Back on Track with CREATIVE ARTS Three-day Weekend
Orbisonia, Pennsylvania, 1996
Thank you for the link - hope a few members bother to look.
I didn't think they still used steam trains in 1996, unless its an entertainment vintage ride. Seems these days that the tracks are what's vintage, taking into consideration the number of derailments recently.
Here is a vintage locomotive diorama in the Three Gorges Dam Museum in Chongqing.
FYI: The East Broad Top Railroad is a 3 ft narrow gauge historic and heritage railroad headquartered in Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania. Operating from 1871 to 1956, it is one of the nation's oldest and best-preserved narrow-gauge railroads, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
If it operated until 1956 as you said, was the run in 1996 a once-in-a-while reminiscent run?
East Broad Top Railroad is back in operation now and I plan on riding the train this summer
East Broad Top was a mostly coal hauling railroad until 1956 then it was sold for scrap but the man who bought it figured out it was worth more as a tourist train. It ran until about 2011 and then closed but everything was left in place. A new group has taken over and got it running again. Great things are happing at the East Broad Top Railroad.
Everything is there mostly as it was, shops turntable, Locomotives, Station ect. One of the original steam locomotives has been restored to operating condition.
As I left that museum I stopped outside its doors and a friend took this photo of me. Behind me, across from the museum is the Chongqing city hall and city square.
nice picture Buzz.
Thank you John.
nice shot amac. I got an electric train for xmas when I was 5. it was a narrow gauge train. I still have it.
Happy St. Patrick's Day !!!
Looked, but couldn't find a four-leaf one. I know this is really off topic, but as I typed that line, my mind wandered to the fact that Mr. Webster forgot to omit the "u" from the word "four" since he did such a good job with the two-syllable ones like "honour, labour, neighbour, etc." in order to simplify the language for Americans, or maybe it just doesn't work with one-syllable words, or ones that will consequently be confused with other meanings (i.e. "for, fore"). But I digress...
Long shadows make a great photo.
Terrariums today instead of aquariums. I ordered a terrarium kit online awhile ago and 2 of the plants came broken so the company shipped me new plants even though the originals should be okay and I had already planted them in the candy jar. So when the others came in this week I put them in the jar I had stuff in before and put that on the plant shelf in the dining room. I need to seriously wipe down the inside of that jar...
Would you put any life forms (other than plants) in them?
I should put springtails in there. I probably will when it warms up a bit more. I could also add some isopods, but I probably won't in these jars. I have 3 sixteen gallon rimless aquariums I'm also looking to convert into terrariums that at least one of them will have isopods in. There is a very small chance I might get a tiny frog or lizard for one of them...
When I was a kid I had an aquaterranium - part land with plants, part water, in which I kept salamanders that I had collected from the ravine near my home. They didn't live long. I guess I wasn't really aware that they needed to be fed.
A jarring commentary!
Just planting ideas.
I'm ROOTING for ya'!
Yesterday I caused an explosion myself. When I'm on the computer I'm oblivious to things that I should be remembering, such as the fact that I had put a couple of eggs into a pot to cook. I woke up to the fact when I heard an explosion, went into the kitchen and found one egg still existing in the dry pot, and the other one spread over the ceiling and the floor. Good thing my wife wasn't home - I was able to clean up and air out the smell before she came home.
Wow!!! You sure did a good job of putting that together.
It's been so long since I uploaded a video (.MOV file), I forgot how. Please advise.
Do you have a YouTube account ? You could upload it there and then get the "Share" code to use here.
Not any more, but thanks.
If you want to use the video function here on NT...
Click your username at the top of the screen to go to your user page.
On your user page there is a horizontal toolbar near the top of the page with options like Audio, Blog, Friends, Gallery, Groups, etc. – Click the Video option.
On your Video page, click the plus sign button in the upper right of the page to upload a video. Be sure to hit the "create" button after it uploads to add it to your account.
The website will take a little time to convert whatever file type you uploaded (.mov, .mp4, etc) into whatever type the site uses, so it won't be available right away. After a few minutes it should show up as an entry on your Video page.
Once the video is listed on your Video page, you can insert it into any conversation on the site by using the "Embed Local Media" option in the comment toolbar (the little play button to the left of the smiley button). Hit the Video option in the popup window and select your video from the list.
If a video you upload fails to show on your list with a thumbnail image instead of the default brown hat after a long time (meaning you can't embed it), check with Perrie to make sure you're enabled in the site permissions. They changed something about that a while back and it's possible to not be enabled.
I hope this helps.
I tried that to no avail but I will follow your steps & try again. Thanks.
Shoot Perrie a note and make sure that you're enabled to post videos. I bet that's the problem.
Will try again first; thank you.
Jupiter Train, Promontory, Utah, 1997
The Jupiter was a 4-4-0 steam locomotive owned by the Central Pacific Railroad. It made history when it joined the Union Pacific No. 119 at Promontory Summit, Utah, during the Golden Spike ceremony commemorating the completion of the First transcontinental railroad in 1869.
