This is a 24 Roll of Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 35mm film purchased out of Windham, Maine. There are a total of 27 images.
This entire set takes place out on the water, on a sailboat, just off the coast of what could be Maine. Also, the photos are date stamped January 9th, 1998.
This could be a touring boat. It’s sunset, and there’s a lot of people on board.
The Adidas hoodie could confirm the date stamp. The girl’s hoodie in the back can’t be read in total. Something-Nation ap-something. The pepsi can has a logo on its side a well, but I can’t tell what for. Looks like an “N”.
Some great shots of the sun setting.
Not a single man in the group, I didn’t even notice at first. Lots of happy faces, and people from a wide range of age and background. People are super friendly and posing for more than one photo. This could have been the wrap up to some kind of larger project. I get the impression new friends were made.
UPDATE: September 27th, 2014
Thanks to Mike Wingham for indicating these shots were taken at The Banff Gate Mountain Resort at Dead Man’s Flats. Knowing this is a hotel of sorts tell us that these people were likely visiting from somewhere else, rather than residents of the area.
First time I have come across an abandoned digital camera with an SD card still in the slot. So in this case, the “film” is a Kodak 512MB SD Card with a Digital Assurance Promise logo in the bottom left corner. These are still in stock on amazon.com for $20 each.
I like that it’s Kodak 🙂
Again, Kodak brand Polaroid PDC 2350 point & shoot camera with an earth shattering 2 mega pixel sensor 🙂 It was released in 2003 and has some features that I admired for a camera of the time, such as limited shutter control, iso (even if it only went to 400), and the ability to take video (no audio). When I discovered it had an internal memory, I found another two images. When I played around with it a bit, the low battery indicator started to flash when I used zoom.
It’s a family gathering. Three settings: In the home, at a park, and in a restaurant. 2MP doesn’t give you any zooming capability if I want to see more detail. All these images show at 100% on my monitor. The meta data looks like it reset for these images as well. They are labeled january 1st, 2003…the same date I was given to enter as default when first plugging it with batteries.
Here’s what could be grandpa and granddaughter going over an old photo album. And no cell phone on the table 😉
Costco brand products in the typical cardboard basket.
You do get the impression of a visit. These two could be sisters. Their home and backyard looks very much like Canmore.
Hugging it out on the court
Another court shot, from the internal memory
A kid I don’t see in any other photo.
The last image. Battery could have died, seems to be the repeat story with many of these.
Even though we can’t figure the date, we can look at the time from the first to the last shot, in this case, three hours past. The camera was made in 2003 so it’s after that, but probably not very much, as we all know digital cameras are much more disposable than film ones ever were.
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2014
“The mountain in the background is The Windtower, which is on the west end of Mount Lougheed. The picture, then, was probably taken in the condos in Dead Man’s Flats.” Thanks to Rob for that great piece of information!
The film was exposed and also had some issues during the exposures. perhaps the battery was dying? You can see the back of the camera must have been opened at some point, the last few images are in varying degrees of pre-develop exposure.
Samsung AF Zoom 1050 is a bit of a mystery to me. Not a lot of information online.
Looks like a storm, probably hail. It’s one of my favourites, for some reason. It’s simple, but has a nice composition, and good exposure
A clever happy birthday sign using boxes of Kraft dinner. The healthy choose at that so the photos are probably less than 10 years old. You can almost make the address out 425 [something] Close NW.
Two people exhausted on a boat. They could be a couple but they are wearing the same watch.
Took me a minute why this image was taken, but it looks to be a tiny frog under their cupped hand, so cute!
Update October 14, 2014 Thanks to Michael Brown for this comment: Truck in the picture looks like a GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado. That body style (taillight) was introduced in 2003. Nice dent above the rear wheel would indicate the truck is a little older, maybe picture taken in 2004 or 2005?
A man in the back of a pickup truck with a (presumably full) kid sized pool.