Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

An Empty Coal Train...


...starts to pick up speed after turning off the main line onto the Coal River line in Saint Albans.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Saturday Afternoon



I had to run a couple of errands in Charleston this afternoon and had a nice walk around downtown afterwards.  I also took home a delicious Graziano's pizza.  The best in the world!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Entanglement Simulator






Saint Albans firefighters, Eric Tucker, Mike Lively, Jeremy Roncaglione, Luke Adkins and Sean Lowe make their way through the entanglement simulator during some Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training Monday morning.

They call it the entanglement "simulator", but when you're in the middle of the box the entanglement isn't simulated.  You're just plain ole tangled up!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WV State Capitol


This is a photo of part of the rotunda inside the West Virginia Capitol building.  I liked the way the light was hitting the marble walls and the painted part of the ceiling.  It was only when I got home and looked at it on the computer that I noticed how symmetrical the photo was.  I shot this hand held at a pretty low shutter speed of 1/40th of a second.  This shot hasn't been cropped or straightened at all.  I don't think I could've lined it up any straighter if I'd been using a tripod.  Pretty cool if I do say so myself.  I usually don't get that lucky.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Evening


There's not a whole lot that beats a pretty sunset.  This is a 2 shot panorama.  Click on it for a better view.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Haunted Parkersburg


We went to Parkersburg last weekend to do the Haunted Parkersburg tour that's hosted by author, Susan Sheppard.  It was pretty entertaining.  We were in a big group and we made several stops so Susan could tell stories of ghosts around the area.  At the bottom of the Quincy Hill stairs we stopped to listen to the story of the Quincy Hill water tank disaster when this young lady sidled into our group.  She was humming, Rock a Bye Baby.  Interesting.

If you click on the water tank disaster link, you'll see the house that's directly behind her in a couple of the photos.

Saturday, November 2, 2013