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Remember when you were a kid. No Play MTV. Life was simple and so were our toys. I found these blocks in the Heights Toy Store and thought about the "old" days when times and troubles seemed simpler. It made me feel nostalgic and I thought I would share the feeling with you.

Our Daily Challenge - Letters
Macro Monday - Seventies
Date: 2011-08-24 07:18:37

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I personally prefer blocks. You can use more imagination. Very well done.
heavy mailbox 2011-08-24 07:28:45
very nice tone and depth

Seen on your photo stream. (?)
bytegirl24 2011-08-24 07:29:42
Wonderful idea. I remember it well.
fromky 2011-08-24 07:35:16
Oh yes, I do remember playing with them...but there were never enough of them to spell out what I As a result, when my kids came along, I was sure to buy extra sets of them so they wouldn't run into the same problem. I cannot count the times I tripped on them and bruised my feet though :)
Beautiful work, Joe!
❀Patti-Jo 2011-08-24 07:37:42
Love your photo and certainly do share the same thoughts.
*Lynne 2011-08-24 07:39:34
Rosi's World 2011-08-24 07:50:57
and again you hit another prompt. the dailyshoot's theme was childhood wonder:
2011/08/21: Make a photo of something that reminds you of that sense of childhood wonder. #ds644
muffett68 ☺ heidi ☺ 2011-08-24 07:54:51
beautiful solution to the challenge Joe. The processing gives this an air of nostalgia very fitting to your words.
Laurarama 2011-08-24 07:58:32
I remember those days too Joe. :-)
one_man's_life 2011-08-24 08:02:18
Well....... Thanks Joe.. It's been a nostalgic week hasn't it:)
I do remember these blocks, with my baby sister..certainly not my kids... Old hat by then even:)))
frptlady.... 2011-08-24 08:03:29
~wishiwasanotter~ 2011-08-24 08:04:23
awe :)
exultant fold 2011-08-24 08:07:45
[] Maybe the twins can use them when I get through with them 8-)
Just Joe ( I'm back...sort of ) 2011-08-24 08:09:23
Lovely composed shot Joe...I remember it it was yesterday...I'm trying *really* hard to feel like it was yesterday :)
Shantel Rich 2011-08-24 08:27:12
Nice Joe
eu, meu outro - only fav 2011-08-24 08:36:06
Great treatment of the blocks.
Rigib 2011-08-24 08:37:50
It's perfect your focus, dof and processing! And yeah...I remember those days....
Barbara Taeger Photography 2011-08-24 08:43:08
Great photograph!
four eggnog 2011-08-24 08:58:15
Nice image ! Thanks for taking us down the memory lane Joe !
Paddu Rao 2011-08-24 09:03:49
Great shot, Joe
Fred Matos 2011-08-24 09:07:32
fabulous take on the challenge, Joe. Great tones.
unique knot 2011-08-24 09:12:27
n!Ce shot~!

Kَeep going :D
M.A.J Photography 2011-08-24 09:16:56
Then I learned how to spell dirty words and the blocks were taken away...LOL.
Awesome image....loved playing with blocks. :o)
numerous cellar 2011-08-24 09:25:20
Love the focus and tones!
Shelly MacNeil - Conway 2011-08-24 09:25:34
and we did have block that were just like that didn't we! great idea for the challenge love the mono processing!
JustaMonster 2011-08-24 09:33:12
Sooo beautiful..your work is amazing :)
visit my page please
alanoud alrabiah 2011-08-24 09:35:44
Nice Joe. Love the old time look here...mustr be thge focus and color.
tiredtoni 2011-08-24 09:47:06
Excellent. Great idea and thanks for the memory.
John Kocijanski 2011-08-24 09:53:21
Beautifully captured, Joe! Love the focus and the sepia.
Oh Kaye 2011-08-24 10:03:25
Fantastic theme photo, great vintage color treatment!!
Very original and creative idea!!
Saludos Joe!
drab wool 2011-08-24 10:07:51
Love these old wooden blocks.
Laurie2123 2011-08-24 10:24:26
Mr Kay Photography 2011-08-24 10:24:42
Life back in our childhood was so simple, safe and secure.
It is not always so today as it once was.
Kazooot. KAZ 2011-08-24 10:27:25
Ah, the good old days.
K2sleddogs 2011-08-24 10:27:42
Yes, it evokes wonderful childhood memories. Well done Joe!
deep book 2011-08-24 10:34:24
Nicely done. I remember the simpler times all too well !!
augphoto 2011-08-24 11:26:54
Great DOF, Joe, love it!
Fedor Vilner 2011-08-24 11:28:50
Great work Joe. Love the sepia.
Greg Berdan 2011-08-24 11:57:10
Who knew that we wished we'd kept them all for challenges in today's times, lol.
Cathlon 2011-08-24 12:33:28
great shot
Susi Tanto 2011-08-24 12:58:19
Perfect for the challenge - I was really wishing I had some yesterday - lovely.
jayneboo 2011-08-24 13:15:53
A great idea for your challenge and a super shot. Very nostalgic!
Using sepia adds to the yesteryear feel.
Nice one Joe!
Patricia Speck 2011-08-24 13:44:45
great vintage tone! and dof works really well. 2011-08-24 14:14:30
Nice one.
bechaugen 2011-08-24 14:49:24
Wonderful, love the focus.
Fazer44 2011-08-24 15:35:52
An excellent macro................with good memories !
reign 60 2011-08-24 16:41:50
wonderful colors
very very Nostalic memories too-
too come to think of these my Josh that is 29 had a tub of these
WOW! I am getting OLD!~
Sorry I missed you last night- just turned in early!~

