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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