Galvin

Rain stopped. Roads dry. Caught up on other projects. Grabbed the Ogre and went looking for walls for the Challenge of the Month. Didn’t find any worthy of expending pixels, but liked this shot of the pond at Galvin. Came home. Brewed a cup of tea. Took a nap. Retirement is rough.

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6 response to "Galvin"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 7, 2018

    Almost looks like that could be a mural — beautiful photo!
    Over on ‘that other website’ ๐Ÿ™‚ — there is a current forum discussion about disc brakes.
    Just wonder what your experiences have been with them — particularly the squealing issues I keep reading about.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: December 7, 2018

      Hi Rich. Haven’t seen that discussion. I was always happy with rim brakes. No problems. But disc brakes on Ogre seem like maybe they have more stopping power. Maybe. Had to learn how to adjust them. I had a minor squeak at one point, but no squealing. Glad the big “wind event” didn’t blow you over. Near Colfax, my brother-in-law lost two cows and a calf electrocuted when the wind knocked down power line by the barn.

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 7, 2018

        Thanks for the info on the brakes, it seems discs are the thing these days — on the Park Tool site and their videos, the one about disc brakes squealing has over a half million hits, which made me wonder.
        I had heard the tornado that hit Taylorville headed north into McClean county, and Colfax and Cooksville were threatened.
        Losing stock is a far bigger economic impact than many people realize.
        Natural Hazards — they are everywhere. ๐Ÿ™

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 7, 2018

    Very cool photo. Something Monet might have painted.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: December 7, 2018

      Thanks! When I bought my first camera (other than iPhone) a couple of years ago, I decided to work at upping my game a little, although too often I still settle for random blurry snapshots. This evening I’m going to see a friend’s photo exhibit. After seeing her photos, I’ll probably come home, stomp on my camera, and never take another picture. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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