I exchanged the defective scanner and hooked up the new one this morning. Already I am having better luck with it. The “film” option is not grayed out. I have yet to scan negatives but will do so as soon as I get a chance. This morning I scanned another snapshot of NYC.
This photo was taken on the same day as the previous NYC photo. It was on Earth Day in 1990. It felt like a magical day. The weather was unseasonably beautiful. Everybody in the city was in a really good mood. We wandered around Manhattan all day. I think we happened upon a free B-52s concert (though, that may have been a different excursion).