Last night I hit the sketch book and came up with an unusual concept (from my norm) that hopefully I can play around with this weekend, participants willing of course…. For now I will leave you with a few images that I took with my phone using Hipstamatic and Instagram

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Scanning, Scanning, Scanning

I am almost finished with scanning all those color transparencies , Out of 1,489 slides I only have 216 left to go! I figure why not show a few, now these are not fully cleaned and digitally restored because it was such a large amount for me to do every single slide would probably have taken me a year. I am allowing the family to go through them all and from there they can pick which images they would like enlarged, cleaned , and printed if they choose. With all of the summer carnivals going on right now I figure why not post some images from the 1964 Worlds Fair in Queens, NY


Treasured Art

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is the perfect saying for the images here, they are from the backyard of my boyfriends grandfathers house. He took ordinary items and turned them into art in the form of a wind chime. He was a Collector, Painter, and a Business man as well and the items that were in and out of this mans house I could have literally been there for hours if not a day ! Well to be truthful I actually have shot there a couple of times before, I should go through my negatives and see what I can find! It really is funny how people perceive things differently I love finding old dusty abandoned buildings or weathered objects, I suppose I enjoy it because it gives me the opportunity to try to show it to people in a different perspective, one where they might see the beauty that I see in it.

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Green Thumb

These images are from the backyard of my boyfriend’s cousin. He has the greenest thumb I have ever seen besides my grandmother of course. I was playing around on some of the images with my Lensbaby, what do you think?

Now I believe that the small white and purple flowers are a form of wild native orchid?  I hope you enjoy them!

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Sag Harbor , NY

Here are the images of the fireworks display in Sag Harbor celebrating the Fourth. This show was better than the show I saw in Morgan’s I felt , I talked about it in my last post. The first two images I couldn’t decide which time of evening I liked better? so I posted both.

Morgan’s Park, Glen Cove N.Y.

I have been going to see the Fourth of July fireworks (I know, I’m kinda late) at Morgan’s Park in Glen Cove, NY since before I can remember. It is almost a summer staple at this point. I must say every year I feel like the firework display gets shorter and shorter while the amount of people who go continually gets larger! Either way I am not going to lie I was a little disappointed with this years show. These are the images that I liked the best out of the shoot, I hope you enjoy them as well!

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Here are a couple of images of fireworks from the Fourth of July weekend, There will be more to come! I have been busy with work plus scanning all those slides I am 641 slides in with at least another 600 more I would think? phew way more than I thought! I also am working on a scanning and editing project of my Great Grandfather. I just love old pictures. One of the reasons why I love photography so much, capturing a historic moment in time. Every moment and memory is historic to someone out there and photographs preserve it forever.

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Glen Cove, NY

Sag Harbor, NY