Riding on the Tennessee Railroad

This past Thursday we got to ride on the Missionary Ridge routine using Engine 630. If you want to know if train riding is for you take this short trip and see before signing up for a longer 3.5 hours or the even longer 9 hour ride. Located in East Chattanooga, the Tennessee Valley Railroad […]

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Complete Greenway walk

We haven’t walked the green way since it was finished, so Saturday night we waited until it cooled down a little before grabbing the dogs and heading out. The parking off of Lincoln street say 6am to 6pm, but why so early? The sun doesn’t set until 7:50 today. We went ahead and parked there […]

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Happy Anniversary + 1 to Us

May 15th, 1999…saying this was a big day is definitely an understatement. For my life, that day was one of the best days of my life. Now 20 years and one day later, I am blessed to say that she is the best part of me and a wonderful mother to my son. A lot […]

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Charity Classic Car Cruise In

We enjoyed our first charity classic car cruise in Tullahoma at Chick-Fil-A. This month the event sponsored Friends of Animals. We enjoyed eating at Chick-fil-a then walking over to the free car show. There were around 100 cars and the weather was perfect for the event. We saw a lot of great cars and nice […]

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First Images from the Minolta Hi-Matic E

The first images taken on the 1971 Minolta Hi-Matic are back from the Lab. This first set of images were just to see if the camera would even work and if there were any light leaks from the body or from the lens mount. It looks fairly good and the focus isn’t that bad…although trying […]

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Cornbread Festival 2019

Each year South Pittsburg, TN becomes the festival of Cornbread. That includes music, over 100 craft booths, food venues a carnival and yes of course cornbread. The number of people who come is in the tens of thousands and the small town of South Pittsburg steps up and delivers a good show for the venue. […]

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Shooting a 1971 film camera

What to get excited about your photography? For me it was when a good friend gave Jack a camera…I found it in our Sunday School bag when we got home from church and when I asked Gerri who gave me that? She answered it’s not yours it was given to Jack. You know the scene […]

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Simple composition at the Library

I really enjoyed how this image turned out. It was still raining when I grabbed my Fuji X-T2 and the beautiful Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens. This lens is manual focus only, but when shooting black and white with Fuji’s focus peaking it’s not very hard to see your focus. This is […]

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The Bird Feeders are up

The feeders have been up long enough for the birds to get use to them and the normal lot of birds that we have in our backyard have all returned. I had a few minutes this evening to try my new camera/lens setup although I don’t have good perches in place I was able to […]

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