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On the way to or from the job I don't just drive oblivious of the surroundings.  If I'm lucky, I have packed my good camera and stop and take a shot.  If not, I'll pull out the job camera and just hold it up and press the button. 


It needs some refinement I'm sure.  But there might be something in this artsy fartsy "My Rearview Mirror" portfolio.


Or maybe not.



How about something from your way to or from the job?


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A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


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Many years ago we were driving on a highway in Florida. The sunset was so beautiful we pulled off the road, got out and sat on the hood of the car just to take it all in.

Funny thing was while were were taking it all in cars going both ways started pulling off too. In just a couple of minutes there must have been twenty or more vehicles pulled over with people sitting inside, on hoods, in the backs of pickups or in the grass to enjoy the view.

It only lasted maybe ten or so minutes before the sun actually went down and the show faded. And then the people continued on their way. We were the last to leave.

Whole event lasted perhaps ten minutes. It was unplanned and largely unspoken. I always wondered about it. How in the middle of business as usual we stopped and several dozen other people thought it was a good idea. So there we sat. Silently observing a sunset. And then, when it was over, quietly getting on the road again without saying anything. One of those 'smell the roses' moments. Free to anyone willing to take a little time and relax.

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I did that once 4Lorn. My teenage kids started [CUTE LITTLE PUPPY]in' at me. I ignored them and just told them to button up, I wasn't going anywere,  while I enjoyed this most glorious sight.


They still beef about it when we bring it up!


blue


 

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keep looking for customers who want to hire  YOU.. all the rest are looking for commodities.. are you  a commodity ?... if you get sucked into "free estimates" and  "soliciting bids"... then you are a commodity... if your operation is set up to compete as a commodity, then have at it..... but be prepared to keep your margins low and your overhead  high...."

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What a great image,   very cool.

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"Moonrise over Hernandez New Mexico", perhaps the most famous black and white landscape ever photographed, was seen as Ansel Adams was driving along and shot in 30 minutes. And that was with a large format camera that required several minutes to setup.

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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. -John Kenneth Galbraith


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

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Saw this in my mirror & pulled off for a pic.


Somewhere in Wyoming. The new moon in the upper left.



Joe H


Same picture posted twice, a Prospero new feature.


 


Edited 11/4/2005 5:17 pm by JoeH

(post #128903, reply #4 of 1191)

4Lorn, Blue and Joe,


Great isn't it when you have the opportunity.


I find myself checking out the possiblilities b/4 dawn when I take the dog out.  If it looks promising, off I go to the various (depending on the sun angle) locations for the best view and picture opportunity. 


Keep 'em coming and thanks.


A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



Quittin' Time


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #128903, reply #5 of 1191)

Hey cal, How in the hell do get the rear view mirror shots while yer driving? I'm all over the road as it is<G> Guess the folks behind me won't mind, ha.

You made me stop and take a couple on the way home last night...I'm working way out in the country, beautiful drive...pic doesn't do it justice.

Hey did you win any prizes?

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(post #128903, reply #8 of 1191)

I dont mean to critcize . If you had stopped and waited 15 minutes ,... LOL.


Tim




 

 

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Hey Tim, I know what you mean, in 15 min. I was home, and the house was pink!

I can only stop and smell so many roses, ha.

"what's in a name?" d'oh!

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We'll have a kid Or maybe we'll rent one He's got to be straight We don't want a bent one He'll drink his baby brew From a big brass cup Someday he may be president If things loosen up

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That's what I'm talkin' about holly!


Nice job.  Early quits anymore with the time rollback. 


As to the picture taking while moving.  Either you take a chance an develop a "sense" of the road, pull over and do it safe, or just stick the thing out there and snap away-quickview the screen, and do'er again if necessary. 


Remember, I take pics like I play golf.  Take a hundred, there's bound to be a couple good shots in there somewhere.


I just entered this past sunday.  I think they look the entries over for a week or twol, then post the winners.  We go over a weekend and view them all, check our outcome on the printed list.  Last year I was ecstatic to have three shots on the first page, best I finished-13th of 565.  There's some good photographers that enter.  To be in the thing is quite an honor for me.  I sort of let my prep slide due to some heavy work load.  I felt like a kid cramming for finals as I went back over the files and printed out only 4.  Ah well, 90 percent of the fun is being there taking them.


A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



Quittin' Time


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #128903, reply #19 of 1191)

"Remember, I take pics like I play golf. Take a hundred, there's bound to be a couple good shots in there somewhere."

