Traveling in the Wadi Farah (or Faria) in 1982 with the late Jimmy Cravens of Tampa, Florida, we came upon a shepherd moving his sheep from one side of the road to the other. This scene calls to mind Psalm 23.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. (23:1-2 ESV)
This scene is located in a region often called the West Bank, part of the Palestinian Authority. The Wadi Farah leads from near Tirzah to the Jordan Valley.
Biblical characters such as Abraham and Jacob likely used this route to travel from the Jordan Valley to Shechem.
Dale, Thanks for your comment on the scan. A few decades ago I had about 1000 slides scanned by a firm in Atlanta that no longer offers that service. That was in the day of the .psd format. Now, not even Photoshop will open them, but ACDSee will. Then I can save them in .jpg. The earlier slide of the mound of ancient Babylon was from that batch. More recently I have not found a great source to scan slides in high quality.
I scanned the photo here using my Epson Perfection V500 flatbed scanner. It is possible to scan up to four slides, or a few more filmstrips, at a time. Some of my old photos have not been shown using a slide projector. I have kept them in slide file cabinets or other containers and in air conditioning. I assume this has helped retain the quality.
The scan depends on the quality of the original slide; some are better than others. It happens that the quality of this slide was good and it retained the color. It was shot with Agfachrome.
The real problem with the Epson scanner is that it is slow, but for one or two slides at a time it does a very nice job.
Best wishes, Ferrell
Very interesting and a good visual to use in teaching children. Thanks for sharing!
We are reading Genesis…..this pic so helpful❤
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I am impressed with the quality of the scan from the slide. What kind/brand etc of scanner do you use?
On Sat, Jan 12, 2019 at 10:10 AM Ferrell’s Travel Blog wrote:
> ferrelljenkins posted: “Traveling in the Wadi Farah (or Faria) in 1982 > with the late Jimmy Cravens of Tampa, Florida, we came upon a shepherd > moving his sheep from one side of the road to the other. This scene calls > to mind Psalm 23. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. H” >