About this site

This site is dedicated to photos that my father John Hendy took. After he died in 2008, I took on the gargantuan task of scanning his photos, dating back to the early 1950s – several hundred black & white films, a few hundred more colour negative films and more than 11,000 slides. Fortunately he had catalogued everything in a database, so there has been a lot less guesswork than there could have been!

I started by posting an occasional selection of interesting/amusing images to the “mydadsphotos” blog (see “Home” on the menu above), something I will continue to do as I work through the scanning.

The best photos will be added to a dedicated website – john.shendy.co.uk – the motorsport, Northampton and King’s Road sections of this blog will be migrated over to there. I have also set up a Facebook page.

For those interested in the technical side of things, I’ve been scanning the negatives and slides using an Epson V7000 flatbed scanner, which enables me to scan several strips of negatives in one go, or 12 slides. I’ve been scanning at 2400dpi, saving the images as TIFF files, and I load these into the excellent Adobe Lightroom. This has enabled me to perform some basic editing, apply keywords and organise the images into logical groups, such as individual members of the family or specific holidays.

Please feel free to contact me if you have anything to say about the photos, or use the blog feedback.

You might also be interested in these other websites that I have:

Websites
www.shendy.co.uk – my main photography website.
sport.shendy.co.uk – my sports photography site. This mainly features Northampton Saints rugby, but does also include some cycling as well.

Blogs
blog.shendy.co.uk – my photo blog, where I  post a few images that I have taken.