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Will It Return to the Earth?

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on May 3, 2009

This is a piece of farm equipment, probably from the early 1900’s that was used in the orchards and gardens at the Kellogg house (now Heritage House Museum) in Santa Ana. It is not too far from that Dodge I showed you two days ago. I got a comment from a fellow photographer who said I should try the Dodge in sepia. I decided to give this rusty piece some new color and life and I did some extra sharpening to make the rust stand out more. How do you think it worked?


I bet this was pulled by a mule or a horse at one time…

What do you think of my new theme? It seems that my images are showing a little bigger than with the old one. This particular theme was designed for journalists, but I like it’s simplicity- it works well for me. Today is a gorgeous day in Huntington Beach. The Dodger’s swept the Padre’s today, I spoke with Larry and we made our plans for Mother’s Day next week, and Willie is going to start dinner for us.  All is pretty good right now. Have a good week and please check back tomorrow!


A Visit to the Rose Garden

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on May 2, 2009

The rose garden at the Heritage House Museum is gorgeous. It will get even prettier as summer progresses. They have a large variety of roses in all sizes and colors. I thought this one was one of the most beautiful – but I did not catch it’s name. They all had tags but I did not see the one for this rose. What do you think? The weather has been good today so I will assume that the wedding went off without a hitch!


Beautiful roses blooming in the rose garden…

I got Photoshop CS4 and Dreamweaver downloaded today. It looks like I have a lot of learning to do! I know Dreamweaver from my class, but Photoshop has a lot of different features. I am sure NAPP has a lot of videos I could look at, plus has a zillion of them! I am watching Barefoot Contessa as I type this. I like her show – even Willie watches it once in a while with me! Kyla and Donnan are sleeping, and looking over at Willie, well, no difference – he is asleep too! I am in for an exciting Saturday! Until tomorrow…


A Dodge Truck at Heritage House

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on May 1, 2009

I spent this afternoon at the Heritage House Museum today walking around and taking a lot of photos with my friend Annette. We had a good time after going out to lunch. We were there for about two hours. The only problem was it got very humid and oh so hot! This is one of the last photos of the day that I took of an old Dodge truck sitting on the grounds. The main house was built by the Kellogg family (not the cereal family but the garden supplies family) in the late 1880’s. Actually, it was before they were the garden supply family (a son started that business). The father (who built the house) was a surveyor and considered one of the first families of Orange County. They do beautiful weddings and there will be one tomorrow.  I hope the weather stays good for them!


I guess that this is from somewhere around 1939 to 1942… 

There was a lot to see there and it was a fun afternoon. I took almost 100 photos and this is the one I decided to show to you. They had a beautiful rose garden and of course I took many photos of that. Willie just took Kyla and Donnan over to Larry’s to help him find an opossum in their garage. I don’t know what he expects them to do. I don’t want them to get bitten or anything!  I have a busy week-end ahead of me and school work to finish up. I hope you have a good and productive week-end too!