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Tuesday, the day I travel east a few times a month.

The timing is well maintained, doing many tasks, a bit of fun, then return late at night.

Point is, this time I was interrupted by a detour for a road bridge out.  It was poorly marked and which way to go, came up a lot. It added an extra hour or more, and the feeling you get when you're not sure where to go, and for how far.

It also gave me a new route, and I found three situations of interest, which I never would have seen.

Starting at the first forced turn-a-round, with the road blocked by large panels, I found myself with a near a herd of cows.  Later I found a colorful field of tobacco, along with a bit of trespassing to take the image.  I did leave a note, but the two big barking dogs were a concern.  Taking yet another questionable stop, I found a tree in a colorful field.

Not bad for an inconvenience and hassle.

eugene spiegel
Hot cow's comfort.800 0586, with story by harrietsfriend
Hot cow's comfort.800 0586, with story
I had a need to stop and turn around.  Temperature in the upper 80s and only the car was air conditioned, and not new car intense.

Off to my left on a small hill's incline, sat down a herd of about 10 cows.  Off to the right was a lone cow, chest deep in water, under the shade of one of the few trees.

In this one instance, she was in the best of both worlds, out of the sun, and in the cool water.  Reminds me of a classic painting.

I waited to see where this was headed.  As she moved around offering different angles, she would swish her tail, more as a splashing than repelling pesky insects.  I was waiting for a great angle, with tail action, showing her enjoying the spot.

Of all the five shots, I thought least of this one, since the head angle was narrower.  I was speaking from my reaction to the tiny rear screen.  Upon finishing at base, I realized this indeed was the best choice, when enlarged you could see the head; however, the contradictory framing needed to show how alone she was, and the photo then needed to be wider.  

Best solution, download and view larger.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.  Will post a journal documenting todays events.

eugene spiegel
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Tree trimers.img766, with story by harrietsfriend
Tree trimers.img766, with story
It's all in a day's work.

After days of heavy rains, straight winds came through the neighborhood and took it's toll on my home.  As the soil was soaked, one of our hundred year old trees in the front yard was pushed over, hitting the house, while in the backyard limbs were tore loose in another one of our ancient trees, also crashing into the roof.  

Days later as the clean up progressed, and electric power was restored, the professional tree trimmers came to reduce the damage.

In this photo, the men are stabilizing a very long ladder, secured in the back of a pickup truck bed, with two holding it steady, while another brave worker is many feet up in the air with his chainsaw, freeing up another limb before it would fall on its own.

Taken with my Hasselblad 500C, with my Zeiss 80mm F2.8 Planar, on Ilford HP4 film, in the late 1980s.

Still think you job is the pits?

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
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Einstein?  img679, with story by harrietsfriend
Einstein? img679, with story
This is my friend Nate.

After he retired from the newspaper business, he ran the Downtown Synagogue, when he often would call my shop, just before closing, to ask me to help make up one of the numbers needed to make a minion.  Once he retired the downtown office, we didn't seen much of each other.

I had carried some items from his home before and remembered where his apartment building was, so I was able, on my way back from the bagel shop, to take the time to stop and visit.

  "Come on outside, let me take a picture of you"  I said.

While he held my bicycle, I took out the camera I carried in the front handlebar bag, and composed this image, I intended to give him. Had this not been the early 1980s, this might have been posted on a social media for all to see how he was doing.  He lived for many years after this, and I made it a regular visit, when I made my weekend bagel runs.

Taken with my Minox 35 EL, with a 35mm F 2.8 Mirotar, on Kodak Tri X 135mm panchromatic film, my standard, do all, black and white choice.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
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Family.img708, with story, a series by harrietsfriend
Family.img708, with story, a series
Another image from my "Appalachia '70" series of the family, with grandmother and the grandkids spending "together time" reading. In this family many generations lived together under the same roof.  The older black and white television, in the right edge, was old even in those days.

Taken with my Zeiss Contarex, with 55mm F1.4 Planar, on Kodak Panatomic X 135mm panchromatic film, about 1969.

In my gallery is a folder with the same name, with more images from the magazine story.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
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Tuesday, the day I travel east a few times a month.

The timing is well maintained, doing many tasks, a bit of fun, then return late at night.

Point is, this time I was interrupted by a detour for a road bridge out.  It was poorly marked and which way to go, came up a lot. It added an extra hour or more, and the feeling you get when you're not sure where to go, and for how far.

It also gave me a new route, and I found three situations of interest, which I never would have seen.

Starting at the first forced turn-a-round, with the road blocked by large panels, I found myself with a near a herd of cows.  Later I found a colorful field of tobacco, along with a bit of trespassing to take the image.  I did leave a note, but the two big barking dogs were a concern.  Taking yet another questionable stop, I found a tree in a colorful field.

Not bad for an inconvenience and hassle.

eugene spiegel

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Current Residence: Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA
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