My Dad was Scoutmaster of
Troop 82, North Bellmore, NY for many years in the 1970's and 1980's.
|Taken at Beaverkill in 1969. This was a scan of a very underexposed slide. Film used was Kodachrome, probably KR64. While working with these old slides I've observed that Kodachrome has held up very well, slightly better than Ektachrome. Both Kodak films are much better the GAF film that I occasionally used.||Stopping for a rest
along the trail. Dad made this hiking stick from a metal rod
tightly wrapped with rope. It was surprisingly heavy (for me as a
kid anyway), but he liked it. I always thought that lugging it
around was more trouble than it was worth.
All my GAF slides, including this one, now have an extreme bluish cast. I correcting the color here somewhat. It looks much better than the original.
|This is one of my favorite pictures of me and my dad. This was taken at Tom Quick's Pond in 1969. When you hand your camera to someone to take your picture you're never sure what you'll get. This one is a winner.||Here we are ready for a swim at Buckskin waterfront in 1968. Is that the Tuttle House in the background? All that was left of it in 1998 was a crumbling foundation.|
|Every year Dad would paint a rock at the entrance to our camp site. This was the first one he did, and the only rock painting picture I could find. He kept our troop number and year small, and tried to make the subject appropriate to the Chief whom the camp site was named after.||Here is the finished product. During our visit in 1998, Dave and I could find no trace of this rock, or even the camp site.|
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