Sioux (pronounced 'Sue") grain silo, Wendell NC.
Sioux Steel company, Sioux Falls SD, founded in 1918 is still going strong today.
(photo © 2015 Kyle Wilson)
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Details of hand-chinking done in 1938. These builders were obviously proud of their work and wanted to be remembered.
Here you can see pine bark was used extensively, I also saw corn cobs in use here.
" The horizontal spaces or joints between logs are usually filled with a combination of materials that together is known as "chinking" and "daubing." A variety of materials were used for chinking and daubing, including whatever was most conveniently at hand. Generally though, it is a three-part system applied in several steps. The chinking consists of two parts: first, a dry, bulky, rigid blocking, such as wood slabs or stones is inserted into the joint, followed by a soft packing filler such as oakum, moss, clay, or dried animal dung. Daubing, which completes the system, is the outer wet-troweled finish layer of varying composition, but often consisting of a mixture of clay and lime or other locally available materials "
(Source> http://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/26-log-buildings.htm )
(Photo © 2015 Kyle Wilson)
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"Think of this challenge as being the “first shot heard around the world!” With this challenge, the integration of robots into sports entertainment will forever change as new companies emerge to design their own battle-ready giant robot. People will be packing large stadiums just to catch a glimpse of these robots, cheering them on as piece-by-piece fills the ground floor. If you thought boxing and MMA fights were popular, you haven’t seen anything yet!"
I am sure there are Walkers in there. No doubt. If there are Zombies in rural North Carolina, more than a few are wandering around here.
Keep your head on a swivel when traveling these back roads.
(Photo © Kyle Wilson)
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~ Al Swearengen (Deadwood)
I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly
I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.
Circle Possibilities for me:
A few years ago I made some dramatic changes in my life. One of them was losing ~40 pounds and totally changing and remaking myself. I became a GYM RAT in the process and working out is a large part of my life.
Kyle 3.0 is the current version of me. Will it be the last ? Stay tuned.
I like Tech, gadgets, Movies and Sci-Fi. Some of my favorite authors include William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaimen and Vernor Vinge.
I love Halloween and RenFests.
Most recently I won 2nd place in Cary
Photographic Artists 6th Annual Open Juried Show.
(http://caryphotographicartists.org/) for my work “Boiler Room”
Before that I participated in both the 2013 Clayton Harvest and Music Festival and the 2013 Cary Lazy Daze.
Some history on me….
I fell into, then out of, then back into photography.
I grew up in rural southern Maryland and
attended the University of Maryland where I majored in Political Science. While
in college I assisted my dad, who had retired from the State Police, with wedding
and portrait photography. My dad’s
teachings in photography were traditional. He on the Hasselblad and me on the Canon 35mm
is how I learned the basics. He was
awesome at his craft and a great teacher.
I also learned that wedding and portrait photography was A LOT of hard work. I did not want to do that for a living so I fell out of photography after graduating from college. I was a shutterbug from then…..taking snapshots of family events and vacations; nothing special due to lack of inspiration.
A few years ago I changed careers, from middle management into the I.T. field, which I love. Around that time two changes occurred nearly simultaneously: I moved and I discovered photography again. More specifically I discovered the powerful software tools that were available to “bring a photograph to life”.
I moved from Cary, NC to Clayton, NC.-from the ‘suburbs’ to the ‘country’. I was fascinated by what I found Left Behind in this area. Barns, farmhouses, industries, belongings, memories….all Left Behind. I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of what I found fascinating. In the spring of 2012 I seriously started taking photos and I have not stopped!
side of me became inspired by photos I found on the internet and that is when I
discovered HDR Photography. High
Dynamic Range Photography is perfect for my technical brain and My Vision. It allows me to fully capture
what I saw when I took that shot. It really brings it to life. My
process usually involves taking 3 (or more) bracketed photos of the same shot: one
under-exposed, one normal exposed, and one over-exposed. I then use powerful
software tools to merge the three images into one. I will then tweak the photo
anywhere from 1-2 hours until I get it ‘right’, until I say “Yes! That is what I saw!” If I do it correctly, the colors are vibrant,
the shadows are dark and the highlights are bright.
I make limited edition prints at a local photo lab on archival paper which uses 100 year archival ink. I matte and frame my pictures at home…. while listening to Heavy Metal and singing off key…which is a whole other story.
Thank you for joining me as I explore and record what was Left Behind.
The other side of me? LOVES tinkering and building PCs. I am a power user and I like to get the most of my PC for gaming and my apps (Photoshop, Photomatix, ect..). I also enjoy helping people with their computers and providing technical support.
Birthday: August 19th
- University of Maryland, College Park1990
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