Summer of 1998

Several people have asked me what I did when I was away from Baltimore last summer. Well, the answer depends on who asks: for some I was visiting the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. But on the demands of those that know me better, I decided to set up this page with scanned versions of a small fraction of the slides that I made during the weekends while I was away.

Actually, scanning these slides in was quite a project: the scanner to which I have access is one of those wayward types which have quite a mind of their own. As a result, I started scanning in these slides some time in September, and almost gave up soon after that! However a recent conversation with yet another shutterbug rekindled that old project and new ideas, so I decided to look into removing those scanner effects. [Hey, my primary professional interest is, after all, the statistical analysis of images!] In doing so, I have lost some resolution, but well, so it goes!

These slides were all shot using a Canon AE-1 camera with a Tokina 28mm-200mm f/3.5-5.3 lens SZ-X282. Film speed was Kodak 100 ASA, and processing was by Kodalux.

For the record, I did not travel all that much last summer. Just went to Pittsburgh and its surroundings, including Ohiopyle, almost the whole of Upper Peninsula [Michigan], San Diego, Santa Barbara, Atlanta, Dallas and finally Ottawa, Canada. I did not shoot at Dallas, but I got shot there accepting an award.

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Lk. Superior, Marquette, MI [130 kB] Along SR 76, MI [200 kB] Scenic view, SR 76, MI [143 kB] McKinnac Bridge, MI [137 kB]
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Isle Royale Natl. Pk., MI[253 kB] Wild Lily, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[179 kB] Butterfly, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[134 kB] Scenic view, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[226 kB] Duck, Isle Royale Natl. Pk.[211 kB]
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San Diego Zoo, CA[246 kB] Koala, San Diego Zoo, CA[216 kB] Hearst Castle, CA[60 kB]
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Three Rivers' confluence, Pittsburgh, PA[147 kB] Incline, Pittsburgh, PA[191 kB] Hungarian Nationality Reading Room, U. Pitt., PA[186 kB]
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Frank Lloyd Wright's house, PA[207 kB] Grounds, F L Wright's house, PA[136 kB] Mushroom, Ohiopyle, PA[150 kB] White-water rafting, Ohiopyle, PA[201 kB]
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Parliament Library, Canada[102 kB] Parliament House, Canada[193 kB] Ottawa Parliaments, Canada[162 kB] War Memorials, Ottawa[202 kB]

More pictures, especially on the trips not here, will be put up later. For those who wondered what I did during the week last summer, some of the items here may provide clues.

Ranjan Maitra: March 29, 1999