They're OK, the last days of May,
I'll be breathing dry air,
I'm leaving soon, the others are already there......
Monday, May 28, 2007
I was looking through my archives for a work related image today, and found this instead. This is my daughters, taken at least 9 years ago (probably more). From a weekend retreat to the Methodist Camp at Lake Little Grassy, Illinois. The younger one (closer to the camera) will be graduating High School next Saturday!.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Keeping with the recent “oldies” theme. This is from either late 1977 or early 1978, senior year of high school. I’m pretty sure it was spring of 78, but not sure (Maybe MikeW can remember?). This is from a backpacking trip to North Fork Mountain, in eastern WV. We camped in Smoke-Hole area, got rained on, got lost, and had a great trip. This part was a short “no-pack” hike up the mountain for a quick overlook. That’s Greg H. standing in the wind (getting ready to take a photo), and Rob P. (R.I.P. ) sitting to the right. They're looking towards Seneca Rocks....
Thursday, May 24, 2007
This is one of my oldest (surviving) images. I believe it was taken in 1976, when I was a sophomore in high school. I’m pretty sure it was on a trip to pick up my brother during his freshman year of college. It may have been spring break, but I’m not sure. The Pittsburgh to Richmond route (back then) included a jaunt across Route 17 in Virginia, from Winchester to Fredericksburg. This bypassed Washington DC, and all the traffic. This little place was just a couple miles east of Winchester. It’s been gone for decades, though…. The negative for this is LONG gone, I have 1 poor 8x10 print (from before I learned much about darkroom techniques). I scanned it 5-6 years ago, with my first flatbed scanner. I still like to replay it occasionally…
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
A really great album, Warren Zevon’s “Excitable Boy”. From the zaniness of the title track and “Werewolves of London” to the splendor of “Accidentally Like a Martyr” and “Tenderness On the Block”… And don’t forget “Lawyers Guns and Money"… Still great 29 years later. If you have this one, dig it out and play it... If you don’t have it…. GET IT!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I’m not sure, but I think this is the first image I posted on the internet. Certainly among the first. Taken May 2003, and posted to the “members” page I had with AOL. I used AOL until I switched to Blogger in September 2004. Silver Lake, in Highland, IL, taken with my humble Kodak LS443 point-n-shoot…
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Just a quickie, from my son’s soccer game last weekend… I almost really like this one: the similarity of the positions, the 3-green/1grey, even the arc of the chalk-line. Blah, blah, blah. But, I had to clone out some distracting spectators from the background, and cloned in the ball (in the original it is behind one of the kids). Not too bad at this size, but hopeless at full size... Oh well, yet another “almost” shot for the archives…
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Just a simple shot, out the window at Philadelphia’s airport. Taken yesterday shortly before boarding a flight home to St. Louis area. This trip turned into another horrible airplane commute, which is getting closer to “the norm” than the exception. We boarded on time, backed away from the gate on time, and then got in line. A full hour later, we had worked our way up to #3 for take-off. That’s when the pilot got on the intercom and announced a traffic-hold headed west. We pulled out of line, drove to a far corner of the tarmac and shut the engines. And waited…………
We finally got airborne after another hour, “only” 2 hours behind schedule. At least I didn’t have to worry about connections this time, I had a direct flight.
This is at least the 4th time in the past 5-6 months I’ve spent over an hour locked on a parked airplane. The worst was 4.5 hours. That’s probably ½ of the round-trips with significant delays coming or going. And there’s few things that irritate me more than sitting locked in a cramped airplane, wondering when (or if) we’ll get on our way. This is why I prefer to drive.
Meanwhile, the key to the photo above is the lonely piece of luggage sitting in the middle of the tarmac. See below. About 10-15 minutes after I noticed it, a passing tram picked it up. But I have no idea how long it sat there. Somebody probably had a worse trip than I did!
Monday, May 07, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
I was shooting “pre-prom” pictures last weekend, and noticed this house across the street from the local Library. It seems to be in the process of being rehabbed. Naturally, I had to snap off a few shots of this, neglecting all the beautiful young ladies in their fancy get-ups. Typical