It was that kind of day wasn’t it. I had such grandiose plans yesterday but gray skies, freezing drizzle and Mr. Sleepy hitting me on the head a lot I gave up my ambitions for a day of rest and relaxation.
Above my friend Gary Saelens (I posted back in August or September about him taking me on the first flight after he received his pilot’s license.) Gary is a great guy and one of my favorite people. This is his plane and he is topping off the tank at the Monticello Airport.
He decided he wanted to fly so he took lessons, studied intensely, and passed the test. Then brought this plane from his instructor. It’s a great looking craft and Gary has received enormous enjoyment from having it. We had a meeting in Monticello so he flew from Freeport, IL.
This image was so bad. I had the f stop too high, the gray conditions and my lousy panning technique the plane was really out of focus. So I took some creative license to it and got an acceptable image. Well okay no I didn’t be I spent an hour messing with Photoshop, which ain’t all bad.
I was checking out my friend Andreas’ blog this morning and he has an on going project of shooting “shop signs.” You know those hand-made signs over businesses . Well that gave me an idea that I’m going to pursue. I’m not sure why but I just really enjoy shooting barns (I’m sure you hadn’t noticed.) So now I’m going to make it a project to shoot as many different barns as I can over the coming year. Should be fun. Thanks Andreas.
Thanks for stopping by. Be careful out there.