During the 1963 Western Pacific Cruise of the USS Ranger (CVA-61) I participated in the many opportunities to visit the cultures of Hong Kong and Japan. These two pictures published today were taken as 35 MM Slides during the cruise.
I recently decided that in order to maintain my story that I should have these slides scanned into a digital format so that I could share with Family and Friends in today's world.
This is a picture of myself sitting on a rail at Victoria's Peak in Hong Kong, B.C.C. as it was known in 1963.
I had 96 slides scanned and the company put them on two CDs. They also provided me with a software link where I could read and also write the images.
The two I publish today were much darker as 35 MM Slides. Because I could download the digital images to software editing programs I was able to improve on the images.
This is a picture of myself as I prepared to enter a Hotel during a Special Services Trip in Japan during the 1963 cruise.
The image on the 35 MM Slide was much darker. I was able to edit the picture so I can now share it via Facebook and other media to my Family and Friends.
The scanning of the slides was performed by a Company I found on the World Wide Web. I sent in my first order to ascertain how well they performed. I am very impressed and share this link with you today in case you are looking for a firm that will update your memories to digital. They do slides, prints, videos to digital. You can learn about this firm at:
This firm provided fast service and allowed me to proof the scans prior to completing the order. I was allowed to reject 25% of the scans which would have resulted in a lower price for the total order. I sent 100 slides, however there were only four that were not acceptable.
I was and remain impressed with this firm. In fact I sent my second order to them yesterday, January 24, 2012.