Tuesday, February 23, 2010

San Bartolo

Recently my wife and I purchased an HP Photosmart C8180 All-in-One printer, scanner, and copier. As it turns out, this thing is able to copy old negatives, like the kind we used to get from 35mm film. After scanning the negative, the program inverts the colors and creates a positive image. Suddenly all my forgotten photographs are finding new life! There's no need to even pay money to get the negatives developed; I can process them right here in my living room.

I found these old negatives from my mission, some of which have not been seen in almost 20 years.

The photograph on the top of this post was taken in 1991 in a small town called San Bartolo Aguascalientes, famous for his thermal waters. In the picture, I'm kneeling near a small structure called a "tuj," which is basically a sweat lodge used by the Mayan peoples of Central America.

The second photograph shows women washing clothes in the river near San Bartolo. It's a little difficult to see any detail in this picture, but if you click on the image, you can see a slightly larger version.

This photograph was taken in 1991 in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. Elders Gudiel and Nicholl are standing beside me. We chose this location because of the storefront window which reads, "Licuados Super Moises." Notice my head is carefully placed over the letters to make it look like "Moses."

My companion Elder Ricardo Monroy is sitting near an adobe house with a Guatemalan family. This picture was also taken in 1991 in San Bartolo.

1 comment:

Krystal said...

A younger you!


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