I’ve made it to quite a few WACO club fly-ins in Mount Vernon, Ohio, so I’m letting the weather deter me this year. I did stop out last night to get a few shots. I nearly sank my van in the mud, so that’s about all the excitement I needed to find something else to do. If I’d never been to one of these fly-in’s I would have stayed regardless.
Here’s a shot that I did get in between rain storms.
Staple Gun Lessons
I learned some hard lessons about staple guns.
Don’t buy any brand unless you’re sure you can find the staples it requires. I bought a high dollar Craftsman years ago, used it once, and never found staples for it again. Arrow staples are the most common from what I’ve found.
Only use staples made by the manufacturer of your staple gun. Any others will jam and possible ruin the gun.
Buy a little heavier than what you think you need. The T50 size tends to handle most tough jobs. Only buy smaller if you know that’s all you need.
Try a hand stapler before buying pneumatic. You’d be surprised what a heavy manual gun can do.
Don’t loan them out. No matter how much you explain, people will try to feed whatever staples they find through them and you’ll have to take it apart and clean it out to get it working again. Staple guns are cheap. Tell them to just buy an Arrow and be done with it.
- Watch this YouTube video if you’re having trouble sorting things out.
Here’s on of the many photos taken on a recent tour of Schnormeier Gardens near Gambier, Ohio.
The waterfalls at this property were the biggest draw for me to the garden. The started on high points of the property, then ran into terraced ponds, then final drops into the main pond.
I’ve seen good photos of dragonflies, but I could never get one in my sights long enough to take a picture. I found a way though. I found a bunch of them and I followed one long enough for it to get tired and land and snapped a shot.
Today’s Photo Of The Day is one of many more to come from Schnormeier Gardens. They had an open house today and it was my first time to tour the property. There were so many photo opportunities.
In my attempts to find something interesting everyday, yesterday led me to the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Coshocton, Ohio. The night viewing of the balloons glowing yielded some interesting photos.
I came across some black and white photography and found these photos of a dog musher to be incredible. Mr. Gibbs really captured the story of this guy well in my opinion.
Trying to tell the story is something I’m just learning about with photography. Looking at photos like these are giving me a good idea of how it’s supposed to be done.
Today’s Photo Of The Day was taken with my Note 2 cellphone in the rain.
Not that impressive of a photo, but that’s what I came up with for today. So far, I haven’t come up with many photos that I really like from the Galaxy Note 2. Other have, so it’s probably more of a lack of skill on my part.
My problem with any cell phone camera is that they’re difficult to hold correctly and steady. There’s no shutter button. I have to rely on pressing on an area of a screen to take the shot. Many times, I hit it at the wrong time or shake when I press it. Combine this problem with the lower quality of the camera, and it leaves me just wanting a camera.
The only good case I can make for the cell phone is that with the Otter Box case I have on it, a little rain isn’t going to hurt the camera. That’s how I arrived at this photo. Maybe with enough rainy days, I’ll be forced to improve my cell phone camera skills. Cell phone cameras are handy because they’re with you all of the time.
The Plymouth Superbird
I’m pretty sure this is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird. If not, the year is pretty close. I found it at lunch today in downtown Newark, Ohio.
There’s a good chance that this one could be a fake. Many Plymouth Roadrunners were converted later with kits to make them look just like a Superbird. The strange thing is, many Superbirds were converted to Roadrunners when they were new because the Superbirds were so outrageous looking that they weren’t selling.
I remember an autobody shop called “Kim’s Car Care” had one in Mount Vernon, Ohio when I was growing up. It was his eye catcher for the business and I noticed it every time we passed it. I remember thinking that it looked like a Hot Wheels car more than a production car.
It was good to see one still in operation. It made for an easy Photo Of The Day.
For today’s photo, I went for a very nice ride in the country. The weather was perfect and I don’t think there’s a better thing to do with a nice evening than head out into the country for a little while and enjoy the sights.
I noticed the shadows coming off of this fence line and found them interesting.