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All of these photos have something in common, the bathroom. 290: in the bathroom at work. I like the lines on the wall coming toward me. 291: outside a bathroom door at a restaurant. 292: just out of the shower. I like this shot for its composition and my expression. 293: taken at the same time as 292, abstract body shot. All of these are interesting in their own way. It is funny that I took 4 photos in a row in the bathroom at different times.

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“I have no name My name is silence” ~Agnete M. Kirkevaag

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“Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog.” ~Caroline K. Simon

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“Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well.” ~Terri Guillemets

 

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“We don’t stop at our skin.” ~Dolores Krieger

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All four of these shots where taken with my crappy cell phone. The first one was at my parent’s house. The other three were in different bathrooms, haha. The only one I like is 247. I really like the water on the mirror and how it distorts my reflection. Other than that these photos SUCK!

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“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ~ Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

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“Hair brings one’s self-image into focus; it is vanity’s proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices.” ~Shana Alexander

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” I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

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“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” ~Thomas Fuller

I had taken this photo as part of a photo a day project with the prompt being “Water.” A simple shot with my iPhone, using an app I really like called TtV Camera of the bathroom faucet with the water running. I posted it on Facebook and didn’t think too much of it. One of my friends freaked out and wanted to see if I knew the person in the reflection. I was like, “What? What?” I was in the bathroom alone, in the AM before any of my family was even awake. Sure enough there is what looks like a person in the top of the faucet on the top tier of the part where the water comes out. It looks like a short woman with poufy, dark, shoulder length hair with a dark dress on. I have watched every episode of Ghost Hunters, so I went straight to trying to debunk it. I went back and took more photos with the same app in as close to the same position that I could get in. There was nothing that even remotely looked like that figure. The faucet was dirty, but I didn’t clean it between photos. Plus the dirty parts show up as white, not dark. the figure blocks the door frame, that was one of the things that made it strange. If it was part of the door it would only show up on the door, not in front of and beside it.

 

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The first photo with the figure.

 

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An enlarged close-up with the figure circled.

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A shot with no figure. There is a highlight on the door that clearly does not show up in the photo with the figure, because she is standing in front of it!

 

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This is what is reflected in the faucet. If there was a woman standing there she would have been very short, about 5 feet tall. She also would have been standing partly IN the hamper. My husband and I worked together to see if we could recreate it and it was not possible. I had to move the hamper and I was way too tall to reflect totally in the faucet.

 

I am not saying this is a ghost. I never felt, heard or experienced anything paranormal other than this photo in that apartment. We did have the City Point Cemetery right behind our apartment. It could have been a ghost passing through. It could have been a time slip. it could have been a view into a parallel universe for all I know. All I do know is that it is something unexplainable.

These three shots were taken when we moved into our super cheap, tiny, old apartment. It was nice to be on our own again and have our family back together. However we moved from a large three bedroom house to a small two bedroom apartment. Our bedroom didn’t even have a closet! When the movers left the place had boxes stacked from floor to ceiling in every room. There were even boxes in the backyard. We spent the next month or so going through everything we owned, throwing away stuff, giving things away, taking loads of stuff to the Goodwill and storing things at my parent’s house. It was an overwhelming process. Now that we are out of there I wish I would have kept some of the things we got rid of. Although it was nice to purge and have less crap. The first shot was in our bedroom after we had made it “livable.” You should have seen it before. The second shot was in my favorite room in the place, the bathroom. It was big, spacious, had a closet and a window with plenty of light. I was standing in front of our new shower curtain with the window light coming in from behind. The third shot was on the back porch with the sun low in the sky. I took all three with the borrowed Nikon D40. I like all three of these photos, even though it was a stressful time in my life. I did manage to find the good in the experience, but I am glad we don’t live there any longer.

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“The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.” ~Elbert Hubbard

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“If you go, go in Peace it makes the flowers sweeter along the path.” ~Mike Dolan

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“It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~ Crowfoot

Both of these shots were taken shortly after my kids and I moved back to Virginia. We had to live with my parents in the house that I lived in as a teenager. It is a small 3 bedroom rancher. There was my Mom, Dad, adult brother, myself and 2 children, plus their 3 dogs, my sister-in-law’s dog, our dog and a cat. We stayed there from August- October. It was a long few months. The first night back I woke up in a panic. I felt like I was having a panic attack. I didn’t know if we were going to be able to stay there. We did and it was really just fine. Glad that we were able to get out on our own again though. The first shot was in the bathroom mirror from the hallway. Just a fun little shot with a crooked perspective. The second was out in their yard on the bench swing on a lovely late summer day. Both of these photos are pretty crappy, but they capture that particular time in my life when I had to move back in with my folks.

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“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~Samuel Butler

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“The best things in life are not only free, but the line is shorter.” ~Robert Brault

 My husband being in the Army has its perks. We got to go on a couple’s retreat to San Antonio and stay in the St. Anthony Hotel for a few days. It was a beautiful place in a really awesome city, with many opportunities for great photos. My camera was glued to my face almost the whole time we were there. The following are some of the self portraits I was able to capture during our little mini-vacation.

 “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements in life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”  ~Charles Kingsley

“All photos are accurate.  None of them is the truth.”  ~Richard Avedon

“Reverie is not a mind vacuum.  It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.”  ~Gaston Bachelard

“History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.”  ~Winston Churchill

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ~Albert Einstein