February 2017 NTFC Meet

I was able to attend the monthly North Texas Foxbody meet since mother nature was kind enough to hold the rain for a couple of hours. No one want’s t drive in that mess. Anyway, I shot some video of this meet and slapped some music to it, enjoy.

Some lessons learned, well realized, since I never seem to fix the same mistakes over and over.

  1. Remember to set focus distance
  2. Get a slider, your torso is not as smooth as a fluid head or slider.
  3. Remember to set exposure, like seriously dude?

 

Week 6 – 52 Week Photography Challenge

Week 6 of the Dogwood 52-Week Challenge was candy. You are to take a photograph of something considered candy, but you can’t take a photograph of candy. Be creative. Okay, sounds easy enough. The family and I were recently in Colorado for a hockey tournament. Tournaments are pretty hard to do anything, let alone go see friends, family and or go out for a nice dinner. One night while we were there we managed to sneak away, the 3 of use, for an impromptu fancy pants dinner. We drove to Sedalia Colorado to our favorite restaurant Gabriels. Gabriels is a pretty swanky place that serves excellent Tuscan Italian food. This stuff is to die for and this is where my photograph comes from. I consider Gabriels my candy.

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, this is Gabriel’s Candy, shot on my iPhone 7.img_9123-1

Getting Molly’s Fenders Rolled

A couple of weeks ago I notice my tires were rubbing the sidewall of the tire against the inner fender well. So, I decided to put some small wheel spacers on to prevent the rubbing and would quickly realize that the outside was now rubbing. I was driving down Kroger drive and I hit a dip in the road a little too fast. The dip was deep enough to compress the monster truck-like suspension and gouge the tires outer side wall. I wasn’t sure what had happened until the length of rubber sliced out of the sidewall of the tire started whipping around wildly hitting the rear quarter panel and eventually slung out into the other lane hitting another car. I pulled over and surveyed the damage. I was going to need to roll my fenders and soon, or I could face a blowout.

I parked Molly for a couple of weeks until I could find a fender roller for sale or one I could borrow. I poked around on facebook and posted on the North Texas Foxbody Club page. Several people offered up the use of their fender rollers but were too far away. Doug offered up his services and I decided to head out to Carrolton and get the fenders rolled.

Foxy Molly Gets New Headlights and More.

This episode of B&T Garage I work on some small projects. New headlights, wheel spacers, distributor cap and a new coil. I was trying to fix a miss that I’m having sometimes at idle and at throttle lift while driving. The parts didn’t fix the issue so more to come! I also went to my first North Texas Foxbody Club meet. It was pretty cool with great people. I had some camera issues that I hope to resolve for this weekend’s meet. I hope you enjoy my idiocy and thanks for watching!

Week 5 – 52 Week Photography Challenge

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The challenge last week was “Shoot 10 shots of the same subject. Each shot should be from a different angle, distance, and focal length. Share your favorite image from the set.” Week 5’s challenge is late, obviously. Work has been so outrageous that I struggled to get 10 shots. Honestly, the photo here is my favorite out of what was 15 shots. I say “was”, because this was shot over a year ago. The one on the right is one of those 15 shots.

These photos are from our family trip to New Orleans. We had a great time there, and no, we did not do Mardi Gras. We spent our time checking out the geat architecture, shopping, and the excellent food.  We also spent a great deal of time just walking the streets of downtown New Orleans. As soon as I saw this street I knew I had to snap a few pics, okay, hundreds of pics. I took them from different angles, lenses, focal points etc.

There was something about the modern setting contrasted by items from days past that caught my attention. I believe these horse heads were used to tie up horses back in the day, the transportation of that era. The funny thing is, they still stand guard over our modern transportation, the lines of unassuming cars packed into every street. Their purpose today is purely decorative and I loved the composition.

Here is my favorite shot from that batch titled, Giddy Up.

 

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Giddy Up