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Travel Theme: Glass

This week it seemed like two of the photography-themed challenges I participate in overlapped.  The first was “illumination” at WordPress, and the second is this week’s theme of “glass” at Where’s My backpack?

The photos I posted for the illumination theme, I could have posted for this glass theme as well because they were glass and I had travelled to see them.  If you would like to take a quick look at that post, it is here.  Instead I picked this one for the glass theme:

ISO 500 50mm 0ev f/7.1 1/13

ISO 500 50mm 0ev f/7.1 1/13

I chose this one because it is the memory of traveling preserved in glass.  The actual shells are on display at a friend’s house.  I was over when she had this project spread out on her table.  Photography is one way to remember your travels, but this is another.

As for the picture, I converted it to sepia on a whim while I was editing it, and this was the version that I liked best.


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The Photo My Mom Took

This one:

A picture of me taken by my Mom.  I was looking straight into the sun, hence the squint.  Although I do have to say that every picture of me before the age of five features ridiculous hair, or me making a funny face, or both.

My Mom gave me this photo in an album she made for me when I was 18 and leaving home.  Several years later she gave me my first digital camera, with which I took the world’s blurriest photos.  Digital cameras were a new thing at the time and my mom was into computers and related gadgets. I remember her first car phone, it required an antenna on her car and practically a suitcase for a carrying case.

This blog and my current photography “career” is just the latest version of myself.  My Mom was like that too, she changed careers several times over the course of my childhood.  It wasn’t always pretty.  I saw my mother triumph and fail, stand firm and second guess herself.  This was her gift to me, reinvention and life.

Thanks for that Mom, thanks for the photo too.

Love and Miss You.

Cheers!, particularly to all the Moms.