Paint or the matte coat not going on even, me effing it by accidentally touching still tacky paint, paint clumping, a huge gust of wind blowing leaves and other crap on to wet paint, me not being happy with it... You get the point.
I know. I forgot to finish my comment... I was getting at that there is probably more than you think going on, you just need to find it. Doing these things is a giant pain in the ass, but usually worth the effort.
Funny, I thought I was done.. that shot of the curvy things up there, I took it apart and spent today sanding and repainting it several times. I don’t know what happened, but it looked like crap when I pulled it out today. I must have gently knocked it into something without noticing...
I hope you don’t have the same unpleasantness that caused this event... there are tons of indie markets weird places like bars and breweries down here. I need to start doing some on the regular.
That black and white of Lincoln is killer.
Thankfully, my “friend’s” camera is fine, though he about had a heart attack when he saw the gouge on the UV filter over the sensor. I’m sure he’ll never do that again. Never ever.
Yeah, the mirror lock-up for cleaning thing is great. Unless you aren’t paying attention and hit the shutter button before hitting the last “ok.” And when your camera happens to be set for a 30-second exposure, you assume it’s locked up and you stick a sensor swab in there, only to have the mirror come crashing down…
Nicely done. My truck wasn’t going to be resold to anyone. It just wasn’t right.
Damn. That’s crappy. Did they tell you exactly what was damaged that caused it to be totaled?
Sweet Baby Jebus!
That is one of my favorite places in DC. It inspires my soul each time I get to go there. Wonderful pics. Next time I find myself up there, I need to go at night.
Yeah, that’ll be big and fun. Before that, we’ll get an in-flight abort test of a Falcon 9 with a Dragon crew capsule. Basically, they are going to blow the crew capsule off and away from the rocket at maximum aerodynamic pressure (about a minute to a minute and a half or so into flight) to make sure the crew would…
As did I.
And yeah, his shots are fantastic. We have different cameras that have the same sensor, so I’m crushed that I didn’t get to the beach. I could have taken that... next time.
He sells prints and (I think) high res digital copies on his website. https://coldlife.photodeck.com/
Pretty much every spot you could put a person where one could see towards the lauch pad in this area was packed with people. The crowds were thinner the further north and south from the pad you went. There were people everywhere. It was very encouraging.
Yeah, that’s half of the fun.
In the past 12 months, I’ve gone over for three launches. This was the only one that wasn’t scrubbed (though it almost was). Most of the time, they go up when planned. It’s just luck of he draw.
It was really friggin cool. Keep an eye on their launch schedule and take a trip down for a launch, even just a plain old Falcon 9. In case the lauch gets scrubbed at the last minute, spend a few days in Florida to make sure you don’t miss it.
That’s pretty much the vibe of the crowd. When it didn’t blow up everyone erupted in cheers and yelling.