Sunday, December 24, 2006

TAKE A GUESS SUNDAYS -- Guess What I Scanned This With??


Blogger micki said...

This isn’t all that great of a shot, but back when I started my blog almost eleven months ago, I wanted to post this photo, but I couldn’t. My cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer
couldn’t handle the scan. Too much contrast, and that awful white line that goes through all of my dark images would show up in two spots. Well no more!!

Thursday late afternoon I was minding my own business, drumming away happily when the UPS man showed up. The kids were all excited. I looked out the window of my drumming/photography/scapbooking room and saw a huge box from B&H and a little box that I knew was my sons’ Veggie Tale DVD I’d ordered. A B&H box, I panicked!! I hadn’t ordered anything, what did they send me and could I get a RMA code to send it back? It was a heavy box, too. I brought it in and opened it up. There inside was a Christmas wish from my dad and a brand spanking new Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanner. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined owning this scanner. For a very rare moment in my life, I was speechless. I had been tricked by my dad’s wife. She had asked me a week earlier which scanner she should buy for my dad so he could scan all of his old negatives and slides. I’ll admit the thought of my dad sitting down to do all of that scanning confused me, but whatever. It went right over my head. Turns out the scanner was for me. :o) It sure is nice to be 39 and still get a little spoiled by your dad. He’s the one that got me started on all this photography stuff, it’s in the blood. He’s been shooting since he was a wee little thing. He’s since gone digital, and much of my equipment was lovingly passed down over the past couple of years.

No, the digital photography wasn’t passed down in the genes. I still have no desire to go digital and will never do so. And even though I have this most awesome scanner with Photoshop Elements 2.0 and SilverFast, I will still stay true to my no post-processing values. I will use the dust and scratch removal only. What I post will look exactly like the print I place down on that beautiful scanner’s glass. My children, however, are already having a great time with the post processing features, playing with them on my scanned photos as well as their own artwork.

Thanks, Dad! I love you.

Merry Christmas to all, enjoy your holiday!

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Doug said...

Yay! I know you've been frustrated by the limitations of your old scanner for quite a while. Have fun with the new one and we look forward to seeing the results.

Merry Christmas!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Jeff Ambrose said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. I'm sure you will put it to good use too. Merry Christmas Micki, hope you and your family have a great one.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Ron said...

That rules! Best gift ever! I can't wait to see what the new pics are going to look like! That is one WICKED scanner, and it's #1 on my list of which scanner I would get for myself!!

...but.. Why so negative about the digitals? They aren't that bad ;)

Congratulations on the scanner, are you going to help him scan some old negs now? :)

2:43 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

What a fabulous gift Micki. have ots of fun with it. And merry Christmas to you and yours.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

An awesome gift to be sure. Sounds like you are stoked.

Good image as well!

Have a great Christmas!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

What a perfect present for you Micki! I'm very happy for you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Don't you just love dads!!!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Congratulations, Micki. Great present. That's the scanner I have. :-)

4:13 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

That’s a killer scanner, Micki, but, if you ever start to miss that dear ol’ white line, I can run a quick tutorial in Elements 2.0 . . lol . .

4:15 PM  
Blogger Don said...

What a fabulous gift and such a tricky way of finding out what to buy! Happy scanning!

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Loeb said...

Isn't all that great of a shot? It's beautiful! I love this. Wonderful abstract, Micki.

5:46 PM  
Blogger photo-effe said...

Merry Christmas and Happy new year

6:13 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Daddys always love to spol their girls! Happy Christmas to you all!

7:18 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

OOOPS! I meant SPOIL..a little too much spiked eggnog!

7:19 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

Merry Christmas to you Micki!

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Wonderful story, its always fun to get suprised by your loved ones. Have a wonderful christmas!!

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

That's a fantastic present! I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations and Merry Christmas!!!

1:16 AM  
Anonymous michael said...

Happy Christmas Micki. I hope to see more great pics such as this one from the new scanner. I have the same scanner so if you need any help let me know.

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Wonderful Micki! Congrats on getting your new scanner!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

8:55 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

What a great and unexpected gift!! Congrats! So glad you could finally post this beautiful image :-)

8:59 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Yeah! I'm very suspect that you'll still be treating your kids at 39 :-)

2:38 PM  

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