More from my 2015 trip. We're in the extreme north.

These two photos are of some games that were set up on the property. I didn't play them. It was too freaking cold!

The first is either a ring toss or a lariat/lasso game. I like how it has been improvised out of reindeer antlers

The second is a dartboard hanging in half of a boat. What tales could the other half of the boat tell us? Sadly, we will never know.

The Fly-In is a fundraiser for the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. The museum has lots of old airplanes and cars, as you would expect.

I also found this non-motorized transportation system:
The Studebaker Junior Goat Wagon!

Just put Junior into the wagon, attach a goat, and your hellspawn's transportation problems are solved!

(There's no indication of what the goat thought about this.)

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"On July 28th 1973 while transporting a tranquilized bear from the Brooks range to Kodiak, the bear woke up, the pilot panicked, made an emergency landing in Geographic Harbor on the Alaska mainland. The plane was damaged in a hard landing and sunk. The pilot was rescued, but the bear drowned."

WTH! They stuck a drugged bear in a ? Apparently unsecured? With no animal handler? Then told the pilot to just fly straight there and everything would be OK?

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I was researching the history of the plane used in Tales of the Gold Monkey. It was their second choice. The first Grumman Goose they had hired was lost at sea (the pilots survived) while it was being flown down to California from Alaska. The pilots didn't know how to switch over to the second fuel tank when the first tank ran dry!

But there was a more interesting story in that plane's history…

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The highlight of the fly-in was this one-eyed dog looking out the window of a Grumman Goose!

For those who don't get the reference, it's to one of the greatest television shows of all time.

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I went to the Annual Hood River Fly-In at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum yesterday. I was somewhat disappointed. Since it's a fly-in, I knew that most of the planes would be on the ground. I wanted to get video of them taking off and landing. They wouldn't let us get close enough to the runway for that. Most of the airshows I've been to let you see the runway.

Here's the only video I shot. It's a flying boat taxiing to its parking spot.

β€œFlying queen” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, #Kenya
@Paras Chandaria

You stopped by again! I wish I had time to chat. I'm packing up my camera and stuff. I'm going to an air show today!

And for those of you who missed the heyday of synthetic fabrics, you might be unfamiliar with . It's a synthetic leather made out of the very nasty polyvinyl chloride.

Or it comes from the skin of a . Accounts differ.

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For those of you unfortunate enough not to have experienced the heyday of the , you might be unfamiliar with them. They were popular from the 1950s through the 1970s. They are a sunken part of your living room, lined with comfy seating. This is where you held your parties.

Here are three typical, and one atypical, vintage conversation pits.

Wikipedia is informative, but this blog article gives a better sense of the whole thing:

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More from my 2015 trip. We're now in the extreme north.

Here's a social building on the property, a warm hexagonal room with benches and a fire. The Finnish version of a conversation pit. Upholstered in reindeer-hide instead of Naugahyde.

We sat in here one night sampling reindeer meat. This particular deer was slaughtered because he was a mutant with a red nose and wasn't allowed to play in the reindeer games.

Photography is the story I fail to put into words - Destin Sparks
#photography #quote

I previously posted this photo taken with my new used . I wasn't happy with it. I wasn't sure if it was the camera, Photoshop, or my inexperience with both. I finally reprocessed it in Raw Photo Processor. RPP allows me to make a more artistic interpretation of the scene.

Image 1 is Photoshop.
Image 2 is Raw Photo Processor.

I'm sure I could make the PS image better if I knew PS better. The RPP image needs a bit more contrast but is otherwise my favorite. What is your opinion?

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I've also been told that they release 3 new sheets a week that they'll mail you about if you join the mailing list :D

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