Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You Wreck Me

There's less now than there was before......  This was taken 8/17, ten days later than the previous image (below).

Monday, August 22, 2016


One more from the Criterium last weekend.  I was trying to get some panning-motion shots, but didn't ever get anything quite right.  But several of them made nice basis for effects...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

What Would YOU Do?

So, over at the 365project site (where I've been kind of stagnant lately), they run challeges.  One that I especially like is called What Would You Do?  In that, a person posts an image, and folk edit it to their tastes.  The poster then selects 4 or 5 finalists, and people vote.

Anyway, I won WWYD #143 and was thus responsible for # 144.  I decided to take something old and see what folk would do.  This was from my high school days, shot with my trusty Canon TX on Ektachrome slide film.  Scanned 10-12 years ago

Over 2 weeks, there were 15 entries of people editing this imahe.  Some pretty basic, some quite involved.  Check here to see all the entries. Voting is still ongoing, you can see the finalists and the votes here.

Meanwhile (and after the contest closed) I added my own version, call it "What I Did".  Pretty mundane, but I like it:


Yesterday (Saturday 8/20) was the Edwardsville Criterium Festival.  This was the 7th year they've held this series of high-speed bicycle races, free kids races, live bands, and an open containers perimeter, all on the streets of Downtown Edwardsville.  I had never been before, but dropped in for a bit yesterday to get a feel for it.  Pretty cool.

I managed a few photos:


Monday, August 15, 2016

Where Have All The Good Times Gone?

With apologies to the Kinks:


Sorry folks, I've been too long since I've posted.  I've been a bit scattered over the last few days, and haven't even touched my cameras since the 6th.  No excuses, I'll try step it up and get back in the game.

Meanwhile, it has been much longer since I've posted to my ongoing series of Top 40 hits from 1966/ 1976/1986...  That's a little more complicated.  That series is based on some data crunching I've been doing and my spreadsheet(s) have gotten out of whack.  I've decided to rethink the process, come up with something a bit more idiot proof.  My first attempt failed.  But I'll do something, I enjoy those Top 40 posts, even if nobody else does.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

In Transition?

I drive by this old bulding just about every day... It has appeared on 365, more or less:

The complex was sold several month ago, and they've been slowly making changes, They've taken down several of the newer, smaller buildings, but I can't decide if this one is coming down, or just getting a signnificant rework. Seems like they would've just knocked it down if that was the plan...

Below is a screen capture from Google-Maps Streeet-View, showing the site in September 2013.

This other view shows a bit more how much they've taken down.  The flatbed on the left is loaded with new bricks, so something will be here...

For local folk, this is the old Brooks Catsup facility, the World's Largest Catsup Bottle is just off screen (to the left)