Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Randomosity to the max

Cleanup on aisle 9 continues! More photos I never got around to posting. Besides, the rain we're receiving here is relentless, so I can't get out for any new photos. For those iced in, I feel for ya!
Old store in St. Gabriel, LA. I've posted it before in color and also black and white.
This time I used an HDR preset in Lightroom. I'm usually not a fan of HDR, but it worked on this photo, I think.

My "baby" on his 30th birthday, July 4th.

My eldest came for a visit in July. He asked me to take his picture by the Bourbon St. sign.
I noticed the NOPD Police sign later. Oh, the irony. I love his contemplative expression here.

Meet Casper. He appeared on my crape myrtle tree in July.

Sunset at LSU Lake in August

Skipper on zinnia, August

This old structure has been a fixture on Hoo Shoo Too Rd. for years. I took this shot on 10/2 with my 100mm lens
and planned to go back with a wide angle lens. The next time I drove by, it had been demolished. Majorly sad!
Sharing with Our World Tuesday.

39 comments:

Merisi said...

What gorgeous images!
The general store is a winner, and I love Casper hiding in your myrtle tree.

Cheers,
Merisi

HOOTIN ANNI said...

There it is again...Hoo Shoo Too Road. I love that name. Guess I'll have to go out on Google to see if I can find why/how it got its name.

Love your boys photos you shared. Oh, and love Bourbon Street myself too. LOL

That Casper is something else, you and I see things others don't. I like that.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Okay, I don't know how accurate this is, but I guess at one time there was a men's club of the same name?!!

http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/7227650/How-did-Hoo-Shoo-Too-Road-get-its-name.aspx

Anvilcloud said...

That first pic is the perfect type for the HDR look. And I congratulate you for keeping the sky natural while you spiffed up the building.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

That Casper picture is amazing and so cool! And wow - that sunset at LSU lake is breathtaking...

Beth Edwards said...

i love Casper & the Sunset. ( :

R. Mac Wheeler said...


that sundown is go-jous

TexWisGirl said...

love the green doors and shuttered windows on that old store. your 'baby' and i share a birthday - just 20 years apart. :)

i like your randomosity posts - although i spell mine randomocity. :) tomato, tomahto...

Pallavi said...

Such beautiful pictures and emotions dear Gail :) the old barn looks splendid in te HDR mode, the colors pop out. Love the contemplative expression of your eldest and also, he is very handsome ;)

Karen said...

Great randomosity Gail! I do like the first shot in HD. Your boys sure look alike! Love the Skipper!

stiefbeen said...

de eerste en laatste zijn geweldig trouwens de foto,s van je zoon mogen er ook zijn.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Your boys look alike. I think I saw the structure in the last photo years ago. Too bad it was demolished. Dianne

bailey-road.com said...

Great eclectic group. I love Casper.

hootnonny said...

Aisle 9 is full of keepers! Handsome young men, your sons!

Stephanie said...

Yes, I see Casper! And that first picture, dear Gail, is a beauty :) Hugs to you!

DeniseinVA said...

Loved these images and loved your son's photos. Great photo of him holding the bottle where everything is in black and white except the orange label. I haven't done anything in HDR yet.

Kim Stevens said...

Clean up on aisle nine, you are so funny! Love that first shot, and so nice of casper to show up on your tree shot!

Vagabonde said...

You have some good photos in your repertoire. I like them all – varied, imaginative and good, all of them. I’d love to see the inside of that old store. We had an old store like this close by and a bank bought it. It is different now though. Last week at an estate sale I found a lithograph, framed, of the original old store, so I got it. I could do a post on it – a Civil War battle was fought there. But I have so many posts to write….

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great assortment Gail. Loving the sunset!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Awh, nice variety of your works. Nice to see your son. Hope the weather changes for the better for you soon. Awh, and glad you love that line in the movie. I LOVETHATMOVIE so much!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy you saved that structure for posterity on "film" anyway. Both your boys/young men are so handsome! Random shots are fun -- I'm glad you saved every one of them and shared them with us.

Barb Brookbank said...

Such gorgeous images as usual! Love casper, and the Skipper!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

That shot of the old store is fabulous! Love photos of Casper and your two sons, too. The sunset is gorgeous. The eye on that skipper is unbelievable. Too bad about the destruction of the old shed. Glad you got the picture when you did.

Terri Buster said...

Great shots- that first one is fantastic in hdr!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series, nice shots of your sons. And I love the Casper photo. The sunset is one of my favorites. Have a happy week!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is a beautiful series! I love the country store and your edit of it. And that sunset is wow! You've got a wonderful eye. Really great shots!
Hoo Shoo Too Road--love the name!

don said...

You posted a fine selection of images. Excellent store shot. A your boy has a great expression.

Kerry said...

Sure can tell those boys are brothers! This is a very fun collection of keepers, Gail. Hoo Shoo Too Road? What a great name; I wish my street were named that.

Brian King said...

I love the first photo and the sunset! Gorgeous! Really nice shots of your boys!

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EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoyed this eclectic set of photos, Gail. Your son is very nice looking!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Nice variety of pictures!! Beautiful sunset over the LSU lake. Fun shot of your son!!WITH the police sign too!
We're going to New Orleans for Spring Break. My husband's first time!! Hate to say this - but I was there for the 1980 super bowl and remember very little. Will have to find that same sign and hang on it :-}}}

Hilary said...

A fine collection. Love that sunset, in particular but I was quite smitten with Caspar. Too cute.

Míriam Luiza said...

Eu também tenho uma "bebe"Que está para completar 30 anos! Amei suas fotos! Temas variados e imagens perfeitas!

Ros Crawford said...

What amazing photography! I really enjoyed seeing these so thanks very much for linking up with us at Our Beautiful World!!

Linda R said...

Lots of great photos my friend. Love the editing you did with your son and the corona bottle. Made me smile. And That sunset shot is gorgeous..

Hugs~

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Thanks so much for sharing all these beauties with us at Our Beautiful World!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

That butterfly shot is amazing, great shot! And love the Casper on the tree bark, lol

Barbara said...

Just doing a quick catch up. I hate falling so far behind! I'm glad you're posting again. You are so gifted. I love that little dog and also seeing the pics of your son!