A Photo A Week Challenge: Muted Colors

I love what these challenges push me to do.  The very first picture in my present computer’s library is this one of me at age 5 that I found in an old album and recently scanned into my computer .  As you can see, it was much-damaged–including yellow stains from some liquid that it sat under long ago.  Below are the original poor picture as well as the muted one after I cropped and worked on it in IPhoto.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

18 thoughts on “A Photo A Week Challenge: Muted Colors

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    Don’t you wish you’d taken better care of your old photographs? Most of mine are so badly damaged, they are difficult to see. They could be restored, I think, by someone who knew what he was doing … but the best I can do is (like you) scan them and fix them with software.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It’s really an art. Especially if, like me, you really don’t know what you are doing. There are programs that will take care of it or photography studios. My scanner will even do so but the instructions are all in Spanish so I’ve never tried to interpret them. I guess I just enjoy futzing around with them..

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      1. Mark Aldrich

        I still remember my first house #, too. 462-4203. It rolled off the tongue. Many in between that one and my current one (which I had to find in the phone settings whenever anyone requested it for the first year or three I had it) that I have forgotten.

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  3. lifelessons Post author

    I still don’t know what my cell phone number is. I so rarely use it. I may break down and buy an iPhone when I’m in the states and then I guess I will have truly joined the modern age. But–I’ll never say “Me and him!!!!”–my main objection to all that is modern. Pet peeve, especially used in the subjective. You don’t look old enough to remember phones like that, Mark, but guess you don’t have to remember them to appreciate their esthetic.

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  4. Allenda Moriarty

    AAAARGH! If I ever catch you saying “Me and him” I will know that the end of the world has come, or at least my world as I know it.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I know. That’s one reason I consented to your moving into the neighborhood. Sure do miss you, by the way. Haven’t had a pickup game of MT since you left. And for other reasons, of course. I went to order a chocolate wedding cake for Yolanda and my thoughts strayed to you. Did I tell you they got married? I’m having a wedding feast at Tango next week..for just 10 family members. Yoli didn’t want them to get married and when Yolanda asked why she said because she didn’t want her mom to have any more babies. Ha. She assured her they wouldn’t and now Yoli approves.

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  5. nancy merrill

    Wonderful transformation. I also still remember my first home phone number bed 266-0276. If you play it on a piano with middle C as 1, it’s a pretty little melody. 🙂 Thanks for joining the challenge!

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      1. nancy merrill

        Thanks! I’m not sure which of us figured it out. Both of my parents are musicians, and all of kids play the piano and at least one other instrument (I have a degree in music from the University of Utah). It was a game we always played, seeing how someone’s phone number sounded on the piano. 🙂

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I meant 26 letters!!! Sheesh. So kind of you not to point that out, And yes, Susan…7 notes…I was was thinking of an 8 note scale, but of course two of them are the same note an octave apart. I should have just given this comment a miss, shouldn’t I?

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      1. Allenda Moriarty

        We miss you, too, on SO MANY occasions. Speaking of which, I was desperately trying to channel my inner Judy as T and I are going to be hosting a dinner group, actually for lunch, on Saturday the 11th, and I wanted to make chicken enchiladas. Is there any chance I could pry your recipe from hopefully not your cold dead hands? The thought of that fabulous recipe still lingers. Ansley and Charleston are in the room with me now, we’re getting ready to play with a Wizard of Oz set that the girls played with when they were young. The Wades arrived today and we are going to dye eggs and make Easter cookies tomorrow. The Reds are going to come over to decorate cookies. Baby Hudson is sleeping, Erin and David sneaked out to go to a show, and all is right with the world…especially if I can lay my hands on that enchilada recipe. So surprised with Yolanda’s news. Congratulations to her. What a dear lady she is. They will be so thrilled to celebrate at Tango. What a wonderful gift to her. Hugs, and more hugs. Wish you were heading East this trip. WAAAH!

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