Since you copyright these train photos with your name, I assume they are photos you have taken during your travels around the country, correct?
Every image I legally have the right to represent has my copyrights notification either on the image or in the keywording metadata.
LOL. I'm sure you're aware that you didn't answer my question.
I explained this once before; images that I create myself get the copyright symbol along with my name; images I restore get the copyright symbol but my business name since publishers, etc. require that images submitted for their consideration must be offered by individuals who legally control the intellectual property involved.
Three times in the last 25 years have the last members of families in settling estates, found themselves with photographs made by their deceased family members that they had not the heart to trash. In one situation, a friend of one of the families was given approximately 1000 magic lantern, glass slides. Luckily for me, I was the only photographer he knew, he gave them to me, and, I devised a way to digitize and restore them. The other two situations resulted in my buying from the estates, 35 mm slides of sufficient enough quality that I could digitize and maximize that quality and save good work from the landfill.
FYI: Unregistered Intellectual Property means all Intellectual Property, owned by either of the Parties hereto as of the Purchase Agreement Date, excluding patents, patent applications, registered trademarks and registered copyrights that were the subject of a current registration as of the Purchase Agreement Date.
Never mind, I withdraw my inquiry.
I made a new birdhouse this week. The bluebirds have started nesting and I hope they use it, but I suppose there's a good chance something else will find it first. I placed it on the edge of the back yard, between a tree and a stump where I can't run the mower anyway, so it won't add any work to mowing. I'll just use the trimmer there like always.
I went with a slot door this time, instead of a round hole.
The front opens for cleanout.
Strips of treated wood on the back have a space between them to take the lugs of the post so it fits flush, with a crosspiece at the top to take the weight. A few lengths of strap iron secure it to the post. I can see it from every window on the back of the house, upstairs and down, so that's fun.
The roof angle was too shallow for clamping, so I couldn't glue the two pieces together to seal it from rain. Instead, I cut a small strip of flashing to fit and tacked it over the seam.
There's only paint on the exterior – brownish 'London Gray' on the roof, and clearcoat everywhere else. The interior nest area is raw wood. Cotter pins hold the cleanout door closed.
The first day of spring is only two days away, but it's barely above freezing. This was early afternoon, just a little while ago.
Hyacinths are coming up now, and fortunately they don't seem to be too phased by the cold, even though it got down into the teens last night.
The jonquil daffodils are hanging in there, too. It's supposed to warm up starting tomorrow, so hopefully this will be the end of the cold weather. I'm ready for some spring warmth. *fingers crossed*
Very professional workmanship on that birdhouse. Good thing you didn't place it next to a road.
The only road is about 500 feet from the house, so not much chance of that.
I really hope I get bluebirds in there.
Good thing you didn't place it next to a road.
Wait. I think I just got that. Because it looks like a mail box?
Is it shown with a thumbnail image from the video on your video page, or just the site's default brown hat thing?
Brown hat for the new one; below is an older one from a few years ago.
The brown hat is probably a permissions thing. I asked TiG to check on it for you.
I think he's looking into it, so maybe try again in a little while. You might have to delete the one that doesn't work and then reload it.
He took care of it and I greatly appreciate; I may start doing these again.
Thanks for the fix!
Is that the washtub leaning against the fence that you took the photo of the fawn in?
The very same washtub indeed! I’ll have to post one of the photos with the fawn.
The huge poplar trees were taken down from the yard two years ago as they had become a danger to the property, but, the washtub and the deer remain.
© A. MacA.G.
I love it, thank you.
That's a lot of Bambies. What is there, ten of them? I'm out in the sticks and I almost never see that many in my yard at once.
Philly has maintained large forested areas resulting in the largest wild deer populations of any urban area in the world!
That is amazing.
An older one; something not right about the new one.
Nice. What kind of flower is that? Sounds like house sparrows in the background.
Oriental Poppy, House Sparrows.
Thanks for the movies. Everyone knows how I feel about movies.
Now that's cute. It's a baby robin, right?
It is a Robin that unfortunately had fallen from the nest and likely did not survive. I did not want to pick it up since I saw no nest nearby and though I hoped its mother might somehow look after it, I really knew better, but wished for it anyway.
Although we’ve had this discussion before, because creative arts necessarily is about “intellectual property” which is what we post herein, because intellectual property and their copyrights are inherent and born conjoined simultaneously, I ask that although lengthy, everyone read it, and, IF ABLE TO VIABLY CORROBORATE OR REFUTE ITS CONTENT, feel free to do so.
When a work of intellectual property (art, photography, music, literature, etc.) is created, especially after copyright laws changed in 1978, whether or not copyrights for that work is registered, it nevertheless is in effect even after the author, etc. is deceased … with their potential transfer to other parties beginning with surviving family members. For example; In the event that the author’s widow or widower, children, and grandchildren are not living, the author’s executor, administrator, personal representative, or trustee shall own the author’s entire termination interest.
