Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 16

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Update 9:25 am, Eastern Daylight, 5/18/14, about crane/truck


I've had so much going on that I never took pics of my mothers' day tulips!

Here they are!  They were really nice tulips; I tried to do them justice.....

I took a leaf out of the book of a photographer whose blog I used to follow.  He would get his exposure on his object, and then put a black background behind it.

A dramatic effect (and it covers up a lot of mess behind your object).

It would help to use a tripod..............




See what I mean about needing a tripod.......



And one image without the black background.



Walking.  Redbud.



These little flowers are rather exotic!



Crab apple.




Tulip




Hooray for a gorgeous day!



More storm cleanup.  I was surprised that this little bobcat had no trouble moving that big piece of tree.  I wouldn't have thought the bobcat had the weight to back that up....



We were told this crane was lifting big pieces of tree from the back yards, over the houses, to the street.  But we didn't see it happening.



Closeup of the above -- note that none of the truck's tires are on the ground....  I wonder why not.

Update:  my brother says "The truck's suspension isn't designed to carry the weight that the crane can. By lifting the truck's tires off the ground, you ensure that the suspension isn't involved in supporting the lift at all. All the weight goes in to the jack legs."  Makes perfect sense!  Thanks!  :-)



One last tulip.

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2 comments:

Clayton Neff said...

The truck's suspension isn't designed to carry the weight that the crane can. By lifting the truck's tires off the ground, you ensure that the suspension isn't involved in supporting the lift at all. All the weight goes in to the jack legs.

I need orange said...

That makes perfect sense!

Thank you! :-)