Saturday, January 7, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday - Low Tide

Shadow Shot Sunday arrives on a warm winter's day, about 58°F (14.5° C), not at all typical.

Today, I offer an old black-and-white print, a vacation day from many decades ago, the (then) five children along with Aunt Terry, at low tide at the, the New Jersey shore at Brigantine. Shadows are falling about the watery sand that sits below the classic Sea Gull Cottages. I am to the left...

I have spent this past December working with about 100 scanned prints, making slideshows and learning the many nuances of I-Photo, I-DVD and YouTube. That project is now complete, this old view part of that...Follow the shadows at this always fun meme!

22 comments:

Ms. Becky said...

I love your vintage photos Ralph. Look at you. Aunt Terry looks like a fun aunt. this photo is precious. thanks for sharing. wishing you all the best and oodles of good cheer in 2012. take care now. and happy SSS2.

Jeanne said...

This is a really nice photo! That was my era. I love the vintage swimming suits! The shadows tell all.

Martha Z said...

Looks like everyone was having a good time.
Scanning old photos and slides is a project Hubby and I need to get back too.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A lovely gathering of smiling faces and shadows! I love the caring expression on your aunt's face!

Paula Scott said...

You have done what I keep meaning to do-scans all those nostalgic old photos and putting together in a slide show that way. I keep running out of the 'round to its (getting around to it)! Too many distractions, I suppose, But, you you continue to inspire me even more so to get it done.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Did you feel a little lonely there, Ralph, surrounded by all those girls?

A SHADOW THE SIZE OF THE SUN

If I had a shadow the size of the sun,
I’m not sure how fast I’d be able to run,
Or if I could flee from its ravenous jaws,
While keeping away from its razor-sharp claws!


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and there

sarayutouched said...

great fun in the sun!! great job on getting the photos scanned. i know what a feat this is having done that for my daughter's open house. happy sss2!!!

Sylvia K said...

Such a great capture, Ralph! And what lovely memories I'm sure it evokes! I love the smiling, happy faces! I do hope your new year is off to a great start for you and Patti both! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Catherine said...

I love your blast from the past shots - so evocative....

Kelly said...

Your photos always take me back to another time and place. A congenial group, your shadows are even linking arms!

Cassie said...

Hi Ralph! This is such a fun ShadowShot.I love the old swimsuits and the classic cottages too. I have an Aunt Terry too. She used to take us kids on summertime adventures when she'd visit PA. Good memories of our Aunties!! Happy SSS.

ps-We did hear that you all were having some unusually warm weather. It is supposedly going to cool off here by tomorrow and drip into the 60s. That's fine with me!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Perfect Vintage shadow shot, love the old swimsuits, and the buildings in the background.

Dianne said...

you have the most wonderful collection of family photos
I love this one

LV said...

Some of the best shots are from the past.

colleen said...

Love those scrunched up shadows. I had a bathing suit like the girl up front in 1960.

Hey Harriet said...

A beautiful photo Ralph and that sounds like quite a project working with all those old prints! I bet the slideshows are lovely. Perhaps you could post some of the slideshows on your blog? That would be cool!

chubskulit said...

Such a beautiful day today. Your photo makes me wish that winter should be at temperature like we have today.

Chubby N Chieque said...

Great fun with old photos. But with your project? that is awesome. Remembering the good old days is priceless.

Hope you had a great Christmas & a peaceful NY and of course a merrier & fruitful 2012, bro!

Hugs to you & Patti.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/chie

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Sweetness...through and through. I LOVE the photo Ralph. I'm sure it brings back some very fond memories.

And, boy howdy, you have had a LOT of work on just YouTube alone. I can imagine how proud you are of the finished product tho.

Thanks for stopping by for my week's Shadow Shot See you next time...and have a glorious week ahead!!

frayedattheedge said...

That brings back memories of holidays at the seaside when I was little! Our weather has been mild for the time of year - long may it continue!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello dear Ralph and this is such a sweet photo ! Kids at the beach are some of the happiest creatures on earth and thus so are their shadows : )
Joy
Way too warm here as well .. no snow .. rather scary !

Costin Comba said...

big happy family. Greetings from Romania. Have a nice week.