FRAMES~ From the archives 1981: a computer whiz, Captain America Jones, Hood Canal Bridge and more.

 

Alright even though I still have a bunch of 1975 images to share, I’m jumping ahead to a box of 1981 negatives.

In this batch we find a portrait of “computer whiz” Bruce Forstall (whom if you google is a Senior Software Design Engineer at Microsoft these days, if it is indeed the same person).

We also have a photo of Captain America Jones exiting a pool on fire after a daring stunt.

The Hood Canal Bridge was under construction so there are many many sleeves of negatives of the construction process.

And of course a whole lot of images of the day-to-day life of Kitsap County.

***Remember the only info I have on these frames is the date and the “title” that is written on the negative sleeve.

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here.

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

 

11/09/81 Computer Whiz Bruce Forstall Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
11/09/81
Computer Whiz Bruce Forstall
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/20/81 Capatin America Jones Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/20/81
Captain America Jones
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
07/08/81 Car Fire Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
07/08/81
Car Fire
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
07/08/81 Car Fire Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
07/08/81
Car Fire
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/04/81 Hood Canal Bridge Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/04/81
Hood Canal Bridge
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/07/81 The Ark Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/07/81
The Ark
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
07/08/81 Kevin Long BPD Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
07/08/81
Kevin Long BPD
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/04/81 Bremerton School Cook Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/04/81
Bremerton School Cook
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/10/81 Brownsville Highway Construction Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/10/81
Brownsville Highway Construction
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/05/81 Furniture Refinisher Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/05/81
Furniture Refinisher
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/05/81 Neal Nunamaker Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/05/81
Neal Nunamaker
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/08/81 BFD New Rescue One Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/08/81
BFD New Rescue One
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/09/81 North Mason Bussing Problems Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/09/81
North Mason Bussing Problems
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/09/81 North Mason Bussing Problems Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/09/81
North Mason Bussing Problems
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/11/81 Gorst Franko Station Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/11/81
Gorst Franko Station
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/11/81 Ceramist Lee Sattler Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/11/81
Ceramist Lee Sattler
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/12/81 Dahlia Competition Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/12/81
Dahlia Competition
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/15/81 Fashion Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/15/81
Fashion
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/15/81 Fashion Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/15/81
Fashion
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/15/81 YMCA Daycare Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/15/81
YMCA Daycare
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/16/81 Harrison Heart Check Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/16/81
Harrison Heart Check
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/22/81 Prepping Missouri For Movie Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/22/81
Prepping Missouri For Movie
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/23/81 Fragaria Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/23/81
Fragaria
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81 Hood Canal Bridge Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81
Hood Canal Bridge
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81 Hood Canal Bridge Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81
Hood Canal Bridge
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81 Hood Canal Bridge Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81
Hood Canal Bridge
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81 Hood Canal Bridge Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81
Hood Canal Bridge
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/26/81 Dr. Lindstrom Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/26/81
Dr. Lindstrom
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81 OC Bypass Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/24/81
OC Bypass
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/29/81 MIniatures Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/29/81
MIniatures
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/30/81 Olympic Recycling Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/30/81
Olympic Recycling
Cliff McNair Jr / Bremerton Sun
09/30/81 Rubiks Cube Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun
09/30/81
Rubiks Cube
Steve Zugschwerdt / Bremerton Sun

FRAMES: From the archives 1975: a doggy wedding, macrame, a weirdly shaped potato and some “real” news as well

 

Here are the latest scans from a box of 1975 negatives.

Sure at first glance it may seem that 1975 was full of “fluff” news.

I cannot deny that according to these images a pair of dogs did get hitched, a young girl grew an oddly shaped potato and a pair of ladies did work on some AMAZING macrame creations.

But there was also some type of explosion, lots of car accidents, a plane crash and what I can only guess is some sort of confrontation at the Port Orchard School board.

Remember the only info I have on these frames is the date and the “title” that is written on the negative sleeve.

For a recap of this archive project, you can click here.

To catch up on any of the From The Archives posts you may have missed, click here.

