Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Post for 2010!

Here is my last post for 2010! This has been a great year with many photo trips, excursions and day trips. I have had the pleasure to work with old friends and meet many new ones along the way. I hope 2010 has been kind to you as much as it has been to us - may 2011 be even better!

Here are some West Virginia shots which never fails me when looking for something to shoot. Here are some dried ferns in the fall:

And when you have fog/dew in the early morning, catching these spides webs are just super!

On top of Dolly Sods, the low blueberry bushes turn a magnificany red in teh fall:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Almost last post for 2010..... Waterfalls

This is the end of 2010 and to help wrap up I will post of couple of waterfalls from West Virginia - Douglas Falls:

Friday, December 24, 2010

Elakala Waterfalls

Tucked away in a small ravine in West Virginia is this delightful waterfall which changes through the seasons and the amount rain. This is a favorite place to go and soak in nature.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fall color against a waterfall

Yes, I am finding time to post-process some of my photos from the spring and summer. Here is one from early fall on a really pretty waterfall that the rocks are orange due to the mining runoff in the area. You will be seeming more of this waterfall as I do plan to get back here for several more sessions. There are a lot of angles and vantage point this location has.

Fall reflections

We went to check out the color at some waterfalls and found these reflections in basically a rain puddle. It had a complete black bottom and had a great reflection:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Complete lunar eclipse winter solstice 2010

Tonight I watched the first lunar eclipse during winter solstice in 456 years. The last time this occured was in 1638. This is such a rare event that Nasa is not sure when the next one will occur. And this happened right before cloud cover came in.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cows eye view

I went to see what was going on at a local dairy farm this past fall and had the run of the farm. That included walking with the dairy cows, watching where I stepped and see what the cows say on a daily basis - they sure had a pretty backyard to play in. Here are just two trees on the pond which they drink from:

Here are two very old trees, reminding me of two old men standing on the street talking to each other:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A few more from the truck graveyard, here is a General Motors Corp cab with a great airhorn on the top:

Here is a Mack - still standing proud!

And lastly for today, a GMC with old curved fenders again with an airhorn on the cab:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

1955 License plate

I love this graveyard! Loads of color and detail everwhere! Here is a 1955 license plate with a Ford pickup attached to it. Someone poked it's eyes out!

This is a front end detail of a well rig - General Motors Truck with the rig company listed:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Million Mile Seat

I wonder what it would be like to sit in this seat for a million miles??? Who was that man?

Ok, I thought I knew a little about trucks but going to this truck graveyard has given me a new perspecitve and how large the variety of trucks and styles there are if you find them. The problem is you see an old truck once in a while not loads of them all at the same time. 10 Macks in a row - they have be some dups in the group, nope - all different. Well the Macks will be another post. Here are two Fords - a cabover - the cab sits on top of the motor not behind the motor and a sturdy pickup truck. Both need work, both could become mint if a person had the time...... Here is the cabover:

And here is the Ford pickup - resting in the shade of tree:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Autocar-Diesel in truck graveyard

I went to a truck graveyard a couple weeks ago and foudn a treasure of 'old rust' that I will be going back propbably many times. Need to find me a warmer day to get there. This is an Autocar-Diesel with nice rust and extra paint.

The Autocar Company was started in 1899 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania as a manufacturer of brass era automobiles. They began manufacturing trucks in 1907 until 1953 when they were over taken by the White Motor Company.