Byng Dr. Sunset
Originally uploaded by Jason Means
Despite its seasonal chill, winter often brings about some really interesting cloud formations and spectacular sunsets.
My daughter Dhania had her 8th birthday today, and her party was held at a horse barn just south of Winfield. She's a horse nut, so naturally, a horse themed birthday must take place.
This barn dog was resting comfortably the whole time. I guess if I had a comfy corner and a bed of sawdust to lay in, I'd be inclined to sleep as well.
As I walked passed the front window this evening, I noticed the sunset and all the jet contrails to the west lighting up with a unique purple glow.
Soon, the classic iron barrel engine will go the way of the eight-track tape. The last production run of Royal Enfield Bullets with iron cylinders will be made this month - and that's it. The day of this classic design has finally come to an end, making way for more emission compliant engines.
ScooterBob's EuroBike has decided to commorate our final iron barrel bikes with this swarthy take decal.
Several weeks back, Rick Lee posted some smoke pics he took on his blog - rickleephoto.blogspot.com/ - and I've been itching to give it a try myself ever since. For my first go around, I'm not too dissapointed, but I've still got a ways to go.
Per my normal Sunday ritual, I proceeded to walk around the hill past my father's house for an afternoon of photography. Not too far away from his house is the water tower, which services most, if not all, of the residents that live on the Middle Ridge of Davis Creek.
For some odd reason, the bright sun and long shadows on the rusty blue tank caught my eye as I strolled by. I couldn't really get into a good position to frame the image exactly as I wanted it, due to the trees and surrounding fence - but this particlular image turned out pretty decent.
After work I decided to take a stroll and snap off a few pics with my new Canon 40D. So far, I've been extremely impressed with the camera and its infinate variety of custom functions. A few software glitches have occured, but a firmware update has seem to resolve most of the issues.
Steve stopped by the shop this evening after work, and I snapped off this shot with my new toy - a Canon 40D. To say the least, this thing is the coolest camera I've ever seen. My current 10D has been out of date for some time now, so this is a real leap into the present.
I've been dying for a new camera body for what has felt like an eternity, so I finally endulged myself and bought one this morning. It'll take me a little while to be proficient at operating all the new functions, but oh what fun it will be.
Since the weather was so nice today, I decided to take Tim Molidor's CJ750 out for one last ride. We're shipping it off to him in Texas tomorrow, so a little more shake down and a few last adjuments will go a long way in the satisfaction level of the end user.
With all the pics that I've taken of auto wrecks in the past few months, you'd get the impression that I drive around looking form them... Not so. I never go out of my way looking for chaos and distruction. As with all the other wrecks I've came across recently, this one I encountered today while I was test riding a bike out to my folks house.
I'm not for sure how it happened, or if anyone was seriously hurt. I guess that I'll have to check tomorrow's paper for details.
After a very long wait, Rusty Marks finally got to take his CJ750 for a spin today.
The bike still needs a lot of break-in miles, but I'm sure by the time spring rolls around, Rusty will be in tune with his new bike.
It never ceases to amaze me the levels to which people abuse their shit. Greg and I were scavenging for parts the other day, and decided to delve into the depths of this junked Dnepr engine.
After we pulled the front case cover off, we were stunned at the level of distruction. I'm sure this thing sounded like a gun going off when it finally came unglued.