My phenomenal wife was cooking on the grill today when I arrived home. She had picked up some steak on managers special. They were a beautiful golden color and just packed with juices. My mouth was watery just looking at them.
I now know that my goal is to make your mouth water as well. So please, look on to this masterpiece my wife made. It was as good as it looks! She served it up with a sizable portion of corn and BBQ baked beans.
Yet another reminder that God allowed me to really marry up!
I was standing east of the grill with the sun setting just off to my forward and right. The smoke and juices popping were icing on the cake when I came inside to see how my shot turned out. Looking at this again makes me hungry!
Nikon D7000 | 1/80 | ISO 400 | 55mm | f/5.6 | flash – not used
I know that in the last post I was promising daily posts. That still remains my goal, however, I have had many small challenges this week which added up to late nights and lost sleep. Here is my recap for the last 4 days.
We had a great evening lined up to play games with some friends. As we were chatting our friend Teryl commented about an odd dual-layer of teeth on their dog. Since Jeanine is an RVT (like an RN for the Veterinarian world) she wanted to see them.
It is normal for a single tooth or 2 to have the baby and adult teeth showing at the same time, but having 6 all lined up was a bit strange looking. So, here world… check out some strange doggy dental goodness.
Nikon D7000 | 1/30 | ISO 1250 | 50mm | f/2.8 | flash – not used
Admission of guilt. This day came and went very, very quickly. This image was the single image shot. While cute, I would not have normally selected it for picture of the day. My son, and his Aunt Joanne were sitting at the kitchen computer listening to country music (no comments please) and David was just jamming on the guitar.
Nikon D7000 | 1/30 | ISO 900 | 18mm | f/30 | flash – not used
This is my grandfathers 1947 International KB Series truck. Not much remains, but this shell of a truck cab still sits east of the farm house I grew up visiting as a child. My grandpa Johnston purchased this truck in the mid-1950′s. It’s life was spent as a utility farm truck. It was large enough to carry one cow on the flat bed. It had wooden sides that would allow it to do such. International made many versions of this truck, my uncle could not remember the exact model. Complete, it would look very much like this one that has been restored.
My uncle recalls that the front clip and engine were desirable and sold to a salvage yard. the frame and rear sections were converted by another uncle into a trailer, which still is on our family’s farm. The remaining sections of the cab are just missing.
Nikon D7000 | 1/160 | ISO 200 | 55mm | f/6.3 | flash – not used
A different type of relic’d american history. This Santa Fe Coach Passenger car sits at the Atchison, Kansas rail museum. They have many kinds of different rail cars. It appears that this used to be a fully functioning rail museum, however, they are all now in poor shape and everything is padlocked. Some information was founded here, but, it has not been updated since 2007.
They have about 20 different rail cars. There appears to have been a once operational mini-train. The landscaping is rundown. It is very apparent that no one loves on this space any longer. I love trains, always have. Jeanine and I even rode in a sleeping car on an Amtrak train to our honeymoon.
Nikon D7000 | 1/250 | ISO 140 | 22mm | f/8 | flash – not used
As a technical director for a church, the holy week (Palm Sunday through Easter), is a really busy time. Since I have that valid excuse I can say that I have failed to post my pictures and back stories and not feel like a complete slacker. That being said, I have had some questions of where my updates have been the last 2 days. Time to cough up these shots.
Here we go! I have the three missing pictures. For the record, these are taken on the days I missed. Since many folks get this blog update via RSS and Email subscription, this will be all together. Don’t want to fill up their mail boxes. My goal moving on is to get them up in the late evening everyday for that same day. My friend Shelly has never missed a day. I have failed in her eyes…. sad…
This is Kip. This was a setup shot for a video shoot I did with my D7000. Kip was kind enough to be my model to get lighting and a shot setup before the subject of the video arrived. How do I repay him? Make him picture of the day!
Behind Kip is our stage in ‘The Loft’ which is home to our student ministries (Jr & Sr High Youth Group)
Nikon D7000 | 1/40 | ISO 800 | 50mm | f/4 | flash – not used
Good Friday. The greatest worst needed day in human history.
This is a 8ft tall oak cross built for this years Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Services.
Nikon D7000 | 1/60 | ISO 640 | 55mm | f/5.6 | flash – not used
David and I visited the zoo. We were the first ones in the gate. The weather was dreary at best. Since we were pretty early, the animals were still being somewhat social. I assume as the day marches on they want nothing to do with humans.
This bald eagle was just posing and wanting me to take it’s picture. I was able to get 17 feet away from it’s perch and snapped this shot.
I know I overuse this lens, but I really love it’s reach and its awesome glass. The lens is a 1975 Nikon Nikkor 400mm prime lens. Snagged it on Craig’s List for a paltry $75. (Owners were told by a camera shop it would not work on a DSLR. I disagree.)
Nikon D7000 | 1/125 | ISO 400 | 400mm | f/8 | flash – not used