Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On the Buckeye Trail

More scans from old slides...  This is from a backpacking trip to the Buckeye Trail, in Eastern ohio.  This would be Senior Year of high school, pretty sure it was spring (which would mean 1978).  I was 17, just a child....
That's me on the left, w/ Mike Wiley.  John Hill over Mike's shoulder, Phil Werner in the back between us...

Just chillin' on the trail.  Man did I think I was cool!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Template VOTE----->

Figured it was time to update the blog.  I don't remember the last time I changed the look.  I'm sure this is just the tonic to get back my hordes of followers!!  We're comiong up on 6 years posting this blog, pretty impressive, huh?  Except for the 3 months of no posts at the start of 2010.

So, what'd'y'all think?  Presuming (of course) that anyone is still out there.

Guess I should add a counter again.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ripplin' Waters

Another oldie. I recently got a buch of old slides scanned, this one is from fall 1977, a backpacking trip in central Pennsylvania. We set up our tent next to this stram, where a fallen log had made a nice little waterfall.

I did a little digital tweaking, mainly the conversion to largely monochrome.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Criss Cross

I was struck by the patterns of water acrioss the sones... At Trillium Trail, in the Pittsburgh suburbs.


A little something artsy, from last week's visit to Pittsburgh. Or should that be something a little artsy? Whatever. If you're a facebook friend, you can see more there...

Monday, June 21, 2010


Goslings, as in baby geese. Not to be confused with fine Bermuda rum! We have had lots of these poop machines around our office, and now we have more! This photo was actually taken several weeks ago, by one of the other guys in our office. But he borrowed my camera, so I feel like I can post the image...... as long as I don't try and steal the credit.

Kinda cool picture, with the mating pair book-ending the brood.....

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gated Diamond

Taken last week during lunch break from work. Just a view of a baseball field, locked and secure... Once again, I dunno, I thought it was interesting. This is a "pro" sized fied, 320' down the lines, 400' to center, and very well kept. Not the kind of field my son's little league team plays on!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cash Loans!

Another slice-of-life, from yesterday's commute. Or would it qualify as Readymade photography?? It seems I frequently end up at the stoplight on this corner, left to gaze at the Patday Loan store for 20-30 seconds.....

Whatever, huh?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Passing Side / Suicide?

Just a little slice of life: saw this on the back of a semi, out on the interstate this morning.... I dunno, I thought it was mildly amusing. I imagine it's a real drag to try and pilot these trucks through car traffic.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

This is why I took up photography....

Yep, to ensure that I stayed BEHIND the camera, not in front. Consequently, there aren't really a lot of photos of me. But one of our friends took this of me playing in the Praise Band during a recent Church service. I figured I ought to own up to myself, and post it...

Me and my '66 Hagstrom HIIB, our for a "Sunday Drive".... Afraid I don't remember what song we were playing, this was Confirmation Sunday, proabaly a month ago.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Trees #273

Just a little something I took at lunch recently. With some digital playing. At one of the parks near where I work.

Not Fade Away...

This once was a small grocery/convenience store, along Rt 157 in Hollywood Heights, IL. Of course, there's a shiny new gas-station / convenience store across the street. This pla ce has been closed for a rather long time, but still sits abandoned.

Locked Wagons

I went to the Indy 500 Sunday, lots of fun. Just me and a couple hundred thousand race fans.

Lots of them hauled coolers to the race. While many had rolly-coolers, quite a few used little red wagons. Which they couldn't take into the track. So they would lock them to the fence.
I dunno, just thought it was interesting...

Meanwhile, Of course, it was the hottest Indy 500 on record, but it was still a cool thing. We had general admission seats, spent the race wandering around the infoeld, absorbing the atmosphere.

I was in Indy with 19 men from my Church, as part of No Greater Love ministries outreach. We had about 110 men from 54 different Churches in 14 different states. A new (and rewarding) experience for me. If you are a Facebook friend, check out more photos there...