A Memorial Day Thank You!


Fallen But Not Forgotten

 

A day of not only celebration for our Country, but also to those who paid the ultimate price to guarantee our freedom. And to those who continue to serve our Country to keep that freedom alive.

 

And for those who are awaiting the running of the Indiannapolis 500 this weekend, here’s my tribute to Carroll Shelby and the American Cobra.

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Sunny Days?


Well, it’s been overcast, dreary, rainy, and very windy for the last several days. So windy that a tree snapped in front of my neighbor’s house and fell onto his roof. Nothing horrible, only cosmetic damage to the roof and front facade.

But, here we are just a couple of days from Memorial Day and they, the illustrious weathercasters (also known as Ouji board enthusiasts) have been predicting the possibility of snow this evening. It’s cold enough, about 39 degrees when the dog and I went to the mailbox.

I guess when it all clears up, I can get out and start taking photos with bright sunlight. Or least sunlight without benefit of overcast skies. In the meantime, I was meandering through some pictures in my collection and decided to maybe get a jump on those sunny days.

 

The 9th Tee at Crosswater Golf Club, Sunriver, Oregon

 

Alaskan Mountains near Hubbard Glacier

 

These photos have perked me up now. Hope they did for all of you as well if your day is cold, wet, and dreary. TTFN!

 

 

 

Cruzin On In


It’s the first of the old time car shows here in Central Oregon and this one over the weekend was pretty good. Lot’s of old Fords, Chevy’s, Roadrunners, Chargers, and even a 1969 Jaguar convertible. But these two cars sort of stuck out because of their unusualness. Here they are:

This is one “hot” Karman Ghia

In Memory of Carroll Shelby- A beautiful Shelby Cobra

Summer is coming so there will be lots of car shows coming along. I’ll try to photograph some of the more unusual cars for your viewing pleasure.

Take care.

Moon Shot


Taking pictures of the moon has never been one of my “great” accomplishments. I can never seem to get the right exposure. But I tried the other day when the full moon was out and about.

 

 

I was told to use a 300mm lens and lower the ISO to 100. Where I live, there is no ambient light anywhere to it’s pretty easy(?) to take these shots. Not as¬†easy as one might expect. After nearly 50 shots, this is about all I could get. There is nothing in the atmosphere to dampen the brighteness of the moon here. I could have kept the ISO at 200 and shot the darn thing at 125sec and f-16.

Oh well, all you can do is try, and try, and . . . .

 

What Is This Thing?


I’ll bet that no one can name what this thing is. I’ll give you a hint – it’s in the State of Washington. Need some help? It’s near the Columbia River. Still can’t figure it out? Ok, it’s located in Stevenson, WA. How about now?

Ok, here it is . . .

It’s called a Sculuret! A what, you ask? Well that’s what the sign says it is. It’s in Stevenson, WA along the Columbia River at a park there. I’ve googled it and can find nothing about a “sculuret”. Must have been thought up by the artist. In any case, it’s unusual and somewhat pretty.