Sunday, September 18, 2011

Blast From the Past

This highly polished "blast from the past" is a '54 Chevy Bel Air and was proudly on display yesterday on Wyandotte St. under the watchful eye of its proud owner. A lot of work and money goes into the restoration and upkeep of an oldie like this one. Good on you fella.

Monday, September 12, 2011

RCN Crew Members

Yesterday was the 10th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in New York City, USA, and I watched an hour or so of the proceedings on television. It was heart wrenching to say the least. There were Canadians who lost their lives also, and I thought I would post this candid shot of these crew members of a couple of RCN frigates that tied up here in Windsor, Ont. last week. At first glance, I had to ask myself what this nice looking young lady was doing in this uniform. But if the truth be known, my guess is that you would not want to mess with her, or her companions. She is probably a very nice person to talk to, but tough as nails. The determination and resolve it must take to get to be where she is would likely be far above most of our imaginations. She and her fellow officers are on the front lines for us when extreme events occur. We should all be very proud of these extraordinary individuals who take it upon themselves to respond on behalf of us all.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sky Gears...

This morning, my friend Frank and I went for a bike ride along the Windsor waterfront. It had been over a year since the last time I had ridden my bike, and it feels like it tonight. Just before we were about to leave, this structure caught my eye, and I decided to try a few shots from various angles. This one is back lit, and somehow I was able to hide the direct sunlight behind this piece of art without getting any annoying light flares. It is an assemblage of wheels and gears situated near an old steam locomotive. I did a few shots with the locomotive included, but I sort of liked this one as a stand alone image. This black and white conversion was done in Photoshop, but one day in the not too distant future, I hope to revisit this sculpture again with my RB67 medium format camera, loaded with some black and white film. The image comparisons will hopefully be interesting also. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Passion Flower.....

This Passion Flower that I photographed in Amherstburg a few days ago was posted on my colour blog, and I thought it might make an interesting photo in black and white. So after working on it a little in Corel, this is the result. I will leave it up to the viewer if it has merit or not. Often times, colour gets in the way, but in this instance, I'm not too sure about that, but it may look better against a black background. Hope someone enjoys it a little bit.....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dang That Wind Eh?

There are just some days when you can't do anything right. From the time your feet hit the floor in the morning, it is just going to be one of "those" days! Well, cheer up Sunshine. The same thing happens to statues, as is shown here. Ordinarily, when the wind isn't blowing too hard, the water pours nicely from the urn into the goblet in a nice smooth arc. However, there are times when she makes a mess, and gets water all over the place. She really hates that, and hopes no one is watching......and then, there are those stupid spiders and their messy webs that get filled with bugs eh! You have a nice day now......

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Vernal Equinox Moon

Last night after I watched the Leafs beat Boston 5-2, I ran out of the house to check out the moon. Sure enough, it was full...LOL! So I figured that maybe I should take a picture of it, as it was the night before the Vernal Equinox happens, and we finally can say so long to Winter....and also to celebrate the Leafs win. Yes! I am a die hard Leafs fan. I have changed a lot of things in my life, but I am still loyal to the Leafs, terrible as they have been in recent years. But they are showing promise at last. Anyway, the moon, according to the news on TV, is the closest it has been in the last 18 years, and makes it look 14 percent larger, and 30 percent brighter than usual. To see the moon like this again will take another 18 years, and at my age, this may be the last opportunity that I will have to photograph it this close and bright. So, for what it is worth, hope you enjoy it......GO LEAFS GO!!
P.S. It has been a long time between postings on this site, and I hope to be posting more Black & White on a more regular basis soon....Stay tuned.