Magnification according to the Collins Dictionary is “the act of magnifying or the state of being magnified” and I have found that this can be improved by using a magnifying glass, rather than using the ‘zoom’ on the computer.
For a while now several people have recommended that I buy myself a magnifying glass, and yesterday I did just that! Using the zoom produces a blurred image on my screen, but my magnifying glass gives a clearer picture of what I want to look at.
The first photo I looked at was this one:
It is Christmas Eve, the 24th December 1959 and it is inside the house of our grandmother, Annie Cleeve/Dinnis.
I wished I had been here, and then I used my new magnifying glass to focus in on the shelf just to the left of Jack’s head.
The photo in the dark shaded frame looks like it could be me! It means a lot to me to see myself on the shelf of my grandmother’s home. And at Christmas in 1959 I would have been about 18 months old, so the photo would have been fairly new!
I know there was a whole series of prints of me at that age, but I only have one.
But when I look with my new magnifying glass, it does really resemble me as this little baby.
I know I shall enjoy looking at my old photographs with my new magnifying glass!