.

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  6. A charming and relaxing visit to "up east", thanks. Does such a world still exist?

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  7. Marriners restaurant in Camden-best blueberry pancakes on the coast.

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  8. The old slide film had very different color saturation profiles than most digital and more recent print film types. Lovely pictures, thank you for posting these.

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  9. There is apparently a word "fernweh" which means "homesickness for a place you have never been." Thank you so much for these photographs, among the most beautiful you have ever posted.

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  10. Funny how old photos can convey an almost tangible sense of quiet simplicity and purity unmatched by the onslaught of digital images that are available today at every turn. So beautiful!

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  11. Save for the photos containing cars and payphones, it is otherwise difficult to tell in which decade these photos might have been taken. That is truly what is best about Maine - we don't change much up here. It's also true that the higher up the coast you go, it is all the more so, making a weekend escape from southern Maine (or Northern Massachusetts, as they like to say) feel like a real getaway.

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  12. Posts such as this, of old photos or slides, are among my favorites on this site, along with the 'out-and-about' posts. Thank you for the lovely images.

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  13. Wow-brings up memories of a trip up to Booth Bay in the early 80's with my Mom.

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  14. Fun and challenging to see this post as I also try scanning my own family's slides of the mid-Maine coast in that era. Fascinated by the difference in coloration in the slides according to film type (Kodachrome or Ektachrome?) and puzzled as to why some slides scan truer to life than others. Very difficult to perfect. Great job!

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  15. Ah, yes, the chamois-shirt-over-the-oxford-shirt look. I remember it well. I still trot it out occasionally myself.

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