Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Tree

Our Ornament
During yesterdays Brown's Game we decided to finally throw out the pumpkins and put up the Christmas decorations. From Fall to Winter here at the Zipper City World HQ!
In the above photo I used some vignetting and a gradient map to add a bit of an old, filmy look to the photo.
Robot DecoratingRed Balls

Friday, November 25, 2011

Market Square

My Cousin Jeff has been coming from Florida to Akron for the Thanksgiving Weekend for years now - and the last few years our tradition has included a Friday trip to Market Square in Cleveland. We do some shopping at The West Side Market and then grab a few beers at the Great Lakes Brewery. This year we also ate and had a drink at the newish Market Garden Brewery - which I would recommend highly. The beautiful weather helped make it a great trip - afternoon drinking is always fun - and you can be sure Jeff stocked up on Christmas Ale(not yet sold in Florida).
Jeff and CyndyTanner and Todd

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Towpath Trash

Boob Tube
Its not as common an occurrence as it used to be - but every so often you can still wander of the Towpath Trail a bit and find lots of junk. You know the stuff - hundreds of tires, glass bottles, and remnants of various old buildings. Today was one of those days - and I found a sweet Ameri-cola bottle from the 1960s........
Sandstone and Bottles

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Old San Juan

Fort San Felipe del Morro
We spent our last day in Puerto Rico wandering around Old San Juan - the 16th century, Spanish Colonial city. Most of Old San Juan is still walled and it is book-ended by two historic forts. We walked through the blue cobblestone streets and came upon Fort San Felipe del Morro(above). Laura commented that we could have spent a whole day just there. We then followed the old city walls along the ocean to Fort San Cristóbal.
Old San Juan
Old San Juan from Fort San Felipe del Morro.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I'm Back, Again

Room with a View VII
Room With A View VII  Rincon, PR
After a long farm season and a week to relax from it all in Rincon, Puerto Rico I'm back to blogging. Starting today I'll have a new post and photo everyday - I'm also gonna add a few photos with back-dated posts from the farm season.
Look for my posts about the "analogue experience" as I continue to fix up and shoot my vintage camera collection as well as finish up my darkroom!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Old and New

Old and New
Today I drove around the 1949 Oliver Row Crop 77 before we put it away for the Winter. I pulled it next to the John Deere 7830 to take a few comparison photos. I spend a lot of time in the John Deere over the Summer and although it was fun to drive around the antique Oliver I'll take the AC and CD player(not to mention power) of the Deere any day.