Precious Boy in Sepia

Day 26 of the WordPress Daily Post challenge. It is overwhelming to try to write something every single day. Especially when you are working 12-hour shifts at night and trying to sleep during the day, y’all.

Today, I am submitting this picture for a photo challenge by Mary The Teach. This is my grandson, Kole, when he was just a few months old, being held by my husband, his “Pops.” I love the contemplative look on his face and the stubble that is just barely visible on my husband’s face.  The shadows in this one made me think it would look good in sepia.

Almost two years ago I posted a picture of my grand-daughter, Freya, in sepia when she was about the same age as Kole is in this photo. You can see that one here. I love transforming baby pictures into sepia. I think the babies just look so precious.

Mary the Teach has several  photo memes on her blog. I like this one. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. There are always some good photographers participating. If you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

Sunrise Memories in Sepia

This is a photo of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, early one morning at sunrise. I have a ton of photos like this, but this is one of my favorites. I like the sepia tones. It gives it a timeless feeling. It looks pretty good in color, too.

Do y’all know that feelin’ you get when you’ve met someone new and you discover that they like everything except dancing all the same things you do? When I met my husband almost ten years ago, we immediately established that we both loved, loved, loved the beach. We  talked about movies and we both said A Few Good Men was our all time favorite.

But what clinched the deal for me, the moment when I just knew that I knew that he was the one, was when I told him I had always wanted to watch the sun come up over the ocean, but had never had anyone that was romantic enough willing to get up that early and go with me. And this is obviously not something you’d do by yourself, right?

What he said next was that moment, y’all.  He said, “Well you’ve got somebody now! Let’s go tomorrow morning!”

Another crazy thing we had in common? We both loved to take photographs, and he insisted on bringing his camera that next morning. So not only did I get to experience a lifelong fantasy, but we have pictures of it, to boot!

Since then we have spent many mornings at Wrightsville Beach, drinking coffee (or Bloody Marys) watching the sunrise and reminiscing. It will always be our special place.

Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. If you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

My Favorite Place in the World in Sepia

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Do you have a special place that you love, more than any other spot in the world?

Maybe you are like Dorothy in the Wiazard of Oz, and think that “there is no place like home.” Or maybe you are like me, and would rather be at the beach than any other place in the world.

Ever since I was a small girl, I have been visiting the beach in this photo – Wrightsville Beach, NC. I guess you could say it is just like home to me.

What do you feel when you look at this photo? Can  you smell the salty air and hear the birds calling? The wind gently ruffling your hair and the cool sand between your toes? Imagine you are standing near the shore, staring out over the ocean. Do you feel the majestic power in the great expanse of water, and marvel at the mystery? Many scholars think that the Atlantic Ocean, which cover one fifth of the world’s surface, was named after the lost city of Atlantis. Maybe it is the lost souls of Atlantis that tug at my heart and give me the desire to return to the sea.

Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. I you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

My Son In Sepia

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I think this is an interesting photo of my son, Ryan, with our cat that he loves. I like to experiment with photos of faces and changing them to sepia is nice touch, don’t y’all agree? I’ve been helping this son (Freya’s daddy!)  through some stuff for the past couple of weeks, so I naturally gravitated towards a picture of him for Sepia Wednesday.

Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. I you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

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Precious Subject in Sepia

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Freya. I think she looks good in sepia, don’t you think so too?

I’ve just discovered that Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Wednesday, she posts a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. I you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

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Sepia Scene

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sepiascenes copyI’ve just discovered that Mary the Teach has another photo blog, besides Ruby Tuesday. It is called Sepia Scenes. Every Thursday, she post a picture in sepia, and invites everyone else to do the same. She also has a tutorial on her blog on how to produce good photos in sepia. I you are into photography, like I am, go on over and check it out.

This is a photo I took this summer, while we were out on a friend’s boat near Figure Eight Island. It was not very impressive in color (too washed out) but I think it looks nice in sepia. I’m excited to participate in this meme and learn more in weeks to come.

I Heart My Grandmama

Thanks to my friend, Jan, over at Jan’s Sushi Bar, I’ve decided to give this here posting every day thing a try, y’all. It’s called NaBloPoMo,and I can’t believe how long it just took me to write that. Stands for “National Blog Posting Month”. You post something every day for a month.

It’s ridiculously hard ….damn near impossible….a monumental task on the weekends..the biggest challenge of my life so far….can we just say only seven days left?

Yesterday was the last day of our Staycation. We spent it at the beach. Last night we went downtown and took some pictures at Battleship Park, where the kids of One Tree Hill practice basketball, and had dinner at Front Street Brewery.

Since I don’t have much time before we leave for New York, to take the girls home today, I decided to participate in this photo meme.

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This week’s photo challenge theme on I Heart Faces is nostalgia. Any photo, with a face of course, that brings back feelings of nostalgia. This photo is my Grandmama Gladys. It was taken on her 94th birthday. Last year, when she was 96, she succmbed to congestive heart failure and died in October. It makes me feel nostalgic when I look at this picture, and remember how happy she was on that day.

I miss her terribly.

The straw hat belonged to my older son, Kyle. I was fooling around, trying to get a good picture of this bent over little lady, who was so dear to my heart, but who didn’t always, at 94, have the energy left to show us that little light inside of her heart. On a whim, I stuck this straw hat on her head. Instead of scolding me for “messing up her hair and acting foolish”, which I expected, she burst into this radiant grin.

I thinks she was happy to be the center of our attention that day. Even if it meant sacrificing her proper hair do.

I Heart Faces is a photography sharing forum that focuses on the art of capturing faces and their various emotions. Each week, people from across the world enter their favorite face photos. A judge picks a winning photo from each category that is displayed on the I Heart Faces page.

Click on the button to check out lots of other nostalgic faces, or to enter a photo of your own.

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