Two weeks in June. CY365 Photos of the day, 6/14/15-/27/15

This month really has been a difficult one; prompt-wise they are just not coming to me. And we seem to be experiencing August in June. So, that “late summer meltdown doldrums” has been hard to get by.

14. Yellow  15. Inside Out  16. A Vegetable  17. Just A Hint   18. Wrapped   19. Handmade   20. A Golden Bloom   21. Perspective   22. On The Ground 23.   Eye Level              24. Up High   25. From Below 26. Scale 27. Forced

10440687_10207494328740321_3857336351612520193_n14. Yellow   11647250_10207559966861233_955147528_n16. A Vegetable (Donuts can be vegetables, can’t they?) Do you see Mickey Mouse in this photo?
11541295_10207552049623307_1429058558_n17. Just A Hint—of what is to come. Laylabug learning to Scissor.  11647334_10207524281329117_1535945452_n  18. Wrapped. VMFA
10430846_10207510772591407_8363937686633849640_n19. Handmade (but not by Neko, despite his planting himself in photo)  11649165_10207565192391868_1433827592_o 21. Perspective
11657356_10207583444608162_838034226_n22. On The Ground-Kmart disappearing before our eyes.  20150619-IMG_779523. Eye Level
11659499_10207575280844073_1661453854178465622_n24. Up High   11639821_10207563036177964_413571108_o 26. Scale  See how big her quilt blocks are?
11651314_10207613187711721_1277115236_n27. Forced. My daughter made me do it.

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Help a gal out?

I have been spending a bit of time on my website…  The View from the Passenger Window imageRedecorating, moving the couch to the other wall, changing out the knickknacks on the mantelpiece— you know.  Tweaking. 😁

Now I need some help. Take a wander over there if you could (its air conditioned inside) and point out any horribly broken links, locked doors, messy closets.

As a THANK YOU for letting me know what you think, and what I should fix, I have a 20% off coupon waiting for you, good for the next 30 days. Just enter THANKS in the shopping cart!

Photos of the Week. CY365 W/E 6/13/15

Not greatly inspired this week.  (But,Here is a link to our trip last week to First Landing State Park. There were some lovely locations to shoot there.)

7. In My Hands
8. Open To Receive
9. Where I Stand

10. Selected
11. A Favorite Color
12. Take Control
13. Tiny Hands

11349869_10207478378861584_1866170721_n8. Open To Receive Or NOT.  “You had ONE job.”
11429636_10207436779181618_1923491741_n9. Where I Stand, or sunbathe.
11350062_10207515809637330_252628271_n11. A Favorite Color (Black and White!)
11414564_10207515809117317_266334307_n13. Tiny Hands

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Photos of the Week. #CY365 W/E 6/6/15

Did pretty well with prompts…

31. On The Loose

1. Release
2. Go!
3. Carefree
4. In The Wild
5. A Little Nerdy
6. Create A Scene

11354464_10207418631647941_559856547_o1. Release—Wet and windy week blew these leaves to our deck…
11348463_10207431094639508_80731939_o3. Carefree
11423938_10207410911294937_1013277410_n4. In The Wild—Framer captured in her habitat.
11311704_10207420721300181_1243934526_n5. A Little Nerdy—assemble your own salad at work…
11304263_10207436041243170_1905232348_n6. Create A Scene Billy Joel in concert, 6/6/15 Live at Farm Bureau, Virginia Beach.

11296512_10207384889084398_1013778323_o How can one not take a photo of such sweetness??

11330939_10207418631927948_464560483_o The reason I have been kind of slacking the past few weeks— scanning like crazy, and making a photo book for my aunt’s 75th birthday. Hit “Publish” yesterday!

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Photos of the week CY365 W/E 5/30/15

I seem to have not published this! Whoops.

