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Hi, I'm Rick also known as Mr. C. I used to shoot with a Canon SLR, but that was a long while back. I got a new camera, an Olympus SP-510UZ on 11/06/06. I've added a Nikon D90 with a 55-200 lens to my camera bag in 2010. I'll get a camphone if Almont ever enters the 21st century.

I'm now shooting with a brand new Nikon D90 with a 55-200mm VR lens.

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New Salem Day

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Spent the day with my brew partner in New Salem.

1) Cows by an abandoned farm.
2) Mike 'n Aggie's house
3) Apples, zucchini and cantaloupe, homegrown.
20th Sep 2006, 02:29   | tags:,,,,,

hildegard says:

Like the top one best - those shadows are hee-yuge! ;)

20th Sep 2006, 02:35

Rick says:

Thanks, H. The cows weren't little either. ;D Got there on the way home just after the sun set behind the hill.

20th Sep 2006, 02:45

Rick says:

thanks, M. I wanted to get to this place in time to get the fall colours of the trees along the creek. One last ray of sun cutting through a cleft in the hills lit the old farmhouse. That was beautiful, but the herd only 1/8th mile away just drew me there at the last minute, so I shot the cows (not the deputy!).

20th Sep 2006, 04:52

Dhamaka says:

I love the quality of light and shadow in the top one and I covet that food in the bottom

20th Sep 2006, 07:01

Rick says:

Thanks, D. All those apples got blown off the trees about a week ago... They want to make some hard cider out of 'em.

20th Sep 2006, 07:41

paintist says:

ahhh, a lovely time of day captured in the top shot.....
brew partner? what are you brewing?

20th Sep 2006, 08:06

Dhamaka says:


20th Sep 2006, 08:10

Rick says:

Thanks, P. :) Mike and I are home brewers of assorted beers and ales. Mike taught me to brew my first all grain batch of Belgian Golden Ale. Currently I have a 4 gallon batch of hard cider almost ready to bottle. Also a 5 gallon batch of Pale ale with yarrow and ginger as extra bitters that is still in primary fermentation. Both are still several weeks away from imbibing status. ;D

20th Sep 2006, 08:31

Rick says:

D., it is *pure* yum!

20th Sep 2006, 08:31

hildegard says:

"hard cider"? Is that what we Brits call cider - ie, with alcohol?

20th Sep 2006, 12:29

paintist says:

do you have to check it progress regularly, perhaps a little taste? :-)
the one with yarrow and ginger sounds very tasty....

20th Sep 2006, 12:39

Rick says:

H, Yes, I'm trying for 8% or so.
P, Right now I'm just watching the "bubbler" airlock. The yeast makes carbon dioxide as it ferments, so as long as there are bubbles, it is still going. When it stops, I'll check the sugar level with a refractometer. And get a tiny little taste!

21st Sep 2006, 00:19

Viv says:

8% eh - forget your troubles come on get happy...!

16th Oct 2006, 11:29

Euphro says:

The top shot looks like a beautiful painting, wow!

16th Oct 2006, 11:32

Rick says:

That's what Caine says, Viv! She calls it sleep in a bottle. :)

Thanks, E. The light was beautiful.

16th Oct 2006, 14:58