Literally and figuratively, I’ve been in a haze for the past few days. Why?
- Night work on Sunday left me up well into the wee hours of the moring.
- Not sleeping in on Monday. Hey, I’ve got this little internal clock that doesn’t like me “sleeping in.”
- The town was covered in a blanket of smoke yesterday morning from a near by controlled burn.
- That smoke haze rolled over the Airstream last night and lingers this morning.
Extra Zyrtec, and Zantac (long explanation, but it helps) are on schedule today. Even with the Hepa filter all I smell is wood smoke. Oh, and I’m clogged up, so smelling the wood smoke is telling you something!
Once my little chores for the day were finished up Sadira popped over. We chatted for a while, and then I asked her if she wanted to take a little ride up toward Paulden. See, I haven’t taken many fun photos lately and I wanted to go out looking for a few!
My friend Dan had told me about an old airhanger out in Chino / Paulden, and I wanted to find it. He’d also told me about a cool old gas station off of Kelly Drive, but I couldn’t find that on a map. Gotta talk to him some more about that one.
We never found the air strip or hanger, but on our way we traveled old Route 89 and we found an interesting abandoned stone building. We continued our drive, and when we found nothing I pointed the Titan back to the stone remains for a few photos.
Today I’m posting 3 shots that I found somewhat interesting. These images are not yet complete. See, I want to toy with these a little more. Currently each has had one pass on the HDR circuit. I might run them through Photomatix for a second pass. Most assuredly they will hit Photoshop as well. I want to work on these, and maybe pick a favorite to repost as a before and after.
If you have any thoughts on which one should get all of the attention I’d love to hear from you. Viewers choice? 🙂
The building was very interesting to say the least. Weeds growing through a concrete floor, broken beer bottles everywhere, bent and burned nails from the roof that once covered the interior. Oh, and more grafitti than I’ve seen in one place for quite some time.
I’ve got a few ideas about what to do with these shots, but feel free to pass along requests if you like one of these photos. There will be a before and after post complete with the “how” that goes into a final image.
Finally, shifting gears……
I spoke with a representative from B&H this morning regarding the status of the printer. It either shipped from HP directly yesterday or should be shipping direct from them today. Finally! Ian and I can breathe a sigh of relief……. Of course, that means I’ve got to get printing! That’s not a bad thing, but I’ve already got a back log of things to do!
Alright, off to start the day. I’m thinking a mask for the smoke might just be useful today. Well, at least where I am we’re socked in!