Travel Theme: Sweet

I’m showing these cars,etc. because I think they are sweet.  How often have you seen a 1929 Cadillac, a horse drawn buggy, what ever those two cars are and 1939 La Salle Ambulance.

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Horse Driven Carriage

Some Older Cars

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THIS ONE IS A 1939 La Sale Ambulance

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Monaco Windsor 1999 Now this one I can really relate to. I have many hours driving it, sitting in it and sleeping in it. I almost forgot working on it and cleaning it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

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A few years ago I went to Maui with my photography class of 16/17 classmates for a photography trip of 10 days.  We would go from photo hot spot to photo hot spot. We would all be photographing the same thing. So I just watched what everyone else was doing so I decided to shoot the same thing but a little different.

Are teacher, Mr. King, was a very good teacher and would let you know what you were doing wrong and how to correct it. Well, in Maui we had 5 days of shooting then we had to turn in our rolls of 35 mm slide film. He arranged to have all the film sent to Honolulu for developing and shipped back the next day.

We had to put together 15 slides to present for a slide show and critique in two days. Problem was that there was only one projector. Some people had 12 to 17 boxes of 36 slides they wanted to go through before they passed along the projector.

I found out who had the projector and went to see if they where done with it.  The couple said,  they needed it a little longer because, between them they had 17 rolls each of slides and were having a hard time collecting 15 slides each for the critique. I went back to my room and thought what did I do wrong because I only had two rolls of 36.

When I got the projector, I started sorting through my slides and discovered that I had a hard time submitting only 15. I still felt I must have been doing something wrong. Did I miss a field trip or two. Thursday came and it was time for the critique. I was very nervous because I must have forgotten something. It was finally my turn to show my slides and was preparing for the chorus of how bad my photos were. In stead to my surprise Mr. King complemented me on 8 out of the fifteen slides.

When we got back to the states class mates started thinking about getting what pictures  they wanted to enter into the Los Angeles Fair. When it became time to get are fair pictures ready people were scurrying  around to get there photos developed and mounted for the show. Everyone was allowed to enter 4 prints, and there was several categories. This was the first time that I would enter 4 prints, last year I only entered two. The fair had there judging and only the winners were displayed. Two of my photos from Maui were displayed, one won a Gold Medal and the other an Honorable Mention.

The reason I’m telling this story is that I never thought I was very good at photography, because I didn’t know how to draw a straight line without a ruler. I wasn’t artistically  inclined  so I had to learn what makes a good photo. That took a lot of practice. I would shoot two rolls of 36 per month and have them printed so I could see how they turned out.  Today with digital cameras and computers it is a lot cheaper.

I took 51/2 years at night school with Mr.King – he was a good instructor.

This is a few photos that I have that I think are very good. There are many more but I didn’t want show an album or two.

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I know that there is much more for me to learn especially with all this digital age ,photo shop and computers. That may happen at sometime but not today.

Just for Fun Photo:M&M

Every time I see the M&M commercial I think of this photo I took at the M&M Store in Orlando,Florida. We took are granddaughter and her school friend  down to Orlando to go to Disney World and Discovery Cove [to swim with the dolphins]. While there we went to the M&M Store were I shot this picture.

In the M&M commercial on TV the M&M character Says,” I’ll   do most anything but I won’t do that”,  While they are stuffing him in an oven.

So maybe that is what I’m going to name this photo – I won’t do that.

I won’t do that./or MR. RED

Everything M&M Too many choices!

This is my wife helping the girls make up there mind. So many choices – What to do?

While the girls were busy with stuffed toys I was busy looking at NASCAR replicas. Mainly Kyle Bush #18 of course that is the only car that M&M sponsors.

It was a delightful day. Just had to grab one more picture before we left.

Bye Bye blue M&M and Red M&M

A Word A Week Challenge: Unexpected

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I never expected to see two people sitting on  the edge of these rocks with their legs hanging over, with the canyon being several thousand feet down. I have been to the Grand Canyon a few times but I have never saw this before. Looking at the picture you can see that the person in the foreground is not as comfortable as the other person, see the way he/she is leaning back. I would call  this a moment in time, that is, you may never see this again.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

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Today I’m just going to post photos that I feel  fits the theme of Golden Light. I hope the photos speak for themselves. I also believe my header is part of the Golden Light.

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Venice Pier

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Season Winter

My wife wanted to go and spend a few days in the snow. We had some friends working and staying at Geneva On The Lake , that’s about 1000 yards off Lake Erie. It was February and it was snowing up there, so we went. There was no running water but my friend had a couple of plastic drums and a pump in the back of his pick-up and that is how we got fresh water while we were there. A few days was all we were going to stay. The first night we ended up with a half inch of ice all the way down the right side of our motor home,the water line froze. The next morning we put a small electric heater in the bay were the water line was frozen ,it thawed out in a few hours. That night it snowed and the next night and the next night. We got to stay there for 2 1/2 weeks before the roads were cleared off. It was an experience to remember.

This is are photos from that trip. It definitely was pretty and my dog had fun hopping through the snow.

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