Interests Personal

Motorcycle ownership

I have a feeling I’ll be coming back to this post every so often to update it but wanted to get the list down now while I was thinking about it.

Unlike my brother, I don’t have a picture of every vehicle I’ve owned and detailed records of every aspect of every vehicle. Don’t get me wrong, I wish I did, really I do, I just didn’t get that particular gene.


Today everyone is Irish

To all my Irish brothers and sisters, be it for one day or for a lifetime, I thought I’d share some traditional Irish blessings (or parts as the case may be). I’ve never had the DNA tested, but I’ve been told I have Irish ancestry, and that’s what I prefer to believe.


Dogwood Challenge 2019 Week 3

A friend told me about the Dogwood 52 Week Photography Challenge. I decided to take up the challenge as a means of getting more practice with the camera. Unless otherwise noted, all images are presented as taken with the camera, no color correction, no exposure correction and no cropping.

The challenge can be found here ( for anyone wanting to join me.

WEEK 3 : Inspiration : Black and white – Your inspiration this week is to simply take an amazing Black and White photograph of any subject you want.

I don’t necessarily think this is an AMAZING Black and White photograph. However, the feeling I get looking out the back door at fresh undisturbed snow while cozy in my home drinking coffee is amazing. For this image, I placed the camera on a tripod and slowed the shutter speed in hopes of catching a blur of snow flakes falling. Unfortunately, white on white doesn’t show up very well.

TREATMENT : Using Lightroom, I added the B/W treatment and I cropped the image to put the table in the center third.

Camera : Nikon D5500
Lens : AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
f-stop : 22
shutter speed : 1/3
ISO : 100