Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers


Lets start with 10,000


Thats the amount of horsepower put out by the engine in a top fuel car. During the course of each 1,000 foot,  run a top fuel car consumes roughly 22 gallons of nitro-methane fuel.

Each run is less than 4 seconds long.



A top fuel car can go from zero to ever 330 MPH in as little as 3.7 seconds. Due to weather conditions, which can greatly affect the performance of these cars, those speed weren’t quite reached the day I was at the track. But they came close.


Top fuel cars come in two flavors.

Funny Cars,


and Dragsters.


Both cars use the same monstrous engines, but the dragsters are slightly quicker due to aerodynamics and engine placement. The dragsters, having the engine behind the driver places more weight on the rear wheel providing better traction for the launch.


While there are a large number of people on a top fuel cars pit crew, it’s up to the driver to win the race.


This is Brittany Force, she is one of those drivers.

Not who many of you would expect to see behind the wheel of one of these enormously powerful cars. You might be surprised just how many women drivers there are.

This is Brittany’s car.

(also seen leaving the starting line in the first photo)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic


Fenders and Doors

The ravages of time takes their toll.

Long forgotten in the New Hampshire woods.

Little by little they disappear.

Car Door, Winter Oak Leaves And Rusty Fender

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second

Tire spinning, fire breathing, two top fuel dragsters launch from the starting line at New England Dragway


Things Happen Fast On The Way To 300 Miles Per Hour.

Blink and you just might miss it.

For more Split-Second Stories, go HERE.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows



Split Windows

Split Window

Mill Windows

The Cocheco Mill Building in downtown Dover, NH. The bright blue-white spotlight on the tower shining brightly, a mirror image of the building reflected in the glass smooth water above the waterfalls. Numerous widows are lit from within in this long brick structure.

Rear Windows

Louvers In Blue

Windows To The Past


Windows Into The Soul

Blank Stare

Historic Windows

Reflected History


Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines To Patterns.


Subtle, Leading, Gracefully Curved. 

Shapes, Patterns, Textures

Obvious, Repetitive, Intricate. 

Thursday’s Special: Luscious Curves

The lovely curves of an old Chevy pickup. Covered in meticulously laid orange paint.

What did you expect with a title like that, a naked woman?

Every so often the influence of my “real” job rears its ugly head in my photography. It happened again a little over a week ago.

Sunday, August 18th, was a very long day for me. As I mentioned in this postI had gotten up at 1:30 in the morning to be on top of a mountain for sunrise. The Barrington, NH Antique Truck Show just happened to be on the same day. Even though I was running on very little sleep, I couldn’t resist the allure of polished chrome, and custom paint.

About Thursday’s Special.

A theme-less photographic free-for-all for you to share your interpretation of the world around you, brought to you by Paula. Stop by her blog and share whatever photo(s) tickles your fancy.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

Color Color Everywhere!

The brilliant white of the church steeple towering over the roof tops of historic Portsmouth, NH.

The bright white steeple of the North Church as it towers over the snow covered roof tops of Portsmouth, NH

The vibrant greens and golds of the salt marsh grasses as the sun burns off the early morning mist.

Overlooking the salt marsh near Odiorne Point State park, in the distance the white wooden bridge on route 1 is seen through the early morning fog

The fiery colors of a day at the drag races.

Close up of a racing slick and the expertly air brushed flames of a drag racing car.

The artistically applied air brush art on the nose of a dragster.

The vivid purple of a wild orchid.

Close up of the dew colored flowers of the purple fringed orchid

I could go on and on…