You may have been re-directed to my photography page if you were looking for Shane’s Flying Disc Show. Dream Weaver just blew me away. I could only get so much help from Go Daddy before they refused to help me get through the hard parts of web pages, like connecting FTP sites with Dreamweaver and Go Daddy.
I am utilizing Facebook, FlickR, Youtube, Vimeo and WordPress to bring you Shane’s Flying Disc Show and Shane K. Smith Photography. I have been a photographer and Flying Disc Thrower since elementary School. I made my first money with a camera in High School and my first money with a Frisbee in 1978. I also made money by teaching Tennis since I was 13. I am writing this in 2020.
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Then I do a 180 round house kick and use the Flickr albums as embedded slideshow panels because I can’t afford the web space on Word Press. Some of the Flickr viewers have between 500 to 16,000 photos in them. That overheats the internet and if you are in an album that should have more photos in it, click around on the viewer and it will take you right to flickr to finish off!
That’s easy for you to say! It took me ten years to find the slideshow button! So We can use two styles. One way you can go through our photos one by one manually. Or I can do an occasional slide show with it.
South Sliders is a little tricky and takes some finesse on the phone especially. I was finally able to get my web page to load on just a telephone connection. I couldn’t break into Wal-Mart’s wi fi so I used my phone’s connection. When you see South Sliders a couple of Slide Shows will move the photos every five seconds or you can push one of those dots to get to another photo. The FlickR slider is touchy on the phone. I found if I barely touch on the far-right side in the middle, the arrows come up and I can surf each slider with my thumbs. If I bump it too hard it takes me to Flickr.
You can pause the Doobie Brothers or let them loop on. I have more tunes at the bottom of the page. You can also click the > or < to make the slides move faster!
Hover your mouse over the albums below and click away. I rely heavily on the < and > keys. I often hold one > down to watch my life flash before me.
The above slider is a tour of Shari Shue Sidebottom’s Older Sister’s gas pump collection.
Coming up or Scrolling down will be four
Bill Scott Albums
Bill Scott is playing all the instruments in these selections he gave me years ago.
Broke Ass Garage! Mike Yost
Catawba College By Shane Maybe 1977
Catawba College Sayakini 1978
Catawba College Annual 1979
Collages By Shane
Chris Harrington and Karen get Married
Christmas Lights by Little
Dr. Christopher Campbell
Kahunas Too Much Toni Jackie Overcash
Lakeview Family Restaurant
Long Farm Family Soaps
Peggy Hoke’s Mother’s Funeral
Shane’s Flying Disc Show.
If you don’t see 4,000 photos in the slider. Open the slider to the flickr page by clicking around on it. It can take you to the single shot the album or (somewhere I forgot).
Ricky and Randy Smith
I will have many different albums for
Ricky and Randy
Ricky and Randy taught a young man to fly for his ceremony in front of other black belts and
South 1971 Red Devil
South Father’s Day
South Red Devil 1970
South 1972 The Devil’s Tale
South 1973 Turning 60
South 1974 Southerner
South by Joyce Jordan Richards
South 1975 40 Year Reunion
South 1975 40 Year Class Reunion By Sammy
South 1975 Southscript
South China Grove Junior High 1969
From Joyce Jordan
South Judy Castor Deal
Judy and William Deal go all out in everything they do!
South Judy Castor Deal
I haven’t even done a “spread” on Judy’s quilts yet!
South Mother’s Day
Neal and Jerrod
I need to find a new home for Neal and Jerrod’s video. I violated a policy on Vimeo and got in trouble.
If you can find the down arrow on flickr you can also download the entire photo album in full resolution, in a zip file!
I like to hold the > key down and scroll through the stills as fast as my computer’s memory will let me.
South Now 20161015
South Rowan Class of 1974 Re-Union 20141026
South Rip 1975
My 1975 RIP album is not complete. We have been known to put all the way alive people in here. Just ask Frank White or Ricky Morris. Since I have combined 1973 to 1977 my information is piece mealed. I’d rather be honest about it because what I don’t know will totally amaze you!
South Shane’s Tennis, Acting and Frisbee Scrapbook
I don’t know how Bill Baldwin and his wife got in there but I’m going to leave it that way.
South Rowan 1974ish Re-Union
South Rowan Class of 1975 and Misc. Friends
If this album loads it should play over 16,000 photos. If it doesn’t you have to go to FlickR to see them. The slider has about three different FlickR links built in it. Hover your mouse to find the link that works for you.
