Archive for November, 2010

29
Nov
10

GONE FROM MY SIGHT

Mom passed this morning at sunrise, I had been with her everyday at sunset. You really can’t plan these events, but she went comfortably. This is my favorite recent photo of her my sister took and some other favorites during the years.

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white
sails to the morning breeze and starts
for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until at length
she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come
to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says;
“There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull
and spar as she was when she left my side
and she is just as able to bear her
load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone
at my side says, “There, she is gone!”
There are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad
shout;”Here she comes!”

And that is dying.

by Henry Van Dyke, a 19th Century clergyman, educator, poet, and religious writer

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28
Nov
10

O2 Paris Panorama

During our  somewhat vigil, my sister had found a family album that had a cut- out panorama dad did during the war that I have restored. I also noticed a program where he had seen The Django Reinhardt Quintette while in Paris. Our folks really had a full life…….. All these photographs taken by dad were sent to my mom during the war before he returned home to marry her.

           

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

 

All of dads photos were taken with this camera that we had for years and has been my only camera ever stolen back in the 70’s. Dad was good friends of a photo studio while in Paris, the woman to his left was the studio owners wife (love her hair style!).

Lumiere ELJY Subminiature Camera, 1930’s
The Lumiere ELJY Subminiature Camera was a French camera developed by Auguste and Louis Lumière. This was really a marvel for it’s time period. It was a high end spy camera. The lens extends out from the camera and locks in place. The view finder pops up. The shutter, which is located in the lens barrel, makes it possible to have speeds: 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100. . The Lypar f3.5 lens has a variable focus of 0.5m to infinity (20 inches on the imperial version). It measured a mere 24×36 mm.

I found this wonderful photo of this camera at this site (BIG Thanks) :

http://lesmevescameres.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html

 

 

 

27
Nov
10

STARLITE

I scanned an interesting photo for a friend today of her folks at a local club during the 50’s, she thought the club was called the Starlite?

27
Nov
10

DC Neptune

26
Nov
10

Black Friday

I thought today I may be close to seeing a Undulatus Asperatus cloud, but no potato.

25
Nov
10

Mother Earth

25
Nov
10

FM #4

25
Nov
10

Future Shock

U.S. commissioners and delegations of Sioux chiefs visiting Washington, October 13, 1888

 

Title: U.S. commissioners and delegations of Sioux chiefs visiting Washington, October 13, 1888 Date Created/Published: [1888, c1889] Medium: 1 photographic print. Summary: Group portrait of commissioners and Sioux Indians on steps of U.S. Capitol building. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-92959 (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: LOT 12566 [item] [P&P] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA Notes:

Copyright by C.M. Bell.

Published in: Many nations: A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Indian and Alaska native peoples of the United States / edited by Patrick Frazier and the Publishing Office. Washington : Library of Congress, 1996, p. 85.

This was wallpaper I used for a year from the movie “The New World” that was filmed in Virginia.

21
Nov
10

24 hours up north

20
Nov
10

FM #3




1984 Computer portrait from State Fair

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