90 years of photos

Discussion in 'People' started by Uncle Frank, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. My mom turned 90 on July 21st, and we hosted a party for her near her home in Florida. It was a great chance to take family photos of our widespread clan, so I brought a big bag of gear, but the most fascinating subjects turned out to be old photographs. When my brother picked up mom, he grabbed a few of her boxes of photos, and we uncovered some treasures. The pictures were taken with the 35/2 lens, hand held, using natural light, and I've done very little retouching to them.

    This picture of mom is 89 1/2 years old!
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    1934 - she had this made for her boyfriend
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    1939 - glowing and 3 months pregnant with my oldest brother.
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    A birthday celebration with my dad during the WWII years.
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    With her grandkids at her 90th party
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    So keep taking those pictures, folks, so your grandkids can make display boards like this for your 90th!

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    An ageless beauty
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  2. Agelsss beauty indeed Frank! What wonderful memories images make...
     
  3. Thanks, Ed and Frits!

    Hey, Ed, I took all of my primes to Florida. Guess which one was the most useful?
     
  4. Seth

    Seth

    317
    Jun 6, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    That is just fantastic Frank! Thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Wonderful story Frank. Beautiful woman indeed. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. 1FASTZ

    1FASTZ

    611
    Jan 25, 2006
    Cincinnati, OH
    WOW great pictures to share...she sure doesn't look 90 at all. Great looking lady she is...
     
  7. dtbh

    dtbh

    Mar 9, 2006
    Malaysia
    You just made me want to take more photos of the family. Wonderful series/story of a beautiful lady. She definitely doesn't look 90 to me. Thanks for sharing, Frank.
     
  8. You obviously favor your mother in the looks department....except she's waaaayyyy better looking :tongue:

    Nice shots of shots. I've done this with some old photos of my grandparents. :smile:
     
  9. Frank

    Nice mementos from the past and the ones you are creating now!
     
  10. Frank that last picture is awesome. Tack sharp!:eek::eek::eek:

    Tim
     
  11. Thanks, Tim. It's the product of the 85/1.4 at f/2.2.
     
  12. joepilot

    joepilot

    599
    Mar 21, 2007
    Richmond Va.
    Frank those are some great pic's of your mother ,still a good looker with a great smile for 90 years
     
  13. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    AWESOME ....these are wonderful photos, Frank ...your mom isa beautiful woman!
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  14. SMH77

    SMH77

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    Feb 11, 2006
    Illinois
    Great shots UF! I really like the last one a lot, especially with the rose in the lower left corner of the frame.

    I can only hope I make it that long and have wonderful grandkids to spend the time with. Looks like she's had a wonderful life and loves her kids/grand kids.

    Thanks for posting these Frank.


    Sean
     
  15. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    Priceless. She doesn't look 90 at all.
     
  16. What an awesome mom!

    Nice photos too.
     
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