Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!
I'm working on a long piece about hunting for herps in Mexico, based on an ill-planned and chaotic trip I took as a student. (At that age, is there any other kind?) To refresh my memory, I'm squinting at hundreds of slides, wishing I still had a carousel projector, or even the crude, flimsy light box I used back then to sort images. My old, now defunct, scanner made it possible to produce images from slides--such as that above--but they didn't do justice to the wonders of Kodachrome. My present scanner doesn't do slides. It's possible to take slides to a local photo place and have them turned into crisp digital images, which I have done a few times, but it's pricey.
So I hold slides to the sunlit blinds, and I squint. For details, I look backwards through binoculars. The magic pops out and pokes me in the eye.