Goodbye Cruiserface, Hello Happyface: The (old) Long and (new) Short Of It All

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by popscycle, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Passing Through Phillipston 1: Passing through Phillipston, MA, the other day, I got pics of the town hall and church on the common. First is the town hall.

    [​IMG]

    Located at coordinates 42.5489376, -72.1321757, I took to the air over the common to get the pic below.

    [​IMG]
    black 8, chethro, B10Dave and 6 others like this.
  2. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Netflix Killed My Adventure: The weather cleared, the sun came out and I took off yesterday afternoon to an old mill ruins that was on the drone's dance card. Shown below in an earlier photo, it's been on my photography wish list for some time now but was always posted, fenced, private property. The best I could do was photograph from the fence around the place, as shown in the earlier photo below.

    [​IMG]

    When I got to the mill remains, the place was jammed with cars, trucks, vans and hundreds of people both in the space above and more milling around outside the fence. When I tried to get a photograph of the melee, a very polite policeman asked me to not take any pictures and move ASAP. Another man wearing some ID badge around his neck told me I should come back later as they were about to film and I was in a space that needed to be empty. They were filming a movie and the production looked more like mass confusion with people running around everywhere. With no other parking spaces, anywhere near this place, I left.

    This morning, I happened to find this in the Milford News: UPDATED: Hollywood comes to Uxbridge: Bernat Mill site buzzing with activity

    The long-vacant, fire-wrecked ruins of the Bernat Mill buzzed with activity Thursday afternoon. Cars and trucks drove in and out of the cracked parking lot. Thick cables ran close to the old building and beneath weatherproof tiles, and trailers and electrical equipment backed into a corner of the property. Shooting locations haven’t been released, but Uxbridge officials confirmed that Netflix is filming a movie in town, the title of which is still under wraps. - More at source.​

    Now I understand why they asked me not to take and pictures and then shooed me away. This is supposed to be a hush-hush. Keeping an army of cars, trucks, trailers, people, cables, and lights secret is no easy task. Today's explorations, if any, will not be anywhere near that area.
    chethro, JRowland, B10Dave and 3 others like this.
  3. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Passing Through Phillipston 2: Passing through Phillipston, MA, the other day, I got pics of the town hall and church on the common. This is 2nd of two - the church.

    [​IMG]

    Located at coordinates 42.5489376, -72.1321757, I took to the air over the common to get the pic below.

    [​IMG]

    I had to fly up to the steeple to get a better look at it and the bell.

    [​IMG]

    I have become a steeple peeper.
    franken, black 8, chethro and 5 others like this.
  4. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Reflections: Taken this afternoon.

    [​IMG]

    For reference, those are tress down there, not bushes.
    franken, black 8, chethro and 9 others like this.
  5. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
  6. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Miscellaneous Milltown Meandering 5: These are the last of the aerial shots taken in Harrisville, NH, which is a well-preserved, classic, New England mill town.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    black 8, chethro, JRowland and 5 others like this.
  7. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
  8. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Reflections 2: More perspective.

    [​IMG]
    franken, KMichael, black 8 and 7 others like this.
  9. guywithchickens

    guywithchickens Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    1,119
    Location:
    Central CT
    I was there last year! It's on the Tomato Trail.

    IMG_2445 (1).jpg
    JRowland, KMichael, chethro and 2 others like this.
  10. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Great pic, BTW! Thanks for posting it.
    guywithchickens and JRowland like this.
  11. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Ashuelot 1: Whenever in the neighborhood, a ride across the Ashuelot Covered Bridge is a must since it is one of my favorites. Several days ago, the crossing was the first this year and, as is customary, the camera comes out for some pics. This year was only slightly different.

    [​IMG]

    This time the drone came out. Hemmed in by power lines on all sides, I did manage to get above them but was not about to wander very far with the wind being what it was.

    [​IMG]

    More to follow.
    pcarreiro, zookster, JRowland and 6 others like this.
  12. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,702
    Location:
    Kingsmill Corner Ont.
    Power lines or no..that's one of your best aerials yet. Great shot John..:-)
    popscycle, JRowland and KMichael like this.
  13. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Greatly appreciate the input, Dave. Am still sorting out camera positioning in an x,y,z,α space, so finding out what people like is a big help.
  14. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
  15. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Ashuelot 2: Several more pictures of the Ashuelot Covered Bridge that I just got converted.

    [​IMG]

    I took the drone up higher trying capture the river torrent but am now thinking the following aerial view was taken from too high up for the bridge object.

    [​IMG]

    I am still very nervous about putting the drone over anything that would make recovery a problem, if not impossible.
  16. Beils

    Beils Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    252
    A formula working on a formula is Calculus. Nice photo!
    KMichael and popscycle like this.
  17. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Ashuelot 3: Below are two houses on the same side of the bridge as I that were of some architectural interest.

    [​IMG]

    Just across the road to the right was the interesting old manse shown below.

    [​IMG]

    Notice the rectangular mound or berm in front of the house. Wondering what that was for reminds us that there can be things you wouldn't notice from a ground photo.
  18. Fordfixer

    Fordfixer Semi Old Fart

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    55
    Location:
    Midland, New Brunswick, Canada
  19. Fordfixer

    Fordfixer Semi Old Fart

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    55
    Location:
    Midland, New Brunswick, Canada
    Raised bed septic system ? New style
    ones are about that size
    popscycle likes this.
  20. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,351
    Location:
    Central MA
    Good catch! That might just be it. Thanks!