Monday, April 12, 2010
I've always had a desire to take a good shot of a New Orleans street car. While we were waiting for #933 to take us from where we were to where we were going, I got my chance. Like many things in the South, these old beauties move so slowly that it wasn't even especially foolish of me to stand on the track to take the picture as the car approached. And even if I cut it too close I expect someone would have pushed me out of the way - I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I like my camera. It is a nice camera and I have some decent lenses. I'm lucky to have it, and many of the shots I've taken I could not have gotten with a lesser camera.
That said, I do have to laugh when people tell me my camera takes nice pictures. It's not that I don't appreciate the compliment. Believe me, I really do. Feedback on my photos is my catnip, and positive feedback is my extra special good kind of catnip. It's the underlying assumption that good cameras make good pictures that makes me laugh.
All that was a long preamble to me wanting to point out that though I took more than a few pictures of this Junque Shop in New Orleans with my good camera and my fancy lenses, it was this picture, taken with my merely adequate iPhone that was my favorite. So there.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Seeing a shuttle this close really gives you an appreciation of how massive they are. I've always wanted to see one take off, but this will just have to do.
Let's be sure history never forgets the name Enterprise. As long as we can visit one at the Udvar-Hazy Center, maybe we won't.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
You often hear about jobs with glass ceilings, but the fine folks who work at the Udvar-Hazy center (aka the Other Air and Space Museum - the one by the airport) work in an office with glass floors. You can walk right below the office dwellers as they scurry to and fro or whatever it is people do in offices these days.