A copyright exists from the moment an original work is created and “fixed in any tangible medium of expression," … but in order to enforce it in a lawsuit for infringement, it must be registered with the United States Copyright Office. In addition, the copyright symbol (©) should be used to provide public notice that the copyright is protected. In general, copyright protection lasts for seventy years following the author’s death.
But authorship & copyrights can be legally separate and distinct as contradictory as that may sound. Copyrights can be transferred once terminated and their recipient new owner, while not the author of the intellectual property in question, CAN LEGALLY REPRESENT THAT PROPERTY AND LICENSE IT. If the intellectual property is in tangible form such as are film negatives or slides, if such tangibles were relinquished as part of a settled estate, the original copyrights holder, his/her heirs, etc., thus terminate the estate's copyrights and transfer to intellectual property's new owner and possessor.
This termination right, which passes to the author’s surviving spouse and children when the author dies, cannot be waived or transferred to anyone else during the author’s life. But, If the author were to transfer the copyright to a trust, for example, the statutory heirs could undo the author’s intent. The only exception is a transfer of the copyright by will, which cannot be terminated.
When I represent a photograph, etc. that I created, of which I am both author and copyrights holder, my legal name is essentially synonymous with the copyrights and depending where a given photograph appears, it will appear with i.e. "©" and my name. When I am legally the owner of intellectual property whose copyrights I have acquired via an estate settled by an executor, its legal representative, etc., when I license that intellectual property, I indicate that I control the copyrights, but, I make the distinction between "representation/copyrights holder" and "author/creator" by way of my business designation (© AMacG/Philly) not my legal name.
Additionally, estate planning documents should provide specific dispositions for both the physical work and the copyright in that work. If the copyright is not specifically mentioned, the copyright and any significant future revenue will pass with the residuary estate.
Thank you for the course on copyright, professor, although my question could have been answered with a simple either 3 letter or 2 letter word.
As a former representative of organized labor, contract negotiator & enforcer, I learned to anticipate which questions when answered with “yes” or “no” are likely to evoke inferences that can only be properly addressed with answers anticipatory of such and thus defying misunderstandings.
Surely learned Counsel knows he does not get to both ask and answer his own question.
Of course not. but learned Counsel knows never to ask a question unless he/she knows what the answer will be.
Of course, but nevertheless, YOU ASKED and by your own statement implied there was an agenda in your asking a question to which you knew the answer.
Thus, in anticipation of that agenda, I schooled the court on all or most of the logical follow up questions, heading off any likely “gotchas”!
I move for adjournment in the hope of a dismissal.
Note: LOL can be considered “snarky”
About 18 years ago in Toronto, while I was doing an editing job on a corporation's documents I conversed by email with a very lovely staff woman, and she replied to one of my emails with the letters "LOL", and I had no idea it meant Lots of Laughs and thought it meant Lots of Love and replied not identically but similarly - which led to a chaotic bout of laughter at their head office. Never knew it was snarky, but thinking about it I now do.
Gracie says "hello".
© A. Mac/A.G.
If ever there were a beauty contest for dogs, my vote would be cast for Gracie. It is impossible for a person who sees that dog to not fall in love with her.
Gracie is every bit as "sweet" as she looks and very smart as well. Upon first encounters with her, most people react to her the way you do. It's unnerving to know that she was abused which is how we adopted her. She is quite loved and has been for all the years we've had her.
It is NEVER a waste of space or off topic when you post photos of her.
Good! We have consensus.
You may have heard of Chicagohenge, but what exactly is it?
The name is inspired by similar events in other cities where sunrises and sunsets near the autumnal and vernal equinoxes align with a city's street grid, allowing unobstructed views of the sun between the city's buildings.
New York City, Toronto and Montreal all experience similar events, locally known as " Manhattanhenge ", " Torontohenge " and " Montrealhenge " respectively.
As it is described by Adler Planetarium experts, Chicagohenge marks the point when the sunrise or sunset happens almost precisely between buildings on Chicago's east- and west-facing streets.
The gorgeous views will be best visible along the street grid just after sunrise and just before sunset, with the sun most closely aligning with the city's grid between March 20 and March 23.
Hey John, always good to see & hear from you!
I have a drivewayhenge. Every equinox the sun rises right down the middle of it.
Lived in Toronto most of my life, but never heard or saw the word "Torontohenge" before. Thanks for the info and the link, and I'll watch for Chongqinghenge from now on.
Interesting timing for your post. For the first time in nearly a year I had to watch morning joe from the couch instead of my favorite seat, due to Armchairhenge.
Magical and spiritual!
Have you listened to the song of the Manatee?
Yes, I have and there are a few different ones.
Let's get rollin', but first, check the article at the link below.