Showing posts with label Chesapeake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chesapeake. Show all posts

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Come In - Day 109 #CY365

Come on in to Lunar Golf for a little black light fun. We took our grandson Robert to his best friend's Jacob's birthday party today. The kids had a great time and it all looked very cool. iPhone 5s, Camera+ App.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Night Landing

- Had an a unique opportunity tonight to photograph U.S. Navy F18 fighter jets practicing night carrier landings at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) Fentress in Chesapeake Virginia. While the pictures of streaking jets at night are cool, it was the experience that was amazing. Standing just yards away you could really feel the power of these jets. The roar of the engines, rushing air, and the smell of jet fuel and burnt rubber from the landing gear making contact with the runway can never be captured by a still photograph. Thanks to Matt for taking me out there and to Amber for hooking me up with Matt. I'm still pumped. Canon 7D, 4 seconds @ f/2.8, ISO 1600, 50mm focal length mounted on a tripod. Check out a few more pictures on my Picasa web album.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Open Window

- The open window from an old farmhouse in Chesapeake Virginia looks out on former fields now full of suburban housing. Canon 40D, 1/20 sec @ f/13.0, ISO 125.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Fixture

From 2010 Blog
I take a lot of pictures of light fixtures. Something about the way the light and geometry of the fixture work together. This one was at a Homearama 2009 house we visited this past October in Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake Virginia. Even though it was a brand new house, the fixture already has a dead fly. Canon G10, 1/2000 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

291 - Redundant

From 365 Project
With the massive Great Bridge raised the "Stop - Draw Open" sign seemed a bit redundant. The bridge crosses the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake Virginia which is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. It opens every hour and this afternoon about dozen yachts motored through the opening on their way south for the winter. Canon G10, 1/80 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Friday, September 4, 2009

247 - Buttons

From 365 Project

In a bag full of buttons
I'm that tiny unique one.....

Odd in size and color
Holes as round as the sun.....

I may not shine or sparkle
Or even catch most eyes.....

I may not match one's attire
Nor compare to all those flies.....

Though, I may not have a matching set
I've learned to stand alone.....

When it comes to wearing the britches
I surely can hold my own.

A poem with meaning by 4 Sugar Bear

Canon G10, 1/4 sec @ f/3.2, ISO 400, 50mm equivalent focal length in macro mode.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

218 - Burger Beacon

From 365 Project
The Statue of Liberty is often used as a symbol for commerce, from tax services to chain restaurant burgers. This burger torch stands watch before a poster of the Sopranos at the Red Robin restaurant in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake Virginia. I am certain this is not what Frédéric Bartholdi. the original sculptor of Lady Liberty. had in mind for his creation. Canon G10, 1/25 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 200.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

80 - Tower Drape

From 365 Project
A water tower casts its shadow against the huge drape that is covering it during a repainting. Canon 40D, 1/125s at f/13.0, ISO 125, Canon 70-200 f/4.0 IS zoom at 70mm with a polarizer.