Friday, April 29, 2005

The Bangor Lumberjacks


Local news Item: Bangor loses local minor league baseball team: The Bangor Lumberjacks. Mascot Jack Timber shows is displeasure!
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People at Work: The Scaffolding Guys (For Toady Joe)


The Scaffolding guys.

Futurists hope to someday build a carbon fiber space elevator attached to a huge mass 62,000 miles above the equator. Scaffolding guys are already waiting and able to set up the scaffolding for it.

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Scaffolding guys assuming their positions. Posted by Hello

Scaffolding guy pounding nails. Please note, he doesn't kneel or face the safety of the building. He faces the ABYSS! Posted by Hello

Scaffolding guy weighing the hammer, the odds of taking out that stupid photographer with it and the time it would take to climb down and get it. Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Camera Envy


Nice camera, but mine is ok, too. Posted by Hello

I DO NOT HAVE CAMERA ENVY! Posted by Hello

Aarrrrrrrrrgh! Posted by Hello

Thursday Challenge: Building


Sunset Motel

This is from a photo series I took last spring of cabins and cottages in Eastern Maine. Before the Interstate and motel chains, even before bed and breakfasts, anyone with a nice size plot of land, or yard, along a busy stretch of highway could build little cabins and rent them out.

More of these can be seen here. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

People at Work: Roofers


Now I know what you are saying dear Gentle Viewers, truly, I do. It would have been MUCH more dramatic taking the shots from the STREETS with a background of nothing but GLORIOUS UNENDING SKY to frame our roofing friends much in the way THIS FABULOUS PHOTO was shot.

However, As frequent Gentle Viewers will recognize, having this vista shoved down their little chicken gullets in the past, this shot is taken from my desk. To get a photo from the street would requires me to GET UP and go to the STREET after a hard day of work at, well, my OTHER desk.

And why live high up in castle on a hill if you can't look down on the happy townsfolks toiling in the sun, I always say. Besides, I don't like to be taking pictures UP at people who can shoot nails DOWN on me.

You Can TRY And Fence Them In


but one always seems to get out. Posted by Hello

Photo Tuesday: Delay


Wait! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait!

Damn! Posted by Hello

Monday, April 25, 2005

Too Much Time on My Hands #57


2 prisms from half of a pair of broken binoculars, one magnifying glass, a purple folder holding some unrelated paperwork and a desklamp. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Let Thee Look Into Mine Eyes!


For thine own eyes are growing weary! - Abe Lincoln, 16th President, Hypnotist.

This shameless promotion of the 16th President brought to you by This, This, And the Letter Q.Posted by Hello

Housefly. (Color Portrait)


In addition to Macros, I'm also trying to improve my Portraiture. Posted by Hello

Housefly. (TOTALLY posed)


I told the fly it would look posed but he wanted it done anyway. It's for his Mom. Posted by Hello

Housefly. (Candid)


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