May 9, 2015 Redneck Saturday

 

I arrived for the latest round of “Redneck Saturday” packing my Smith & Wesson and 500 rounds of ammo, but no photo gear…I had no intention of taking any images.  Heck, I wanted to fire off some rounds!  However, I did have my Canon Pocketshot with me, and ended up shooting well over 100 images (plus some video).

The music for this page is Me by Jo Dee Messina.  She needed an internet-funding campaign to produce this 2014 CD and it sold very poorly once released.  I don’t get it.  This is a solid effort and worthy of the #1 Country Album status her previous CD’s have brought. “Love on a Maybe”  should be a number 1 Country hit and there are many other solid songs.  I don’t understand why this effort failed.  It makes zero sense to me.

 

MAY_9_2015__001Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/250 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

I’m greeted by Sparky, Rob and E’s new dog.  He’s inspecting me to make sure my press credentials are valid.

 

 

MAY_9_2015__009Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/1,1000 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

A matched set of Colt’s with a Walther pistol; gettin’ ready for firin’.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__006Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/250 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Neil and Mike setting up the targets.  I used the flash for fill here, or they would be too dark.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__007Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/125 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

If you are wondering where old car hoods end up, now you know…

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__010Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/400 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Larry has a tight grip on his compact Beretta.  What you don’t see is it kept jamming.  That can happen with a new gun.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__011Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/640 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Kent shows Austin the ropes of this firearm…

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__014Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/1,250 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

A weapons and ammo cache on the bed of Mike’s pickup.  Please note the Tannerite.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__003Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/800 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Sparky shows his approval.  Actually, he was locked up when the shooting started, for obvious reasons.  I wish I had a better camera that wouldn’t have blown out the highlights as badly as my Pocketshot did, but it’s a cheap camera, so what did I expect?

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__012Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/800 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

The classic 1911 frame at the line.  Not sure who is shooting it…maybe Larry or Mike?

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__015Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/400 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Austin’s finger on the trigger of his single-shot .22 rifle.  That young man is getting to be a good marksman.  I cropped this image to what you see here, just so you know.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__017Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/800 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Rob on the line with Kent’s Ruger .44 Magnum.  That scope is pretty cool and the gun packs a punch.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__019Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/1,1000 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

The firing table.  Note; Mike is carrying some Tannerite.  Hmmm…

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__020ACanon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/500 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Larry firing off an old revolver.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__022Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/100 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

Piñata, Part A.  It was Austin’s birthday party and Mike made a very special kind of piñata for him.

 

Piñata; Part B (click the center and ignore the spinning circles around the PLAY button; I can’t get rid of them for some reason):

Boom.  Yep, it contained Tannerite.  It was set off by a rifle shot from Kent.

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__023Canon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/160 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

E is delightfully inspecting the debris field.  In the video below, Kent fires away at more Tannerite:

Kent’s target was just a small amount of Tannerite.  Still, you can see it packs a wallop!

 

 

 

MAY_9_2015__024aCanon Powershot A4000 IS shot at 1/60 of a second shutter speed. ISO 100.

The finale was Rob’s hamburgers.  As I have stated before, they are simply the BEST burgers I’ve ever had, bar none, period.  I eat mine plain; nothing on them but bread and meat.  They are so tasty and so juicy, they require nothing else on them.

 

In between images, I fired off about 300 rounds of ammo, so it was an active day.  We got very lucky with the weather, as rain was initially forecast.  Instead, we had bright sunshine. 

I expect 2015 to be another quiet year for images (similar to 2014).  We’ll see what happens, but no major photo ops are planned.

 

all images © Scott Woelm – May 2015