Thursday, October 24, 2013

Finally The Clouds Move Out

As the clouds move east they left behind this wall or line of what was rain and snow today.  20 below normal.  What will winter bring this year is the question on everyone's minds.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Moon, Clouds and Fall Colors

The evening moon in mid-October here in southern Ohio.  Rained earlier today and then cleared off late in the afternoon.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Something To Do On a Rainy Day

I took the opportunity to go through some photos of a car show I went to back in 2011.  It's called the Taj Ma Garaj Ronald McDonald House benefit.  A local gentleman name John Dixon stated it many years ago.  The name goes along with an automobile garage that specializes in foreign cars but mainly Porsches.  He also has a banquet center of 23,000 sq. ft. that is loaded with Porsche cars that in some cases have a ton of history in the racing world or as specials.  You can visit it here  Don't skip this link, there are Porsches that you have never seen before like the stretch lemo or the wrought iron VW Beetle (yes, that is the first Porsche built, just not raced).

John passed away recently after a long battle with cancer.  Here's hoping someone will continue his service in the community.

I think this is a 1987 911 Carrera, the year is what I'm not sure about and that is a factory Turbo look that was ordered.  Flat 6 - 3.2 litre, air cooled, 5 speed G50 transmission with approx. 214 HP that got 16 city and 23 highway mpg.  Not bad for 1987.

If you see me coming you will undoubtedly see me........


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Is Upon Us

I looked through the window the other morning and then looked through the grasses.  On the other side of this was a world waiting to be part of a near perfect day.

This was taken by a friend that is just getting into photography.  Boy, for a beginner he's doing great.  The following pictures were taken near Hocking Hills State Park which is located in the lower central part of Ohio.  It's east of Athens Ohio which has a well know college party school located in it.

Another angle from the same spot.  Our foliage will be in full peak by the end of the month.  This was just taken last weekend.  

Like the caption says at the bottom of the page, a little playing around with some HDR effect.  Colorful!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's Fall, Pumpkins, Colors and Cloudy Weather

Took the picture of the pumpkins for the wife's Facebook image.  Pumpkins and gourds were plentiful this year and of a very large variety.
Morning clouds let some light through but within an hour of this shot the gaps closed up and it drizzled off and on the rest of the day.  Supposedly we are being affected by the storm in the gulf that will go up the Appalachian trail.

 Finally we have some colors showing.  If you could see this zoomed out you would not see this much color.  There is a tree line on the other side of the soybean field in the distance that has one spot of color for now.  We have another week or so before we get real color going here in southern Ohio.