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About the Pictures and
First pictures were scanned off slides taken on an ancient Spotmatic and negatives from an even older half-frame Olympus Pen D. A few are scanned from negs taken with a modern Olympus mju 170. Michael preferred the antiques!
These were scanned using a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II (except for documents which were done on a Microtek 4600). Software used included Adobe PhotoShop 5.0LE, GraphicConverter and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 2.0 and Adobe Elements 2.0. The site is on Apple's .Mac iDisk and was prepared on a Mac G4 running OS 9.2 and a Mac G4 Powerbook running OS 10.4. Apple HomePage was used for most albums. Adobe PageMill 3.0 was used for text pages like this and also Mozilla Composer.
More recently the digital world has been embraced enthusiastically (though initially reluctantly) and 2006 and 2007 pictures were taken on a Panasonic Lumix FZ7 bridge camera and a Pentax K10D DSLR.
Sources of copyright free pictures are identified. Some images of maps,logos etc were taken from free guides and publicity material.
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Updated 07 May 07