Friday, February 02, 2007

More Scanner Fun, Part II

I have a confession to make.

I said last week I didn't have a picture of Memaw and Pepaw.

Well, I lied.

That's their car in the top picture, a gold 1971 Buick Limited. Not just a Buick Electra, but a Limited. They are leaving our house where we lived at the time in New Mexico, and I am waving goodbye to them. Memaw is driving, Pepaw is putting on his seatbelt, probably after Memaw told him to.

The second picture is evidence of an attempt at psychological warfare.

Somebody had purchased a black 1980 or 1981 Pontiac Trans Am. You know, the kind with the golden screaming eagle on the front. The guy was going really fast and had a bad wreck in which he did not survive. The scrap metal that you see me standing in front of is pretty much what was left of that.

My dad thought this would be an effective way to discourage me from wanting fast, dangerous cars, of which this was my favorite.

It didn't really work, accidents happen to people that drive all kinds of cars.

The last picture was taken of my grandpa's 1966 MGB, back when MGB's were their coolest, before US regulations made them taller and gave them heavier bumpers.

My grandpa used to give my sister and I rides in this car every morning before he went to fight the traffic on his way to work.

I have some pictures of this car in it's decline, but this picture was taken right after it was purchased and that's the way we like to remember it.

My C3 Organ From Houston, Part II

Here are some more pictures of the Hammond C3 taken in the last post.

This was a picture I took in attempt at taking a picture of the serial number with the back lid off. Obviously it didn't accomplish that task, but it captured the beauty of the color on the wires. Also, the picture is turned, the serial number plate should be on the bottom, but this is the way the picture turned out, and I like it better this way. If you'll click on this picture and the next they will open to bigger pictures. I think they look better that way.

This was intentional, I wanted to do a close up of the organ. This is my all time favorite picture, this is a personal understanding for me of what they mean when they say a picture is worth a 1000 words. I'm thinking about replacing my Jimmy Smith picture on my desktop with a big version of this. Just 'thinking' though....

Here's the serial number. I'm going to run it and see the year, I think there's a place on the internet to do it. Because of the tight enclosure, I had to drop the camera over the serial number and snap it. It took me several tries to get it right, but I ended up with another jewel....

I like this one, too, the angle, the way the words 'Hammond Organ' and 'console' stretches out.