Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 Geneseo Airshow

Featuring musinc from WWII era. Sorry about the low quality, the HD video file was too big to upload.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Be Patient...

The Airshow slideshow is coming once I receive my new video editing software, I'm sick of all the problems with Windows Movie Maker an it's dis-functionality, so I'm going to Ulead 11, a program I have used in the past with pretty decent results (like this video)

I'll give you a few snapshots, though, to tide you over.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Verse of the Day: Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35

My responsibility this wheat season has been caring for the 3x4 baler.

Keeping twine full...

replacing parts, tightening and adjusting the knotters

control box, wires, and tank assembly all part of the preservative application system I installed last week
We'll use it when we do hay next month.

raking straw

After the season it's really dusty and dirty...
...until you attack it with a leaf blower followed by an air gun.

Monday, July 9, 2012

You Hafta Try!

The video control processor chip burned up in the rear view camera, so we decided to see if I could repair it with a $15 part to save the $500 camera system. As you can see it was badly burned under the removed chip.

New 20-pin dual inline package chip.(DIP for short)

Soldering tip I made for the purpose, out of a mig welding tip.

Soldered in place.
My forefinger for perspective.

Unfortunately it still wouldn't turn on, but it was fun to try. I noticed when I zoomed into pic 1 tonight that one of the vias that goes across under the chip was broken, so maybe I'll try repairing it again, just in case...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Golden Hill Sunset

Another time lapse attempt Sunday evening... enjoy :)

And a Few pictures I took with the other camera.

playing the resonator guitar while the timer and camera do their job

Catching the sun.

Toronto, Canada. I don't need a passport to zoom in 30X, do I?

Free desktop background!

Don't know what kind of flower it is, but the little drops are some kind of sticky stuff. The actual size is approx. 1/2 inch in diameter.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

More Pictures...and a Photographic Thesis

I like to keep my new Fuji in the car with me. I don't know how many times I've stopped and jumped out to get a good shot a t something, with people thinking I must be a city slicker who has never seen a barn or a wheat field before.
 That's not the case, I'm a totally country farmer...who tries to appreciate and even take home a piece of the rustic and breathtaking beauty God surrounded us with. He enjoys the world He made; so should we.

The Challenge: As we walk or drive by, we are constantly focusing and re-focusing, judging depth, auto-eliminating cluttered surroundings that detract from natural beauty, seeing a nearly-180-degree High-def. moving picture, complete with sound and feel and smell. How can I possibly convey home even a portion of that feeling that thrills through me, keep it for memories sake. More importantly, how can I share my experience in a way that will bless others? Give them a sliver of my pie? Warm their hearts and make them want to join me in worship of the Creator?

The Camera: Whether it's a $75 Walmart special or a $1200 Digital SLR, they all work about the same. Almost all cameras can take great pictures; I've never spent more than $200 on any one camera, and neither have I exhausted the capabilities of these little handheld wonders. I must remember (and I am easily reminded by my frequent failings to compose anything worth more than a glance) that this this not a tool to bring glory to its user. My Camera can be a puny thing that feeds my pride as I compete in a market and hobby flooded with thousands of highly trained, experienced, professionals who have the latest technologically advanced equipment on the market....or using a camera can be a kind of prayer of thanksgiving to God. What spirit do I have as I press the shutter button...?

The Creativity: Out of the ordinary. A fresh perspective. A different angle. Or sometimes just a simple reminder that God still makes those beautiful sunsets, those modest daisies. Running across a field like a fool to line up the sun with a weed. Picking a picture perfect oat stalk and carrying it home to compose my own layout. It's all part of the fun challenge.

And I hope you'll enjoy my attempts, "O Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together."

Here are this evening's results.

Day and night.

Frontal system off the Lake

Color or Classic?

My favorite from tonight. What's yours?

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