I was driving on the east end of town the other day when I spotted something very bright, very blue, and very uh-oh along the road. Naturally I had to pull in and take a closer look – not just because I’m curious, but also because I’ve never seen one of these in person. It’s only been in memes or that sort of thing until now.
BSOD means Blue Screen Of Death, and it’s a sure sign that something is amiss with your Windows computer. I don’t know why these have such an allure…maybe it’s the idea of such a public fail, maybe its schadenfreude, maybe it’s relief that it’s not me…who knows. In any case, I can check this off the Bucket List if it was ever there, because now I’ve seen a very large, very public BSOD.
Makes a guy want to come to town more often, see what other spectacular sights await…
I gotta say, this has been a bleak winter for photography. It’s been a bleak winter for life. But Spring is right around the corner, I’ve got a new mountain bike on order, and I’m feeling optimistic.
Today I received the $280 Drone RemoteID module required to keep the federal government off my back so I can fly according to their new and more restrictive regulations, so that’s a good thing. I’m itching to roam around with my cameras some more, although thanks to Bidenflation I’ve got about enough travel budget to make it to the end of my road and back.
It’s been far too long since I last posted on the ol ‘Blog, but I’m not done blogging just yet. With an absolutely atrocious period behind us it’s time to think positive and start chasing more photos! That is, if I can still remember how to have fun again…
I’ve driven past this farm multiple times, since it’s not too far from my place. I finally found the right conditions to photograph it.
I was looking for something else when I discovered this pleasant surprise: a 1946 International Harvester KB-1 farm truck…or at least some parts thereof, plus some other goodies which may or not be related.
This is a grand old house, and I can’t begin to imagine the memories made therein. It’s seen its better days, unfortunately, but thankfully we can still appreciate its beauty. It seems that average houses are so much larger now than before, which makes this home even more impressive.
This enormous barn sits atop a hill in picturesque fashion, and I’m delighted to share it with you. This was part of a recent photo jaunt in which I experienced some unique conditions and spectacular timing, and I’m making the most of it.
A friend actually posted a photo of this farm, taken from the road, a while back, and I was astonished that I hadn’t seen it before given its proximity to my property. So, the next Saturday morning I had available I bolted over to take a look. I had a new set of tires on my truck and was eager to see if they performed better on snow, ice, or even mud than my last ones (let’s face it, they couldn’t do worse), and I hadn’t been out on a photography jaunt in far too long.
Okay, it isn’t on the tracks any more…but this is the other side of the old Union Pacific rail car I featured in my previous post.
I actually got to roam a little bit this weekend, and I had some incredibly fortunate timing when it comes to the fog. I caught the perfect window which allowed me to fly my drone safely and legally, and the fog which remained gave the perfect diffusion to the harsh winter sun, eliminating those pesky late-year shadows.
This was a targeted trip, but it came with several bonuses. One of them is this old Union Pacific rail car! The others…well, they’re waiting to be processed. We’ll see what time allows.
This has been a challenging year for autumn photos. The trees appear to have had a really rough year, especially along the river bottoms. That means a photo like this, with trees full of leaves of any color, is a real commodity in 2023. Hopefully the trees make a full recover for next year!