Nothing better to do on a dark rainy day than scan old negatives. I came across this one and thought I’d share. I took this picture on a camping trip in late autumn of 1977. The campsite is somewhere in the Davis area but the exact location has long slipped from memory.
I was young, dumb, and poor and the only camera I owned back then was a Nikkormat FTN with a 50mm f2 Nikkor H-C lens. The 50mm was the only lens I had at the time. In fact, it and the Nikkormat FTN were the only Nikon equipment I’ve ever owned. I still have them both. The film was Kodak “Pan-X Plus 125”. I never have used B/W much so this was a treat when I came across the negative.
I wish I still had that tent, too. It’s an 8×10 Coleman “American Heritage”. Having straight sides there really was a lot of room in it. I recall once, we had four cots setup inside. Speaking of cots, I have no explanation why my cot is outside; I can’t remember a thing. I wish I still had it because it would make a good cold weather tent for me. It’s canvas and because it didn’t have a rain fly, the windows on the side zipped up tight. It wouldn’t carry much of a load of snow, but it’d be warmer than the tent I have now.
Please excuse the scratches on the negative. Back then, I kept negatives in the original paper envelopes in which they were shipped from the labs. Again, I was young, dumb, and poor and didn’t preserve them properly. It was years later when I finally bought sleeves and began to keep my negatives in them. Of course, the damage was already done.