Thursday, May 8, 2008

H is for Holy Heirloom






This bible was passed down to us after the death of Julianne's father. The copyright of this bible is dated 1883. Within its signature pages are recorded births, deaths, and marriages which date back to the very early 1800's. Old photographs of long passed relatives may also be found within its pages. It's a very special keepsake to remind us of a very special man in particular.


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16 comments:

Melli said...

Awesome book! Awesome memories! Awesome photos! :)

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's an antique piece ! Wonderful !
BTW the guns are only fake, in Belgium it is not allowed to have any weapons only with a special permission and this is very very difficult to get. Mr. Gattino loves them as decoration, I prefer my cat collection, lol !

Karly said...

My goodness. This is very, very moving. Beautiful choice for H, Robert.

Mar said...

Very special and beautiful shots!
My H is posted here, thanks for your kind comment :)

Robin said...

You're giving your macro a workout! That being said...you should print and frame these pictures; they'd make a nice grouping on a wall in your home :) (or maybe a gift for your mom on Mother's Day).

This is definitely a treasure on several levels. :)

Shelly said...

What a beautiful old bible. I have my grandpa's dutch bible, it's literally falling apart.

juliana said...

a very special H.
absolutely love the photos (they make me crave a macro lens even more)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That is quite an heirloom! You did a great job photographing it. I love the black and white.

Do you and your wife continue to record important things in it to pass onto future generations?

Carletta said...

Very meaningful post - in thought and photos!
I love all the ways you photographed it and what I think is a sepia tone.
Great Job, and perfect for H.

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

What a precious and prized possession. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Woofenderful book to have cuz it's so old and, well, Family! It's kinda like a dog woof a pedigree that you kin trace yur bloodlines back... but I don't got a pedigree and Mom loves me anyway. Anyway, yur blessed.

Dr.John said...

Best H I've seen all day. The Holy Bible an an old one. WoW

Minkydo said...

What a sweet and sentimental choice. I'm glad you have such a wonderful heirloom.

Lacey Lichi said...

Oohh, I like. Great subject. Great color choice. Great perspective. Your shots just keep getting better. You are really working well with your angles.
To answer your question, I usually opt for black and white when I really want to focus on the subject and there are distracting elements in the back ground. Also, I think that for couples, black and white is a good option to make it a timeless portrait. And yes, I do take plenty of "accidental" blurry shots. Some of which turn out. But, just now I am learning to use a slower shutter speed creatively. This time I wanted a playful sense of movement and a dreamlike feel to the couple.
I would be honored to be added on your list and will add you as well to mine!

quilly said...

Perfect and reverent choice. Your words are eloquent and moving. I am left feeling as though I glimpsed a bit of your beautiful soul.

christy said...

AHHH!! I *love* these shots! I'm just at a loss for words to describe how much I like them! After I finish posting the pictures I'm donating, I think I'm going to have to take some inspiration from these...

Haha, I liked your story about visiting LACMA. Actually, for me going to the right museum IS kind of like Disney World... The guards usually tell me to be quiet when I explain to my companions what each painting means -- who ever made up the rule that said you can't talk about art in a museum?