Sunday, May 28, 2017

Stockyards Cattle Drive

Last Friday was Eileen's birthday!  Happy birthday, I love you! So, to celebrate her birthday and to kind of have a little bit longer weekend, we took Friday off and went up to the Stockyards in Fort Worth.  We went there a couple of years ago and we thought if we ever go back, we'd like to stay in the Stockyards Hotel and visit a little longer.  So that's what we did!

Just down the street from the hotel, you can watch the cowboys drive "the herd" around the block everyday at 11:30a and 4:00p.  It's a pretty fun - if not touristy - thing to do. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length -18 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/250
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thunderbirds Southwest

Just east of La Grange on highway 71 is a classic car dealership called Thunderbirds Southwest.  It is owned by a gentleman by the name of Lance Harrington.  He has a passion for flipping classic cars.  He started out of his home garage in Houston restoring old Ford Thunderbirds and his business grew so much that he bought some acreage outside of La Grange and built his own place.  Now he restores all kinds of other cars as well.  Not only are old Thunderbirds his favorites, but so are old Nash Metropolitans.

Lance is super-friendly and came up to me and just started chatting about everything.  He even showed me an old Jaguar in the back that he is working on.  It was pretty awesome!

He has some definite views on current events and you can certainly tell by the decor in his showroom.  Depending on which side you are on, you will either love him or hate him.   He also has a great 1950s motif throughout his establishment, too.  I'll leave that to your imagination, but recommend you stop by if you are ever driving between Austin and Houston.  Hopefully you'll like what you see, if not the politics maybe the cars.

The cars seen here are 1964 Ford Thunderbirds and are in pretty good shape.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f6.4
Exposure - 1/2000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Friday, May 19, 2017

Pier A, Manhattan

Here is another shot taken 1 BGC from New York City - Pier A in Manhattan to be exact.  I snapped this while on a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  I think the Pier has been fixed up a little since then.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-TZ5
Lens -
Focal Length - 6.7 mm
Aperture - f3.9
Exposure - 1/500
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed - 100
Exposure bias -
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Brooklyn Bridge

I'm going really far back in the "Way-back Machine" for this shot, 1 year BGC - Before Good Camera - which is 2008 to be exact.  (I didn't get my first DSLR [Nikon D90] until about a year later.)

2008 was the last year the Yankees played at old Yankee stadium and Eileen and I as well as her folks, Paul and Barb wanted to see a game there. The day of the game we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and had pizza at Grimaldi's.  It was awesome!  What a fun trip!

I was also trying to figure out good compositions with my little compact point and shoot.  I liked this one a bit, but never published it.  Now with Lightroom, I tried to give it more of a gritty style and I kind of like how it turned out.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-TZ5
Lens -
Focal Length - 4.7 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure -1/250
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed -100
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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