The (Old Photos Only) Dgrin Game - Comments Thread

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
edited June 13, 2012 in The Big Picture
Guys, post your comments on the game, photos, etc, here in this thread.


Here's the Game Thread

I'll start: Read the rules. Pics only, no chatter. Only ONE pic in the game thread, at a time, until someone associates with yours. Short captions are OK in this game - date/location/something unique :D

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  • JamesJWegJamesJWeg Major grins Registered Users Posts: 795 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Guys, post your comments on the game, photos, etc, here in this thread.


    Here's the Game Thread

    I'll start: Read the rules. Pics only, no chatter. Only ONE pic in the game thread, at a time, until someone associates with yours.

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    oops, I some how missed the one photo thing. IMHO, the info with the photos, who, where, what made it worth doing, rereading now with that info missing makes it a waste.

    James.
  • ThusieThusie Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,818 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    Ben,

    That photo of yours cracks me up, I LOVE IT!
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    JamesJWeg wrote:
    oops, I some how missed the one photo thing. IMHO, the info with the photos, who, where, what made it worth doing, rereading now with that info missing makes it a waste.

    James.

    That's what this thread is for - if someone wants to know more, you can tell them :D
  • JamesJWegJamesJWeg Major grins Registered Users Posts: 795 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    That's what this thread is for - if someone wants to know more, you can tell them :D

    contextual info is lost if it is out of context. I doubt many people will view the thread and scroll the comments thread at the same time. I understand keeping comments out of that thread, I do not understand taking out pert info about the shot.

    James.
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    JamesJWeg wrote:
    contextual info is lost if it is out of context. I doubt many people will view the thread and scroll the comments thread at the same time. I understand keeping comments out of that thread, I do not understand taking out pert info about the shot.

    James.

    We can, of course, change it -- let's see what people say, ok? Maybe a short caption wouldn't be a bad thing? ne_nau.gif
  • wholenewlightwholenewlight Press Any Key Registered Users Posts: 1,529 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    We can, of course, change it -- let's see what people say, ok? Maybe a short caption wouldn't be a bad thing? ne_nau.gif

    On the other Photo Association Game thread, I like the "no talking" rule. But for this game, some context for the shot would make it more interesting. But only a few words. Subject, year, relationship, etc. No comments on association to previous pic.
    john w

    I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
    Edward Steichen

  • ThusieThusie Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,818 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    On the other Photo Association Game thread, I like the "no talking" rule. But for this game, some context for the shot would make it more interesting. But only a few words. Subject, year, relationship, etc. No comments on association to previous pic.

    I rather agree with that
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    OK :D I modded the rulez - cool?
  • JamesJWegJamesJWeg Major grins Registered Users Posts: 795 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    OK :D I modded the rulez - cool?
    Thanks, with this thread I think that makes it much more interesting. However you didn't edit your first post in that thread. :D

    James.
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    JamesJWeg wrote:
    Thanks, with this thread I think that makes it much more interesting. However you didn't edit your first post in that thread. :D

    James.

    Fixed.
  • ThusieThusie Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,818 Major grins
    edited January 8, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    OK :D I modded the rulez - cool?

    That be coolthumb.gif
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited January 8, 2006
    Funny you should put up this game now, Andy. The smugmug account and scanner I gifted my mom for xmas are really getting a workout! Get ready to see lots of little Doctorit's...

    lol3.gif
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2006
    Ivar,

    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=226263#post226263

    Very cool! There was an article in "American Photo" recently about a guy who went to a small town area in Arkansas and purchased every photo made by a certain portrait photographer in the early 1900s - he amassed a colleciton of thousands - they were very similar to yours!
  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Registered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Ivar,

    http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=226263#post226263

    Very cool! There was an article in "American Photo" recently about a guy who went to a small town area in Arkansas and purchased every photo made by a certain portrait photographer in the early 1900s - he amassed a colleciton of thousands - they were very similar to yours!
    Thanks, i love those old photos. Alot of them, including this one, are from Kosice, Slovakia (used to be from Hungary i believe) All the ones i have posted are from people somehow related to me. Our family has 1000s of them, and they are slowly but surely being digitized, mainly by my dad. I think we are up to 6Gb already. Quite a few in good condition. Even a few from the 1800s!

