My daughters in grandpa's barn in the hay loft. We would fill it full of hay every fall for the cows to eat all winter. Throwing the hay out the door at the end to cows gathered below... as they dumbly stood under the door so it was difficult to find an open space to toss a hay bale into. So we would have to break the bales up and toss pieces down. Then on cold winter mornings, we would take a hatchet down to the pond to cut a hole in the ice for the cows to drink from.
Now the hay loft just has the bicycle with cheetah print banana seat my brother handed down to me on the left. We rode it miles and miles on the county roads. In the very corner boxes of my brother's beer can collection from college. To the right the frame for our homemade ping-pong table. We played endless hours of ping-pong up there.
Daughters being very curious ask all kinds of questions. The daughter in pink wanted to know if the dust is left over from the Dust Bowl. She scooped some up into a cup.
My daughter at Loch Ness. Kind of creepy.
This looks alright on a computer screen, but as a 5x7 glossy print it really comes to life.
I have not had the heart to tell her there are probably no fish in this pond. (since it nearly completely dried up a few years ago during a drought and we have not re-stocked it) Maybe some fish washed down from a pond upstream and it restocked that way...I hope. I caught hundreds of fish out of this pond when I was her age.
it just rained non stop early in 2014 in Munich. the gardeners were having a terrible time get the flowers all established for the tourist to see during summer. lots more activity there with the gardeners in July than I have seen in the past. but the flowers are beautiful anyway
sun has not quite set, so this is a demonstration of very good flare control in the Pentax 16-85 zoom lens
bad kitty, caught sneaking up into the attic using the garage door supports... amazing how she can walk on that thin narrow slippery metal surface
Problems with the ignition system (shower of sparks)
My wife and I thought he was going to pass out any minute.
doing experiments for the science fair. what color paper catches on fire the fastest.
Thanks for the thoughtful analysis. When innovation finally get disruptive, it seems to happen suddenly and not how people expected... even the " informed" people that have seen the disruption coming for a long time. I never expected that the Sony disruption would lead me to be buying more Canon glass. Good to know. I can feel good filling out the lenses for my Canon 70D knowing they have a home later on Sony bodies.
The one thing I wish was improved over my RX10 would be a less sluggish zoom lens adjustment. Less time between when you started pressing the zoom lever as to when the lens actually starts to move. Once it gets going the speed is fine... it just takes too long to get started. Doesn't sound like there is an improvement on that.
All the discussion seems to be about how the update supports existing owners. From Fujifis point of view it is more about not losing future sales due to a reputation for slow autofocus The faster AF is likely an improvement we will see in all future Fuji cameras. It just has taken some time to develop the algorithms
West of Amarillo Texas. Hundreds of windmills out there now stretching for mile and miles to the west, basically shadowing interstate highway I-40.
10 week old puppy versus 1.5 year old young dog. Rottweiler/Shepherd cross and Australian Shepherd.
Transportation museum in Munich. Example of corrupted memory card.
My wife saw the rainbow in the rear view mirror and stopped so we could take a look. As soon as the car stopped, my 7 year old daughter took off running because she was sure there would be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I took some quick thinking for me to yell at her that the leprechauns would see her coming and would take the gold and the rainbow away, so it was best to come back and look at the rainbow with us.
On the Isle of Skye
Hey, she's eating my lunch...
Probably was not the best idea to be pitching balls to my daughter and taking photographs with my brand Pentax 16-85 zoom lens on my K3. I put the camera away after this shot.