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last drink

Last night, I caught this hummingbird getting a nightcap as the sun was setting.  A contribution to World Bird Wednesday #112.

last drinkCanon EOS 7D (200mm, f/4, 1/400 sec, ISO1000)


I haven’t been posting, because I haven’t been taking many photographs. Between teaching Alex to drive and working on the Matchless, I haven’t had much time. Lame excuses, this is a good time to go through archives for inspiration.

These are some not-too-pretty photos of my town, Chalfont, some fitting photos for Rubbish Tuesday #18.

On the North end of town, there are three abandoned businesses, shown below. To the left, a gas station transformed into a kitchen remodeling business, center, the bowling alley, and on the right, a pizza parlor, now relocated across the street.

north chalfontCanon EOS 7D (10mm, f/14, 1/500 sec, ISO400)


A plan was recently approved to redevelop this land so I thought I’d capture them in all their glory before they are (hopefully) demolished. These have been abandoned for many years, it’s time to revitalize the space.

Meanwhile, at the other end of town, work progresses on the replacement of the Whitehall bridge, scheduled for completion Sept 2014 (photos from a year ago here). It seems like there an awful lot of work to get completed in 1 month. This will improve the entrance to town from the South end, but the abandoned, burned out car wash still stands.

south chalfontCanon EOS 7D (10mm, f/11, 1/320 sec, ISO400)

just for kids

This photo was taken from my back yard, this hot air balloon was landing near our house.


just for kidsCanon EOS 7D (105mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO100)

grange quilts

I admire the hard work and craftsmanship of quilters.  There were plenty of them at the Grange fair.


Here is a view of several of them hanging in the main hall.

quiltsCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

I liked this pattern in monochrome

quiltCanon EOS 7D (80mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO4000)

I thought this one had some cool colors.

quiltCanon EOS 7D (58mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO4000)


grange goodies

This is a bunch of shots of (mostly) edible things from the grange fair.


I don’t quite get these, a bunch of haybales that were judged.  What is the criteria for judging haybales?

haybalesCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/4, 1/30 sec, ISO1600)


tomatoesCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO1600)

hot peppers

hot peppersCanon EOS 7D (24mm, f/5, 1/50 sec, ISO1600)

closer view of one of the winners, 1st place

1st prizeCanon EOS 7D (55mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO1600)


eggplantsCanon EOS 7D (55mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO1600)