20 February 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday: Robert Geiszler Bracelet

I can't believe that my father has been deceased for almost a year now. He was an interesting man who didn't like a lot of flashy stuff when I lived in the home. Apparently, prior to my birth and after I left home, he did pay attention to his looks. The reason I mention this is because I have this bracelet of dad's. My mother gave it to me to be photographed the summer before she passed. I'm glad there was something of my father's mixed in her collection.

Family Heirlooms
Personalize Bracelet
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
f/4, exp 1/13 sec, bias +0.3, ISO 80
Focal length: 16 mm ; Center Weight Average metering

Notice how simple and understated the bracelet is. I do remember my father wearing this throughout my childhood and into my teens. It was just always on dad's arm. As you might guess, I don't know the story behind the bracelet. But I'm glad to own it and have it to include in his biography that I'll write someday. I just wish I had had it before I created Dad's heritage scrapbook. It would have made a nice addition to it. Oh well. Maybe someday I'll reprint the book and include the photo. Until now, I'll put the bracelet in a shadow box of mom and dad, and the photo in the family history files.

Personalized Bracelet
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
f/4, exp 1/13 sec, bias +0.3, ISO 80
Focal length: 16 mm ; Center Weight Average metering


Notice how changing the orientation can change the connection you feel with an object? Arrange and rearrange your jewelry to see if you can capture the right perspective.

And of course, if you think your photos are not as wonderful on the computer as they were on camera, use a photo editor to brighten things up a bit.


Family History Jewelry
Lightening the photos using photo editor

Family History Jewelry
A little photo editor magic



2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful keepsake to have!

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    1. Thanks Diane. I don't have much of Dad's but you're right. This is a wonderful keepsake.

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