Thursday, February 28, 2013

Without the Photo-Edits...

Some will like the originals better. I'm on the fence: I love a great image that stands by itself; I enjoy fooling around with the Google-gimmick toy. It's fun.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Everything Must Go!

Another fun-remix of colorfully dressed people in Chicago's Little India neighborhood. The background, even in the bright sunlight, seemed grim; while the apparently recently arrived people in somewhat traditional clothing was bright and interesting. So it made sense to dim and blurr the plain and ugly streets and store fronts.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Journey...Feb. 17, 2013.

Posted by PicasaA small baby, carried in the arms of an elderly Russian lady; she casually jay-walked across a couple
of lanes of busy traffic on Devon Ave. last Sunday. She stopped to greet us as we smiled at the baby, then scuttled off across a parking lot, disappearing in an adjoining alley; the baby watched me and my camera till we were out of sight.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Begin to Edit Photos.....look out!!

Field Trip, Class.  Hubs and I walked Devon Ave. in Chicago from California Ave to Western and back this
past Sunday. Pretty interesting people, shops and products available. This was a secretive "grab", then I discovered my Google gadgets for playing with the results. I really like this edit even better than the original.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Old-Time Family Business...

A stone mason business in Louisville, KY. How was this photo taken? Maybe a tower or bridge was nearby? I love the row of small children sitting by the by the front of the building; the horses. There's a bearded man at one of the windows--my 2nd G-GP at work? I don't know. We have visited the location that his business occupied--it's low income housing now. This must have been taken perhaps 1890's?

Saturday, February 9, 2013

l Remember this Rustic Event...

A nice warm summer day in 1951; the activity was to move an outbuilding from one of my Grandfather's pieces of farmland in Northern Kentucky to another, just down the road. I was 3; probably I was not permitted to ride the trailer with the others, since I don't appear to be in this photo. Probably, my Grandfather took the photo and I was with him as the photo was taken. At some point during the operation I did get to ride for a short way with my Mother and my cousin (who looks to be about 5). A local farmer drove the tractor and his son helped out.   Last summer we located and visited that young man--who now looks exactly like his Dad did then.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lost Sailor Suits

With a death in the family, we find ourselves delving into the boxes, albums and files of ancient family photos, looking for pictures of the deceased for the memorial service, etc. While I'm at it, this time, I am labeling everything as to identity, time location.  These two pretty girls from Kentucky the early 1900's, I cannot place at all. (Well, not that I would actually recognize them.) Like as not, they are photos of the some friends of my Grandmother. But I wish people had labeled their photos, back in the day. I love the "retro-sewing" look of the fresh, new daring bathing dress of the girl above. The lower picture maybe a school uniform dress. Wish I knew who they were.

"The Butterfly Hotel" will soon close for the Season-nearly all have matured.

"First Flight #1: Black Swallowtail Butterfly, Glenview , IL" "First Flight #2: Monarch Butterfly, Glenview, IL" ...