Revisiting the Daniel Boone Homestead

Daniel Boone Homstead - Sawmill - Jan 2009

A little ways back I made mention that I was looking forward to getting back out to the Daniel Boone Homestead, to see how my camera handled outdoors. Due to a string of cold and wet weekends, the trip was postponed on more than one occasion.

A couple of weeks ago I finally got the free time and clear skies to make the trip out. My wife and I had a few things to do later in the afternoon, but we set aside some time in the morning to take a walk around the grounds.

The weather was frigid and majority of the dirt paths around the grounds were covered in ice. We made the best of it anyway and quickly walked the grounds. It wasn’t long before we were finished and back in the warm car.

Sometimes going back to a place to recreate photos can be a lot of fun. This time it was a little boring and unproductive due to the weather. With ice on the ground, I didn’t want to risk dragging my wife and camera back along the horse trails. I used to often walk back on those trails because there is simply lots to see along the creek and in the woods.

With a freezing shutter finger, I managed to snap a few shots in the short time we were there. I enjoyed myself, but I think I may have built the situation up in my head to be more than it actually was. In the end, my wife and I got to do a little walking around a historical site and I came away with a couple of photos that I didn’t have before.

Are there any historical
sites to visit in your area?

4 comments On Revisiting the Daniel Boone Homestead

  • That’s pretty awesome.

    If you could go back in time with two cigars, what two would you take and who would you smoke them with?

    I think I’d go back to one of the Caesars, not sure what stick I’d take though.

  • Hi Walt, love the latest photo. How do you like your D40 now that you have had time to get to know it? I have always been a canon eos man but was thinking about trying a nikon. Keep up the good work.
    Brian

  • Calestus,
    Thats a tough question, I really don’t know what I would choose in either case.

    As far as time goes, I’m very interested in World War II and The Civil War, although I wouldn’t want to be involved in either.

    I once sat in on a story telling session at the Daniel Boone Homestead a few years ago when an actor played Daniel Boone. It was incredibly interesting and I would love to sit in on another at some point.

    I guess the safest selection would be the Boone era. As far as cigars, maybe a pair of Padilla Signature 1932’s. One for me and maybe one for old Daniel Boone, maybe I could trade him a cigar for a story.

  • Brian,
    My first camera was a Nikon and I’ve been buying them ever since. In todays world there isn’t a whole lot of brand loyalty but Nikon hasn’t let me down. As a result, I just keep buying their products.

    The D40 has been great. Its lightweight and easy to carry around, is easy to use, and has a fair price tag associated with it.

    If I had to do it all over again, I would still have gone with the D40 over some of the others models I considered.

    Its just a good value in my eyes. Good luck with your camera search and don’t forget to drop a comment here and let us know what you decided to go with.

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