I think it was about 18 months ago that I scanned more than a thousand of my grandfather John Shakely’s Kodachrome color slides from the 1950s. After finishing, I thought I had scanned all of them. Then, around this past Christmastime I was exploring in his old home and discovered thousands more. I was thrilled with the discovery, even though the scanning process is a manual, one-by-one process. It’s extremely tedious work.

But when I see photos like the one here, scanned into Flickr and captioned (thanks to Pop’s meticulous, craftsman nature), it makes the time spent well worth it. The caption for this photo: “Fishing boats, Wreck Bay, San Cristobal, Galapagos – 10 June 1955”.

Not sure when I’ll finish this side project, but I’m hoping before the start of summer.