Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Heavy Heart

I forgot what day it was until I turned on the tv this morning and saw the memorials taking place in NYC. It get so choked up and I'm sure I always will. Six years ago today the world changed forever...an innocence was lost...a new reality set in...a heavy heart.

I'm scanning in my old photographs from film days, a multi-decade project, and came across this one. Taken in 1994 on the ferry to Ellis Island.

The first is the scanned in image; the second is the PS one. PS - cropped, straightened, healing tool, curves adjustment, +contrast, defog, noiseware. LOVE that you can PS scanned images!

Remembering this somber day, those that lost their life, the family and friends who were forever changed, those who fight for our freedom. Hoping the world sees many positive, kind changes soon. In Remembrance.



3 comments:

Tera said...

Very cool photo, I love the glow it has!! Lucky for you to capture the twin towers.

Joanne said...

These are beautiful. Love the haze & the way the water is rolling.

Deb said...

very fitting on a day like today.