10/08/75 Circulation Promo
10/08/75
Circulation Promo
***** My favorite part about all this rummaging around in boxes of negatives is seeing the exact same stories/photos that Larry and I are still shooting some 40 years later for example, we have a “Doll Lady” negative from 11/26/75 and then we have a “Doll Nurse” digital image that I shot on April 3rd of this year***
11/26/75 Doll Lady
11/26/75
Doll Lady

Nancy Korsack prepares to attach the head of a doll to the body while restringing it at her doll repair shop in Suquamish, Wash. on Friday, April 3, 2015. (AP Photo / Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

Nancy Korsack prepares to attach the head of a doll to the body while restringing it at her doll repair shop in Suquamish, Wash. on Friday, April 3, 2015. (AP Photo / Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid)

11/25/75 Macrame
11/25/75
Macrame
11/15/75 Wheaton Way Mall
11/15/75
Wheaton Way Mall
07/28/75 Potato
07/28/75
Potato
06/25/75 Max and Bill Meigs
06/25/75
Max and Bill Meigs
06/05/75 Armin Jahr Dancers
06/05/75
Armin Jahr Dancers
07/22/75 Bremers Flood
07/22/75
Bremers Flood
11/08/75 Nina Hull
11/08/75
Nina Hull
10/06/75 Westgate Firetruck
10/06/75
Westgate Firetruck
10/08/75 Courthouse Addition
10/08/75
Courthouse Addition
10/16/75 Law Library
10/16/75
Law Library
11/15/75 Wheaton Way Mall
11/15/75
Wheaton Way Mall
11/20/75 Plane Crash
11/20/75
Plane Crash
11/20/75 Plane Crash
11/20/75
Plane Crash
11/05/75 Low Income Housing
11/05/75
Low Income Housing
07/01/75 Explosion
07/01/75
Explosion
07/01/75 Explosion
07/01/75
Explosion
08/25/75 Bremerton Community Theatre
08/25/75
Bremerton Community Theatre
08/22/75 CK Auto Accident
08/22/75
CK Auto Accident
09/05/75 PO School Confrontation
09/05/75
PO School Confrontation
10/16/75 Wheaton Sylvan Intersection
10/16/75
Wheaton Sylvan Intersection
10/17/75 Leaky Roof
10/17/75
Leaky Roof
10/10/75 Marijuana Pipe
10/10/75
Marijuana Pipe
07/22/75 Doggy Wedding
07/22/75
Doggy Wedding
07/22/75 Doggy Wedding
07/22/75
Doggy Wedding
07/28/75 PO Marina
07/28/75
PO Marina
09/25/75 City Bus
09/25/75
City Bus
09/19/75 Accident 11th. and Naval
09/19/75
Accident 11th. and Naval
09/02/75 School
09/02/75
School
12/03/75 Cookie Bakers
12/03/75
Cookie Bakers
09/27/75 Bike Tape
09/27/75
Bike Tape

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #91: Macro/Close-Up

I post this challenge every year because it always yields a bunch of really good frames, but also because Larry and I are big fans of cool macro photos.

So your photo challenge, if you choose to accept it of course, is to  get out there and show me your best photo that is up close and personal of something (usually something small but not limited to just small things), be it a bug, mouse whiskers, an M&M,  the veins of a leaf etc.

If you don’t have a macro lens or a macro setting on your camera (usually denoted as a flower icon) never fear, just get as close as you can. Heck, even iPhones take really good closeups of tiny things.

I ENCOURAGE you to shoot these challenges in the time frame that they are given, since the whole point of these challenges is to get people out there building on their photo skills, but I will of course begrudgingly accept photos that fit the theme that were taken earlier in the year.

Entries may be uploaded via the “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link over on the right hand side of this page or you may email them to me if you prefer : mreid@kitsapsun.com

DEADLINE is Monday, August 3rd.

