Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! I hope all dads in Blogosphere have a special Father’s Day. I’m grateful that my daddy is still with me and for the sweet memories I have spent with him as a little girl. I dedicated this post to my daddy, as I Dance with my Father.
Luther Vandross is the author of this beautifully moving song. He wrote of his personal experiences with his dad who died when he was 7-years old from diabetes. He recorded it 2003, earning him Song of the Year and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Although I love Vandross’ original cut, I decided to use Celine’s cover since a female voice spoke to my heart and best suited this tribute to my daddy.
It’s Friday, my lovelies! Thank you for including me in your morning visits. Per my promise from last week, I want to share with you this photo taken at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Corbin, Kentucky.
Linking with photographers across the globe in Skywatch Friday. For more Cumberland Falls images, click here.
The weekend hosts several fun photography memes. I find it difficult to dedicate a single post to each one. That being said, I decided to pull them all-in-one post. I hope you enjoy the photo share. 😉
Same image, as above. Applied B&W effect to photo to share with other B&W weekend participators.
Flashback Friday photo of me at age 2 or 3. I remember thinking I was all alone in this picture, but someone had to be there to capture the moment. lol
Sunset captured with iPhone5s. Sharing this photo with others for the first time on Weekend Reflections.
Childhood photos make me think of my own children. I call these next two photos, Child’s Play.
Image captured with Nikkor 105mm macro lens, linking photo with i heart macro
I created this B&W effect with my camera. This is my first attempt. Image captured with Nikkor 105mm macro lens. Linking photo with i heart macro.
Which micro shot do you like the best? I can’t decide.
~All images captured with my big girl camera ~ Nikon D7000 & preferred lens Nikkor 18-105mm zoom, unless otherwise noted.~
Please leave behind your comments footprints so that I know you came and I will hop over to your place soon. Have a foto-tastic day!
This is little girl is my mother. If I had to guess, I would say Mom was the first grade when this picture was made because it seems she has all of her baby teeth still. The original photo is quite damaged. I decided to restore it using a couple of different online photo editors.
PicMonkey and BeFunky are the only two that offer the ability to do some light restoration of old photos with their clone feature, but PicMonkey requires you to upgrade to take advantage of this service. BeFunky offers this as one of their freebie features.
Along with fixing the damaged photograph of my mother, I adjusting the color of the image using a sepia effect which is a close match to the real picture .
Using the BeFunky repaired image, I uploaded it to PicMonkey and FotoFlexer. At PicMonkey I used the Holga effect and at FotoFlexer I used the Grayscale effect and added a border. All three images have a pleasing appearance either in black and white or sepia, but I may prefer sepia simply because it looks more like the original.
BeFunky seemed to do a good job repairing the damaged picture. One thing I did like about all three photo editors is I was able to save the image as a png (larger size) file from its original scanned format (jpg). Another file option available was jpg format. I have yet to print these images, but for casual digital viewing they look nice.What do you think?
In honor of my mother, I thought I’d dig through the music archives of 1951 to see what song was at the top of the billboard chart and this is what I found by Nat King Cole….
Angela from Mommy Time Out and I would like to thank you for joining us for another edition of Wayback Wednesdays. To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).
It’s so nice of you to come by & I hope you’ll decide to make it a repeat visit each week to share in my musical memories (new or old) and my photo ops.
I’m excited to share this a happy announcement. Last week’s black & white photo received a special award from Like Christmas Everyday. You can click here to see the winning picture.
I am humbled and honored that my photo was selected. Thank you!!!
Now, if want you can connect with other WW link ups at the top of this page. Look under Daily Blog Hops and then Photography Hops. Wanna make me (or someone else) happy today? Then, leave a comment! I’ll be hopping over to your little niche in Blogosphere soon!