You crack me uip, and I'm never playing golf with you...cause I really play golf like I take pics...shoot five hundred get one good shot...and it's usually the last one, keeps bringing me back<G>

Good luck in the show.

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The Village Woodworks, Inc

Chapel Hill, NC

 

We'll have a kid Or maybe we'll rent one He's got to be straight We don't want a bent one He'll drink his baby brew From a big brass cup Someday he may be president If things loosen up

(post #128903, reply #27 of 1191)

Hey thanks, I'll need it. 


And yes we will play when we run into each other again.


You wanna host a dead of winter outing?  Whats the temp down there in Feb?  I got a couple guys that are willing to travel.


A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



Quittin' Time


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #128903, reply #633 of 1191)

Looking at all the great shots, I'm reminded of the story of the city slicker up in Canada. The guide advised the slicker, "when your'e in the woods, be sure to make plenty of noise, like rattle your keys and coins and that will usually scare any bears and keep them away".


 He then pointed out a pile of "scat" (bear poo) and told the fella, "that's from a black bear". "They eat mostly nuts and berries and you can tell by carefully examining the scat and you'll see the seeds".


The slicker then asked about how to id grizzy scat. The guide said "easy, you'll see bits and pieces of keys and coins!"

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A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #128903, reply #637 of 1191)

Nice looking Buck.


You take that this fall?

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Day after Christmas.  There's a couple that still have their antlers on.  Odd this late.


Here's the training program.



 


A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #128903, reply #639 of 1191)

hey cal, you can keep the friggin' deer...they just ate the buds off our rohdedenron...grrrrr...the azaleas are so chewd up, we'll never know when it's spring.

That flyboy of yours might be a broad-winged, if not that, maybe a brown-headed eagle<G>

60° here today, and looks like a nice run for at least a week...I'm gonna try to get out and spank the pill for ya.

Hope you're keepin' Joyce warm<G>

"But to be honest some folks here have been pushing the envelope quite a bit with their unnecessary use if swear words. They just put a character in to replace a letter. But everyone knows what they're saying." Sancho

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The Village Woodworks, Inc

Chapel Hill, NC

 

We'll have a kid Or maybe we'll rent one He's got to be straight We don't want a bent one He'll drink his baby brew From a big brass cup Someday he may be president If things loosen up

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I know all about the chomping mutha's.  Do you have a neighbor that puts corn out so they don't have to get off their lazy #### 's and go look?


Joyce warm?  Well, would certainly hope so.  You taking care of the home fires too?


I'll take a look at the broadwing. 


Snow's melting fast, but still too deep to let that white pill fly.  Still stuck in the dome, of which I'm damn near a par golfer.  Amazing isn't it?


 


A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


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not mine ... but i couldn't resist


 yes, Virginia, dogs do go to heaven



 


Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

Edited 3/7/2007 8:32 pm ET by MikeSmith


Edited 3/7/2007 8:33 pm ET by MikeSmith

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(post #128903, reply #642 of 1191)

awwwww.

A great place for Information, Comraderie, and a sucker punch.


Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.



http://www.quittintime.com/


 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


(post #128903, reply #643 of 1191)

Great Mike...

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something different, hope y'all don't mind... early one morning at the job..

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Strolling by the building at work.




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Putting garbage to use as nesting material.



 


jt8


"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
-- Mother Teresa

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-- Carl Sandburg

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you know it's wet when the crawdads come up out of the sewer

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

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(post #128903, reply #648 of 1191)

Looks like  fishing going to start a little late this year!


Hope all is well on your end?

(post #128903, reply #649 of 1191)

good to see your smiling face..


 have you thought about Mt. Tremblant in August ?


Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

              www.mfsmithbuilder.com

(post #128903, reply #651 of 1191)

"have you thought about Mt. Tremblant in August ?"


  We can only wish!


We have been Burried in Work, (A good thing!).


10 units (2800-3000sq.ft each) during the week , with 3 more getting ready to start 3 blocks away from this. Along with my 1900sq.ft Mt House on Weekends. So unless you want to get me under control were unfortunately going pass on Canada!


   Hope its a good year for the Flounder!! 




 

(post #128903, reply #653 of 1191)

glen.. those are some pretty big pump rigs !


what are they pouring ?    the slabs ?  after the partitions ?


got any pics of the cement finishers ?


Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

Mike Smith Rhode Island : Design / Build / Repair / Restore

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