12 Photos.

I shoot a lot. I do a photo a day challenge; I have always tried to have my camera with me at all times. This has been made easier with the iPhone–I ALWAYS have a camera now! I started to look at the photos I took over the course of 2015….These are almost all chosen from my photo a day.

These are the 12 photos I liked best last year..of the almost 9k photos on Lightroom from 2015… I have chosen one a month as my favorite….(Yikes. There are a LOT of photos that need to be deleted!) ETA:  WHICH is YOUR favorite, and WHY?? I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!!

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Virginia weather dictates that before the first really crazy winter happens, the daffodils need to start popping through the ground….

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Laylabug, trying out pigtail braids. I prefer contemplative photos very often, rather than the straight on, look at me cheesy smile.

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Corondo Island with my Uncle Thomas, on his retirement.

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OCEAN!

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Of the almost 600 photos taken on this wedding day, THIS is my hands down favorite.

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Safety First!

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Goodbye.

 

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Christmas Photo A Day 12/3/15

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Throw-Back Thursday! NoNoNeko, 2013.

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Photos of the week CY365 W/E 7-11-15

PHOTOS crossed out match a prompt. 5. Now and Then  6. Variation  7. Where I Stand  8. In the Past  9. Vintage Style  10. At the End of the Day  11. Zeitgeber

11715338_10207688999886978_1686548224_o5. Now and Then  you need to watch the World Cup upside down

20150710-IMG_81566. Variation Welcome to Comicon

20150706-IMG_79857. Where I Stand  there are no giraffes.

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11733404_10207710606467129_1702094236_n TSA agent recognized me as an Outlander fan.

11713391_10207733104629569_1130629599_n10. At the End of the Day  End of watch, end of career. Congrats on your retirement!

11717259_10207717519159942_2145838446_n There ARE days, aren’t there?

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PHOTOS of the week CY365 W/E 7-4-15

Prompts for the week. Crossed out means used. 28. Low Light   29. In A Dark Room   30. Black   1. From the Shadows  2. Hazy   3. Side Light   4. Spellbound

11651354_10207622465423658_526720835_n28. Low Light
20150701-11694263_10207640463593601_650781890_n30. Black
20150701-IMG_78512. Hazy

And then, the rest of the week. Unprompted.

11717184_10207679132600302_807208599_n*CAN Larry get that whole burger in his mouth? Why, YES. He can.

11653976_10207625486739189_2014111912_o*IT’S a good thing Laylabug chose Arielle for her nightgown. Bad optics had it been Cinderella.

11715901_10207643826557673_1247711873_n*THE Creation of ….well, ok it was a great shot before they let the fur fly.

11664977_10207661269313731_1476419679_o*DO I know how to spend a day off or what?

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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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Ghosts in the Machine

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

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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.

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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