love this great shot Joe!
~ Cindy~ 2011-08-24 18:07:10
ming@12 2011-08-24 18:27:33
Great idea, things were simpler then...but we didn't know that. Great shot! HMM
Seen next to a fellow photo of the group " MACRO MONDAYS (please check weekly theme)". ( ?² )
R Joanne 2011-08-24 19:10:50
Very nice shot.
I agree with you.
S.R.NAIRS 2011-08-24 19:23:24
I wasn't around then, but i will take your word for it. Good shot!
Serena178 2011-08-24 19:39:50
Lovely capture for both challenges, I remember those days well. Nice procssing to go with the shot.
Unposed Photography (k4♥wea} 2011-08-24 19:42:47
great work of art!
Bjmacy 2011-08-24 21:58:06
Fabulous shot!!!
suziqb 2011-08-24 22:53:50
What a great comp, the blocks....and the sepia tones. Well done.
nushuz 2011-08-24 22:58:08
Wonderful Joe, such a lovely shot and I love the soft focus and great sepia tone used to give an aged look - excellent!! Love it!!
BGDL 2011-08-24 23:47:20
My Dad made me a wooden Fort/Castle. I played for hours in my own World ,,, still do I suppose :o)
Tony Baldwinson 2011-08-25 01:17:52
I'm glad they still make them. I liked my Lincoln Logs as much as anything.
Flickr_Rick 2011-08-25 01:44:35
Like the colourtone and actually it´s pleasant to watch eventhough it lack a focus! Well done!

HMM - sorry for late commenting
Macrolensfan 2011-08-25 01:58:41
Fantastic focus Joe!!!
Ronie Peterson Carbonaro Leopoldo 2011-08-25 02:08:03
Wonderful tones, beautiful image! And so true, when I was a kid I really didn't need iPhones or computers, I was happy to play with my dolls :)
heisajo 2011-08-25 02:11:29
very cool shot Joe.
Jason | Simple Times Photography 2011-08-25 02:27:53
Nicely done Joe
Bond Photography Creations 2011-08-25 03:03:29
great idea !
Henry der Mops 2011-08-25 03:08:35
haha umm nope, dont remember that ;) but i do remember blocks! cute pic!
CountYourBle$sings 2011-08-25 04:46:13
Awesome shallow DoF!
JoGo... 2011-08-25 04:51:48
Lovely sentiment. My kids ask if I can 'google it' if they need to know something...what's wrong with a good old fashioned encyclopedia??!!
clickinmum 2011-08-25 05:12:16
Joe this for certain Sneeds EXPLORING!~
Have a great THURDAY to you!
~ Cindy~ 2011-08-25 08:29:18
Sorry about your pc,,, is that not the pits? Mine is on the blink too-
never feel obligated to comment ..cuz.. i for understand..
hava a better day joe,... the pixs were great happy thursday... Cindy!~
~ Cindy~ 2011-08-25 11:20:10
very very cool blocks!!
Peter V Photography 2011-08-25 11:48:26
lovely use of dof!
NCSphotography 2011-08-25 15:25:56
Yep , thats soo true . Life was simple and fun <3 —_—
Retro Salz [ Is Pakistani <3 ] 2011-08-25 15:57:51
Instant smile. I mean... instant. I love the jumbled, tumbled look of this.
Jane-Ace 2011-08-25 16:43:04
I like the tones and the focusing, very poetic...
Katheryn Navas 2011-08-25 17:18:58
I was a child in the 1960' toys were still simple, great idea for the shot, good conversation piece, Joe!
Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly) 2011-08-25 20:32:03
Nothing nostalgic about this to me. I still play with them. LOL. Cool shot in sepia, Joe.
JimbobEdsel 2011-08-25 22:18:17
Yeah, those were the days!.
My children laugh me in the face, when I tell such stories. But I think that you wonderfully grasped the nostalgic feeling in this photo!
glukorizon 2011-08-26 00:21:27
Wonderful shot Joe - I love the dof and tones on this - nicely retro.
lclower19 2011-08-26 02:29:50
This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

zneppi, the photo freak 2011-08-26 06:06:06
This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

heavy mailbox 2011-08-26 06:31:45
Excellent concept and shot!

Via your photostream on Fluidr
envious ocean 2011-08-26 10:08:04
Very nice retro shot, Joe!
Yes, I remember the times w/o internet and iPod.
When you had to go to the library to find information...
Ari-San NL 2011-08-26 18:30:50
Nice composition and DOF.
Saulo Neiman 2011-09-02 08:58:32
Very good, my friend Joe!
betinho_had 2011-09-08 08:33:20
wonderful capture, lovely tone!
Pecosa Uruguay 2011-09-12 09:05:14

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