Friday Foto Fun!

March 12th, 2010 By Chelsea Hughes

What could be more fun on a Friday than creating animated GIFs from images in our online collections? It certainly makes me view our collections in a whole new way.

Our friend and colleague, Mia, started it all by combining multiple images of soldiers doing physical training at the New Zealand Artillery camp and posting it on her blog.

Three images of soldiers doing exercises as a group.
Physical training exercises at the New Zealand Artillery camp, ca 1918.

One of the more intriguing elements of this animation is the peek-a-boo effect of the barn door in the background.

These images are part of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection:

Here's an action shot documenting the unfortunate turn of events for a man and his kite buggy in Kilbirnie Park, Wellington, in 1993:

Two images of a man being pulled off his buggy by his kite.
Craig Bush on (and off) a kite buggy designed by Peter Lynn, 1993.

These images are part of the The Dominion Post Collection:

And finally, I'll leave you with Ann Blewman and Clifford Howcroft, winners of the national dancing championships in 1951:

Five images of two people ballroom dancing.
Dancing championships, 1951.

These images are part of Evening Post Collection:

We made the animated GIFs on You just upload the pictures and voila, it's done! So go on and have a go. Post a link to your creation in in the comments section.

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