Saturday, January 31, 2009

31 - Little Red Caboose

From 365 Project
This Norfolk and Western caboose and the whistle post in foreground are located at the Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum in Suffolk Virginia. The caboose was built in July 1962 and first saw service with the Nickle Plate RR before moving to the N&W. It was retired 1981 and has been at the Suffolk Museum since 2000. Whistle posts mark the spot where the locomotive engineer is required to sound the whistle, usually one-quarter mile before a road crossing. Taken with a Canon 40D, f/11, 1/20s, ISO 200, 31mm focal length.

Friday, January 30, 2009

30 - Photo Legacy

From 365 Project
Canon G10 meets the Kodak Retina I. The Retina I was a German built camera introduced in 1936. The Retina line is noted as the first camera to use the modern 135 film cartridge, still the format used in today's film SLR's. Thanks to my Aunt Shirley, this and many other old Kodaks, including the Brownie in the background, are part of my camera collection. Made with a Canon G10, macro mode, 1/8s, F/2.8, ISO 400, 30mm equivalent.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

29 - Gabriel's Horn

From 365 Project
Grabriel's Horn against a winter morning blue sky. This horn is the weather vane at the top the steeple of Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia. Thomas U. Walter, the architect for the U.S. Capital dome designed the revival-Gothic building, which is now on the National Historical Register. Captured with a Canon 40D, f/7.1, 1/160s, ISO 100, 70-200 zoom at 200mm.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

28 - The Torch Bearers

From 365 Project
The Torch Bearers is a cast aluminum sculpture by artist Anna Hyatt Huntington which sits just outside the main entrance of the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Huntington was the daughter-in-law of Collis P. Huntington, railroad magnate, founder of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and early benefactor of Hampton Institute featured in yesterday's photo. Huntington's husband Archer established the Mariners' Museum Newport News, Virginia in 1930. Canon G10, f8.0, 1/60s, ISO 200, 149mm equivalent.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

27 - Memorial Chapel

From 365 Project
Memorial Chapel on the campus of Hampton University is one of six buildings in a National Historic Landmark district. This photo was made looking up at the chandelier in the center of the nave. Dedicated in 1886 it is an excellent example of Italian Romanesque architecture. Made with a Canon 40D, 8mm fisheye lens, 1/30s, f/7.1, ISO 800.

Monday, January 26, 2009

26 - Flaming Neon

From 365 Project
This 30 front neon sign is a beacon on E. Virginia Beach Blvd. in Norfolk Virginia. It competes nicely with a store front full of chrome. Captured with the Canon G10, f/8.0, 5s, ISO 200.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

25 - Hampton National

From 365 Project
I take volunteer photo requests for Near dusk I visited the Phoebus Section of the Hampton National Cemetery to take a photo for a request and then took this shot of some of the over 28,000 graves. The Phoebus Section contains the grave sites of 5 Medal of Honor recipients and 28 German sailors from the U-85 sunk off the North Carolina coast on April 15, 1942.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

24 - Day of the Eagle

From 365 Project
One of the American bald eagles from the Norfolk Botanical Gardens breeding pair. The female is expected to lay eggs in early February. You can check out the "Eagle Cam" on the web. Taken with a Canon 40D, 100-400mm with a 1.4x extender, 1/500s, f/9.0, ISO 400.

Friday, January 23, 2009

23 - White Flint

From 365 Project
Rock Sculpture at the NRC White Flint offices in N. Bethesda. Made at night on a tripod with a Canon G10, F/8.0, 8.0s, ISO 80, 88mm equivalent.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

22 - Triple Self

From 365 Project
Some days are better than others and most pictures are better than this one. Today was a busy day so photo opportunities were limited. I knew going in that for many days it would be tough to make a good image. This image is exposed well, sharp, in focus and features the photographer not once but three times. Captured with a Canon G10, f2.8, 1/30s, ISO 800, 30mm equivalent.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

21 - Waiting for Coal

From 365 Project
Five empty coal colliers lie at anchor off the coast of Cape Henry in the Chesapeake Bay before entering the port of Hampton Roads. Made with a Canon 40D, f16, 1/80s, ISO 200, 28mm.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

20 - Texas Star

From 365 Project
A view of the Texas Star inside the capitol dome. Taken from the floor of capitol the star looks small but is actually eight feet across and the letters are fifteen inches tall. Captured with a Canon G10, f5.0, 1/60s, ISO 400, 50mm equivalent.

Monday, January 19, 2009

19 - UT Fountain

From 365 Project
The East Mall Fountain on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. In the background the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Captured with a Canon G10, f8.0, 1/800s, ISO 200, 30mm equivalent.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

18 - Lone Star Night

From 365 Project
The Texas State Capitol at night in Austin, Texas. Of course Texas would have the largest state capitol building in the United States. Captured with a Canon G10, f8.0, 1/5s, ISO 800.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

17 - Wisky

From 365 Project
On January 17, 1991 the USS Wisconsin directed the sequence of Tomahawk missle launches that initiated the opening of hostilities in the first Gulf War. Over the next six weeks BB-64 provided fire support to coalition forces. On February 28, 1991 the Wisconsin fired her last naval gunfire and later that year she was decommissioned for third time. Since December 7, 2000 she has been part of the Norfolk Virginia waterfront. Her decks are open to visitors. Captured with a Canon 40D, f11, 1/160s, ISO 200, 50mm.

