Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - January 15th

To participate in Saturday Snapshot meme (hosted by Alyce over At Home With Books)  post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and can be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don't post random photos that you find online.

This is a photo of my grandmother. I believe she is in her early twenties.  People have often said I favor her - that's one of the best ways to get on my good side.  For years I've wanted to recreate this photo with me as the subject. But over the years, when my hair was long enough I could never find anyone willing to try the hairstyle.  Finally, now when I'm way older than she is in the picture, I found someone to help me out.

In the interest of full disclosure, here is the original picture. My hair stylist did a wonderful job, but I've been recovering from a lumpectomy (and perhaps was too stubborn about going back to work when I should have waited a little longer) and you can see how tired (ok, old, I look in this photo.) So, I decided it needed a little help.

Now, if I could just edit my face for real, life would be good.


Sherrie said...

The likeness is remarkable! You differently favor her. You have her nose and eyes. Have a great day!

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Jenbug said...

Love this shot! You two look so much alike. Very cool :)

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

What an absolutely fantastic experiment! You look a lot like her anyway and then when you added the antique look to the photo, the resemblance is almost spooky.

J. L. Jackson said...

You really do resemble her. I think this was a fabulous idea.

shopannies said...

beauty definetly runs in the family

Alyce said...

Why shouldn't you be able to change the photo - that's what the movie stars do! :) I love the comparison photos. You do look a lot like her.

I thought about doing something similar for a post soon. I have a few photos somewhere of me that show how much I looked like my great-aunt when I was in my teens. The problem is I can't find the photos.

It's something that's special to me because my mom was adopted and I never knew who I looked like until we found her birth family a couple of years ago.

Anonymous said...

You really do look like your grandmother!

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Bev Hankins said...

Lovely photo! I like the curls in the front of the hairstyle. And you do favor her (not just saying that to get on your good side)!

Yes, wouldn't it be nice if we could photoshop ourselves for everyday life?

Got mine up if you'd like to take a peek:

Booklady said...

Thanks everyone! Alyce - I hope you find the photos of your aunt so you can do the same. You will be glad you did. I look forward to seeing them when you do.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Both photos are lovely; you do look alike.

Leslie @ Under My Apple Tree said...

The resemblance is striking, what a great idea to do that photo.

Dizzy C said...

What a fab idea to recreate the pose.

The likeness is remarkable.

I love old photos of relatives. They tell our history