One of the words that remained uppermost in my mind when preparing for this month’s challenge was ‘group’. I think I had this group shot in mind, they look so upbeat.

Taking photographs of groups is not just about technical know-how and preparation it is also an art form. There are the formal static poses or the more interesting staggered formations, and remembering throughout to take multiple shots and to make sure everyone’s face is visible. However even when their faces are visible and their eyes open it doesn’t mean that you know who they are 90ish years later. All of these shots are a family mystery, they’re in our albums but we have no idea who they are. Hopefully they were upstanding members of the community!

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  1. I’m afraid you got birds in a snowstorm because we were having a snowstorm and I had a camera. Anyway, I don’t have a lot of group portraits like that. Before we all had really good virus protection, I got the “I love you” virus (in the late 1990s and it wiped out ALL of my jpg files. Every single one. So I don’t have any pictures from before them unless they are paper pictures — and I’m missing a lot of them, too. My ex in Israel refused to send me my stuff, including my pictures. He was a real dick.

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  2. We also have family photos with no idea of who they are. We can see familiar traits in the ears or noses but we can’t identify who they are where they are. It’s good to know other people have the same problem! It’s such a mystery!!

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    1. Exactly – there is one person in two of them who i am sure is the same person and i think I know who it might be but others disagree!! If only they had written on the back.

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