Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Corn Palace Details.....

Taking a Final Fun break before the Seriousness of the weekend.  Let's look at the Weather Themed Murals from 2017.

First an overview of the south exterior wall:

It was a cold blustery day...remembering that our road trip was last November.
Tornados are normally a Spring and Summer Phenomenon.

We thought they might be be starting to switch out the designs.....

Monday, March 26, 2018

What's All That Corn About?

Kind of Left you hanging on that one....But now we will visit the Famous Mitchell, South Dakota Corn Palace:

I first visited the Corn Palace as a child in 1969.  Our Road Trip to the Black Hills......Traveling with children, my Mother wisely had side trips built into our schedule.  Each Corn Palace motif has a theme, this one being Typical South Dakota Weather.

My Friend above posted o Twitter a few days ago.
He resides across the street from the building.

Details from Lamp Posts around the Corn Palace

Details from the Front.

Yes, the exterior murals are made entirely of Corn Plant Products.

Friday, March 23, 2018

SolarCan Final Deployment

My mother-in-law's backyard has a clear view with no street lights.  So she got the Final Spring SolarCan:

And YES, we did remove the black tab;  but that image was out of focus.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

SolarCan Deployments: Part II

Another high deployment, on our roof:

 Making Wife happy is part of the Husband job description......... 
Even if it means climbing on the roof to place a SolarCan.

Set up just before the Spring Equinox, the house SolarCans will stay up through the 
Fall Equinox to capture the Full Solstice effect.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SolarCan Deployments: Part I

I'm catching up on an old installation and showing my newest ones.  The First SolarCan actually went out in my backyard  during the winter solstice to capture the return of the sun:

 I started with the backyard because if a street light across from our front yard.  But Number two was placed above our front door in hopes of less light interference:

Friday, March 16, 2018

Mercury Universal Camera: Grand Un-Boxing

Arrived Yesterday..........

First Look

Stil Wrapped.

Front and Back

With Accessories that I will have to remind myself about.

I'll try putting it all together with my backs and lenses on Saturday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Some Interesting Reflections.........

My House is like Stonehenge as the Equinox Arrives.  A window in my Living Room shines down the hall and through to the Family Room.I should document the exact position at the Equinox.  I say that every Year, but maybe this year it will happen.

In an case, I saw some interesting reflections on my ceiling:

I knew the light source was the window, but took some sleuthing to find the source of the reflections....

The source was a stainless steel platter on my kitchen counter........

Monday, March 12, 2018

It's Still Monday in My Time Zone....

....So here goes my return to Photo Postings.  Just got the Notice that my Mercury Universal Camera (Kickstarter) was finally on it's way.  So I've pulled out my accessories and hopefully I'll have an update by the weekend....

More on this later in the week.....

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Busy Music Weekend.......with Mozart

A busy Music Week too, with extra rehearsals.  But Photography Returns on Monday: