Vintage Photo: An Old Memory

sepia photo of a cat with snowflakes
“An Old Memory”

I took the photo in 1983, just a few months after I got my first camera and I was only shooting black and white so I could learn how to use the camera. Even though it was black and white film, it was processed in a one-hour development machine intended for color and the black and white ended up sepia, which I really liked better than when I had it printed in black and white. It always looked like an older image and the sepia really reinforces that; it’s from the same era as “A Sunny Room”, and incidentally, the same cat, Kublai.

The holidays are a time for celebration as well as a time for reflection and remembering.

An Old Memory

Cut-paper snowflakes taped
to a wavy glass window reflecting
the big front porch from an apartment I lived in long ago,
and a cat I will always remember from when he and I were very young,
just beginning,
me just getting to know my camera, and my art;
how did I capture a perfectly blended image to reflect those times?

Poem © 2009 Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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Where to find this image

This was my holiday card from 2009, and I published it for sale in 2010. The message inside reads, “Wishing you wonderful memories this holiday season and new year.” The poem is printed on the back. You can find it in my Etsy shop singly or in a box of a dozen.


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4 thoughts on “Vintage Photo: An Old Memory

  • December 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm
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    Thanks for sharing a beautiful memory Bernadette..

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    • December 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm
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      My pleasure, Nancy, and thanks for reading and commenting.

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  • December 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm
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    A happy memory indeed. We also like the sepia tones.
    Sometimes when we take pics and look at them years later
    we are pleasantly surprised at the neat qualities that we may not have appreciated back then.
    It is a nice picture.

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    • December 28, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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      Georgia and Julie, I learned from that to keep every photo, even on digital. It adds up to a lot of stuff, but years later we are different people and see new things. Hope all of you had a good Christmas!

      Reply

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