This Particular album is a bear! The slider view here only shows 6 pages of 162. The beauty is, you can go to flickr by clicking on the links around the frame.
South Rowan 1975 Last Wills and Testaments
South Rowan 1975 Mystery Box
This includes lost cheerleading shots, Junior and varsity teams in color. This also includes color shots of South Pacific and a pep band shot.
South Rowan 1975 Senior Portraits
South Rowan Basketball 1975 era
Percy Caldwell on the line with a tie score. Double overtime and a technical foul called on the other team! Percy is called to the line. Percy shoots! It’s Up! IT’S GOOD! The whole crowd goes wild!
South Rowan by Gina Safrit
South Rowan Class of 1976 35 Re-Union Shot by Patty Wilson Reynolds
South Rowan Class of 1976 40 Year Re-Union
South Rowan Vs Davie 1973
South Rowan Shari Shue’s Birthday 20160529
South Southerner 1973
South 1974 Southerner
South 1975 Senior Southerner
South Stephen Harris Civil War Professional
The 1970 Jacket
South The 1971 Jacket
South The Jacket 1972
These are a few extra promo shots saved from the display case from a friend.
Wham-O made a special disc for around 14 demo teams or individuals whose life centered full-time into giving Flying Disc Show Demonstrations. At the time I had a five year run booked in over 300 cities a year all over The United States.
I know you are thinking, I never lived in King’s Forest. I adopted you. Some of the slides in this album may be backasswards. Can you help me spot them? Also FlickR may only let you see 500 of the 564 photos in this album. So you may have to travel into FlickR. Please come back!
This is a re-make of The Lexington Hot Rod Classic from 20180508 featuring Mike Yost, The Flowers and The Burrs with Broke Ass Garage! Mike Yost recognized me from a crowd of several thousand and I even had a helmet on!
This tree frog is the real deal. He had to jump on my truck mirror at my house and hung on tight for the 10 mile ride to Wal-Mart. I didn’t see him until I was parked. I was able to open the door, catch him and move him to the bushes!
I have history with Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC since I was twelve years old. At the time the head coach for Wake Forest University used to teach private Tennis Lessons at the Tanglewood Tennis Courts. I am almost 63 now and I am just beginning to explore the park to its full potential. I could easily move into the campground and live there all year long. North Carolina has experienced heavy rain all year in 2020. This caused the Yadkin River which borders the Tanglewood Park to flood over the fence by the big band shell and enormous steeple chase course. This coming trip to Tanglewood I would like to start shooting in the barn and work my way out. I have a couple of teaser shots already of horses off in the distance just off the running track. I hope the flooding photos frightens most outsiders away because Tanglewood is like a secret. Everything is massive. They have bed and breakfast, golf, swimming, horse riding, a Dog Park, running and workout trails, a campground (that is only $40.00 a night limit 14 days) and this odd game called Soft Golf. This park is a show piece. The maintenance teams work their butts off keeping it nice. Each year the park puts on a Christmas drive through light show that is second to none. This show stops the interstate with visitors that come from all over the country.
I think I might spend a year being a camp ground head master. I met one head master and his wife last year. I was so impressed by the fact that he could balance rocks! Mrs. Pearce, his wife had made a friend with one of the parks many deer. It will be a full-time effort to bring the park to you photographically. I will battle doubling up on photos and new posts with Tanglewood because My Schnauzer and I have fallen in love with Tanglewoof Dog Park. I had a part in promoting the Dog Park at its conception!
Unlike most camps hidden away 10 miles out of shopping range for zoning laws, this campground is just across the street from café’s and a Harris Teeter with a great meat department. Not far are local hidden treasures like giant lakes with private swan rides and Farmer’s markets.
But don’t venture out here, you might start liking it and end up spending the night or four in one of the log cabins. I would consider selling my house and buying one of the camping lots.
Heaven is a Dog Park on Earth where there are very few fights. I have some big ideas for the big dog park. My goal is to get a shot of this six foot six inch tall young man holding up a log for his large Huskie to catch! Stay tuned! I often double up on albums. I have an odd OCD sorting technique
I started shooting around 5:30pm waiting for the Super Moon and some telephoto lens practice. I still can’t get the moon shots right to save my neck. I was allowed to stay past closing time because the girl was working overtime and was very nice. I am not sure I made the moon shot. My battery went to half Power. I shot 20 gb of shots, which was about 450 jpg and their NEF copies. I couldn’t get the ducks to fly to save my tail but a couple adopted me came to me and posed. I didn’t have any food either. I think I got one black bird to fly for me. For the Flying shots, I may need the monitor attachment, if one of them would fly! I shot these the old-fashioned way, with a tripod and through the view finder. Sigmon’s formula worked on the only shots that looked like a Moon! Sigmon Whitener has been a lifelong photographer teacher. Thanks, Sigmon, I’ll get the exif info on those! It was my Fifth time out with this lens. It was a workout for about Five hours shooting!
