GLUED TOGETHER

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When I’m trying to learn & do something out of a book, I usually lay the book here next to my Laptop and read what it tells me to do and then try and do it on the computer.  Well, I got tired of leaning over to read, so I went back into my little machine shop and built this “sorta” display rack that I can lay the book on.  It’s on a 30 degree angle, so it makes for much easier reading.

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This is what it does.  Makes for easier reading.  It’s nothing fancy.  Just some ole’ wood I had laying around.  Glued a few pieces together to make this in about 15 min.  The Adobe book is the one I’m using now to learn!  There is so very much to it.  I’ll be using this book for a long time.

MERGING IMAGES

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For the past 2 day’s I’ve been trying to merge these 2 photo’s into 1 to show what the old Schuylkill Canal used to look like back in the 1800’s.  The one at the top you’ve seen before and is my Image taken awhile ago after it rained pretty heavy.  The bottom one is NOT my image.  Got it off the Internet to show what a Canal Boat is/was years ago.

I would like to create just one Image with both pictures.  I know it can be done, but I’m having some trouble following instructions with Lightroom CC & Photoshop CC.  They are a bit confusing.  Maybe someone out there can offer their knowledge?

WRITING

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I had purchased this small Journal book a few weeks ago.  I came up with the idea of taking a Image of it opened with a pencil and glasses that I use.  Put it over into Lightroom CC and with a bit of getting it straight, I found I can write just about anything on it using the computer.

I must admit, I’m not much one for Poetry at all.  However, the poem written here has been in my memory ever since my Mother passed on back in Dec. 2004.  The poem was displayed at her viewing at the Funeral Home.  It was how she was until her last day’s.  Read it.  See what you think.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Yesterday, I went up to my ole’ hometown of Hamburg, PA to walk around a bit and look for some photography things to shoot.  I remembered my ole’ Elementary School which still stands after all these years have passed.  Now, it’s the Borough Hall of Hamburg.

I walked up those steps, that I have done many times when I was just a young boy, and took a trip back in time.  There are no more classrooms here, anymore.  Just walls and office space that were never there before.  The grass area to the right was once part of the macadam play area where marbles, and hopscotch were once played.  The tree is much younger than the one there before.  It was much bigger back then.

I walked those steps and remembered having my class picture taken at that exact spot when I was in 3rd or 4th Grade.  It’s also where I broke my front tooth and had to go thru a nightmare at the Dentist’s Office to have it repaired.  The Ghosts of children, such as I was, are long gone.  Only those who remember.

img001This is the only picture of me when I went to school here.  I don’t remember when it was taken.  I was such a cute little boy.  What happened?