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Memorial Day 2015—Pix from Korea

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My dad's pix from Korea, c. 1952


Okinawa


Who took these photos?

My dad mentioned that one of the guys in his unit was an aerial photographer.  There are several large original aerial prints in his album.  The quality of the B&W film & the camera shots are so good that I think that his photographer buddy probably took them.  

I rephotographed the originals with my iPhone; edited them in Snapseed on my phone; sent them by email to my laptop; saved each one into iPhoto; edited each one again for cropping, clarity & sharpness; then, posted all of them to my blog.  

My dad's photography buddy would be amazed at the technology we have today.  No film.  No developing.  Non-destructive editing in our phones.  Immediate sharing on social media with custom privacy controls.  

The album below is a black lacquered padded cover with in-laid Mother-of-Pearl and embossed gold paint.  It is bound with silk braid.  The beautiful iridescent liner paper changes color depending on the light…