Pure Luxury is checking in to a hotel right on the beach when you have a perfectly good camper at home. Not only were we treated to an upgrade in a penthouse suite, the pool was full of beautiful teen aged girls. When they came to sit in the Jacuzzi with me, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!
This first set of shots is within 15 minutes of checking in our Room! I shot for about an hour. My pocket wi-fi let me down but the hotel wi-fi is Rockng! I forgot what a pain internet access is on the road. I’m doing a quick hit and run because I need to be taking more photos and recording some wave sounds from my room. Scott Starr, Don’t make fun of those die hard East coast surfers waiting for the perfect wave in the middle of November. If my response time is slow this week it’s because I’m counting waves! Photoshop is having a fit with El Capitain so you get raw as is. It took four hours to drive here and two hours for traffic between Conway and Myrtle! When I make time, I’m going to learn how to access high speed bandwidth with a foil hat. It was odd, we didn’t expect the traffic this time of year. However, the beach is not crowded.
I phone 5
I usually shoot with a Nikon but this day I tried an Iphone and a Go Pro Hero 4. I killed three tripods in the salt water in Myrtle Beach, SC!
David Post,I promise to straighten these buildings up when I settle for a week. Some were level and the town was level today anyway! CHECK OUT THE BATTLE SHIP VS CONTAINER SHIP and the horses. This was a quick four hour shooting spree around the block from our Hotel. The Andrew Pinckney Inn. We almost missed seeing the horses.
Sometimes WordPress won’t convert my FlickR urls into embedded viewers. I don’t know why yet. If you stray away from my page please come back and visit.
Persistence pays off. For some reason this url stuck to the emedR!
Be sure to hover your mouse on the photo. When you see the arrows appear on the sides click them for a slideshow.
I need a featured image of the horse barn in here but WordPress is teasing me.
From Winston to Asheville is about 150 miles. Almost every trip will have its particular travel problems usually preceded by a long day of hooking up and fighting traffic. Generally nothing much in the travel info on campgrounds is true. You can count on the basics and you have to understand that everything boils down to three main cables: Water Sewer and Electric. If a camp doesn’t have that, they are a parking lot or a State Park and generally have community Showers and toilets. Your cable and wi-fi are luxuries! There was a time one would spend an hour adjusting their antennas at every park. You go into parks knowing that the FCC changed the signals on all cable companies. Your over the air picture is often better than the new cable. Because of cable theft, cable companies tried to bullet proof their receptions making the top 99 channels the norm in hotels and campgrounds. The thing is a camp used to be a social event, however the new wave of people run straight back to their trailers, leaving the social campers a better chance at weeding out travelers that hate each other and hate traveling. If you want wi-fi all the time you can buy your own wi-fi box or get one in your truck now a day. Now you have Road Warriors that have no business on the road. They try to take their frustrations out on people that are running the campgrounds. This is stupid because the very people that make your life better are catching hell from ass-wipes. Before I ramble on I need to tell you I noticed people burn out in the voice of a very capable, thorough professional woman at Bear Creek months before I got there. When I arrived, a few months later, I saw her handling at least four emergencies and a line of people in a hurry and worn out by the mountain. If she ever sees this I want to give her a standing ovation for having an impossible job. Her campground, Bear Creek is the busiest park I have ever seen bar the beach. But the beach has twenty people to handle traffic. I think her name is Missy. Her park has apartments, permanent and long term spots. I saw Prevost buses and tent campers camping in close proximity. With an amazing turn over at her place she manages to keep the place spotless with a good team under her. She had a second shift partner that was still fresh and happy to be around people. She noticed my camera and she and her son came over to say hello! I failed to take her photo because I was astonished with her kindness and curiosity. This is a smack my head moment if I ever had one! I hope she is still there on my next visit!
