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Thursday, October 23, 2008


Hold on folks, I know we got some good photos in the bag

My new Canon XSi Digital camera has been getting quite a workout. I reluctantly retired my Nikon 8008 SLR after the rewind motor started to die and good quality film became hard to find. I really didn't want to buy a Canon but now I am glad I did. So today I will change the pictures hanging on the cafe's wall.

So what do you think?

Don't forget to click on the photo for an enlargement.
Mums a'plenty. Shot at our local Mum Fest. Tons of mums and lots of color
Okay, I got to get Mr Rags in here somewhere
Cheap Ride. It's the economy ya know.
That's right--just a plain old tree rat.

A nest of late fall color
Coming home to roost. The blackbirds were squawking so loud as the perched on the high lines and the substation next to it. Why do they like power lines so much?
Ha, we may never know.

Small note-- all blackbirds, starlings, grackles, red wings, etc gather to migrate together, but once they arrive at their destination they have nothing to do with each other.

A guy at our local cruise in showed me his new car. This was the first time he had it out in the public. The engine is an old "Jimmy," that has been hopped-up. It is really well detailed and built much like a 50's jalopy. Love the paint job.
The swan speaks for himself.

Even a sea gull can look majestic in the right light.
My friends like the semi tanker picture. Me? Eh, sort of neat.

I love shooting trains but we don't have much to chose from around here. The CSX line runs through our downtown area so I sat behind the strip mall until I heard the whistle.

This comes from Mohican State Park, a bit south of here. We were down by the river when I saw this bobber sitting near the shore--lost and alone. I tinted the water a bit on the computer, but I thought it made an interesting picture. My eye catches different things most folks pass on by.

I had to stalk this little creature for quite a long time. He kept following me because of the strobe flash. Hard to focus when they keep moving. The little fella usually came by everynight to see what was happening. Likely he froze to death by now. How sad.


SGTUSMC1ea said...

Ms. RW
Truly impressive. You have a wonderful eye for Gods' provided lighting.

DEUS est Semper Fidelis

camojack said...

New post...woo hoo!!!

Oh, and nice pictures too... :-)

Hawkeye® said...

Nice pics! Came by the other day but failed to leave a comment (my bad). Your pics remind me that we can indeed find peace and harmony in this world -- far from the slimy world of politics. Thanks for the breath of fresh air. God's Blessings be upon you dear lady...

Best regards (:D)

Beerme said...

Loverly photos!
You do have the knack and the eye, my friend! Don't stop...

Ms RightWing's Ink said...


Thanks to all who stop by. I think we will have some pretty good art work on the walls from now on. The new pictures even makes the coffee taste better if I don't say so myself.

I may have to look a little harder for good shots now that summer has waned

Barb said...

Maybe those blackbirds sit on the power lines because they get that tingle up their leg,just like Chris Matthews,and they like it.
Your new camera does not disappoint. Just beautiful. Can I use the "Mums" one for wallpaper on my PC? Please?

UpNorthLurkin said...

Beautifully captured, Ms. Righty! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Ms RightWing's Ink said...


Yes you can. But I may have a better one for you. Give me a few days to get it to you.

Thanks upnorth

Anonymous said...


Can you tell me where Scott Ott is? I 've been visiting regularly and there have not been any new posts up.