Who Doesn’t Love a Rodeo?

7D-2462.jpg by victry1
7D-2462.jpg, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

I know I do (love them). Not too many around these parts though. 😦

I’ve never ridden in one, and at this point won’t be going to. But, it’s always exciting to see who can last 8 seconds on either a saddle bronc or bull riding. It never looks easy to me, with those twists and turns the animal can do. I admire the men and women who do this and keep coming back for more.

Bull rider: 7D-2748.jpg

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As for me, I will be content with dreams of that winning ride.


I’d love a visit at one of my stores-be sure to say “hi”!

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Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can sure get stuck in a rut!  This is a very good piece from Digital Photography School on some exercises to break free.  On top of that, DPS is an excellent place for all things photography related.  Forums, galleries, articles.  I highly recommend it.

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See.

A Mans Life Views | SFoxWriting’s Blog

Might be written from a man’s point of view, but can certainly apply to anyone.

A Mans Life Views | SFoxWriting’s Blog.

Waterloo Village

7D-1958-Edit.jpg by victry1
7D-1958-Edit.jpg, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

I go on occasion to Waterloo Village in Stanhope, NJ. It’s an abandoned historical village, but is still available to walk through. Most of the buildings are run down, though there is an active Methodist church on the property.

Each season hs its good points, though I think fall is my favorite and early spring not so much.

I like to bring the dogs there cause they can at least get a few minutes in to run and let off steam.



These and other fine historical images are available at Fine Art America: <a href=”http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/historical/all&#8221; style=”font: 10pt arial; text-decoration: underline;”>historical art</a>

2013 Gooch’s Garlic Run

7D-0151.jpg by victry1
7D-0151.jpg, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

Last month was the annual Garlic Run. It’s a charity motorcycle ride, attended by about 2,000 bikers from all walks of life. It leaves from Rockaway Mall, Rockaway, NJ. It used to go into Little Italy in NY, but now goes to the Ironbound section of Newark.

It is certainly an experience to see all that chrome glistening in the sun and to hear the roar as they fire their engines to begin the ride. Rts. 80 and 280 are completely shut down along the route to allow them passage.


Prints availabe at: <a href=”http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/motorcycles/all&#8221; style=”font: 10pt arial; text-decoration: underline;”>motorcycles art</a>


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7D-9706 by victry1
7D-9706, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

White duck seen at Waterloo village, Stanhope, NJ

Awesome Contest

For the month of March, the website, Photoshop Elements Techniques is running a contest for new and renewing subscribers.  If you join or renew your subscription, you will be eligible for a drawing to win a full copy of Lightroom 4, Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software, a copy of Photoshop Elements 11 and a Photoshop Elements 11 book by Matt Kloskowski.  This is just a great bundle of prizes!

I’ve belonged to this website for years and it is chock full of how tos and creative ideas for using Photoshop Elements.  It’s reasonably priced and, if you are an Elements user, joining is a decision you will be glad you made.

Check it out here: Photoshop Elements Techniques.

Photoshop Elements Techniques, Tutorials, Downloads, Video Tips, Newsletter and more – Photoshop Elements User.

Black Lab

oswin-w-tex by victry1
oswin-w-tex, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

It’s been forever since I’ve posted here. I guess this is just to keep the seat warm. 🙂


Play by victry1
Play, a photo by victry1 on Flickr.

Busy week this week. Almost missed. In the warm weather, kids are all over these monkey rings.

And, my grandson was so happy to get these boxing gloves (which were way too big for his tiny hands). Photostrip action by Coffeeshop Blog.