Here are a few of the “Stand-Outs” from years past, as well as a few shots from our Kitsap Sun archives. Again, while there are a lot of pics of bugs, you are not limited to that subject matter, it’s just a very popular subject when one thinks of breaking out the macro lens:

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“Burton’s Fly” by Lea Bessler

" A Climb To The Top" by Eli Owens

“Caterpillar Pillar” by Eli Owens

Taking

“Taking A Nap” by Jack C. Harpel

"Fly in Disguise" by Eli Owens

“Fly in Disguise” by Eli Owens

 

Picnic

“Picnic Beetle” by Misty Neff

"Hello

“Hello There” by Stephanie Weir

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“I See You” by Steve Swanson

 

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“Summer Harvest” by Lea Bessler

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“Little Green Bug From Mars” by Steve S.

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“Chicken Bone Scraps” by James Ozburn

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“Inside Time” by Faith Winters

“The Fly” by Dena Scott

“Life A Little Closer” by Lea Bessler

“White Spider on a Flower by Solveig Dahl

“My Flower” by Shelly Billings

 

“Debbie’s Web” by Debbie Gilman

“Light Up” by Cameron Teller

A ladybug scrambles across the blooms of a plant at Blueberry Park in Bremerton on Monday, July 11, 2011. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)

 

WA Bug

A lacewing clings to the petal of a Poppy in the Raab Park Children’s Garden in Poulsbo on Friday,  July 6, 2012. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

WA Dragon Fly

“Dragonfly” by Meegan M. Reid

 

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #90: City Life STAND-OUTS

Nice job on the City Life challenge!

Per usual I love the different subjects captured and shooting styles on display for this month’s challenge.

Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos entered and ramble on about what makes them “stand-out” to me for various reasons. The following photos will be published int he July 12th. edition of the Kitsap Sun.

 

City Dog's Life by Shawna Whelan
City Dog’s Life by Shawna Whelan

Full disclosure, I cropped this photo of Shawna’s into the extreme horizontal format that you see here because I loved everything about this shot but I really thought there needed to be more of a focus on that adorable dog sprawled out on the sidewalk at the end of his leash. By cropping it down the eye goes right for the dog which is is so perfectly framed by the city construction in the foreground.

Gasworks 4th by Deena Alley

Gasworks 4th by Deena Alley

My goodness that is one colorful sea of people! It’s not just the vibrant colors of this shot, that make it great but also the layering of colorful boats in the foreground with the colorful people and the houses up in the third tier of the frame.

Space Needle at Night by Cynthia Leota
Space Needle at Night by Cynthia Leota

There were quite a few entries featuring the Space Needle and the Seattle Waterfront which is to be expected with this theme. What made Cynthia’s standout was that star burst of light from the fishing boat. It is a very unique shot that ties in the iconic Space Needle with the areas fishing industry.

Market Browsing by Sharon Moorman
Market Browsing by Sharon Moorman

The candid moment of this is lovely and I like the composition and the layering of the market elements. But by far the best part of this photo is how the woman’s face in the foreground mimics that of the one of the portraits up in the top corner. I just love those subtle details in a photo that most times the photographer doesn’t even notice till editing their shots later.

Infraction by Steve Johnson
Infraction by Steve Johnson

Steve’s photo illustration depicting the woes of parking in the city is very well executed and I like how he thought a bit “outside of the box” when thinking about the theme of City Life.

FRAMES: From the archives 1965-66: an earthquake, lots of Navy and more.

Opened a box of negatives from 1965-1966 and apparently from the first handful of scans, the Navy was the biggest newsmaker of those two years, which makes total sense.

So here is a handful of featues and news and of course a lot of Navy related news from a dusty box of negatives.

***Remember the only info I have on the images is what is written on the Negative sleeve.

For a recap of this negative archive project, you can read about it HERE.

For all the posts from this archive project you can click here.

