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AMCA Oley 2017

This was stuck in my draft, for some reason, I didn’t post.


The Antique Motorcycle Club of America sponsors many events.  I normally attend the on in Oley, PA in April.  Here’s a panning shot of the fairgrounds.  There’s a lot of neat old bikes, most are for sale, but the flea market is a lot of fun to look around



I should have taken residence on a bench and photographed the people, but I was too busy looking at motorcycle bits.  This attractive young lady was very willing to pose for me, but she didn’t say much 🙂

I like the guy’s t-shirt in the background #antiquemotorcycle



Gathering of the Norton’s 2017

Every year, the Delaware Valley Norton Riders hosts a gathering at Washington Crossing Historic Park.  This year (the event was April 23), I rode the Matchless and I had a great time with perfect weather.  I talked to a ton of people commenting on the bike.  I saw many friend and had a great ride on the old bike.    As you can see, it was well attended.



splish splash

This is an unusually long post, but I think there are some interesting photos to share. My contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Twice a year (March and November), the Pennsylvania DCNR holds a 2-day event where they release millions of gallons from Lake Noxamickon into the Tohickon Creek. It turns the otherwise mild-mannered Tohickon into a class 3 or 4 white-water waterway (try saying that a few time fast). Added interest was provided from our recent snowfall, providing a nice white backdrop.

The weather Sunday, cooperated spectacularly – it was sunny and bright. These were all shot in shutter priority at 1/500 or 1/1250 second with the Zeiss 16-70mm zoom. These shots were cropped to get you in on the action.

Evil eye – I’m not sure this guy was too happy with me photographing him going the wrong way. Note a large tree fell, blocking half the creek, forcing everyone to go left, right towards my spot.


Wheelie – I caught this guy coming over a small water fall in mid-air


Determination – This guy had quite the expression on his face.


Three’s company – These three were having a blast


don’t look now –
I could not have timed this on better. I think the expression on his face is priceless.


If you want to see Class 6 white-water, see this post from my blog, which includes a brief youtube video.

whitewater walk



This is the side of the Cabin Run Covered Bridge. I’m standing in the creek bed on a summer day, so there’s very little water to contend with.

I am fortunate to have a half-dozen or so covered bridges within an hour’s drive, this one’s less than 30 minutes, so I visit it several times each year.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday

Cabin Run Covered Bridge


This is a computer heatsink.  I lit it with a blue LED light and I used a 1 second shutter with f16 aperture.

heat sink