I recently took a Saturday afternoon and rode the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad with Shorty. Here is one of the photos I took on this trip:
This picture was made possible by having long arms and tremendous faith in my hands.
CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
FOCAL LENGTH: 10mm
DATE: 07/02/2016 – 14:58
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Shorty
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “A Girl Like You” by The Smithereens
Considering that today is a holiday of some note, I’m pleased with the number of submissions.
Since today is a holiday of some note, I’ll make this quick. Here are the submissions for TRANSPORTATION:
Kim Barker 1
Kim Barker 2
Angie DeWaard 1
Angie DeWaard 2
Angie DeWaard 3
Stephanie Kim 1
Stephanie Kim 2
Christopher D. Bennett
But enough dwelling on the past. Time to look to the future. We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future! This week’s theme:
Since Naima is waiting patiently to go on a walk, I’ll just point out that you don’t have to take this theme literally. Also, my quick advice is as follows. Think about what you put in front of the sunset or sunrise. That might make the picture. The other advice is don’t necessarily take a picture looking at the sunset. Turn around and look at what the light has done behind you. Finally. Wait at least 5 minutes until after the sun has gone down until you quit your scene. At least 5 minutes.
No Housekeeping today. Giving it the day off.
On Friday night I went to an American Diabetes Fundraiser with Sara and Cousin Amy. I have more to write on that little evening, but I will wait until I get the pictures from that event from Sara.
After we left the event, Sara and Amy agreed to accompany me on a small photo excursion.
Here are the results.
It was a good thing that the predicted thunderstorm never came.
A couple more pictures that were not selected.
I took this picture last year when Jay went on his first ever trip on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. I threw this particular picture into the mix to see if anybody would consider selecting this picture because of the nature of the photo contest.
Nobody took the bait. That is good, because it would have been pandering on the scale of a John McCain VP nominee.
I took this picture at Jester Park. Jay was impressed by this picture and I gave it to him as a birthday present. I think of this picture as being melancholy at first glance, but as being hopeful the longer it is gazed upon.
I named this picture based on an Emily Dickinson poem.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
I mentioned that I was going to celebrate the peak of fall colors with a little train ride. The pictures from the train ride are now posted. Just follow the link below:
It was a very overcast and dark day. That meant a large aperture and slow shutter speed, which is the worst possible combination for landscape pictures from a moving object. Hopefully you will still get the idea.