Monday, September 30, 2013

No time to chat!

Sorry, I’ve don’t have time to chat. I just returned from a whirlwind 450 mile trip to Saratoga Springs and back. I’m way behind and got a lot of catching up to do!

Until then, enjoy this Ford F100 with pumpkins. Russell Orchards is right here in Ipswich, MA.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Where the hell is Steve today?

This time of year, I get itchy feet. I just cannot sit still. I’m off looking for fresh fall content. It is Saturday morning and I’ve already logged 240 miles.

Yes folks, it is autumn in the Atlantic North East. I’m on the road, fogbound in the Saratoga, New York area. But I’m getting some good images.

It’s is about 10 days too early for the peak foliage, but I had to take a long weekend to burn down my vacation time. Corporate America has found a new way to keep their books looking good. You see, if a company has a lot of vacation pay on the books, it looks bad for tax purposes. So now what they do in set a ceiling on how much vacation one can accumulate. And if you bump into that ceiling, rather than doing the ethical thing and just pay you for it, the don’t let you accrue more time. As a result, I’m maxed out and I’ll be working a four day work week about every two weeks until I take a major vacation. Sweet!

But this has absolutely nothing to do with Jerry Mathers. This is an image from the trailer for The Trouble with Harry, my favorite Hitchcock movie that I blogged about three years ago. I always think about this movie at this time of year. Rent it some time.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Forgotten Photo Friday, Seaside Dragonlet

I took these Seaside Dragonlets earlier this year and didn’t get around to publishing them. They are long gone now.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A hard life for a maple

©2013 Steve BorichevskyThis is one of the maples in our yard. It’s having a hard life. It is growing right on the edge of the salt marsh. It takes the full force of the nor’easters in the winter.

About five to ten years ago, someone tied a cable around the base of the tree and left it there. This would kill most trees, but it is still growing.

I can see that it has had a hard life. The center portion of the tree is dead.

This tree started turning in the middle of August. Much earlier than any other tree. The tree is stressed.

But it survives.

I considered digging the cable out last spring, but I would have done more harm than good. The tree has completely grown around the cable in some parts. Sap will still be able to flow from the roots to the the branches. It bleeds sap in the spring. A good sign.

In another five years, the cable will be completely engulfed into the tree an perhaps it will continue to cope.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Black-capped Chickadees in Gray Birch

These are my little buddies. After the House Finches and American Gold Finches have gobbled the feeders dry, the Black-capped Chickadees are the first to greet me when I get home from work and fill the feeders again.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

They will fly onto the feeder stand, chatter something at me, grab a seed and go off into the woods. Where are the Goldfinches and House Finches? They will hang out in the maple tree across the yard and eye me until I’m gone. Then they belly up the to feed trough.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall has arrived

The pumpkins are starting to appear everywhere now that fall has arrived.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Deere Tractors

Just for fun, I have some John Deere Tractors for you today.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pinstripers

At the car show in Bennington, Vermont last weekend, there were a couple of guys demonstrating how pinstriping is done. Pretty cool, I’ve always wondered how this work is done.

This is Steve laying in the lines of the scallops.

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Let me set the stage for you. I took this photo with a shutter speed of 1/40th @f/9.0 and ISO 200. Note that the only movement in this photo is in the brush on the car. Jason was as steady as a rock as he was laying down some scrollwork.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

This is the scroll that Jason was laying down in the photo above.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky©2013 Steve Borichevsky

This is Steve’s paint kit. I couldn’t resist photographing the colors of the paint bottles. Seriously, it was the paint bottles that caught my eye.

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She’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Forgotten Photo Friday, Millstones

I shot these a couple of years ago, meant to post them and then I must have been distracted by butterflies again. Well, here they are, millstones.

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A little fine artwork.

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A little education.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lightning in the distance

We had a line of storms pass through a week ago. One was headed out of the north west and passed just east of us. It was a little too far out for dramatic photos but it did give me an opportunity to practice capturing lightening.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hood Ornament Photo Study

There are always a lot of cool rides at car shows but the trick is to make some meaningful images between all the spectators and the cars parked together. Okay, when I find myself thinking like this, then I like to challenge myself to get a image. I’d love to take these cars into a controlled studio filled with large soft boxes and make perfect images, but I’m not a studio guy, I’m a found image photographer.

At this car show, I decide to get some cool hood ornament shots and try a few styles. First up is an ornament on the hood of a 38 Dodge. This one has seen a few storms.

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Here are is an image of a Ford Model A Flying Partridge flying out of a green field.

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Here is the same one flying along the tree line.

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There were several of these at the show. Here I took the opportunity to shoot in a different style.

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This '28 Packard sports a radiator cap with a thermometer.

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This greyhound is leaping off of the hood of a ‘32 Ford Victoria.

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Greyhounds were also used on Lincolns.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

An elegant 1941 Cadillac.

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Okay, just sit back and enjoy the forms in this image. I love the ‘37 Studebaker Dictator hood ornament with the ‘39 Buick Special bullet headlights in the background.

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This next hood ornament is one of my favorites. The original logo for Plymouth was the Mayflower. You will find hood ornaments with a sailing ship motif through out the early years. This one is the 1934 design.

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©2013 Steve Borichevsky

I hope you enjoyed this little post. I shot the bulk of these at the Rye New Hampshire Lyon’s Club auto show last weekend.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Magnolia Warbler

The fall migration is well underway. Okay, it is still summer. We’ve still go a few days. Here is a Magnolia warbler in a Red Maple.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

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