Hello – Welcome to WDEOD, a site full of Doris’ photographs!
Its purpose is to share the shots she took in her 50+ years of travel. I’m trying to do a post a film – so one tour may have many posts.
To see what I’ve put up so far, use the menu (three lines up there ↑ if you are on a phone or tablet) to go to a place or a year.
As I’ve mentioned before, the slides have mounts added during processing. For the most part in the sixties and early seventies, Doris used Kodak film and processing. Later on she switched to Fuji Film (and therein lies another problem).
The front of the mounts changed over time and I used this Useful page about Kodak mounts to work out when the shot was taken if the date was missing or illegible.
No “+” so this slide must have been old 1974 stock, with the 1975 stock introduced later in the year.
Why am I telling you this?
I want to try and post a roll at a time. I’m concerned that say, I post slides and confidently say ‘This is Quito’, and either someone will comment that it is actually a back street in Slough or worse will believe me and pass the mistake on.
So how can I achieve that?
The back of the slide is what I am using to differentiate the sets. The slide number and date placement is often inconsistent. I assume it depended on the machine the film went through and the level of ink etc.
This one has red ink and
so does this, but the number and date are lighter print and much higher up on the slide.
Here’s one with black ink.
There are lots of variations. Occasionally all films must have gone through the same machine as it is impossible to see any mount difference.
Doris often numbered her slides, but as you can see there are two sets of numbers (sometimes three). I think she would merge sets from different trips together which would explain the gaps in the sequences. They do help to place similar items together. Sometimes.
Anyway, aside over, these six are the only worthwhile ones from this roll from Galapagos. The others were out of focus or, sorry, boring.