Learning to Throw Darts at the Fair

I made this image at a local festival where they had some carnival games set up. The worker here was amazing. As busy as he was, he found time and had techniques to help the little ones have a good time and learn to throw darts.


Small Town Life: Fire Department Open House

Our town has a volunteer fire department. They have two fundraisers each year, a barbeque and a combined open house – duck race. To those unfamiliar with duck races, they use rubber ducks. In our case “firefighter ducks”. People buy tickets which gives them a duck in the race. The owners of the ducks that come in first win prizes. Well, they don’t own the duck; they rent them for the day. It’s good fun and at the open house, children (and adults) can see and touch real fire engines. The funds raised are put towards new equipment for the fire department.

Wings of Freedom Visits New Hampshire

Last week, I posted a photo of a WWII aircraft that visited our local airfield. It was part of a Wings of Freedom collection that visited last week. It was really enjoyable to see these old planes still in flying condition. They were open for tours during the middle part of the day. In the morning and late afternoon, they took up passengers willing to pay for the experience of riding in an antique plane. I visited the airfield three times over the weekend to make some photos of the bombers in the air. On my final visit on Sunday morning, I was finally able to get the images you see here. It was fun both to see the planes as well as to talk to other people who came out to see them. A few people I spoke with had previously gone up for rides and told me of their experiences. If anyone knows what type of plane the Navy fighter is, please add a comment. It is the type whose wings fold up for storage on an aircraft carrier.

Sadly, three days after these images were made, the B-17 crashed in Connecticut killing seven passengers and injuring seven others. My condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured passengers.

Curtiss P-40

The local airport is hosting a collection of WW-II era planes this weekend. The word was that they would land between 1:30 and 2:00 yesterday afternoon. I headed over to the airport and parked at the end of the runway waiting for them to land. I clicked a few shots of modern private planes landing and from the results was sure I’d get some great images of the antique planes in flight. Instead, the wind changed direction just before they landed and I was at the wrong end of the field. I made this image of a fighter when it reached the end of the runway to turn around.