Saturday, 25 December 2010

Reunite your self with your photos - then and now!

Hundreds of pictures have been submitted, and many are posted on Ze Frank's website - - under the 'Young me/now me' section.

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

Treasure trove offers glimpse of town past

A fascinating series of images provides a peep into Northleach's past.

The haul was compiled by 88-year-old Enid Sly, who has lived in the town all her life.
Never afraid to embrace new technology, Mrs Sly also acts as narrator on a new DVD entitled A Personal History of Northleach, A Small Medieval Cotswold Town.

Compiled by Peter and Ruth Dawson, from Northleach Historical Society, of which Mrs Sly was a founder member, the two-hour personal glimpse into the past has been selling fast.

For more information, call Mr Dawson on 01451 860468

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Photos Of Old New York

The Museum of the City of New York has released a treasure trove of old New York City photographs on its website. Sadly, perusing them isn't very easy over there—or as Kottke noted, "the interface is a little hinky." You've probably seen photographs from their featured photographers before (who include Berenice Abbott and Jacob Riis)

A rep for the museum tells us, "This is intended to be the soft launch and we’re planning a period of time during which we collect feedback. We’ll re-launch a new version of the database sometime early in the new year. It’s a work in progress and people can send comments on the site to"

Friday, 17 December 2010

What is rephotography?

Rephotography is the act of taking a new version of an existing photograph to create a "then and now" view of a location. The two images can then be compared, highlighting what has changed and what has remained the same.
Loch Tummel, 1888
Loch Tummel, 2010

For more information and tips visit the BBC Scotland link below

BBC Scotland:

Scotland's ever-changing scenery

BBC News Website:

In Scotland, the landscape is one of our great resources - whether for tourism, agriculture or industry. It has shaped the Scottish nation and, for all it appears a great wilderness, much of it has been shaped by us.

To illustrate this online, we used rephotography - the act of taking a new version of an existing photograph - to create a "then and now" view of a location. The two images can then be compared, highlighting what has changed and what has remained the same - select one of the six scenes below and use the slider to see the same view through the ages.

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The day Niagara Falls ran dry - previously unseen photos

It's taken 41 years, but a previously unseen set of photos of the mighty Niagara Falls reduced to nothing more than a barren cliff-top have finally surfaced.
The stark images reveal North America's iconic - and most powerful - waterfall to be almost as dry as a desert.
In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of the Niagara River away from the American side of the falls for several months.

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Reunite your Photos the old fashioned way!

One of the quickest and most affordable ways to start sharing your old photographs is to have them professionally scanned and transferred to a DVD.

According to the National Statistics Office over 85% of households own at least one DVD player. This means that just about everyone, young and old, will know how to use one which makes it the perfect device for displaying and sharing those old family photographs. The recent popularity of the Digital Photo Frame suggests that we should all start to turn our TV's into a big digital photo frame and enjoy our photos even more.

A DVD can hold hundreds of your photographs and slides which makes it the ideal way to send copies of your photos and albums to family, relatives and friends to watch on their own TV’s or PC’s and even have prints of their own made.

It’s quite simple, especially for those who either aren’t comfortable using a computer scanner or don’t have the time to do it. Professional digital photo scanning can convert several photo albums worth of pictures into digital copies and DVD's quickly and inexpensively.

Scanning and transferring your entire old photo or slide collection to DVD is a perfect way to create a lasting photo legacy. 

Photos Reunited can transfer all of your old photos and slides to DVD and will also upload a copy to your own Photos Reunited online album as a permanent back-up.  Visit the Photos Reunited website for more details.


How to Print a Picture From a DVD

From: eHow

DVDs are a natural choice for storing photographs and a perfect way to share, view and print them also.


Things You'll Need:

  • DVD containing pictures
  • Computer
  • Printer or photo printer
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    Insert your DVD containing the picture you want to print into your DVD-R or DVD-RW drive on your computer. In most cases a prompt will appear asking what you would like to do, and you should click "Open folder to view files." If the prompt does not appear for some reason, just go into My Computer, access the DVD drive from there, and a list of files and folders will appear.
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    Locate and open the image you want to print. Now that you have the folder open you can browse through the images to select the one you want. If you're not sure of the file name, the image viewer in windows allows you to click through images sequentially while viewing them so you can easily find the one you want. If you wish to make any edits to the photo using Photoshop or a similar image editing program, this would be the time for that as well.
  3. 3
    When you are ready to print, simply go to the File menu and select "Print." In the dialogue box that appears, make sure the printer you wish to use is selected in the drop down menu. You can then edit the settings if, for example, you wish to print multiple copies at a time. When you are ready, click "Print" at the bottom of the dialogue box and your picture will print.
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Friday, 10 December 2010

River Severn frozen - rare archive photos from 1895

Archive photos owned by a Worcestershire man show the River Severn frozen enough for people to walk on it.


The photos, owned by John Hinton from Kidderminster, are in an old form of 3D known as stereoscope.
They date back to 1895, when temperatures in Worcestershire fell low enough to completely freeze the river.
They are part of a larger collection of photographs showing life in Worcestershire in the 19th century.

Read the full story on the BBC News website: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Rare Photos from the Beatles' 'Mad Day Out'

Rare Photos from the Beatles' 'Mad Day Out'

The hunt for film and photos of bygone days

The Yorkshire Post:

The Friends of Roundhay Park are on the hunt for archive film and photographs.

The group is currently working with Yorkshire Film Archive to produce a DVD to celebrate the park, in Roundhay, Leeds, as it used to be.

A spokesman for the Friends of Roundhay Park said: "We want footage and photographs taken by ordinary people visiting the park or attending events. We are also interested in the stories behind them.

"We ideally want material from before 1980 but there is really no time limit – so that would include such things as the Rolling Stones and other pop stars who gave concerts, mods and rockers in the park as well as older material such as Royal visits, children's day and the lido."

E-mail or telephone 0113 293 2893.

Monday, 6 December 2010

A rare window into life in imperial Russia

A rare window into life in imperial Russia is due to open on Monday, when hundreds of letters, postcards, photographs and even menus from the court of Tsar Alexander III are put up for auction in Geneva.
The documents were all sent by Alexander's children, Nicholas (who later became Nicholas II), George, Michael, Olga and Xenia to their Swiss tutor Ferdinand Thormeyer.

The documents were only discovered this year, when a descendant of Mr Thormeyer's was clearing out his attic. There, hidden in an old trunk, he found letters spanning 70 years.

Read the full article on the BBC News Website:

Tsar Alexander III and his children in 1888
Olga's postcard to Mr Thormeyer, where her brother Mikhail is dressed for a grand costume ball in 1903 


Photo Scanning Workshop - Bourne End 11th December

Venue: Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX

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20 Photo's Scanned FREE for everyone who visits on the day


Saturday, 4 December 2010

Photo Scanning Workshop - Stratford-upon-Avon 12th December

Venue: The Village Hall, Clifford Chambers, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8TB

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20 Photo's Scanned FREE for everyone who visits on the day