Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spaghetti -oops!

Once upon a time,

I decided to get creative and have a hot lunch.

Bad idea.

The End.

There is a moral to this story, but I'm not sure what it is.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Rest of the Day

Some Picturesque Farm scenes on the way home...  

Our 1820s Church building

The driveway I plowed through my back yard with my car.

The sinking sun casts long shadows over the pure white pasture.

An Icicle glistens off the barn roof.

After nightfall, seeing it was an unusually clear skyt, I decided to try something new.

I put the S5 pro in "M" (manual), set the focus manually to infinity (the "8"-looking symbol on the lens), set the aperture fully open, the shutter to 15 seconds, and the shutter delay to 2 seconds (to prevent shake)
 Orion guards the wintry landscape.

Pleiades  at 30 seconds. The best way to view these pictures is to right click, save image as... and view on your PC. zoom in and you will see that the earths rotation has blurred the constellations. Zoom in further an you will see thousands of stars that are farther away and less blurred. zoom in more and you will see millions of  little dots... stars you will never see with the naked eye. When I came inside and looked at the photos on my computer, it took my breath away.
Truly ...

 The heauens declare the glory of God: and the firmament sheweth his handy worke.

Psalm 19:1 KJB 1611

Monday, February 18, 2013


I was actually almost surprised that it turned on again! Now that I have replaced the  motherboard I hope to get many moons of good use out of my laptop.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Winter Fun Day

The next day after the storm, some of the folks from church gathered for a time of fellowship and old-fashioned sledding fun. I took about half with the D3000 and half with the S5 Pro. I had the exposure set wrong on the S5, and the snow was just a glaring white background, but I managed to recover most of the photos sufficiently with post processing.

It was a beautiful day for a drive out to Akron Falls Park

People busily relocated the whiteness off their driveways.

When I got to the park, the gently falling snow gave me a great photo op on the trunk of my car. I wish I'd had a macro lens!

And here is a selection of sledding pics

 Dave Leib was the jump-builder.
 Austin check out the jump on a board.

Pastor Pawley whizzes down the hill on his favorite tube.

We all had a blast! But the day isn't over just yet...
Check back often for more photos of Snowy Saturday.

See you soon!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snowy Days

(These are all taken with my Nikon D3000 and the Nikkor DX 18-55mm AF lens.)
A snowy drive to work.

top driving speed was 30 mph

Gusty winds blew lots of white stuff off lake Ontario

The drive home was a wee bit better.

Main Street Medina

Mt. Albion

Snow dunes.

A lonely shed faces the wind bravely.

A wonderful drive home. (Ever driven looking through a viewfinder? A unique experience, I assure you.)

Ramming my way up the driveway.
It worked until I tried to turn around and back up to the garage. Jeremy kindly pulled me out the next morning.

Next... Saturday church sledding!