Thursday, June 25, 2009

Irrigation time lapse

Its my first youtube video, and possibly my last since wind blew the tripod over and the lens barrel on my little digital camera got squished. I'll try to fix it though.

Changing handline irrigation sprinklers is a job I've done since I was little. Its not too bad, although at times there are clouds of mosquitoes, plugged nozzles and blow outs. Its good exercise. I hope to take better videos if I can get hold of a video camera again.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The clouds float, bigger than anything else around, except the earth,
who's features are here loved by me.

Also, we pulled a combine engine yesterday. I was grateful for how trouble free it was. I took some pictures; before, after, and dangling. Its a Cummins, rain water leaked in the exhaust spout and froze up a cylinder or two. That's one reason to park your combines inside. Hopefully we will get this one up and running for this harvest.

As always, you can click images to view full-screen.

I also mowed the lawn recently.

It was the first time mowing it this year, under all the dandilions and other weeds there was actually some grass left.

Stay tuned for some time-lapse movies I hope to make!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm really enjoying my return to the family farm. There are lots of mud swallows this year, and lots of the mosquitoes they eat. They are fast birds, I still have a lot to learn about photographing them, but I have been happy with my initial results.

I couldn't decide which of these I liked better, the balanced picture or the hi-contrast. Which do you prefer?
Click them for full screen!