Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Oh no ! Another Favourite....

Just when I thought I had chosen my favourite card of the last few days another one turns up in the post !!
This is close to the top of my favourite card list. Check out the details on my Flickr site. Link below..

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Monday, 29 October 2007

Favourite card of the last few days

I have purchased a few cards over the last few days and some arrived at the weekend. Out of them all this is my favourite card from the last few days.
Although the poor horse looks to be in a sorry state ( I have a feeling its not real anyway ) this photo is a real piece of social histry.

Currently 9445 views on my photostream at Flickr

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Colourizing my black and white photos

Well I have just received a mail from the guy who asked if he could colourize some of my black & white postcards to tell me that he has completed some and overall I am pleased with the result. It does bring them to life and although I prefer the original black and white image it has been interesting to see what these people may have really looked like at the time. I have uploaded the images here.
What do you think ?

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Monday, 22 October 2007

Colourizing my black and white photos

I had an interesting email the other day about my photos on Forgotten Faces. It was from a fellow Flickr member who likes to restore and colourize black and white photos. He has asked me if he can colourize some of my photos and gave me the link to his web site where he displays the end result.

Well, I had a look and must say that I was very impressed. The colour, in most cases is very natural and does seem to bring the photos to life. Although I prefer the original black and white image I have given permission for this person to colourize some. It will be interesting to see the results and I will upload them to this blog.

Check out his pictures here

This is just one image that I have borowed to put on here...

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Currently 8619 views on my photostream at Flickr

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

The most popular card on my photostream

Flickr keeps track of all the views and comments made on your uploaded images and gives you a list of the most popular. There is an overall " most popular " based on the amount of views each picture gets and the amount of comments left and there is a " most popular " just based on views alone.
The most popular card on Forgotten Faces is the one shown here and it comes out on top in both scenarios.

Forgotten Faces at Flickr


Thursday, 11 October 2007

My favourite card of the week

Just been having a look at some of the cards I have uploaded to Flickr over the last few days and have decided that this is my favourite card of the week. They look so relaxed and so naturally happy. Two very attractive ladies in their own way.

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Time and money

I know I have said it before but it takes so long to scan, upload, describe and tag a batch of postcards. I just wish I could could spend longer each day on this project. However computers can be pretty anti social and my other half has already said that when I am on here I am in a world of my own !! She is right of course and that is why I try and limit myself to just an hour or so a day.
Imagine what it would be like if I was doing this for a living...heaven !!

When I first started collecting these cards it seemed that I was the only one interested in them but over the last few months they have been harder to get at a bargain price. I try to buy bulk lots other than the odd nice card that is being sold on its own and you could get 40 to 50 cards for £4 or £5 but now you could pay up to £15 to £20 for the same cards. Buying them at postcard fairs is even more expensive.

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

More uploads

Well, over the last couple of days I have managed to get a few more postcards scanned and uploaded to Flickr. There has been a steady interest in the new Vintage Seaside group and I have also managed to put a few more on there as well.
I will be pressing on this week with more scanning and uploading and apart from buying the odd card or two I think I will wait now untill I have worked my way through the cards that I have before buying any more ! ( famous last words ! ).

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Friday, 5 October 2007

Sidetracked !

Well, despite saying the new group on Flickr should look after itself I have been sidetracked these last couple of days answering posts and looking at pictures that members have uploaded. We are up to 22 members now and it seems to be a popular subject.

I will get back to Forgotten Faces soon and my scanner will be whirring again !

Forgotten Faces at Flickr

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

A New Group on Flickr

Well, despite the fact that I have so much to do on Forgotten faces I have just created a group on Flickr called Vintage Seaside

Old seaside photos and postcards of people on holiday are favourites of mine so thought it might be a good idea to start this group.

I think the it will pretty much look after itself and I will drop by every day for a quick look just to make sure everything is in order.

Forgotten Faces at Flickr