Friday, January 16, 2009

16 - Sign Sign

From 365 Project
"Sign Sign everywhere a sign" - (Five Man Electrical Band, 1970) Captured with a Canon G10, f5.0, 1/10s, ISO 800.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

15 - Dr. King

From 365 Project
Today would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 80th birthday had his life not been cut short by an assassin's bullet on the balcony of his Memphis motel room. Norfolk is home to an 83-foot monument designed to preserve the legacy of Martin Luther King Junior and other slain civil rights leaders. Captured with a Canon G10, f4.0, 1/640s, ISO 80.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

14 - Micro Beach

From 365 Project
A little beach is better than no beach. Taken with a Canon G10, f2.8, 1/8s (hand held), ISO 200, macro mode, 30mm equivalent.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

13 - Emporia Sunset

From 365 Project
Sunset in Emporia Virginia at the I-95/US 58 interchange. It had been overcast all day until about 5:00 PM when a cold front pushed the clouds away to reveal this beautiful scene. Captured with a Canon G10, f3.2, 1/60s, ISO 80, 30mm equivalent.

Monday, January 12, 2009

12 - North Arcade

From 365 Project
This is inside the north arcade of the Duke University Chapel looking towards the door leading into the chapel narthex. It is a hand held image taken at twilight about 45 minutes after sunset. Image taken at 1/4 second, f2.8, 30mm equivalent zoom with image stabilization on.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

11 - Louis Round Wilson Library

From 365 Project
Dedicated in 1929 the Louis Round Wilson Library houses the UNC-Chapel Hill Library System's special collections, including the Rare Book Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection and the Maps Collection. Taken with a Canon G10, f4, 1/160s, ISO 80, 67mm equivalent.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

10 - County Courthouse

From 365 Project
The old Princess Anne County Courthouse was constructed in 1823 and today is part of the Municipal Center of the City of Virginia Beach. Like most county courthouses in the South, it has an monument to Confederate heroes and the soldier is of course facing south. Taken with a Canon G10, f8, 1/800s (tripod), ISO 200, 30mm equivalent. Post processed with Photomatrix Pro 3.1 blended exposures -2 0 +2.

Friday, January 9, 2009

9 - Big Steel

From 365 Project
Weighing in at 57,500 pounds, standing four and a half feet high and measuring 148 feet long,this big steel arrived in Norfolk Virginia from Lancaster Pennsylvania yesterday. It is the first of several long steel beams to be used in the construction of the The Tide's elevated light rail station at Brambleton Ave. Captured with a Canon 40D, f2.8, 1/125s, ISO 200, 23mm.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

8 - Twilight Chapel

From 365 Project
The Chapel at the Barry Robinson Center was built in 1933 as part of the James Barry Robinson Home For Boys, an orphanage and school. The chapel is a beautiful site just after sunset with its holiday lights still aglow. Taken with a Canon G10, f5, 1s (tripod), ISO 200, 40mm equivalent. Post processed with Photomatrix Pro 3.1 blended exposures.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

7 - Quarter Past Eight

From 365 Project
The Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception is located in downtown Norfolk. Built in 1858, its clock marks the time of my daily commute. Taken with a Canon G10, 4.5, 1/1600s, ISO 80, 150mm equivalent.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

6 - Green is Good

From 365 Project
This a photo of two server racks in one of our data centers. It is usually dark and cool when you open the door and are greeted by the welcome site of all green LEDs glowing in the darkness. Taken with a Canon G10, f2.8, 1.0s (hand braced IS on), ISO 80, 30mm equivalent.

Monday, January 5, 2009

5 - Attucks Theater

From 365 Project
The Attucks Theatre was built in 1919 and was designed by black architect Harvey N. Johnson. The theatre was named in honor of Crispus Attucks, an African American who the first to die in the Revolutionary War. In its heyday it hosted famous performers such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Mamie Smith, Nat King Cole, and Redd Foxx. This is my first attempt at a "blended exposure" photograph. This picture is a combination of three images exposed at -2, 0 and +2 stops. Taken with a Canon G10, f3.2, 1.0s (tripod), ISO 80, 50mm equivalent. Post processed with Photomatrix Pro 3.1.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

4 - Pop's Watch

From 365 Project
A macro shot of one of my grandfather's Hamilton pocket watches. It has over thirty "jeweler marks" scratched on the inside of the case. Captured with a Canon 40D, f16, 1.6s (tripod of course), ISO 200, 70mm macro.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

3 - Pleasant Hall

From 365 Project
Pleasant Hall in Virginia Beach, VA formerly Princess Anne County was built in 1769. It is still impressive even after 240 years. Taken with a Canon G10, f8, 1/500s, ISO 200, 36mm equivalent.

Friday, January 2, 2009

2 - Goldfinches

From 365 Project
A cold and wet January day brought a flock of goldfinches to feeders. Taken with a Canon 40D 100-400 zoom, f5.7, 1/25s (monopod), ISO 800, 380mm.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

1 - Field of Flags

From 365 Project
A field of 4,835 flags displayed on the lawn of Providence Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach honors Americans who have died in Iraq or Afghanistan. Taken with a Canon G10, f8, 1/500s, ISO 200, 30mm equivalent.