04/29/65 Earthquake
04/29/65
Earthquake
04/29/65 Earthquake
04/29/65
Earthquake
04/04/66 Connie Arrival
04/04/66
Connie Arrival
07/08/65 Navy
07/08/65
Navy
07/08/65 Navy
07/08/65
Navy
09/10/65 Advertising: Wedding Edition
09/10/65
Advertising: Wedding Edition
05/03/65 Kids Fishing Party
05/03/65
Kids Fishing Party
05/03/65 Kids Fishing Party
05/03/65
Kids Fishing Party
06/09/65 Indian Island
06/09/65
Indian Island
03/14/66 Brooke Commisioning
03/14/66
Brooke Commissioning
04/24/65 PO Fire
04/24/65
PO Fire
01/14/66 Flodding
01/14/66
Flodding
01/10/66 Drowning at PO Dump
01/10/66
Drowning at PO Dump
04/04/66 Connie Arrival
04/04/66
Connie Arrival
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
05/06/65 PSNS
05/06/65
PSNS
07/18/66 Scaramento
07/18/66
Sacramento
07/18/66 Scaramento
07/18/66
Sacramento
07/18/66 Scaramento
07/18/66
Sacramento

 

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #90: City Life

Your photo challenge this month, IF you choose to accept it of course, is to show me your best photo that falls under the theme of City Life.

Almost everyone lives in or near some form of city or town (huge urban metropolis, or a smaller town, which you photograph is up to you). From cityscapes, detailed shots of manhole covers, motion blur shots of people scurrying along the sidewalk or even portraits of those riding public transit…it can all be portrayed as part of city life.

As usual, the theme is open to interpretation and all “out of the box” thinking is encouraged.

So grab that camera and hit the streets – er hit the sidewalks because safety first people-and capture a moment that portrays City Life in your city/town of choice.

DEADLINE for entries will be Monday July 6th. and chosen “stand-outs” will be published in an upcoming edition of the Kitsap Sun. Entries can be emailed directly to meegan.reid@kitsapsun.com or uploaded using the handy “Upload Kitsap Frames Photo Challenges here.” link on the right side of this page.

***Please include the name of the town/city as part of your title or description etc.****

Here are a few frames from our archives that could fit the City Life theme:

The ferry Tacoma sails from Seattle to Bainbridge Island past a Seattle Fire Department boat conduction pump tests along the waterfront in this June 2012 file photo. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
The ferry Tacoma sails from Seattle to Bainbridge Island past a Seattle Fire Department boat conduction pump tests along the waterfront in this June 2012 file photo. (MEEGAN M. REID/KITSAP SUN)
Pedestrian traffic uses the walkway as vehicles disembark below at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal after the docking of the 3:00pm sailing of the MV Kaleetan from Seattle on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Pedestrian traffic uses the walkway as vehicles disembark below at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal after the docking of the 3:00pm sailing of the MV Kaleetan from Seattle on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Edith Clark of Bremerton covers up with her Seattle and Space Needle umbrella as she walks on Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton on a wet and windy Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Edith Clark of Bremerton covers up with her Seattle and Space Needle umbrella as she walks on Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton on a wet and windy Wednesday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The feet of sleeping commuters on the 6 a.m. auto ferry sailing from Seattle to Bremerton on Thursday hag over the seats. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The feet of sleeping commuters on the 6 a.m. auto ferry sailing from Seattle to Bremerton on Thursday hag over the seats. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Fresh produce to buy at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Fresh produce to buy at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Window washer Jim Mahoney of Pacific Window Cleaning in Seattle works on the Norm Dicks Government Building on Monday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Window washer Jim Mahoney of Pacific Window Cleaning in Seattle works on the Norm Dicks Government Building on Monday. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The Seattle Great Wheel and the Space Needle from the Bremerton to Seattle ferry. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
The Seattle Great Wheel and the Space Needle from the Bremerton to Seattle ferry. LARRY STEAGALL / KITSAP SUN
Maya Simal, 14, plays the violin among the bustle of downtown Poulsbo on Thursday, May 21, 2015. "I just love seeing people smile at the music, " said Simal when asked what the occasion was for playing violin for those passing by. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Maya Simal, 14, plays the violin among the bustle of downtown Poulsbo on Thursday, May 21, 2015. “I just love seeing people smile at the music, ” said Simal when asked what the occasion was for playing violin for those passing by. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton Firefighter Aaron Stanio gathers hose on his shoulder as he and fellow firefighters gather their gear after extinguishing a fire at an apartment complex on 12th. Street in Bremerton on Thursday April 23, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Bremerton Firefighter Aaron Stanio gathers hose on his shoulder as he and fellow firefighters gather their gear after extinguishing a fire at an apartment complex on 12th. Street in Bremerton on Thursday April 23, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

