Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird #972, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, at Washington Dulles International Airport. October 28, 2007.
I caught part of the second Transformers movie on TV recently. In that movie, this very airplane turns out to be the transformer Jetfire.
In the rear of the picture the space shuttle Enterprise is visible. I visited the Museum during the road trip I’d taken down to Florida to see a space shuttle launch. That road trip turned into quite the aerospace themed vacation.
Sunset on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. August 13, 2010.
I’ve been working on the photo backlog a bit lately and also messing around with things like generating HDR images. This is the first one I did that wasn’t just a test to figure out the plug-ins and settings. I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out, but thinking back it’s probably pretty close to what the scene actually looked like to the naked eye.
This was taken along the Cabot Trail, southwest of Pleasant Bay. I had stopped at one of the many roadside lookouts to find this scene waiting. Needless to say, I was quite pleased to find it.
Meat Cove, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. August 13, 2010.
About a week after I had been there some heavy flooding washed out bridges along the only road link to the town and stranded locals and tourists. Apparently as of a few days ago, repairs are well underway. Meat Cove was a beautiful spot and I wish I could have spent more time there. In a future visit to Nova Scotia, I’m very tempted to spend a night or two there.
Not a Project365
Recently I’ve been reminded of Project 365 by a few people I know starting theirs. At the same time the ebb and flow of my motivation to shoot, and post, pictures has hit a high point.
I know that I lack the motivation to consistently post a daily picture of sufficient quality and interestingness (or sufficiently artriguing, if you will) to keep me happy, and I don’t want this to degenerate into a few nice photos hidden in a sea of mediocrity, so this will not be a Project 365.
What I will try to do is post random photos, at least one a week. I’ll try to make it a photo taken during that week as much as possible, but this won’t always be the case. I’ll also post photos from the back catalog, as it were. If I do really well maybe sometimes there will be a photo every day, just not one taken exclusively for that day.
I hope you’ll enjoy them.