Wednesday, 1 December 2010


To the left in this old photo you can see my late grandad, who would have been over 100 years old now if he had still been alive. Anyway, at that TIME, having a photograph taken was a big event! He told me he was scared stiff (look at his hand and face) because the photographer who was hiding under under a "blanket" behind this huge camera box, said that "he" was going to be sent to America..... My grandad didn't realize that it was not him, but the photo that was off to relatives in the USA....
Today kids have got thousands of photos/documentations of nearly everything that they do.....

TIMES HAVE CHANGED!

22 comments:

VP said...

A wonderful memento, I have to ask my mom if she has something like this of our elders.

Mo said...

How photography has changes. Lovely image.

Wibbo said...

Beautiful photograph and a lovely story. He looks terrified!

Kim said...

Super take for theme day, Gunn. I got a kick out of seeing how uncomfortable your grandfather's expression was. I'm sure he would have felt right at home if you had been photographing him :-).
-Kim

Luis Gomez said...

I love the image and your reflection about it.

Ineke said...

what a great post!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

awesome photo. very nice for theme day. I hope all is well

B SQUARED said...

So true!

Halcyon said...

A funny story! Times certainly have changed. :)

Babzy said...

Very nice photo and story !

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful shot and story!!! We have many old photos...some of my grandmother and uncle crossing the ocean to come to America...I'm grateful that my parents kept so many photos...

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic time post Gunn.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful take on the subject of time. Yes, the times have changed a LOT!

Leif Hagen said...

Fun to see a piece of TIME from another era! Your Bestefar did look afraid in the photo...

Jacob said...

Yes, times have changed. Sometimes for the better, maybe (health care?), and sometimes not. I think times were tough when your grandpa was a boy. He would have been about the same age as my dad - a bit younger, perhaps.

Alex Went said...

Excellent photo-within-a-photo. The ultra-modern keyboard intensifies the sense of history. Brilliant.

Jilly said...

What a brilliant idea to use this photo in terms of time. Clever you and a lovely old photo.

quantum satis said...

Minner meg om : "Du smiler mot meg fra et falmet bilde. En sonett-krans – dikt (1994) av Margareth Skjelbred (og fotografier av Morten Krogvold) En nydelig bok !

Steffe said...

A fine story and it's always great to see old family photos every now and then.

Babooshka said...

A reminder to us all how photography may have changed but the family portrait hasn't.

Kaori said...

What a lovely photo for theme day! I remember when cellphones exist and now everyone takes pictures and posts them on their blog with them...times really have changed! ;-)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a sweet story.