I agree with you. The film I used for this photo is very old. Well past expiration date. (I took other photos with better film that day. This is just the one that Mom took.) The film has a lot of base fog and lacks a lot of contrast. The image you see on-screen is AFTER I compensated during scanning and added contrast via Photoshop.
I would have preferred to have Mom's photo on fresher film but this is what came out. Even so, the photo has its own qualities.
Now that Mom has had a good experience with taking "good" photos, maybe I can get her to take more.