Mundane Monday – Marshalling the Past

My first entry for Mundane Monday, and the last for a while as soon I shall take a blogging break…

But here we go, for some more ‘Objets Trouvé’, before they hit the skip. A load of heavy old, scratched, and battered 78s. I used a nostalgic film effect in Nik Color Efex Pro, and added an old looking border to finish the job:

Stack of 78s

Stack of 78s

And now I need to stop playing, and get some more work done…. not least filling the toy box (the old trunk) so I can keep creating still life images!

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  1. Shame they have to be thrown away, but we can’t keep everything.
    This shot worked very well, Sue. But then, yours usually do.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. love the design! and of course, the thought of taking a photo of them in the first place 🙂 great!

  3. How old are they Sue? They make a great nostalgic photo 🙂

  4. I still have one box of the best of our vinyl collection. Just can’t seem to part with all those Beatles albums. Have a good break. Come mid week I too will be taking a break for our daughter’s wedding. Lots of excitement here as you can imagine. 🙂

  5. Thank you Susan, for joining the challenge 🙂 Colombia and HMV. Nice choice for the challenge. Nostalgic indeed 🙂

  6. Perfect effect for the image Sue – now I am intrigued to know what the records are.

  7. are they worth anything!!? Love your treatment of these!

  8. Happy rest of packing Sue and smooth move! I really hope it stays dry for you. A nice way to remember these old delights. I’m thinking I should have photographed some of the great album covers before I parted with my LPs. Oh, well, too late now. xx

  9. It’s been a long time since I last saw one like these. The photo is excellent.
    Have a good break, enjoy it if you can, go offline.
    See you soon!

  10. Sue, my post today is about Hipstamatic with links that might help you.

  11. Great burst of pallid pink. Another beautifully constructed still life. The intersecting circles are a bit like a slightly demented Venn diagram.

    I’ll very much miss you while you’re gone. How long for? And I wish you so well for the move.

    • Sue

      Meg, I just have to ask you, how can a pallid thing burst? That aside, I LOVE the idea of a demented Venn Diagram!! But I can’t take all the credit, I did get the idea from somewhere else (can’t remember where).
      Thanks for your good wishes, I’m just slightly having a kernel panic, but my friends are largely keeping me calm(ish). I will be away for, say, a month but might dip in a few times, who knows??

  12. I know it is not possible to hang onto everything from the past, but they do bring back some pretty special memories.

  13. Did a lot of sock hops to tunes on a record player … Not that long ago I was talking to my daughter about getting a new stereo and had found one with a record player (for my stacks of LPs sitting under the shelf) and she said, “What are you getting? An antique?” I opted for an Ipod with speakers and dumped the LPs at a garage sale.

    • Sue

      Love it! Well, I still use a turntable for my LPs….until the 20 year old turntable gives up! It’s the oldest part of my stereo system now….

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  15. Great subject !!
    You have a turntable that you can still play stuff on …. awesome! That’s a real treasure. Don’t think you should ever throw it away.
    We threw away lots of things like His Masters Voice gramophone, Berkeley filters etc and now would give anything to have them back to show future generations what the world was like :

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