Monday, 29 February 2016

Tombs



Sometimes a photographer will write some useful notes on a slide. That can help with date / location / subject.

On this slide was written "tombs".

Cheers mate. Very useful.

Bonus - Maybe they mean Francis, Lord Tombs took the picture.

Bonus 2- Well, I say !

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Charlie and Bob

Today, the lads are preparing for the "Four Laps of the Back Garden" racing challenge.

While the trike might have the straight line speed, the dumper truck has the all-important stability and traction for the muddy corner beside the Geraniums.

Bonus - Why Is It 'Eleven, Twelve' Instead of 'Oneteen, Twoteen'?

Saturday, 27 February 2016

A Pinny, and a Disapproving Glance


It's clear, from that withering glance, that Mrs Brady had taken deep offence at something that Mrs Wilson (arm, left) has said. We could speculate, but we don't know for sure.

Bonus - Oops

Friday, 26 February 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Moo


You might see today's slide as a rather average slide of two Aberdeen Angus bulls staring thru' some barbed wire.


Me, being an artist, sees the ideal image for the cover Coldplay's next crowd-thrilling CD.

Well.... I'm not selling it to you, Chris Martin. You're just not worth it.
Bonus : Fantastic news in the field of animal research. Penguins on a treadmill: study shows fat ones fall over more often than slim ones. With Video !

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Chapel of St Margaret of Scotland


Yes, another deeply tedious slide.

This time, a church-related one.

You'll recall that St Margaret of Scotland was also called Margaret of Wessex.   And was born in Hungary.  Bloody Immigrants !

Bonus - Sadly, Eric "Winkle" Brown has died. He certainly led a fascinating life - especially if you're a aviation nut.

Bonus 2 -

Monday, 22 February 2016

Keep Florida Green



From the age and fuel efficiency of that car, I'm guessing the Keep Florida Green license plate is not an ecological message.

Bonus -

Friday, 19 February 2016

The Golden Dam



Difficult to get a sense of scale with this slide, but I believe that that is a Damned huge Dam.

With a lovely golden sheen to it.

Bonus - Put your faith in the Lord and.... damn.

Bonus 2 -

Thursday, 18 February 2016

How Infuriati .... A-Ha!!



I was just about to post a whinge about finding a quaint little  building on a slide, and how infuriating it was that I couldn't find out where it was in real life....when

POW !

The Squirrels who live in my brain whispered some secret squirrel info, and I was led to this picture.


How Remarkable. And More Here


Bonus - Ice + Tides = Awesome !

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The Amazing Mr Talbot



This is a rare picture of the frankly astonishing Mr Gabe Talbot, of Muncie in Indiana State.

In the early 1960's Mr Talbot displayed his inexplicable ability to teleport from one location to another.

Obviously, he's not displaying this ability in this slide, but I have it on good authority that he could have, if he wanted.

Bonus -

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cordonnerie


Well, that's a dull slide.

It other words ... Cobblers

Bonus - Tonight, I shall mainly be...having fun



Monday, 15 February 2016

Miles from Many Places


I like challenges like this. No info on the slide, but where in the world was this?

Well, I have to assume that teh distances are roughly correct, and I realised that the distances aren't in miles.

So ... I suspect the location is here.

Bonus : An Outbreak of Clams

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Denim Double

It's been a while since the last Hollings Fashion Show slide, so let's fix that with this lovely shot. Two stylish and practical examples of Denim Couture. Or something.

Bonus - Sounds like the ideal pet.

Bonus 2 -  Well, it's Valentines Day.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

More Oxygen, Madam?

 In a mixed box of slides, I found some slides of Machu Picchu, and this one. It's a guess, but I reckon this slide is from a related Andes-related transport.

Or maybe some professional Glue-Huffing offer from British Rail.

Bonus - The Story of Japan

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Style is Timeless


However, Fashion is Fleeting.

What once was Cool, now is... well.... tragic.

BONUS -

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Say Cheese



That's the marvellous thing about Kodachrome.

This slide is from 1952, and needed no image tweaking. Yes, over sixty years old, and the slide still has majestic colours.

This slide does have some info - "June 1952, Jean and Marty". Whether Jean and Marty and the Kids or the Parents- I know not. But, thank you for the image.

Bonus - Fishing Dog.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Native American Conga


This shouldn't really be a Tedious Tuesday slide, but there's just too little detail.

It appears to be a First Nations Tribal Dance of some sort, at a rural rodeo. But, it could be a performance of The Lambeth Walk.

Still, there's a detailed section of it, if you're interested.

Bonus - Not-so-secret atomic tests: Why the photographic film industry knew what the American public didn’t

Monday, 8 February 2016

North Carolina - Variety Vacationland

Yes, North Carolina has it all. It's the ideal Variety Vacationland, whether you want trees and lakes, trees and golf courses, trees and hills or lakes and plants... NC has it.

But, "Please don't sit on the benches"

Bonus -

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Waiting for the High Tide

This may look like a family mucking around with the kids, but it's actually a sadder story. After mis-hearing a report on the radio, this extended family evacuated to the dinghy, and are awaiting the Tsunami.
They didn't leave the dinghy for 8 days, by which time, they were the source of ridicule throughout the neighbourhood.

Bonus - Dealing with Drones.
Bonus 2 -

Friday, 5 February 2016

The Shifty Spectators



So, the companion to yesterday's Shifty Bridegroom...

The Shifty Spectators.


Bonus - Muslims who saved Jews from Holocaust commemorated in I Am Your Protector campaign.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Shifty Groom


Just had an email from my Sis about the arrangements for her Wedding, so this slide seems slightly appropriate.

No... Not that implying that her other half is shifty - far from it.

But, I guess I'm in danger of digging myself deeper...

Bonus -

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Before - and After

For a change, a little insight into the work of The Slide Guy.
Not every slide arrives in pristine condition, as you can see.
Scanning a slide can reveal a tantalising hint of the detail, and a quick play with saturations, curves, hues and colour balances can improve things.
 Unfortunately, there's a balance to be made. If this was the only slide showing JFK and Marilyn engaging in "Uganda  Discussions", then I'd spend a few hours teasing every detail out of the slide. (And the resulting image would look as fake as a Playboy Bunny.)

But that level of effort seems unlikely here.

Bonus - Japanese WW2 Pilot bombs America, and returns years later. The result...

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Work in Progress



You might wonder why this regular feature is termed "Tedious Tuesday".

Or looking at today's slide, perhaps you might not need to ask.

Bonus :
From the Tedious to the frankly Barking. "Disney Princesses, re-imagined as Cement Mixers."
No, I've no idea why.


Monday, 1 February 2016

Breakfast in the Garden

Tragically, 30 seconds later, Trevor was engulfed and consumed by the giant mutant ivy which you can see creeping over the fence.

And he was only 3 hours away from retirement.


Bonus - Do you see those two guys on yonder pier...

Just Triking Around

Sunday afternoon, and little Andy is mucking about on his tricycle. Maybe he'll manage two wheels (with stabilizers, no doubt) in the...