Time Travel: 1994 Corsica Photos

In February of 1994, we took a ferry from Marseille to Corsica, bringing our trusty Honda Civic Wagon with us. Upon arriving in Bastia, we drove down Corsica's east coast all the way to Bonifacio, and from there we made our way up the west coast to Calvi. I had brought my Minolta Maxxum 9000 camera, and on this occasion, it was loaded with Kodacolor Gold 200 ASA film (ASA is what we used to call ISO back then). From the 38 photos, my usual take from a 36 exposure roll, I had a Photo CD made.

This was a fairly new thing at the time; the images were delivered at a resolution of 3072x2048 pixels, quite high considering that consumer-level digital cameras introduced in 1994, such as the Apple QuickTake, managed resolutions of only 640x480 pixels. Still, I was extremely disappointed with the CD: the photos looked anemic, lacked contrast, were marred by tons of dust and scratches, and not a single one was properly aligned! I'm sure this had more to do with the lab that clearly didn't know how to process a Photo CD than with the technology itself. Nevertheless, because of my disappointment, I never made another Photo CD.

22 years later, in 2016, I dug up the old CD, cleaned and straightened all the photos, and saved them at a resolution of 3000x2000 pixels (because of the misalignment, that's the best I could do). Finally, in August of 2017, I decided to post-process the whole set properly. The 24 photos on this page are part of the result; the full set of 38 images may be viewed in a gallery or as a slide show (links are provided at the botton of this page).

Since 1994, we've been to Corsica many times, and there are several pages on this site featuring that beautiful island. For example, Corsica 2008 (Nikon D300), Three days in Corsica (Panasonic Lumix TZ20), and Corsica, May 2013 (Fujifilm X100S). Enjoy exploring what the French rightfully call l'île de Beauté with us!

Click on any image to see a larger (2100 x 1400 pixel) version!


The Mediterranean at Bonifacio

The Mediterranean at Bonifacio


Rock formations

Rock formations


On the way to Sartène

On the way to Sartène


The town of Sartène

The town of Sartène


Gray skies

Gray skies


Palm tree Before the storm

Palm tree

Before the storm


After the storm

After the storm


Rock formations

Rock formations


Corsican beach

Corsican beach


Along Corsica's west coast

Along Corsica's west coast


Looking into the mountains

Looking into the mountains


Mountain goats

Mountain goats


Piana

Piana


Calanques of Piana

Calanques of Piana


Calanques of Piana

Calanques of Piana


Vicki

Vicki


Calanques of Piana

Calanques of Piana


Reddish rocks and  blue sea

Reddish rocks and blue sea


Dusk

Dusk


The Genoese tower of Porto at night

The Genoese tower of Porto at night


On the road from Porto to Calvi

On the road from Porto to Calvi


On the road from Porto to Calvi

On the road from Porto to Calvi


The harbor of Calvi

The harbor of Calvi


The photos on this page were taken from February 21 through 23, 1994 in Corsica.
You may view the entire set of 38 photos in 3000x2000 pixel resolution as a slide show or in a gallery.




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