wonderfullondon ADMIN May 25, 2009
Updated targets 0138-0142
Group DescriptionWonderful London is dedicated to modernising the 1926/27 book of the same name by St John Adcock.
The book includes more than 1200 photos taken by professional photographers of the day, the idea of this group is to get comparison shots of how the locations look today - It's a bit like a historical Scavenger Hunt.
HOW TO PLAY
Look through the list of old photos taken from the Wonderful London book and pick one (or more) that you want to retake... and go and take it.
FINDING THE LOCATION
An attempt to mark all photos onto the map in Flickr has been made and are an assumption of where the original photographer took the shot. Photos that aren't on the map are of locations that I don't know! You can also use the 'Finding locations' thread to help you out.
TAKING THE SHOT
Your photos should be as similar to the original as possible, trying to recreate the angle and height in the target photo. Cars in place of horse-drawn carriages a bonus!
You'll notice when looking at the target images they're tagged with a 'target number' (which looks like 'target123'), when you go and take your new photo you need to tag your photos with the same tag. Also make sure to add a 'wonderfullondon' tag too.
POSTING TO THE GROUP
Once you've got your shots, add them to the group pool and post the small version of your shot to the 'Completed Targets' thread.
OTHER LONDON FLICKR GROUPS
For the main London group, go here:
Other groups of interest:
London Flickr Meetups
Guess Where London
Group RulesPlease note this is NOT a group for general London photography, photos posted to this group are modern day reproductions of examples taken from the 1926 book 'Wonderful London'.
If you have read and understand this, please go ahead and join.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images
- Accepted safety levels: Safe