Black And White Trees

I’m slowly burning through the photos from the park the other day. Why do trees look better in full black and white? Not gray-scale, but full black and white? They do to me anyway. The photo of the road is also BW since the sun wasn’t fully out so I flipped it. That damned mask was photographed today as I walked to my truck from the grocery store. Does human trash drop human trash on the parking lot? Come on, Americans, you can do better…

Various Photos and A Hack Job

Good morning, folks. I wasn’t going to upload anything today, but I am aggravated. Aggravated because my Instagram account was hacked yesterday, and I can’t seem to recover the account yet. I’ll try later. But is it worth the hassle? I’ve been on Instagram for three or so years now and have ‘friends’ there too as I do here with you.

Here are two things about Instagram that I seriously despise – The sad fact that it is now owned by that evil, piece of crap Facebook. I more than detest Facebook. Since its purchase, the platform has become a hive of bullshit ads, all of the same ads that you see on your television. Every fourth or so thing that you see in your feed is another damned advertisement. Music blaring, they make me jump in my seat. More garbage that I don’t want.

Further, I am so damn tired of the Follow/Unfollow game. Being a private account, I let some folks through the electronic gate, only to see them unfollow not long after. Why? What purpose does this serve? I don’t play that game, I’m not just another asshole on Instagram looking to build my numbers at any cost.

Should I try to recover the damned account!

Moving along, I tried a sky photo last night, placing the Nikon on the ground and letting the camera take a long exposure. Did it work? Sort of. The clouds up there remind me of a Milkyway photo done by a professional. The goofy photo of the MacBook was taken while it was installing the latest version of the Big Sur operating system.

I have an appointment at nine today with the dentist to see what can be done with the broken tooth in my head. My teeth have been a pain in the ass last year and now in 2021. It’s annoying and very costly since I don’t have dental coverage but can you put a price on having healthy teeth? Bad teeth can actually cause heart disease!

The Amazing Gavin

I don’t know who Gavin is, but apparently, he is an important dude in the neighborhood. I’ve included a few more photos from the Las Vegas Strip too. I was amazed and irritated to see the bicycles riding on the big boulevard as I call it. It’s the same thing as the bikers along Charleston Boulevard outside of the city around Red Rock Canyon.

Too many times, these dolts have crossed the white line and entered the main roadway, the perfect place to be splattered by cars and trucks. Not smart at all, folks… And you’ve been flipped off!

One Hell Of A Windstorm!

A while ago I was in Downtown Summerlin capturing some scenes, there were far more people there than¬† I expected, add to that the crazy weather today. I’m so glad that I headed home when I did! Heading northbound on the two-fifteen freeway, my truck was taking a pounding from the powerful winds both head-on and from the sides at sixty-five miles per hour.

When leaving Summerlin, I could see the very dark line of storm clouds directly north of me. By the time I was at Lake Mead Boulevard, the powerful winds were upon me, throwing fine sand and human debris at the front of my truck, I also heard what sounded like a small stone that hit the lower-left area of the windscreen. Gladly, it didn’t crack, the rest of the truck was OK.

I felt very relieved when pulling into the garage and closing the bay door directly behind me. I grabbed a clean bath towel and wiped the entire truck down, removing the tiny bit of rain that was on the glass and body, I made it haha! Of course, the Nikon was ready to roll at arm’s length so I grabbed a few quick photos, the other photos can wait.

The photo of the accident was taken by just turning the camera backward and taking the shot. Got it. Apparently, the wind and dust were enough to distract one or both of the drivers. Someone’s insurance bill is gonna take a hit! Funny thing, as I passed the Metro Police car, the officer had the appearance of surfing his device. Probably not, haha.

The New Trash

One of these photos shows someone’s face mask on the parking area pavement in Calico Basin. Why, people, why? Are these dolts attempting to equal the number of cigarette butts that cover America already?

Did you know that cigarette butts are the most littered item in this country? Someone somewhere needs that face mask, and you tossed it on the pavement. Such brilliance on public display. OK, I’m done, thanks for tuning in, my friends.

Scooting along, here is the next set of photos taken this morning under that dank sky.

A Farm Windmill in The Rain

This photo is not as old as I’ve made it to look. It’s an iPhone photo I took while stopped at one of the planned venues on one of the days we toured in dad’s old antique auto in 2015. The person that owns this location had an absolutely incredible collection of pretty much anything antique made in the United States. That collection has got to be worth millions of dollars.

Well, my little photo isn’t worth that much, but it is worth what you see and think of it! These little windmills seem to be the original, and far less ugly, predecessors to our so-called ‘modern’ ugly-ass three-bladed windfarms.

I strongly dislike them aesthetically, and will never believe in them as a replacement for known, tried-and-true power sources that have helped this country to thrive and grow for so many decades. How ‘green’ am I? As green as the cash in my wallet…

After The Night Photos

After those photos, I set the Nikon in the living room and snapped these silly photos with the iPhone. Man oh man, it’s such a beautiful day in Las Vegas today! The sunshine is back and the city is on the move. I stopped at a local park and had a short walk. I was very dismayed that apparently, about 99% of the people there including children were not wearing masks!

I’d like to ask these people why the hell they are not wearing masks, but that isn’t my style. Yet shame on them for potentially adding to, and helping to spread, this terrible virus. Ignorance is as ignorance does. I on the other hand was masked up and had my trusty bottle of hand sanitiser in my pocket as always. Come on Americans, use your damn brains!