Friday, October 17, 2008

Time in the Clouds

 


Last Monday when I went to visit my Uncle Frank before he went to Birmingham for more tests, I stopped at a new shopping area I had never been to before and drove around. Some shops I never heard of and probably couldn't afford to walk into. It was like being in a new town. There was a family owned jewelry store named Schombergs that used to be downtown. Even back in the late 50's, 60's and 70's, they had an old clock outside the store with beautiful chandeliers inside of it. When downtown business waned, they relocated to Main Street Village, another little shopping center and took their clock with them. I rarely went there. I remembered being treated like Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" so I never went there again. I gave my business to a lady who designed jewelry instead. Barbara closed her business and moved away. Schomberg's has now moved into this new shopping mall and once again brought time with them.

I parked and got out of the car to snap this photo even though it was over cast and gray that day. I thought about how Sky Watch has changed my life and the way I view everything now. I also thought about how I am driving and taking photos of the clouds. Sort of having my head in the clouds most of the time now. LOL

I printed pics at Walmart yesterday and this was one of those I printed. I played around with it on their machine. I made the sky bluer and printed it that way, but it was way too blue on Picasa this morning and I did NOT like that one bit. I also did it in sepia at Walmart making it look antique. I seem to have a thing about time, sepia and antiques. So I cropped it in Picasa, turned it to sepiam used soft focus and fell in love with it. As I was uploading my pics into Picasa, the title came to me... "Time in the Clouds." It sort of make me think you could go back in time with this clock.

Now I printed it out like this at home and was not real happy with the color because it looked more purplish being the perfectionist that I am so I will probably play around with it some more.

May you find time in the clouds today.

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12 comments:

Aisha said...

That's a beautiful shot! Love the design of the clock. :)

Coloradolady said...

The clock and the sky make a great photo. Lovely shot. Have a great SWF and weekend.

Jo said...

That's a beautiful picture.

Becky, I have been trying to figure out who you look like, and this morning it hit me. You look like Kathleen Turner. This is not a very good picture of her, but if you Google her, you will see more. She was in a movie called "Peggy Sue Got Married", which was what of my favorite movies.

kjpweb said...

Well done - looks like a vintage Photo!
Cheers, Klaus

earthlingorgeous said...

I agree with you SkyWatch change my view in life too and even on a gloomy day we can see something lovely to take a shot of! Love the antique clock! awesome swf!

PERBS said...

I am not officially doing it because I don't have time to visit so many people and always feel obligated BUT I do try to get a sky photo up on Friday's.

I like your clock--it reminds me of the clock in front of Mononelli's Jewelry in my hometown in Idaho.

Arija said...

I seem to have my head permanently in them, just have to watch I don't step into anything. I like the history behind the clock as well as your shot of it.

becky said...

Welcome new visitors and commentors! Thanks Aisha. I am in love with that clock too. Thanks so much Coloradolady. I thought so too. Hope you had a great weekend as well. Thank you, Jo. What a compliment because Kathleen in a beautiful woman. I have loved all of her movies and her deep throaty voice which reminds me of Lauren Becall. Well, I thought that was a good pic of Kathleen. I saw "Peggy Sue Got Married" and it is one of my fave movies too. Need to watch it again. I have been told I looked like Sally Field due to the cheekbones. The last time I was told I looked a younger actress but I can't think of her name at the moment. She was in a dance movie a few years ago. She played in a high school movie with Heath Ledger and she played a princess or rather she was going to marry a prince. Name is still evading me which will drive me crazy! Thanks for the compliment. Yes, Klaus, it does look like a vintage photo doesn't it? Glad you agree Earthlingorgeous. As I said, I love the antique clock too. That is weird your clock was in front a jewlry store also, Paulie. Glad you liked the history behind the clock Arija. ~Becky!

Lilli & Nevada said...

I am not all that fond of fog but it does give a great photo with some mystery to it.
Glad you stopped to take the photo

becky voyles said...

Yes, I am glad I stopped to take it now too, Lilly & Amp. I think it is now my fave photo.

Jeannelle said...

What a dreamy, almost mystical scene......very thought-provoking.....where does time disappear to? Greetings from Iowa.

becky voyles said...

What beautiful words Janelle. Thank you for those. Greeting to you from Georgia!