Monday, July 22, 2013

Trimming Your Toenails With A Scythe Whilst Drinking A Mug Of Tea


After a busy week, I am enjoying sitting quietly at my desk, vaguely watching the news roll by, scanning old negatives and drinking mugs of tea (yes, tea, but worry not, it is still early in the day). Here is one of my colour slides from the 1960s, but I have no idea where it is. I decided to try an image search engine, but its a bit like trimming your toenails with a scythe : it has yet to develop into an exact science. Google seemed to think that it might be an aeroplane or a sports car and it was quite insistent on building a bridge where no bridge was needed.


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  1. I'm chuckling because I've been on a search for an image and, in putting the information in, it revealed an odd assortment having nothing but a thin thread to hold them together. The Great Google has a yet untamed "mind." I was wondering if the opposite was possible, putting in an image and searching locale as you have done. I might wait until my frustration factor subsides.

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  2. That Google...
    Instead of refining my search for me, it throws back every reference in the universe. Then I sigh and ask the question properly.
    In your case, I have no idea how to search an image.

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  3. Just the title alone made the post worth reading!

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  4. The slide image is lovely but I'm not sure how google will go back in time.

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  5. Have you any other slides taken at the same time that might give you a reference point?

    I find toe-nail cutting difficult as a rule; aging eyes make it a real challenge. I'm sure adding a scythe into the mix would prove fatal.

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  6. What Kat said! It is in your memory someplace..perhaps it will surface when you least expect it:)

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  7. That is the great thing about digital photography the photo program can tell where and what time it was taken as well as the camera details. The reflections of the masts are great.

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  8. Lovely picture though, like a water colour. It could be almost anywhere.

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  9. I've been watching the TV series "Timothy Spall – Somewhere at Sea" in which the actor and his wife Shane circumnavigate Britain on a 30 ft Dutch barge. We've seen quite quite a few scenes similar to this one and, if you can track down an email address for him, he may recognise it, seeing that he's visited a good number of the small ports.

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  10. Actually, that's a lovely shot, where ever it is.

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