There was a bright green one that parked across from my house in the late 70s. I was obsessed with it. I thought it looked like something out of Star Wars. Much later, I learned that it basically had a sewing machine for a motor. But it’s still a sharp car.
I’ve had the 50D for a long time, and I think I wrung out all that I could from it. For aviation, f/7.1 and sub 200 ISO was the sweet spot. I think it’s elsewhere on the 7D. There is a lot I like about the the camera, but I’m not thrilled with today’s results. They’re good, just not the clear step forward I had hoped…
Come to Austin!
Thanks. It’s going to take a few trips to get used to the 7D. It’s a very powerful camera compared to the 50D. A lot the same, a lot different. Editing felt a bit different, too. Not sure why. Some of these shots seem a bit dark on the desktop, but look better on a bright iPad. I’m still struggling with finding a…
And Colonel Deering!
It’ll be Monday by the time I get there.
I understand that you are about as old as I am, from the days when “Network” meant something. I was more of a World’s Strongest Men guy.
A lesson I wish my boys would learn.
Maui. Wowie! It’s on my bucket list.
I’ll be right over. I’ll bring steak and whisky.
Ocular migraines suck. I haven’t had one for a while, which means I’ll have one now that I said something.
Also, I went back and read a contemporary news account of the Russian visit. Apparently, it wasn't the first time they had been in a US port. Russian warships had called on Boston back in 1975.
My pleasure. Growing up in Norfolk meant a steady stream of military aircraft, mostly helicopters and E-2 Hawkeyes, over our house. Any trip to VA Beach meant going by Oceana Naval Air Station, with all the F-14s and later F/A-18s. Every once in a while you’d see an Israeli-built Kfir that was used for dissimilar…
I used to live in Norfolk, VA, home of the world’s largest naval base and ground zero if the nukes started flying. Back in 1989, three ships of the Russian Navy called on Norfolk, the first time since WWII that Russian/Soviet warships had been in an American port. Perestroika was in full swing, but the wall had not…
The Avanti is damned loud, though. I think it has something to do with the props being in the disturbed air behind the wings. I guess the Starship was just ahead of its time. I’m starting to see more Piaggios around here.
Man, that takes me back.
Wait. I just realized that I measured from the observation spot to the taxiway. Distance is more like 800 feet, which makes more sense.
And probably hasn’t been completely overhauled nearly as many times. God knows how many engines this thing has gone through, too.
That a/c was about 1500 feet away from me according to Google.