Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monochrome Monday #10



My Grandfather was an avid photographer. He had put together this amazing album with detailed descriptions of each photo in an accompanied booklet (777 in all). The earliest shot I have found in the book is 1908. These particular two are from 1915 at Natatorium Park in Spokane, Washington. I found a website with the history of the park and emailed these two shots to the webmaster. Interesting history about the park can be found here. To see more interesting Monos, visit Aileni.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sepia Scenes Wednesday #14


Another shot from the antique store. I applied sepia (with flickr) to the entire shot but couldn't bear to hide her pink so I colored it back in. Go see Mary for more Sepia shots.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Today's Flowers #2 Macro Monday #6


A bloom from my Peony Tree. The blooms are quite large; about 6 inches in diameter. When they are in the sun they get very limp and droopy but perk up when the sun has faded so that's when I shot this. The only drawback to them is that they STINK very badly. I've tried to bring them in the house but can't stand it. They will have to be an outside flower forever ;-)

You can see some more beauty in flowers here and Macro shots here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sepia Scenes Wednesday #13


My daughter went with her dad one Saturday on one of his delivery runs. They passed by this old truck and since her dad's name is Tony, she thought it was funny; especially the "old" part. Go see Mary for more splendid sepias.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday #3


The Dog Wants In. It was a nice morning and I had the big door open when I was in the kitchen. I looked down on the carpet and saw this funny looking figure and realized it was our dog Nellie at the door. I couldn't see her but saw her shadow so grabbed the camera. She looks like Mickey Mouse with misshapen ears.

Jump on over to see Harriet for more Shadow Shots.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday #2



My daughter and I were on the way to the hospital to see my mom and couldn't resist pulling over for a few shots of an impending sunset (It was only for a minute mom, I swear). You can find other skies all over the world here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sepia Scenes Wednesday #12


An original photo made sepia the old fashioned way. This is a family photo from the paternal side of the family. My grandfather is in the upper right corner, born in 1888. I should say that all I did was scan this photo. I didn't use and editing program so basically it's a SOOC shot, even if it is from a camera about 100 years old.To see more old fashioned or handmade sepia's, visit Mary.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Looking at the Sky on Friday #1



Calm at the end of the day. My first for this meme. After a blustery, rainy, and general not-so-nice day I saw the clouds from my back yard turn pink after the sunset. Then I noticed the moon and had to get a shot. And then last night the clouds were moving swiftly so I wanted to get a shot of them passing over the moon. I took this shot just as this cloud was getting ready to eat the moon whole. Enlarge to see teeth and all. To see all types of skies, turn to Crazy Working Mom.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sepia Scenes Wednesday #11



A local Greek Orthodox Church. I love this building and had to stop one day just as the sun was setting behind it. I used Photobucket to edit; the first one being 50% 'old photo' effect. The second one I experimented a bit more by using bronze on the focal point of the three crosses and then sepia throughout. Photobucket's sepia is a bit pink so I only used it at 50%. The sky was so blue though, that it came out a bit purple, but I still like it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monochrome Monday #9


Another shot from the Antique store; I took SO many. Thought this little lady would look good in mono. To see other Mono Shots, visit here.