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School Photos - 1975-76

Nearly all of the photos in the following galleries were taken by Dave Bugni.

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Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Bookstore Workers

Page 2

Cardinal News
Cardinal Pennant
Class Officers
Commons Workers
Cross Country
Demo For New Field

Page 3

Homecoming Court Nominees

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Marching Band
Medical Club
Modern Dance
Mu Alpha Theta
National Honor Society
Parnssus in Print
Red Cross

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Ski Club
Ski Racers
Student Announcers
Stump and the Rock
Swimming - Boys
Talent Show
Tennis - Boys
Track - Boys
Track - Girls

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Pictures from 76-77 & 77-78
Hart Park
Tosa East 3rd Floor
Tosa East Basement


Our great thanks go to Dave Bugni who has supplied us a trove of photographs he took while on the Cardinal Pennant staff.  He is seen in the picture at the left along with our classmates Jeff Lenzen, Chuck Perry, and Kevin Morrissey. At the time Dave was just a Sophomore and he would continue as a photographer for the next 2 years.

Though many of these photos did make it to our yearbook, many did not and even if they did, they are now in much higher quality than could be printed. 

Regarding the photos, Dave wrote to me that he took all of the one's he supplied.  His story is he completely forgot about all the negatives (over 2,000 photos), but when he was cleaning out his parents things about 10 years ago, he came across a box with all of them - they had saved all the old negatives. He had his own dark room as a kid, so his parents must have saved them when they took it down after he left for college. Back in about 2009 he started to digitize them and it is a slow process to restore some of them. Read more detailed notes that Dave wrote below.

My sincere thanks to this monumental effort from Dave and it is my privilege that I can proudly display them on our website for all of you to enjoy. 

Gene Hanson, Webmaster.


Some notes from Dave Bugni

I was a yearbook (Cardinal Pennant) photographer for my sophomore (1975-76) and junior (1976-77) years and the newspaper (Cardinal News) photographer all three years (1975-1978). As a result, many yearbook photos that were taken during my senior year (1977-78) I do not have, but some from the previous spring's activities do appear in the 1978 yearbook (due to the timing of spring photos and when the yearbook needed to be sent to the publisher), which I have included. Hundreds of individuals are featured, some more than others, depending upon how many activities they were involved in. In retrospect, it is unfortunate I could not photograph more students and activities, as I met many fine, fellow students, and was able to explore other activities this way. If one does not see a particular group or activity represented, it is most likely because I did not take those original photographs. I recommend studying the photos closely, as much history can be gleaned from them. As a young, amateur photographer, I was experimenting with many techniques, such as motion blur, depth of field, and multiple exposures, which can be seen in some photos. Some ideas worked, and some did not. And sometimes, I just could not focus fast enough, particularly for subjects moving rapidly or when taking a quick candid.

I digitized these photos from my original color slides and color and black & white negatives, which I discovered about 15 years ago or so in some old shoe boxes that my parents had saved. All were shot in 35 mm format. All black and white photos were taken with Tri-X film (ASA 400, relatively coarser-grained, usually for the indoor and evening outdoor scenes), or Plus-X film (ASA 125, finer-grained, usually for the daytime outdoor scenes). Standard development occurred in Kodak D-76 film developer, except for some of those negatives shot with the Tri-X film, which were pushed to a higher ASA speed (800 or 1,600) for the evening scenes (such as down at Hart Park or in the indoor swimming pool), in which case those were processed in Acufine or Diafine developer. You will be able to detect the graininess and loss of contrast in some of these photos as a result of pushing the film to these higher ASA speeds. The color film used was Kodak Kodacolor II, ASA 100. Color slide film used was Kodak Ektachrome, ASA 160, and for evening shots this was pushed to ASA 400. Color film and slides were processed commercially.

For the digitizing process, all film and slides were scanned in 2020 on a flatbed scanner set to a resolution of 4,800 dpi. (My previous scans of some of these photos were done in about 2010 at only a resolution of 2,400 dpi.) Large TIFF files were created of these scanned images and then smaller JPEG files were created from the TIFF files. A total of about 1,800 negatives and slides were scanned, from which the photos that appear were selected. The black & white negatives remained in fairly good shape (I developed all the B&W film and printed the photos selected by the yearbook or newspaper staffs). However, the color negatives and slide emulsions did degrade and their colors shifted, which I tried my best to correct in Photoshop. Also, when I took some of my first photos inside the school's gym in 1975 and 76, I did so without a fluorescent light compensating filter (FLD), so some of those photos had a green cast to them, which I also tried to correct. Then, when I did obtain an FLD filter in early 1976, it provided a warmer tone to compensate for the green, but this also gave everything a slight magenta tinge, which I also tried to correct. As a result, color photos taken within the gym may have some color-related defects. Depending upon your photo viewer or printer, you may need to modify these photos to suit the technology you have or your personal taste. Many photos can be printed and suitably enlarged. Many of the photos digitized did not appear in the yearbook or newspaper (only so many could be used), so they will be new to most people.