Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Go Way Back - Thematic Photography

Go way back was the instruction Carmi gave us this week. I've made it back to the 1940s with this photo of three friends.

1947 Friendship
I did not know any of them then but one was later to become my wife.

The 1950s was the decade when I went to university in Scotland. St Andrews has some fantastic views from high vantage points.

St Rules, St Andrews Scotland
Where I got in on the act.

On a St Rules window ledge, 1956 or 1957
Mind you I felt much safer on a large rock attached to the shore.

St Andrews - 1956/57
Having married that girl in 1958, it was 1961 before our first son arrived. I guess that the next shot was taken in early 1962.

An improvised paddling pool 50+ years ago
I think I have been back far enough; to see what others have done, hobble across to Thematic-photographic-282.


R. Mac Wheeler said...

kudos on your historic stroll :)

Little Nell said...

Worthy of Sepia Saturday Bob- why don’t you share it on the FB page?

Michèle Dextras said...

You were and are a handsome devil Bob! Thanks for sharing memories.

Carmi Levy said...

Seriously, wow. You blew me away with this tour of your formative years. Each picture represents a powerful milestone in a life well lived. This is why photography means so much more than the two-dimensional images that we produce from a camera. It literally is the story of our lives, and you've proven it here.

Jo said...

Sadly I only have one or two pix of my childhood. Parent's albums lost to me. It is interesting to look back isn't it. 1958 - you did get married young.

Karen S. said...

Oh, these are just perfect photos of days from your life! I'm trying to remember, I think you've posted your wife as a little girl before, with Sepia Saturday, is she the middle girl? Inquiring minds must know!

Bob Scotney said...

I'll have to keep you in suspense Karen. If I revealed the secret. someone would shoot me!


Nice stroll into the past!!
The soggy diaper in that improvised paddling pool stole the show for me.
Now, must we really go through your archives to find the "girl"?!?...
And I doubt very much she would shoot you. She would have a long time ago if she had been so inclined...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those are fantastic, Bob.

It's like you borrowed Karen's time-traveling cell phone!