A good photographer can make a garbage dump worth visiting. You know the drill if you have ever trusted in a brochure and counted on a beach or a mountain view only to find when you get to your hotel you find their definition of a view means, if you can hang off of the top floor rail and peak around the corner you may get a glimpse of the beach or mountain. Generally, campgrounds are zoned out of town. In Asheville we shot for Bear Creek and visited four other camps within 10 miles of town. From a realistic point of view, I am not sure how I survived 30 years on the road without a GPS. As is most mountain towns you better expect that after fighting traffic on the Interstate that the very second you get off of the Interstate that the roads turn to hell with sharp curves and steep shoulders with not much for navigation even with a GPS. Then if you miss just one turn you may end up on Banjo Lane ( a real road in Asheville). When you get stuck in a tight spot pulling a 38 foot trailer you get your driving skills tested pretty quick. I’ve taken two to four hours to get into spots at the beach. Bear Creek campground is the perfect Pit stop. But even if you are a full-time resident, you may get stuck behind someone checking in or out and miss your day. The large “Creek” is a half mile straight down a hill and you can see it if you walk your dog. You are just off the interstate so traffic noise is constant. Wi-Fi is a hit and miss depending on wi-fi traffic. I try to turn traffic noise into beach waves. You have a couple of kinds of travelers….assholes and elbows. The assholes think everything revolves around them. Slamming every door they own is the normal for them, every chance they get. The door slamming isn’t as bad as most hotels with positive “locking” doors. The guy who invented those damn doors needs to be shot dead. Hotel noises always come with maids slamming vacuum cleaners into the walls, and people traffic only when you finally nod out, then the BANG of the doors. I have a gift (curse) that I can tell you when someone comes home or leaves on most any floor from any spot. So campgrounds are the same but the noises aren’t as bad to me. You have camps that are meant to be pit stops from Interstate travel, camps that are actually cool to live in permanently and camps that should never be camps to begin with. We thought of making Asheville a frequently visited city so we took two days following a Woodall’s guide to local camps. Camps aren’t inexpensive anymore. Even State owned parks are 30 bucks a night. Bear Creek is $45.00 to $55.00 per night and they offer an $850.00 monthly rate. It is an excellent Pit Stop. We lived in 9A, a pull through site. The weather got rough and the tree above us started scratching at our roof. Within ten minutes, despite her always busy day, the boss had her team down to my camp and he and I clipped the limbs to fit our trailer! One traveler killed a water faucet with their trailer and the team had it fixed as soon as it stopped raining! We found a campground that doesn’t exist at all but for Woodall’s imagination. That was a good two hours wasted looking for nothing. The Pisgah Lake National State Park had perfect State Park views with a lake we couldn’t get to. The sites were tough for large units. Without a doubt to us the most beautiful picture perfect view was at a camp that had a frightening hill with a make no mistakes factor involved. But if you could make the climb the view at the top was spectacular, even in the rain! You can pay $75 bucks for a site with a view at Campfire Lodging. About five people get the primo views and the spots are cut so you don’t just see the back of another person’s trailer. The rest of the spots are surrounded by trees. Don’t be in a hurry coming up and down that hill……unless you have lost your brakes. We saw a $500,000.00 tow truck take a 40 foot coach down the hill, so if you have any skill you can make it and it is worth the climb. Wilson’s river is near a recreation park and I swear when we drove by it there was an Ultimate Frisbee game going on. It is cut in the middle of a giant runner’s track off the “Big” river. You can actually live in your van down by the river. I saw the perfect van with a tent off the open door that made me have flashbacks and appreciate that often smaller is better!
We had a three-day window to visit Biltmore Estate. We were tired the first night and that was the only clear night. We voted to sleep. So we visited on an after 4:30 pm you can come and hang around outside the next day pass. That “inexpensive” pass was $160.00 for two. It was drizzling the first night and we were only able to visit two floors and the front yard due to me wanting to photograph everything in site! We were upset at the weatherman because apparently being a weather person in the mountains is a lost cause. We didn’t make the second day because Asheville was experiencing record rainfall. But we know not to travel if you think the weather waits for you alone! You need to be tough as nails to travel under the best of circumstances! We know to do Asheville will take some planning. First you have to fight for a spot or a room because the downtown people are just that cool to visit. I met a spinner. I attract spinners like a moth to lights! Of course, this spinner was at The Magic Mushroom known to locals as The Mellow Mushroom. Finding spinners in a good Pizza place is a thrill for me! A good campground can be used as a pit stop or a final destination depending on your needs. We will be back to Asheville if we can find a spot to camp! We don’t have the luxury at the time of planning vacations when the weather is at its best. We take them as we can get them. This was a well-earned and deserved vacation!
I envy John Cayton and Edgar Payne! They are true light writers and do our mountains the justice they deserve with their photography. The mountains have that way of sucking you in!
We had a well-deserved vacation in Asheville, NC the first week in November of 2018.