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Photos can be misleading even when not “photoshopped”

Monday, July 15, 2013

I’ve explained my temporary absence from SP in my last blog entry.

When I took this photo in Bucharest, Romania. I was so excited to see such a large symbol of our children’s university (Virginia Tech) in this unusual location. It was even in their bright orange color.


I wasn’t totally surprised because I had seen such a reference once before while traveling.

In 2011 while touring the ongoing excavation of the Terrace Houses in Ephesus, Turkey,


This sign was prominently displayed


Virginia Tech provides funding and archeology students for the project.

So I asked our Romanian guide what VT was doing here. “Oh no” she laughed, “you’re looking at it from the wrong side. That’s our TV station”

Yes, things are not as they may seem at first. This reflects the history of the Balkans, the region we were visiting. What actually happened in their history depends on which “side” you’re talking to.

Perspective changes depending on your vantage point.

Note: I mentioned that my photos are very organized. I can find any photo digitally or in print quickly, going back nearly 100 years. Too bad my kitchen isn’t that organized. I can never even match covers with bowls.
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OVERWORKEDJANET 7/19/2013 7:18AM

    Very cool.
BTW how do you organize your photos?
I inherited all my family photos back to civil war. I want to do them justice!

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OPTIMIST1948 7/19/2013 6:23AM

    How funny, when I saw this, I thought "Vermont"!

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WATERMELLEN 7/16/2013 8:44PM

    Discrepant perspectives for sure!

I'm organized in my work . . . but not so much in any other area of my life!

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MAGGIE101857 7/16/2013 8:41AM

    Certainly words of wisdom for all that is going on in the world today - we should all pause and look at things through another's eyes!!! Thanks for sharing!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/16/2013 8:21AM

    Your blogs are always so interesting.

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KANOE10 7/16/2013 8:19AM

    Good comment on perspective changing depending on your vantage point. We were touring civil war battlefields and that was very true.

I need to get my photos organized. You are the master.

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SUNSET09 7/16/2013 2:48AM

  I love it as it gives you a sense of pride, even after knowing the truth! It's all is our perception. With the kitchen, it's always something to keep us humble! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 7/16/2013 12:29AM

  Well, I am super envious of your organization when it comes to photos, but I do know where all the lids to my bowls and containers are, so I suppose that's something at least. ;-)

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COLOR-BLUE 7/15/2013 10:55PM

    LOL!!! Where you excel in one area, you sometimes don't do so well in another. I had to laugh when you said that you could never match covers with bowls!!! It may seem like a trivial thing to some one, but to me it's so funny, and then I have to thank GOD that my place is so small, that I don't have but one bowl and it doesn't have a lid. I use it for salads!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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MERRYMARY42 7/15/2013 4:30PM

    it definitely depends on which side of the coin you are looking at, funny

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WILSONWR 7/15/2013 10:18AM

    Great blog! I thought I was organized, but you have beat on those photos. I'd be hard pressed to find anything within a couple of hours if it was back in the film days.

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CELIAMINER 7/15/2013 9:58AM

    Well, THAT stretched your brain! Thanks for sharing.

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LINDAKAY228 7/15/2013 9:21AM

    It is so interesting that looking at something one way brings one thing and looking at it another a completely different thing.

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DR1939 7/15/2013 9:12AM

    Interesting. We tend to see what we expect to see. That's why eyewitness testimony is so often inaccurate.

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DESERTJULZ 7/15/2013 9:05AM

    Oh my, you are organized! That's something on my "should do" list.

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GINIEMIE 7/15/2013 8:06AM

    I hear you I have areas of organization and areas of disaster, actually more of the latter. I have my granddaughter sort my containers, and make sure they have lids. Then we recycle any containers w/o lids and any lids w/o containers. She helps me once a summer with that. So it's not too overwhelming.
The VT/TV thing is really amusing. Like you said, it's all in a person's perspective.
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TORTISE110 7/15/2013 7:56AM

    Yep, so much is about how we look at things!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/15/2013 7:31AM

    emoticon All about perspective, huh?

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BLUENOSE63 7/15/2013 7:17AM

  No I am not really LOL, just a big smile on my face!

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RIDLEYRIDER 7/15/2013 7:16AM

  Perspective...hmm... emoticon

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GINA180847 7/15/2013 7:09AM

    We decide what is important and then take care of it. Sometimes it surprises even us what we find important. I can find matching covers for all bowls or containers but not pictures I want, go figure. That shows you what is important in my life. I forget about my grown kids but never the dogs. I would exercise them with my last ounce of strength.

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DMEYER4 7/15/2013 7:08AM

  thanks for sharing

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LANNIEMANUEL 7/15/2013 7:08AM

    that is funny about the vt/tv thing. looks like you had a great trip

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GLUECIPHER 7/15/2013 7:02AM

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COCK-ROBIN 7/15/2013 6:58AM

    Wonderful!

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