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.

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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