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 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 at a resolution of 3072x2048 pixels, quite high at the time. Still, I was extremely disappointed with the CD: the photos looked anemic, lacked contrast, were marred by tons of dust and scratches, and not a single 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. Nevertheless, because of my disappointment, I never made another Photo CD. 22 years later, in 2016, I dug up the old CD, cleaned and straightened all the photos, and saved them at a resolution of 3000x2000 pixels (because of the misalignment, that's the best I could do). Finally, in August of 2017, I decided to post-process them properly and upload them to this gallery.
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