24. Remembered
25. Sacrifice
26. Complete
27. Spark a Memory
28. This Moment
29. Fairy Tales
30. Keepsake

11281514_10207378962336233_192527262_o24. Remembered—too late to bring my dSLR to check the progress of this massive magnolia…
11347452_10207330113475042_1173551945_o26. Complete—Finished. Just past their prime.
11358760_10207374448983402_1464542104_n27. Spark a Memory— At a thrift store. This brings back the ‘painting’ room to mind. The story goes that my grandmother was notorious for collecting random family members who needed a place to stay; it is rumored that my grandfather took up painting while the room was temporarily vacant in order to stop having “strays” brought home. So, he painted and both my brother and I moved in—we took the big bedrooms!
11311770_10207362304079787_2084584546_n28. This Moment—Happened to check my email to find out my prompt early that morning, before we got up. So, THIS moment was then.
11281860_10207383967341355_1294912969_n29. Fairy Tales—Rhonda designed this at work… matched the prompt perfectly.
11355381_10207375008597392_1453245475_n30. Keepsake—I have been in scanning mode. LOTS of ephemera in my world.
11271268_10207375009037403_308355570_nHe was going to be for my fairytale….

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Photos of the week. CY365 W/E 5/16/15 AND 5/23/15

Whoops! Seems I forgot to post last week! So, for your holiday viewing pleasure, 2 weeks of photos!

20150515-IMG_757412. In Nature11245462_10207217211132554_1526481590_n13. Edible

11258945_10207192770121544_734140212_n14. Treasures20150515-IMG_757215. Depth

11193214_10207253298354712_4138840671748690639_n18. Empty11233031_10207258131115528_934598483_o 20. Dance

11333293_10207244942625824_1169617881_o21. Serenity11377121_10207275926880411_3695232079060743866_n22. Solo

11256527_10207265290814516_1609348582_n23. Open11313191_10207237779966762_556329790_n   When a 3.5 year old asks you “Are you happy?” be very afraid. “Isn’t it pretty, Gigi?”

The remainder of the daily photos are prompt- free Winking smile

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Ghosts in the Machine

Or, how to get from THIS—CaseyFamilyPhotos-1-7 to THIS.CaseyElaineGus

1. CaseyFamilyPhotos-2-3 2. CaseyFamilyPhotos-1-6 3. CaseyFamilyPhotos-5 

It all started innocently enough. (It always does, doesn’t it?) I decided to have a scanning session, something I have done countless times before. I was looking specifically for some photos to make a birthday album.

I came across this tiny (2”x3”) black and white photo, circa 1958. As far as I know, there are precious few “Family Portraits” of my grandparents and their children.  There is that one over-exposed, standing in the sunshine snapshot. And there is this. I am guessing an anniversary photo. Grandma Elaine is sitting in front of a bouquet, and Daddy Gus stands behind her. Their children are posed, above the mantle, frozen in time- 1952 or so, my father angelic in his first communion attire.

THIS is the only copy of the photo of which I am aware. So, I added it to my pile to be scanned, scanned them all and moved on. Last night I started to edit, retouch, crop etc. And I discovered a very, very odd situation.  I looked at Daddy Gus’s mouth. I thought it odd; I didn’t recall having my cursor on his mouth, or have any recollection or reason to have been playing with the mouth. But, I reset the image to it’s scanned state, expecting my inadvertent error to disappear. Wrong. The image SCANNED that way, it looks like it on the TIFF file. I can see every crack and speck of dust and fingerprints, and Grandma Elaine’s mouth is perfect, but Daddy Gus is smudged.

I checked the scan plate, set the photo on a different spot, and turned it on its side, figuring there was something on the glass. Nope. Same smudge. Someone suggested scanning upside down, but all that did was give him a crazy smirk.  So, I went old school and took a photo of the photo. Finally, success.

Those who knew my grandfather claimed that he was just having some fun with me. Smile with tongue out

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This is an interesting shot, taken by ? circa ? The first is the scan, the second is complete with inky finger and palm prints. A 2×2 square photo.