Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Friday, 12 November 2010

Tuesday 9 November – South African Memories

A cloud inversion near Franschoek, in the Winelands, with Table Mountain in the distance

On 28 April, Sue and I enjoyed giving a little slide show to the Stockport Walking Group.  It covered trips to the Drakensberg and the Cape regions of South Africa.

Tonight we were booked for a second delivery of the same slide show, with Sue in charge and me as projectionist.  This time the willing victims were Tim and Kate Wood’s local church group in Southport.

A more welcoming group could not be imagined.  We enjoyed giving the approx 45 minute show to about 15 folk, some of whom had been to places that were in the show.  Happy memories all round.

Tim and Kate are TGO Challengers.  Their hospitality is second to none, and we were treated to a superb dinner before the meeting.  Their house is full of cards – Tim’s 75th birthday, 54th wedding anniversary cards, and get well cards for Kate.  We do hope that she can overcome her health problems, and that we’ll be seeing the familiar profiles of ‘Little and Large’ on next year’s TGO Challenge.

The photo (I’ve not really mastered the art of scanning slides, I’m afraid) shows Sue above a cloud inversion in the Winelands, with the flat summit of Table Mountain visible in the far distance.

4 comments:

afootinthehills said...

I've got the same problem with scanning slides. The maximum resolution I can get is 2400dpi because of the computer's memory limitations (or so the error message says when I try to get 3600dpi). And it takes ages to do a few slides.

Phreerunner said...

The resolution isn't an issue, Gibson, for the blog anyway, and I do have a good scanner. I've not really used it in anger, and it's the colours that seem to be the problem - they don't really match those on the slide in this case.
One day I'll find time to work out how to get the best out of the equipment!

afootinthehills said...

What resolution do you get Martin? Certainly 2400dpi is very poor when projected although I agree for the blog it's fine. My scanner is quite a good one too and the software allows 4800dpi, but as I say mine is a memory limitation.

Phreerunner said...

My scanner gives 5400dpi (5232 x 7800 pixels for a 35mm negative), so it should give a reasonable image. The trouble with that is our digital projector isn't very good.
The scanner (a gift from work) hasn't received the use that I anticipated as slide shows seem to be either traditional slides or, for more recent exploits, digital.
One day I'll get round to trying to digitalise the old slides. Only then will I really learn what I can get out of the scanner....