    I have heard about stories similar to the one you mentioned; people going somewhere to find pictures of a certain photographer. I have a hard time keeping up with my own fotos, let alone got time to find others. Almost all my fotos are film, and i need to scan nearly all of them...:D
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited January 10, 2006
    ivar wrote:
    Alot of them, including this one, are from Kosice, Slovakia (used to be from Hungary i believe)
    headscratch.gif

    what do you mean by used to be from Hungary? Like way back, when it was all the Austro-Hungarian empire? Kinda funny as I was educating Andy on the history of Czechs and Slovaks, not Czechoslovaks, the other day.
    :D

    Kosice is a really nice city, btw. It's second in size to Bratislave, but in my opinion, a nicer place to visit.
    nod.gif

    Ivar, you have quite a collection! wow!
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Registered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2006
    DoctorIt wrote:
    headscratch.gif

    what do you mean by used to be from Hungary? Like way back, when it was all the Austro-Hungarian empire? Kinda funny as I was educating Andy on the history of Czechs and Slovaks, not Czechoslovaks, the other day.
    :D

    Kosice is a really nice city, btw. It's second in size to Bratislave, but in my opinion, a nicer place to visit.
    nod.gif

    Ivar, you have quite a collection! wow!

    Slovakia used to be a part of Hungary, till somewhere in the 1910s i believe, i don't remember the exact year. After that the Czechoslovak period, and then the Czech and Slovaks, not too long ago. Even I can remember that happening, and i am not that old :D

    The problem is that the collection keeps on growing, and growing. The bigger problem is that with most photos i have no idea of what or who is on them.ne_nau.gif My grandparents who are still alive know most of them, my dad already knows alot less, and i know hardly anything about them. So alot of notes and folders :D

    Andy, did the article give a reason as to why the guy was buying all the photos?
  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Registered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited January 10, 2006
    ivar wrote:
    Slovakia used to be a part of Hungary, till somewhere in the 1910s i believe, i don't remember the exact year. After that the Czechoslovak period, and then the Czech and Slovaks, not too long ago.
    some more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosice
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited January 11, 2006
    New line of comment: is it me or was anyone else a bit surprised to see our own rahmonster was a wee baby in 1987! She makes me look like an old goat!

    Heya kiddo! wave.gif

    lol3.gif
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • gusgus Major grins Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2006
    DoctorIt wrote:
    New line of comment: is it me or was anyone else a bit surprised to see our own rahmonster was a wee baby in 1987! She makes me look like an old goat!

    Heya kiddo! wave.gif

    lol3.gif

    Yikes !! I bought my 1st house in '87. :uhoh
  • wholenewlightwholenewlight Press Any Key Registered Users Posts: 1,529 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2006
    john w

    I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
    Edward Steichen

  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2006
    DoctorIt wrote:
    New line of comment: is it me or was anyone else a bit surprised to see our own rahmonster was a wee baby in 1987! She makes me look like an old goat!

    Heya kiddo! wave.gif

    lol3.gif

    I have shoes, and something in the freezer, that date before 1987 naughty.gif
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Super Moderators Posts: 8,937 moderator
    edited January 11, 2006
  • rahmonsterrahmonster Bubbly Think Tank Registered Users Posts: 1,376 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    I have shoes, and something in the freezer, that date before 1987 naughty.gif

    rolleyes1.gifI have just had my bithday (Jan 11th) I was born in 87 that makes me 19 I'm pretty surerolleyes1.gif

    (now the jig is up)
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    Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life...Picasso
  • rahmonsterrahmonster Bubbly Think Tank Registered Users Posts: 1,376 Major grins
    edited January 11, 2006
    It must have been taken around Xmas 87.
    www.tmitchell.smugmug.com

    Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life...Picasso
  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Registered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited January 12, 2006
    I love this game rolleyes1.gifthumb
  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited January 12, 2006
    rahmonster wrote:
    rolleyes1.gifI have just had my bithday (Jan 11th) I was born in 87 that makes me 19 I'm pretty surerolleyes1.gif

    (now the jig is up)
    Well in that case: :bday
    Erik
    moderator of: The Flea Market [ guidelines ]

  • rahmonsterrahmonster Bubbly Think Tank Registered Users Posts: 1,376 Major grins
    edited January 14, 2006
    DoctorIt wrote:
    Well in that case: :bday

    Thanks:D
    www.tmitchell.smugmug.com

    Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life...Picasso
  • rahmonsterrahmonster Bubbly Think Tank Registered Users Posts: 1,376 Major grins
    edited January 18, 2006
    Andy this is fantastic!

    Wonderful idea.
    www.tmitchell.smugmug.com

    Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life...Picasso
  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Registered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited March 16, 2006
    photodoug, very cool, is that santa claus?
  • ivarivar I'd be happy with a cookie Registered Users Posts: 8,395 Major grins
    edited November 4, 2006
    No one wants to play anymore? Should I make it easier?
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