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Brookville Station

Posted: March 2, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D40, Ohio

Brookville Station

I took this shot in Brookville, Ohio at the abandoned train station. Most of the current bike paths were built over pre-existing rail lines. This station is a prime example. I’ve been told that the government still owns the bike paths in case they ever decide to convert back to rail… I’m not sure if that will ever happen, but it sounds like a good idea in principle. In any case, I’ll enjoy the bike paths in the duration…

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Ground Control

Posted: January 11, 2013 in HDR, Nikon D40, Ohio

Cold War Gallery

The Cold War Gallery in the National Museum of the Air Force has some very interesting aircraft on display. From the picture here, you can make out the Stealth Bomber and Blackbird pretty easily, among others. The only problem is that these aircraft start to get quite large, and there just isn’t a whole lot of opportunity to see them from above. In fact, this was the only vantage point I could get to, to grab an angle looking downward on these two beauties. That being said, where else can you just stroll in without appointment, free of admission, and get to check out multi-million dollar aircraft up close?

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Take a Spin

Posted: January 3, 2013 in Michigan, Nikon D40

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With the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan coming up, I thought I’d share a pic from last year. This was one of the last pics of the day. I took this at the Hyundai booth, where they had a new Genesis Coupe set up on one of those rotating platforms, slowly spinning in a circle. But unlike most other spinning circle platforms, this one was full access. I set up the tripod and wide angle lens about a foot from the bumper, and stacked 2 neutral density filters on top of each other to slow the shutter and get some motion blur in the background, but keep the car nice and crisp. I wish I could have gotten a little better perspective on this one, but that just gives me something to work on this year!

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Motor City

Posted: December 19, 2012 in Michigan, Nikon D40

Motor City

As we walked from the parking garage to the Detroit Auto Show, we passed by the famous Joe Louis “fist” monument. I had to scamper across traffic to get a shot. The fist is only a couple blocks from the convention center. It doubles as a center divider for traffic and a monument of the famous American heavyweight boxer.

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Tree of the Dead

Posted: October 26, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D40, Ohio

These trees are on the path from the Upper to Lower falls in Hocking Hills, Ohio. I passed them and just had to stop due to their Tim Burtonish aura. I expected the roots to split at any time and the Headless Horseman to come barreling out on horseback. But then I realized that I probably had just drank too much coffee and moved on after taking this picture.

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Bockscar

Posted: October 14, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D40, Ohio

The aircraft pictured above is the B-29 Superfortress nicknamed Bockscar. It was one of the largest aircraft to be used in World War II, had a pressurized cabin, and even remote controlled machine-gun turrets. But what this particular aircraft is most-widely known for is the atomic bombing missions over Hiroshima (“Little Boy” dropped by the Enola Gay) & Nagasaki (“Fat Man” dropped by Bockscar). The Bockscar B-29 Superfortress, pictured above, is now on display at the National Museum of the Air Force, in Dayton, Ohio.

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Curtiss AT-9 Jeep

Posted: October 10, 2012 in HDR, Nikon D40, Ohio

This aircraft was built in 1942, and designed as a dual engine trainer aircraft. The Air Force Museum’s website claims the Curtiss AT-9 was not easy to fly or land, so apparently that made it perfect for training!

Is it just me, or does this one look like some sort of 1st generation precursor to the Naboo fighter plane in Star Wars? I mean, I’m not entirely certain (there was a painful amount of Jar Jar Binks in that movie which crowded out anything good).

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