Monday, January 12, 2009

RUBY MACRO

Originated by MaryT, check hers for today.
Still in nostalgic mode, I chose to display Serina's second pair of shoes. How we struggled to keep her from falling and bumping her forehead. Constant on guard, no imagination of greater fears.
Blessed, old ignorants.

Being bedded on the second week, I had to learn about Macro to participate in today's game. Macro is when the little flower on the inner ring of hubby's Canon G9 is in focus. I cannot thank you enough teach Mary, for giving these challenges. I guess i would have spent all day in bed, were it not for the Ruby Tuesday!
The wax angles are bought in a fleemarket all those years ago. I still cannot believe my luck. Guess they were not IN at the time.
I don't exactly know how they were made, but they have kept color and shape perfectly. Only minor scratches in the soft wax.

35 comments:

Yen said...

I love the red shoes shot! Nice red this week,Felisol!:)

ilanadavita said...

Very red shots! Nice captures.

Leora said...

Love the shoes. So sweet and tender. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Deb said...

I love your photos today ---and am still praying for you!!! I hope you're beginning to feel better!

sending a hug!!

Patti said...

Hi Felisol,
I also love the red baby shoes. So sweet for baby feet. The red angels are cute.

I didn't do macro, but I do enjoy yours.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

maryt/theteach said...

Felisol, excellent MACRO shots! This week or next week! Those little RED shoes are really scuffed - she was an active little one, eh? :) Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Carletta said...

I thought it was macro week too but I had something I could switch to.
I adore these little red shoes! What wonderful memories they must evoke when you look at them.
And the angels - perfect in red.
Have a wonderful week!

And, now that you've worked out macro I bet we see more next week. :)

Mojo said...

That's a great shot of the shoes. Makes a poignant statement that warms the heart.

The angels on the other hand look just a little creepy.

Hope you're feeling better soon!

ellen b said...

Beautiful job Felisol! I love those little beat up shoes. What memories they hold :0)
Happy Ruby to you...

Ralph said...

Glad you are better, or mostly better. I didn't think you were complaining...

The shoes are great, and I have been reliving all those baby days since I am scanning so many old photographs these past months.

Yet I don't remember tie shoes when they were really little - we used slip-ons or velcro. For the ease of the parents, naturally!

MyMaracas said...

The red shoes are wonderful, and I've never seen anything like those angels.

I hope you feel better soon.

shutterhappyjenn said...

The red shoes had this certain character... Very nostalgic shot on that one.

My RT post is here if you want to visit it. I'd be glad if you do. Thanks!

luna miranda said...

cute little red shoes!

laura said...

Great photos! Love the shoes!!

Gattina said...

Both pictures are very nice !!

To answer your question, yes it was very cold in Brussels/Waterloo sometimes - 14°C and in the Ardennes until - 20° very very unusual weather. It hadn't happened since more than 20 years and the last snow we saw 7 or 8 years ago !
Unfortunately they use salt for the snow, WHEN they do something, not being used to snow it's always a mess here. I saw in Aachen and Köln that they use sand that's much better !

Debbie said...

How precious that you kept Serina's shoes! They are even scruffed and I'm sure carry many memories of her as a little one.

I've been praying for you Felisol. May you be back very soon with energy and feeling completely well again. I've missed you, my friend. :)

Eaton Bennett said...

Sweet little shoes, bet they have seen some fun and games. :)

storyteller said...

Aw ... I love the little red shoes and I find participating in these memes teaches ME new things all the time. After a false start this morning, I managed to come up with almost macro photos ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Ivanhoe said...

What a precious little red shoes! I have yet to master the macro challenge. Hope to have time to play with my camera soon.
Happy RT :o)

Robin said...

What sweet little shoes. So nostalgic, especially compared to the mocassins of today.

Amrita said...

Those shoes are so cute. Can imagine baby Serina wearing them and skipping around. You are a real memory-maker and keeper.

I have my mother 's red handiwork on my blog.

The red angels are so sweet too.

Amrita said...

Macro is really useful when you take close up shots.I like it. Hope you are feeling better Felisol.

Pia K said...

Those shoes are absolutely adorable! (I have something similar myself, but in white, I think they belonged to my mother when she was a baby). I love red shoes, on myself and on others, there's something very special and moodlifting about them. Lovely post.

Dianne said...

2 beautiful shots. Vivid color

the shoes are a treasure

Raven said...

So sorry that you are still not feeling well. I will send some more reiki your way. Do send and email to Dennis Puffett too. He's REALLY good.

I really love your daughter's little red shoes. They are just full of love.

byhisgracealone said...

love those fancie red tie shoes...when my girls were little I used to switch out pretty ribbons and lace for their tie up shoes ...made them look so dainty sweet and pretty...

hope you continue to be on the mend....

hugs to you
donna

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Like the baby shoes. onyc

Terry said...

Dear Felisol
I was here yesterday to read your Ruby Tuesday .
These little red baby shoes brought back so many memories to me.
When Bernie and I had been married for about seven years, we had the privilege of looking after a little child of almost two years.
We had her living with us for about eight months.
Of course our life had to change a bit because,as you know we never had children..
At the end of the eight months and when she was going home, after she left we said, "Oh now we can go back to what we did before we had that little girl!"
Well we seemed happy about it, but a week later we found one of her little shoes,and we both cried!
We felt the loss!
One good thing about the whole experience though is that because this little girl is related to us, we did watch her grow up and become a fine young woman!
Felisol, why is it that your Ruby Tuesdays always bring back such good memories to me?

I hope that you are feeling better my friend.
Love Terry

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Thos tiny red shoes are wonderful, Felisol! How nice that you still have them. ;-)

Sioux said...

Love all that red...especially Serena's shoes!

Robin said...

I hope you're feeling a bit better by now Felisol. I didn't see an e-mail address in your profile so I'll answer your question about sepia here.

Sepia is that golden brown type coloring given to a photo to make it look older, like an antique photo. You can easily turn any photo sepia using most ordinary photo editing programs. An easy one is the Google's free downloadable program - Picasa. To turn an image sepia in Picasa for example, you just open the image, click on the "effects" tab, and then select "sepia". Nothing more to it. If you have a fancier program like photoshop you can do more fine-tuning, but the simple free programs will let you do a basic sepia conversion easily.

Mary's (RT) other website, Sepia Scenes, has a good tutorial here.

"Bronzable" just means something that would look good with a bronze cast or color, it's not really a technical photography term. In fact, it's possible I made it up :).

Hope this helps :).

Mrs. Mac said...

Sending you warm hugs and wishing we could sip a pot of tea together today. You could show me Serina's baby pictures and our 'mother's' hearts could recall memories of our wee ones until we cried. Those little scuffed up shoes are a treasure.

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi, I want to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my test blog 'Silently Me'. The flowers are
red gumnut flowers, from a species of the Australian Gum tree(Eucalypt).

And my poems are on my Passionate Fiction blog. Some Haiku as well. :)
http://eatonbennett.blogspot.com/

Crown of Beauty said...

hello, how are you doing today? Your macro picture of the red shoes was simply beautiful and heartwarming. You are a good photographer. Hope you are recovering from your flu. Praying for you.

KitchenMaus said...

Red shoes! My weakness! :D