Monday, 29 February 2016
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
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
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
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 !
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
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
Saturday, 20 February 2016
Friday, 19 February 2016
Thursday, 18 February 2016
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
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
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.
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Monday, 15 February 2016
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
Bonus - Sounds like the ideal pet.
Bonus 2 - Well, it's Valentines Day.
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Or maybe some professional Glue-Huffing offer from British Rail.
Bonus - The Story of Japan
Friday, 12 February 2016
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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
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
But, "Please don't sit on the benches"
Sunday, 7 February 2016
Saturday, 6 February 2016
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
Thursday, 4 February 2016
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...
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
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.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
You might wonder why this regular feature is termed "Tedious Tuesday".
Or looking at today's slide, perhaps you might not need to ask.
From the Tedious to the frankly Barking. "Disney Princesses, re-imagined as Cement Mixers."
No, I've no idea why.
Monday, 1 February 2016
And he was only 3 hours away from retirement.
Bonus - Do you see those two guys on yonder pier...
People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -
Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin. Yes, Kevin. You see, hi...
It's the small details that interest me. Obviously a summer holiday in Cornwall. But two shops offering Cream By Post. Is that even l...
Yes Ladies - You could have the Dreamhouse of Tomorrow ---Today. Complete with...Formica. Actually, while this slide is tedious, the...