Created 17-Apr-16
38 photos

In February of 1994 we took a ferry to Corsica, bringing our Honda Civic Wagon with us. Upon arriving in Bastia, we drove down Corsica's east coast all the way to Bonifacio; from there we made our way up the west coast to Calvi. I had brought my Minolta Maxxum 9000 along, and on this particular occasion, it was loaded with Kodacolor Gold 200 ASA film. From the 38 photos, my usual take from a 36 exposure roll, I had a PhotoCD made. This was a fairly new thing back then; the images were delivered in a resolution of 3072x2048 pixels, quite high at the time. I was extremely disappointed with the CD: the photos looked pale, lacked contrast, were filthy (tons of dust and scratches on them), and not one was properly aligned. I'm sure this had more to do with the lab that clearly didn't know how to process the CD than with the technology itself. Still, because of my disappointment, I never made another Photo CD. 22 years later, in 2016, I dug out the old CD, cleaned up all the photos, and uploaded them to this gallery at a resolution of 3000x2000 pixels (because of the misalignment, that's the best I could do). Looking at these images, I think there is a certain charm to analog photography, and it may prompt me to go out and shoot some film one of these days.
The Mediterranean at BonifacioRock formationsRock formationsOn the way to SartèneSartènePalm treeGray skiesBefore the stormAfter the stormAlong Corsica's west coastRock formationCorsican beachAlong Corsica's west coastAlong Corsica's west coastLooking into the mountainsMountain goatsPianaPianaPianaCalanche of Piana

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:France