FRAMES: From the archives 1975: kite flying from the ferry, a crooner at the Officer’s Club, gas prices and more

A few more images and thoughts from a 1975 box of negatives:

~ I have to wish that one could still fly a kite from the ferry because I have this really cute crab kite that would look great flying from the back of the Walla Walla with the Seattle skyline behind it. Then again maybe kite flying from the ferry was never allowed and this guy was just a renegade kite flyer with a dream.

~One of my favorite things about this project is seeing how Larry and I are shooting some of the the exact same stories that were done in the 70’s.  Every year we have to shoot a picture of gas signs to go with a story on gas prices, apparently 1975 was no different when gas climbed to a whopping 60 cents.

For a recap of this negative archive project, you can read about it HERE.

For all the posts from this archive project you can click here.

07/10/75 Sturgeon Ashore on Hood Canal Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/10/75
Sturgeon Ashore on Hood Canal
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
09/13/75 Ferry Ride
09/13/75
Ferry Ride
07/19/75 Officer's Club
07/19/75
Officer’s Club
07/18/75 Gas Signs
07/18/75
Gas Signs
08/09/75 News
08/09/75
News

***I realize this newspaper is NOT from 1975, yet for some reason a photographer shot a few frames of it in 1975 for some reason…maybe for a contest or just maybe because they knew it was a significant event in the America’s history and wanted to document how their paper broke the news on the front page.****

07/11/75 Bremers
07/11/75
Bremers
09/12/75 USS England
09/12/75
USS England
07/03/75 Mini Golf
07/03/75
Mini Golf
08/02/75 Trailer Fire
08/02/75
Trailer Fire
07/04/75 Farm Co-Op
07/04/75
Farm Co-Op
07/11/75 BI Cent. Paintings
07/11/75
BI Cent. Paintings
07/12/75 PSNS Shuttle Bus
07/12/75
PSNS Shuttle Bus
07/18/75 Traffic
07/18/75
Traffic
07/23/75 Brownsville Dock
07/23/75
Brownsville Dock
07/29/75 NAD Groundbreaking
07/29/75
NAD Groundbreaking
07/29/75 Sylvan and Wheaton Accident
07/29/75
Sylvan and Wheaton Accident
08/02/75 Trailer Fire
08/02/75
Trailer Fire
08/04/75 Car Club Members
08/04/75
Car Club Members
08/06/75 Seesaw
08/06/75
Seesaw
08/07/75 Bangor Demo
08/07/75
Bangor Demo
08/08/75 Oscar and Pigeon
08/08/75
Oscar and Pigeon
08/08/75 Tonys PIzza
08/08/75
Tonys PIzza
08/18/75 Accident 6th. and Warren
08/18/75
Accident 6th. and Washington
06/13/75 Girl And Meteor
06/13/75
Girl And Meteor

FRAMES: Photo Challenge #89: Festival Fun STAND-OUTS

Nice job on the Festivals photo challenge!

While I didn’t get a whole lot of entries, the entries that I did get were nice images all around so a big thanks to those who shared their photos!

Remember there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos and ramble on about why they “stood-out” to me for various reasons.

The following photos will be published in the Sunday, June 14th. edition of the Kitsap Sun and the next challenge will be posted in the next day or two.

