Saturday, June 25, 2011

176/365 Roaring 20's?

I tried to finger wave my hair like they did in the 20's. That was a huge mess! Then I tried to cheat and used a curling iron method I saw on youtube. I ended up with a big frizz ball on my head. Ha! you should have seen it! It was a total "finger in the light socket" look. Round 3, turned out ok with softer waves, but not really the 20's look I was going for. I gave up and put on a hat. :)
I used pixlr-o-matic to add the worn look.

Friday, June 24, 2011

175/365- Got milk?

Thanks, PB, for all the fun on the farm.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

174/365- Back to 1884ish

This is my great great great Granny Conder. The photo was taken in her late teens around 1884. She raised my Great gram after her (great gram's) dad (Paradee) split. My grams and great aunt Max told me that Granny would make up funny nick names for the kids. Aunt Max's was "Chit-what-a-chut". NOBODY knows where that came from or what it meant. I found an old census record where she wrote my great gram's name (real name Lillian) as "Spicey". I guess when she gave a nickname it was official. ;)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

173/365 - Inspired by 1905

I saw a post today that referenced taking self portraits with period themes. This got me thinking. I have photos of my ancestors for seven generations back (that would be Great great great great grand father. talk about a 4G network, ha!), perhaps I could use one for inspiration. I chose this one because I had similar clothing and didn't have to figure out a complicated hair style.

This is my great great grandpa, Paradee. What a name! I don't know much about him. He and My great great gram divorced within 5 years. The 1910 census has him listed as "widowed", but GGG was still quite alive! He died at 36 in 1918. By that time GGG was already remarried. Now you know what I know about him.

Monday, June 20, 2011

NYC End of series

I used andrea mosaic again. This time I made a text image of the words "New York" black letters on white background. I used that for the main image then ran the program with some of the BW photos from the trip. I then used Picasa to add the black frame and text. There is a lot going on visually, but I'm fairly happy with how this turned out. I guess this marks the end of the series. I should probably start taking pictures again. :) Don't be surprised if random NYC photos appear in the future. Like I said, I took enough shots to complete 5 of these projects. he he

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cruise part 2 - The Bridges of New York

The Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges

Robert F Kennedy Bridge

Manhattan Bridge

Right behind the boat is the Statue of Liberty

Williamsburg Bridge

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 5 - Hazy day cruise

I think this is Jersey City

Don't know which buildings these are but I liked the photo ;)

Staten Island Ferry

Background: Ground Zero and new Freedom Tower

Battery park and pier to board the boat to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

I just liked the sail boat against the sky line

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 4 - Empire by night

Free time for the evening. I chose to go back to Empire state building to meet up with another chaperon and see the city all lit up. After a lot of confusion at the hotel, I navigated the subway alone, walked a few blocks, and found my friend. We were lucky in that the lines were not very long at all. However, they took my tripod. Apparently, they are not aloud. I took these by sticking my camera on the ledge and hoping to God it didn't fall off. ;) BTW The view was spectacular! These photos don't do it justice.

Day 4 - Free time

We had some free time so I headed off down Fifth Ave. I'm not a shopper, so I found my way to the Atlas and cathedral. There was a graduation ceremony at the church so I couldn't get in. I headed off to find part of my group at the official NYFD store. I had to get one of those calendars too. ;)

Itinerary day 4 - Central park

After the plaza our little group decided to take the subway to central park. Only we got confused. We wanted to go to the famous Strawberry fields, but ended up in Central Park West. No John Lennon or famous bridges. Just the big lake and a brisk walk around it. It was still beautiful.