Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Race Fans: Blackmail isn't nearly as profitable as I had hoped

Payment was never received, therefore the above pictures are being published for all to see. Lets just say there was an attempt to drink Delaware dry during the recent Dover Downs Races.
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Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Blog Name

"I'm a Freakin Artist" was just a little over the top, even for me. The new name implies a little more contemplation and doesn't sound so in your face. I tought it was funny and poked a little fun at the whole "Artsy" side of my photography, but, on reflection, it seemed a little coarser than it needed to be too. We have enough of that going on these days without me adding to it.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Fall shots

These are some spiders ballooning their way around my house today while I was doing some stuff outside. Apparently they will climb up as high as possible, then let these streamers of silk fly, wait for the wind to catch hold, then go for a ride! They were good size spiders too, about 2-3 mm. Bigger than you'd think could fly this way. There must have been hundreds of them in the air, up to 100 feet or higher. I really couldn't tell from the ground, but they were up there, with the sun highlighting the silk. Cool stuff! Mary wasn't as appreciative though.

In Brecknock park, there was some light streaming through the trees. I wouldn't ordinarily like the plant in this first pic!

Two colors on the same branch!

Bugs flying around in the woods. This has to be the last group of the summer!

Last Jacksonville Shots

We were hanging out in Downtown Jacksonville, and I came across the statue of Andrew Jackson. Linda took the pic. Some guy walking by offered to take the photo, but I told him it wasn't necessary, she was my sister. Several people around us got a chuckle out of it.

Smart cars are coming to the US from Europe next year. They were doing free test drives downtown, so I went for one. I had read an article in Car and Driver (probably) about them and the author liked em. I thought that it was fun to drive, especially in the city. From the inside, I had as much room for me as I do in my Mercury. Not sure about logging long hours in them though. They are going to run around $17K. For that much, I'd probably want a 4 door Hyundai with a trunk or something.

Cool colors and reflections in the Modis building.

I'm so channeling Cliff Claven here

This like post #32 of my trip to Florida last week. We went into downtown Jacksonville at the Jacksonville Landing to hang out for a bit before we left on Sunday. Rick had been asking me where my yacht was every time we were near water, which was quite often. When we got downtown, there was this big ole yacht, the Gallant Lady @either 168 or 172 feet. I explained that the captain had been delayed trying to find thongs that were not too big for the all girl crew and had just pulled into town. I also told Rick there was no point in boarding the yacht since we had to leave so soon. Here is the front of the boat,

and here is the back!

See, I was telling the truth the whole time! That captain has a lot to answer for!

My cousins Lee and Caroline have some splainin to do

Like, what were they doing in Florida without telling Linda?
Seen on a bench at the Conch House in St. Augustine.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Turtle Porn

Yeah, I couldn't help myself. Had to take this shot from the Alligator farm. Who knew tortoises grunted and shells clunked together?

Birds at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Something under there is intesting! He did this for at least 5 minutes in the same position!

The Alligator farm has an awesome collection of birds. Here are some shots I liked. See that red parrot? I'm not the only one on the web that liked taking photos of him!

Friday, October 12, 2007

black and white cat

This was supposed to be in B&W in the first place, feel free to compare them!
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Jacksonville shots

I'm down in Florida at my sister's house. Here are some I took at her house and the Clarks Fish Camp.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass Rocks! Who'd of thunk a glass museum would be so cool! If you are ever in the vicinity, you need to go!

A couple of World's fair exhibits from the early 1900s I think. The boat is 4 or 5 feet long or so. Museum lighting looks like it's set up for photography!

No, that's not a painting, it's a mosaic of glass bits, up to 1400 pieces per square inch! incredible details.

yep, museum lighting rocks.
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Niagra V1.3

Our friend...

I took the portrait shot of Dr. Nad while we waited to eat dinner on the rotating restaurant on floor under the top of the tower.

A shot from the observation deck of the tower above.
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Canadian Niagra Bird Aviary

The Fruit Loops Bird!

A metaphor for life in this world. We're happy in our little cages so we stay in them. or.. The camera was focusing on the fence, not the handsome stud with the bird chewing on his ear.

Now there is a red eye!

Cool family photo, taken by a stranger in the bird place
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Niagra V 1.2

Looks like one of those movies where the boat disappears into the mist. 1/5 of all the freshwater in the world is falling over the falls each year...

Dr Nad took this pic of Tim. He's got mad skillz in photography too!

It was a lot wetter in about 5 minutes!

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Niagra and Vicinity

Two weeks ago our good friend Dr. Uday Nadkarny took the three of us on a guided tour of Niagra Falls and the vicinity. The next several posts are snapshots and artsy stuff too.

Mary's new boyfriend inserted himself in the photo. I have no clue who he is, and she claims the same. He might be the coast guard guy that keeps calling here askin if the coast is clear. I'm just sayin'

An international fence!

Dr. Nad lookin GQ with Tim.

Black and white with a curving line equals art every single time!
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