Friday, May 18, 2012

Burgess Falls

My daughter took this photo, when she and my granddaughter visited Burgess Falls recently.  Wish I was able to walk the steep path down to the falls, but at least I get to enjoy them through her wonderful photos.

Technology has certainly improved the quality of our photos.  It is far easier to organize and store them too. I speak from experience.  I recently sorted through hundreds of family photos, some dating back to the 1800’s.  I’ve managed to do some rough sorting into family groups and store them in uniformly sized photo boxes.  It’s really pared down the storage size, but I plan to scan and store many of them digitally.  It will be a big job, but now that they are organized, I’ll tackle them a bit at a time.  I plan to display many of them online and hope that other family members can help to identify some of the people in the photos.  While some have penciled names and dates on the back, many give no clue.  I do fairly well with photos from the early 1900’s, but most of the 1800’s leave me scratching my head!

I’ll need to use a photo scanning service like PhotoBin for the boxes of slides.  They also provide video to DVD conversion, which should dramatically reduce the size of our home movie collection. 

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a DVD is worth a thousand pictures!

1 comment :

  1. Nice photo of the edge of Burgess Falls. I work for an organization called Alliance for the Cumberlands that is promoting the Cumberlands as nature-based tourism destination and pictures like these always help the region speak for itself. We create an awesome website to help people plan their trips.

    Check out and link to us if you can. I would love some help getting the word out about the Web site.