Unexpected Treasure

Every few months one of us discovers a cache of negatives in some far corner of our storage space. This always propels me into a scanning frenzy. However, the scanning and retouching process is so time-consuming that I’m pretty picky about what I scan. This image didn’t make the first cut or the second. The negative didn’t look like much, and I had no recollection of even taking the shot. I had some time to waste last night, so I did a quick preview scan of the image and I was blown away.

As soon as I saw the image appear on my 30″ display, I was transported back to the moment I shot it back in 1985. Now I can’t stop looking at it.

I took this picture thinking my friends and family might be interested in seeing Thule, Greenland at high noon on a typical winter’s day. I can still taste the cold calm.

Current weather in Thule, Greenland.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Cindy says:

    As always, amazing picture. Noon? Wow.

  2. Grant says:

    Reminds me of that movie Whiteout.

  3. Antonio Piccolboni says:

    Lovely architecture, what is it, Polar Victorian? It reminds me, incidentally, of the inside of my fridge.

  4. thedude says:

    That’s exactly right, Antonio. The barracks were constructed like inside-out refrigerators to keep the cold out.

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