A few weeks ago I was contacted by Darren with Good Times Productions asking about my XP2 Quadcopter, he was curious if it would be possible to use it to get some aerial footage of an upcoming wedding he was shooting in Snohomish. Yesterday was the wedding, and I put it to the test, the results were pretty good, despite the 10-15 mph winds, I was able to get some pretty cool shots of this outdoor wedding. I had it up for probably a dozen or so flights, here is the best footage:
We ran to Snohomish Sunday to find a couple pumpkins. We went to Stocker field, it’s a fairly major operation, corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch and I’m sure even more. We just grabbed a few pumpkins for the holiday. Both our kids are too old to get too excited about halloween but it was a great day to be out in the autumn sun.
Snohomish is a cool little town, and this time of the year it gets into the holiday, lots of the stores were decorated with various halloween signs and displays.
Fall is my favorite time of the year, love seeing the colors change and the crisp cool air that arrives this time of the year.
Bickford Ford in Snohomish celebrated 75 years in business on September 20th, they had a pretty good turnout of classic cars (not just Fords) as well as food and drink. The weather was great and I took a few shots of some nice old rides. Click here to view all the photos I took at the show.
There were some great classic Fords at the Bickford car show today in Snohomish. Wandering down the rows of Mustangs, Falcons, Galaxies and other vintage Fords was fun. In the middle of all the classic cars was this clean example of something we just don’t see anymore:
The 1989 Ford Country Squire Wagon. This was a darn clean example too, body straight, the “Wood” decals and trim were all intact, un-faded. My first thought when I saw this was a flashback to the mid 1980s, when I worked at Harris Ford in Lynnwood after High School every day. I worked in the service department, doing clean up in the shop, washing the shop floors, moving cars around, general stuff. The dealership had a mid 1980s Country Squire, almost exactly like this, but white. It was referred to as the “Shuttle Bus”, used to take customers home after they dropped their cars off for service. I drove this quite often, usually to shuttle another employee down to the emissions test center, where Harris Ford parked a pickup with a huge sign in the bed that read “Failed your emissions test? Harris Ford has computerized emissions equipment to help” with a large arrow pointing to the dealership.
What I remember about driving this thing was the insane suspension, very cushy.. the thing wallowed around. And the power steering was overpowered beyond reason. The V8 (302/5L) was adequate for hauling around customers. It also proved adequate one night in November when I drove it as fast as I could in the Lynn Four movie theatre parking lot, hit the small rise in the parking lot and got all four wheels off the ground, followed by a couple donuts in the parking lot. It was great fun. The Lynnwood police officer who pulled me over did not agree.
The joys of being 17 and given such awesome resposibility.