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

CaseyFamilyPhotos-2-2CaseyFamilyPhotos-1-4

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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