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Instagram a Day: Day 1

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I started a new project? Well of course I did! I love giving myself pointless photography projects that force me to take time out of my day to look at the world around me and say, what the hell is interesting about it anyway? My digital slr is pretty much on its death bed; however, I got an iPhone 6. So what the hell? I’ll use it as my camera for now, until I can save up the moola for a new slr.

Day 1: My husband and I had a day off together with very little money. We went on a cheap date to a local diner and then hit up our county museum. It is free and full of interesting artifacts. Other than the somewhat creepy employee lady with little social skills that stayed with us the entire time, we really enjoyed it and learned a ton. To her credit she was very knowledgeable and we did enjoy talking to her. This photo is from there special “toys of the past” exhibit, especially for Christmas time. Her mother made these amazing doll houses with tons of detail! This is a small portion of one of them. I love it!

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It has been so long since I have taken these photos it is hard to remember exactly what was behind them all now. All three were taken with my phone and edited. It looks like all three were edited in Instagram, but 260 was taken with another cool app I had until my phone got erased and now I can’t find it again. The first two aren’t very good, but I am happy with the third one. 259 is with my cat Odin, he’s an old man now, 12 years. Still in good health and being a pain in the ass, so all is well. I love that cat quote, so true! 260 I must have been sick, since that was the quote I chose.

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“Mindfulness of the body is awareness of… the taste and smell of this moment.” ~Steve Hagen

 

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“If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.” ~Nan Porter

 

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“I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.” ~Samuel Butler

I had finally joined the rest of the first world people by procuring an iPhone. These were some of my first self portraits using it. My Nikon D40 was still out of commission at this point. I may have sent it out to be repaired. This was shortly after we moved into our tiny apartment. I feel like that was so long ago now and sometimes like it never happened at all. The first one was a night we had some company over. It was really late, but I was enjoying the night and didn’t want it to end. Although it is super yellow and orange I really like that shot. I like the composition and expression. The second one was done with a few different apps. I like that one too. It was fun to create something using a new device and media. I like all the layers.

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“It’s getting late, but does the night have to end?” ~Me

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“A grownup is a child with layers on.” ~Woody Harrelson

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.