 

Unnamed and Remembered by Vincent Hosea I find the composition and depth of field of Vincent's image very interesting. While I am usually not a fan of vertical photos (it's just a weird quirk of mine, I just find horizontal images visually more appealing) I think this image is suited perfectly for the vertical format. I love the repletion of the marines as well as the repetition of the sailors that are out of focus in the background.
Unnamed and Remembered by Vincent Hosea
I find the composition and depth of field of Vincent’s image very interesting. While I am usually not a fan of vertical photos (it’s just a weird quirk of mine, I just find horizontal images visually more appealing) I think this image is suited perfectly for the vertical format. I love the repetition of the marines as well as the repetition of the sailors that are out of focus in the background.
Armed Forces Day Parade by Greg Patterson I really like this shot of U.S. Navy World War II veteran Burke Waldron as he turns onto 4th. Street during Bremerton's Armed Forces Day parade. I am a fan of the high angle utilized by Greg and his composition that not only showcases basically everything you want to capture in a parade scene (participants, onlookers, etc.) but also captures the leading line of the road from the upper right off the frame and guides the viewers eyes through every part of the image down to the lower right corner.
Armed Forces Day Parade by Greg Patterson
I really like this shot of U.S. Navy World War II veteran Burke Waldron as he turns onto 4th. Street during Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day parade. I am a fan of the high angle utilized by Greg and his composition that not only showcases basically everything you want to capture in a parade scene (participants, onlookers, etc.) but also captures the leading line of the road from the upper right off the frame and guides the viewers eyes through every part of the image down to the lower right corner.
O Beautiful For Spacious Skies by Steve Johnson Steve's use of an extreme wide angle lens to capture this classic car is a lovely and unique point of view. But truly it is those three small flags in the back window that make this frame stand-out since the red of the stripes contrasts so perfectly with the various shades of blues and grays in the image.
O Beautiful For Spacious Skies by Steve Johnson
Steve’s use of an extreme wide angle lens to capture this classic car is a lovely and unique point of view. But truly it is those three small flags in the back window that make this frame stand-out since the red of the stripes contrasts so perfectly with the various shades of blues and grays in the image.
Banjo Bill Scott at Bluegrass from the Forest by Shawna Whelan Some of the best photos are from behind the scenes or off to the sides of an organized event. This shot by Shawan is the perfect example of that, two musicians just chatting it up maybe before or after their performance.
Banjo Bill Scott at Bluegrass from the Forest by Shawna Whelan
Some of the best photos are from behind the scenes or off to the sides of an organized event. This shot by Shawna is the perfect example of that, two musicians just chatting it up maybe before or after their performance.
Miss Poulsbo by Cynthia Leota Parade royalty smiling and waving from their perches in convertibles is most certainly a "must" when covering the event. I like the mid action wave as well as the slight motion of her maybe checking her hair as she motors down the parade route lined with her subjects.
Miss Poulsbo by Cynthia Leota
Parade royalty smiling and waving from convertibles are
most certainly a “must” when photographing the event. I like the mid action wave as well as the slight motion of her maybe checking her hair as she motors down the parade route lined with her subjects.

FRAMES: A few scenes from a 1975 box of negatives

I’ve started scanning a new box of negatives from 1975 so here is the first batch of scans.

Remember, the only info I have on these frames is what is written on the negative sleeve, the date and sometimes the photographer.

A few random thoughts/items of note:

1) I have no idea why in the frame labeled “Male Tops” why the fashion shot is of a fella getting weighed on a scale while wearing such a nice shirt…not that I am questioning the photographer’s portrait/illustration skills…I’m just curious why that prop was chosen.

****Bonnie via the Frames Facebook page gave me the skinny, “Tops” is actually Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, which makes sooooo much more sense now! I had just assumed since the negative sleeve was labeled “Society” that it was a fashion shot since that’s what all the others have been. Some capital letters and some periods between them in negative title would have been helpful.***

2) I love getting a glimpse inside PSNS since I have never been allowed in the buildings with my pesky camera in hand.

3)I never knew roadmap dispensers were a thing but I’m guessing it was a handy little machine to have in gas stations etc.

***For a recap of this negative scanning project of mine, that I am afraid will take many many years to finish, you can click here.

