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.

Photos of the Week, CY365 w/e 5/9/15

3. With Flowers
4. Pause
5. Where I Stand
6. Adorned
7. Towering
8. Change the Scenery
9. Tucked In

10846154_10207185348095998_523420368209674268_n3. With Flowers— Forget-Me-Nots
11221062_10207155705794959_1288186812_o4. Pause- I am in LOVE with this photo.  Laylabug, taking a break.
11210305_10207163315665201_147618711_n5. Where I Stand—Just something humorous at work.
11203213_10207185348736014_4737421825257536031_n6. Adorned—This azalea is adorned with droplets.
11201492_10207169356096208_1150965998_o7. Towering—Mama is towering over her babies.
10453110_10207162960536323_980790444195523111_n8. Change the Scenery—There is nothing odd to me about this shot.
11210089_10207151140440828_1215271458_n9. Tucked In—Fold that pizza and fit in your mouth!

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Photos of the week; CY365 W/E 5/2/15

26. The Right Light
27. Highlight
28. Under a Canopy
29. Candlelight
30. From a Window

1. Happy May Day
2. Outlined

11054813_10207107857878791_4664158022281932002_n26. The Right Light—I tried to get a selfie with the sparkle of the prismatic crystals on my anniversary gift, but alas, my arms aren’t long enough…
11168969_10207132113885176_592719384_n27. Highlight—The highlights of our wedding, 13 years later, safely behind glass in a bookshelf.
1908183_10207144933365655_8001079258884005231_n28. Under a Canopy—of clouds.

20150430-IMG_722030. From a Window—Entertainment while Ironing.

11182358_10207140159086301_4182835666776967428_n1. Happy May Day, alternative meaning.
11186226_10207132113485166_864035762_n11160481_10207132113245160_75294504_nLaylabug, shoe-shopping. Spiderwort in sepia. Not fitting any prompts  Smile

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Photos of the Week. CY365 W/E 4/25/15

19. Symmetry
20. Words
21. Both Sides Match
22. Hands Full
23. The Early Bird
24. Two by Two
25. Frame Filled

Oh, let’s just say they all work with the prompt with enough manipulation of the English language, shall we?

11134239_10207092122725422_821577066_n19. Symmetry—of a sort. The rule of thirds, at least, on a rainy morning, I grabbed this shot.
11165841_10207056755921274_721559692_n20. Words—I have driven by this hotel sign for 13 years, but today was the day to stop.
11146005_10207065952791190_1980508504_n21. Both Sides Match—another rule of thirds, or the background each side matches! (This copper plant tag says Rosemary, if you look carefully)
11160306_10207049789427116_2014694084_n22. Hands Full-We went to the nursery to look at plants, and couldn’t leave our Egg at home.
11165825_10207092123765448_2006028919_n23. The Early Bird—early morning sunshine through the window in the den.
20150426-IMG_716124. Two by Two—The last of the wisteria season, sad to say.
11160472_10207092124365463_1811785241_n25. Frame Filled—April is challenging in that it’s always WET! So, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

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Photo a Day, CY365 W/E 4/18/15

Some photos could go one way or another this week, as far as matching prompts. And #12, well that was taken last week. But I love it so much…

12. ROYGBIV
13. Opposites
14. Blue

15. In The Air
16. Naturally Bright
17. Flashy
18. Collection

10250069_10207020061643940_1513614334054368586_n12. ROYGBIV—Grand Central Station.  I couldn’t resist this shot when I saw the lady wearing a jacket that worked so well with the product!
11116181_10207015608012602_1619143695_n13. Opposites—Knowing WHERE this peaceful scene is, and it’s history, versus it’s look… This is what used to be the worlds largest garbage dump on Staten Island, NY … Now a park…. and this reminds me of the painting Christina’s World.
11091388_10207031841898439_1815508407087507961_n14. Blue, AND in the air! (the YELLOW from the tree is in the air and coating everything)

11141437_10207015607612592_593061767_o16. Naturally Bright—Long after my daffy’s dry up and disappear, this one little bunch of narcissus blooms.
11174772_10207039747816082_7531073518711436496_n17. Flashy—Bright crayon collection …. Reminds me of Aunt Gene, who had a 5 gallon mayo jar full of crayons that my mom and aunts and uncles used when THEY were kids.
11131908_10207004623297991_1559389000_n11160089_10207023777336830_813196164_n18. Collection –of T-Shirts turned into a quilt for my daughters birthday, and a collection of camera gear, on the way out to do some wisteria hunting!

11156891_10207035862118942_1951829079_n  Just waiting for a train to pass. Old, rundown house that just begged for Waterlogue edits.

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Photos of the week. CY365 W/E 4/11/15

Some of these words kind of hovered in my subconscious all week, so I have a few interpretations…

5. Gathered Together
6. Bunch
7. Where I Stand
8. Cheers!
9. Layered
10. Step Outside
11. Prepared

11112223_10206943900019947_8457189369734600120_n (1)5. Gathered Together –Easter at Maymont with the Vecchio family
11139360_10206950831393227_576814672509542316_n6. Bunch —of selfie silliness…

11143539_10206962409362669_3338733279112209240_n7. Where I Stand Got my marching orders, packed and ready to go!
11148896_10206989643243499_552886342_n8. “Cheers! Slainte Mhath!” Or, as Graham McTavish is screaming, “Tulach Ard!”11131741_10206987072019220_1493715947_n
1655957_10206965811087710_7704231007878776565_n9. Layered— Out on a scouting mission for wisteria the other day,

11115964_10206950831993242_2059213645_nand layers of mat and frame…
11139626_10206988385412054_123610047_n10. Step Outside— Odd, coming across a Tim Horton’s in NY where a Dunkin should be…
11119480_10206977457618866_703134774_n11. Prepared— All my plaid, on the boat to Manhattan for the Tartan Parade.

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