Grandma Duties

It has been awhile since I last posted. I have been busy in two areas.... grandma duty and photoshop restoration study group. See monosson outing where I started to restore the picnic scene. A good friend brought me the book from the states, saving me 4-6 weeks shipping time and costs, and I have been busy doing Chapter 2 and trying to catch up with the group that started on the 1st of November. Here is the link to my "homework" for Chapter 2. I rescanned the image at 600 dpi and used several methods to fix the tonal and contrast qualities. At the bottom there is a link to the second part where I used other images for more methods.

Besides my weekly trip to Jerusalem, my daughter Naomi joined her husband Erez for a few days in Greece on his way home from a business trip. Who was on duty to hold down the fort.... general Grandma!!!! In the end I felt like bus driver, at least in and out of Naomi's jeep 3-4 times a day... I don't remember bussing my kids about... but times daughter deserves a medal to balence all that and her work in between!!!!

Next week, Thrusday, Thanksgiving... hope you'll share your family gatherings with some photos.. This year my friend Bev is having a Thanksgiving dinner... but on Shabbat, the 25th...

In the meantime, Hag Sameach, Happy Holiday!!!


Cold---Think Hot Bathes

Its been raining and getting cooler....makes me think about sinking into a nice hot bath,98-102 degrees F,at one of our favorite places.... 45-60 minutes south towards Kiryat Gat... Hamai Yoav hot spring bathes.
Some of the links don't work ..!!!
Some pictures from our last visit. Had a great day at a real fun spot!


Monosson Outing abt 1922

Going through an old cigar box, yes it was my grandfathers, I found this lovely image of another family picnic... Every picture tells a story... I really love the spontaneity of this shot.. I bet it was Fred behind the camera!

On Janee's forum we have started a study group to explore photo restorations, based on Katrin Eismann's books. Hope to get the book soon.....I have lots of old faded photos and this should keep me out of trouble!

Here is the original scanned image: Click to get a bigger view

Here is my restoration: Click to get a bigger view

I think I can bring out more detail and contrast, and fix Alice a bit better. I may scan at a higher dpi. and try again.. in the meantime enjoy

Left to right:
Dave Monosson, Bathsheba Monosson, Esther Poley Monosson, Adolphe Monosson, Ruth Monosson,Alice Monosson.

If anyone wants the full image for printing please let me know.. these have been saved for web and won't make good prints.

Anyone else have any old Monosson or Poley images? Please share!!!