***Also, if you have missed a few of the earlier From The Archive Posts ( I think there are like 30+ of them) you can find them HERE.

06/26/75 PSNS Sheet Metal Shop
06/26/75
PSNS Sheet Metal Shop
06/07/75 Navy Dunk Tank
06/07/75
Navy Dunk Tank
06/07/75 Navy Dunk Tank
06/07/75
Navy Dunk Tank
05/05/78 Male Tops
05/05/78
Male Tops
06/15/75 Roadmap Dispenser
06/15/75
Roadmap Dispenser
06/03/75 Symphony Couple
06/03/75
Symphony Couple
06/04/75 USS Strauss
06/04/75
USS Strauss
06/10/75 Assistant Secretary of the Navy
06/10/75
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
06/07/75 Drill
06/07/75
Drill
06/07/75 MTC-PSNS Contract
06/07/75
MTC-PSNS Contract
06/14/75 Brownsville Dock
06/14/75
Brownsville Dock
06/16/75 Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/16/75
Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/16/75 Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/16/75
Poulsbo Bicentennial
06/17/75 USS Sculpin
06/17/75
USS Sculpin
06/06/75 EPA Man
06/06/75
EPA Man
08/21/75 Fair Patterns
08/21/75
Fair Patterns
08/26/75 USS Missouri Sign
08/26/75
USS Missouri Sign
08/30/75 USS Missouri
08/30/75
USS Missouri
10/18/75 Ori Health Van
10/18/75
Ori Health Van
10/20/75 11th. & Callow CPR Case-Rescue One
10/20/75
11th. & Callow CPR Case-Rescue One
10/24/75 Paul Rosenbarger Travels
10/24/75
Paul Rosenbarger Travels
10/27/75 Accident
10/27/75
Accident
10/28/75 Pinatas
10/28/75
Pinatas
10/29/75 Plant Lady
10/29/75
Plant Lady
10/31/75 Lefse Baking
10/31/75
Lefse Baking

FRAMES: From the Archives: 1973: Friday the 13th., giant tube on car, people who work at night and more.

The last few frames from one of the 1973 boxes of negatives.

Sometimes the title of the negative sleeve doesn’t seem to match the photos that are included within. That was not the case with the “Large Tube On Car” label, since it was indeed just a bunch of frames of 4 fellas with a large tube on their car.

As for the negatives labeled “Friday The 13th.”… well I had no idea what I was going to find within that one and I admit I groaned when is saw the many frames of people walking down the sidewalk under (and sometimes around) a ladder.

***For a recap of this negative scanning project of mine, that I am afraid will take many many years to finish, you can click here.

***Also, if you have missed a few of the earlier From The Archive Posts ( I think there are like 30+ of them) you can find them HERE.

07/17/73 Large Tube On Car07/17/73
Large Tube On Car

07/13/73 Friday The 13th.07/13/73
Friday The 13th.

07/19/73 Nightworkers
07/19/73
Nightworkers
07/19/73 Nightworkers
07/19/73
Nightworkers
07/19/73 Salvation Army Campers Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/19/73
Salvation Army Campers
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/12/73 Sign at coal dock
07/12/73
Sign at coal dock
07/13/73 Senior Citizen Dance
07/13/73
Senior Citizen Dance
07/16/73 Horseshoe Lake
07/16/73
Horseshoe Lake
07/16/73 Talbot Home
07/16/73
Talbot Home
07/14/73 Accident @ Cemetery Hill Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/14/73
Accident @ Cemetery Hill
Cliff McNair Jr. / Bremerton Sun
07/18/73 Concert
07/18/73
Concert
07/20/73 4H Campers Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/20/73
4H Campers
Richard Ellis / Bremerton Sun
07/20/73 High Lakes
07/20/73
High Lakes
07/20/73 News
07/20/73
News
07/20/73 Oil Spill And Duck
07/20/73
Oil Spill And Duck
07/23/73 Hydros
07/23/73
Hydros
07/18/73 PSNS
07/18/73
PSNS
07/20/73 Plum
07/20/73
Plum