Archive for May, 2010

Taps

Posted in General, Ramblings with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by bayouphoto

did you know there were words to the tune?

“Taps”

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night.

Thanks and praise, for our days,
‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars, neath the sky;
As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Sun has set, shadows come,
Time has fled, scouts must go to their beds,
Always true to the promise that they made.

While the light fades from sight,
And the stars gleaming rays softly send,
To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

Taps was composed by Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, an American Civil War general. Butterfield wrote the tune at Harrison’s Landing, Virginia

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Road trip part 2

Posted in Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by bayouphoto

Once back in St. Francisville I wanted to find the place where Steve Spot and I lived in 1982. The place has changed, new houses, more residential. I did find the fire station after a few wrong turns then located what used to be the Jr food mart where Buford got our shrimp and chicken dinners.

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Used to be a jr food mart

Then I started looking for the house. we drove by it and I got out and went back for a photoWe crossed the ferry at New Roads

New Roads ferry

Mississippi river from the ferry

Came back up Hwy 1 to hwy 15 and through old river

Old river control point

and cut off to go to Frogmore plantation

Frogmore cotton gin

Frogmore store

Before returning to Clayton and home. It was very hot, especially waiting for the ferry. We didn’t stop much coming back up the river.

Memorial day: Lest we forget

Posted in photo of the week with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2010 by bayouphoto

On this day let us not forget the ultimate sacrifice paid by so few for so many.

With more than 300,000 people buried, Arlington National Cemetery has the second-largest number of people buried of any national cemetery in the United States. Arlington National Cemetery conducts approximately 6,400 burials each year. The largest of the 130 national cemeteries is the Calverton National Cemetery, on Long Island, near Riverhead, N.Y. That cemetery conducts more than 7,000 burials each year.

There have been approximately 627,460 combat troops killed since the revolutionary war. Most families have been affected by this. Take a moment to remember one

Roadtrip

Posted in Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by bayouphoto

Beth and I took another road trip last week. We went to Natchez then down 61 to turn off on Dolorosa rd just past the Homochitto river. Then we go on the Beaver creek rd

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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek

Beaver creek

This would have been a great place for a Ural

Beaver Creek rd

Now you see why I want a Ural

Wildflower

So a lot of these flowers. Took the back way into Woodville.

Oldest store in Woodville

Tire shop

Watched them change a tire

weight and fortune

Used to have one of these on Prairie street in Winnsboro

Woodville street

Nice cafe and antique shop.

We then left Woodville on Pinckneyville rd to Clarks creek natural area. On the way we stopped at the pond store

Pond store

Pond cabins

Pond store

Then we rode on to Clarks creek but we didn’t make it down to the creek

Clarks creek rd

This would be another nice Ural rd.

we then rode into St Francisville, La. and went to Audubon state park. There we were greeted by Gus the turkey

Gus

Met the catsToured the grounds

Oakley house

Formal garden

Had a picnic lunch then went back to St. Francisville

Stay tuned for part 2

Photo Friday: HDR roadtrip

Posted in HDR, Photo Friday with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by bayouphoto

Beth and I took a roadtrip into SW Ms. and south central La. Here are few of the sites we saw in HDR.

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Hunting camp along  Beaver creek rd Ms.Wilkerson county courthouse Woodville, Ms.Old live oaks courthouse square Woodville, Ms.Old brick sidewalk with oldest Woodville store in background.

Kitchen building behind the Oakley house Audubon state park. West Feliciana parish La.Loom and spinning wheels inside kitchen building.Interior of a slave cabin on grounds of the Oakley house.

All photos are 3 exposure +- 2 stops combined in Photomatix Pro 3 and enhanced with Nik filters Tonal contrast.

Tip Thursday: Love America or leave it

Posted in Rants, Tip Thursday, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by bayouphoto

If you are unhappy with the way America was founded simple solution, go back where you came from.¬† This country was founded by white anglo protestants. I’ll let John Wayne sum up why I love her.

Want to change the pledge of allegience? I’ll let the Duke explain that one too

You want to burn or flag? I’ll let the Man in black explain that.

Tech Tuesday: Image resizer

Posted in Software/Hardware, Tech Tuesday with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by bayouphoto

Here is another neat little free program. Have you ever wanted to make a photo smaller, maybe to email or post on the web and you didn’t want to go into a full blown image editor. Well if you are running Windows XP/Vista there is a simple and free solution. it is called Prish Image resizer. There is a download site and instructions for use. However i will include a few screenshots to show how easy it is.

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Right click on a photo. It can just be the thumbnail, no reason to even open the file. Scroll down to resize with prish and select one of the preset sizes or select resize to get more options.When you click resize it will bring up this box. You can have it resize a copy(recommended) or resize the original. And place in a folder called resized. Now how easy is that?