Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Interruption of a Project for Cindy

It started out with a piece of wood, a deck board to be precise.  It was to be from an old skid but I didn't have enough left from my last endeavor so I made do.  I ripped it down in length and then routed the edges for the fence look.  Won't do that again, made it hard to paint and draw on.  I cut 18 1/2 x 7/8" dowels and drilled 35 precisely located holes in the edges of the boards.  Using a runner piece from the last skid material I made the cross piece for the hat by splitting it.  I took the pieces out to a tree in the back yard to paint. 

 This is when things turned a little weird.  While walking back to the garage I found my legs very heavy and I was short of breathe.  I told Cindy and we agreed that I should make a doctors appointment, especially since it has been going on for a week or so but not any where near as bad.  Doctors appoint would be 10/21/16.   It was however getting more persistent.  After lunch I went back out to check the paint and touch up anything that needed it.  Just walking about 70' became a big issue.  Cindy came to the garage door and I told her we better go to the hospital, I couldn't wait until Friday.  So off to Kettering Medical Center we went.  I was admitted and ended up have three out of 4 major type of tests ran, all came back clear.  They did not do a cath job on me.  What I did get was this great view.

So we are now at the point of completion. As you can see, it's reversible, pretty neat eh!  Oh, and now I have a new supply of poplar from a skid that my neighbor brought to me.  Much easier to work with.  Now all I need is an idea and a plan of attack.  Oh, I do have a project in the works, one that my daughter is going to assist me with in part.  Also need that neighbor because there is a point of needing a third and maybe a forth hand.  I've been at it for a couple of months now.  I'm not a true scale person with some projects but this one needs to be a bit closer than what I had to work with...basically two pages of here's an idea, go with it.  Oh well.  Happy fall and then you have that frosty guy right behind. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall Is Here and So Is The Rain

As the season changes so does the sky.  Great colors in mornings and evenings as the sun makes its journey across the sky.  Picking up the particles of dust from the dust of taking crops in and the changing of colors in the trees.  Soon these clouds will start to rise and get puffier, not being saturated with rain but rather snow.  The air is changing, we've seen the last of the 90's and now the 80 degree weather, maybe even the 70's.  A good frost is on it's way some where in the near future as the nights turn more to the 30's.

The changes are nice but it would be nicer if it was only a month or so of winter and then split the other three seasons.  Okay winter, lets see what you have for us this year.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Early Fall Colors on the Cacti

Early shot of some cacti.  Back in this blog somewhere, during the spring or early summer months I posted a shot of these plants.  There are actually two more but one has be removed because it didn't like standing up in the make shift pot.  The make shift pot is a piece of truck from a Weeping Cherry tree that I decided was more work than it deserved to keep it nice.  I took the very straight stump and cut about 2' from it the hollowed out a section, drilled some drain holes and filled with dirt.  Any way, the cacti that was very green and appeared to be filled with water has now turned a bright red and with a little help of the early sunrise colors it is even more red.  I like it.  only thing I had to do was make or put the border around it.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

I had to be fast as the sun is very fast in the mornings.  Must me a natural early riser.  laugh laugh.

I saw the cloud shadows and the brightness of the sun so I grabbed my 0.3 and 0.6 ND filters and got lucky enough to get this shot.  That's why the window mullion is showing ever so slightly, sorry.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Transition From Summer to Autumn

Early morning lighting in the mid-west as the cooler nights set up the morning ground fog in the fields.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Same Balloon

The balloon is the same but the background is different.  There wasn't much of anything but a hot hazy sun coming up that morning just a few days ago.  I started with Lightroom to make a few adjustments.  I didn't realize how bright the background was going to be in the first post as I was concentrating on the flame.  In the second photo the balloon was somewhere in the 45 deg. range or nearly north east.  All I had was a bright blue sky to work with, no texture.  So I did what I wanted to in Lightroom and then moved into On1 Photo10 to add the two different cloud layers.  In this one I even turned the layer about 45 degrees to the right to give some motion to the image.