It All Started In 1997

Or at least the CyberHalides website did, bursting into life on 8 September 1997 – the prints it contained were mostly from the 1980s.  As this was some years before the age of digital cameras and barely into the internet age, in its initial form CyberHalides was a means of showcasing images that were shot on traditional film, developed in a tank, printed in a wet darkroom, and scanned using a (now-primitive but then highly expensive) flatbed scanner. 

The 42 images from the original site are preserved for posterity in this section of the site, divided into their original 5 galleries.  These images are scans of wet darkroom prints.  At the time I made them typical screen resolutions were not what we have today – 640×480 was fairly common – and Internet bandwidth was slow.   So the images are not large.  But you’ll get the idea.

Old Gallery 1 – Selected Landscapes of the 1980s

Mary's Dilemma

Mary’s Dilemma

Old Gallery 2 – One Northern Winter

Over Montmartre #2

Over Montmartre #2

Old Gallery 3 – Japan in Winter

Ise Shrine

Ise Shrine

Old Gallery 4 – BC and Yukon in Summer

Port Clement

Port Clement

Old Gallery 5 – Other Misc Selected Images

Lithgow Fog

Lithgow Fog