Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fun With Dick And Jane

Sometimes I need to get out more.

I'm an outside sort of guy. I like the feel of Nature on my face, even if it's down around 30. The sunshine recharges me, makes me feel alive again. And the past week has been hard enough on me that I really needed the too-short trainspotting trip that Vulgar Wizard and I went on today.

I remembered an important lesson today--sometimes it's more fun to share the fun. VW and I often go out together on photo safari, have for years now. Here of late I've been able to drag Mrs. Irrelephant along with, and that's just added to the fun. Here's proof.

A while back we were at Control Point South Tioga, and a rather massive UP with a pair of it's brethren were parked. Naturally photography ensued, but then we got to playing.

Here Mrs. I holds back a speeding locomotive.

As an added bonus, while we waited we heard that distant hoot of an approaching engine. We got in place and I got a shot that I'm really proud of, even though the overcast was dreadful--a Norfolk Southern D9-CW passing through very slowly, meeting up with our prior photographic subject, and I caught this image:

As it crept past at a blazing 10 mph VW decided it was time to let her fingers do the walking while the bemused Mrs. I watched her first moving train from very up close and personal.

Yes, today I finally let myself be roused out of my funk long enough to get out, and I'm glad I did. VW and I had only a few hours to get out and play today, but we saw some beautiful scenery, caught two different UP consists moving through CP Mallin, and I got a shot that I learned a valuable lesson from.

No matter HOW carefully you frame the shot you need to take a look BEHIND the shot.

I managed to make VW a saint with a halo while she crossed gingerly over a pair of cars to get a photograph of the connecting knuckles. The telephone lines behind her were unavoidable, but I also managed to place a stick up her arse.

Is anyone out there realllly good with Photoshop?

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Blogger Stucco said...

I have some porn featuring women straddling a dick-on-a-stick that are kind of like that. I don't really use photoshop, but if the object was to get in deep shit with VW, I could send them along.

See? That's me- filthy, and willing to share.

February 8, 2008 at 7:39 PM  

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