One of the benefits of a blind wife is the ability to get to places that are normally out of bounds. So when we visited Stonehenge a few years ago, we were immediately taken into the off-limits area, and while there I got some great shots of this remarkable circle of stones.
This shot was also shot on 35mm film, we got some great views of Stonehenge “from the inside”, and even got to touch and feel the stones.
This is the last of the current batch of USA shots.
One of the highlights (excuse the pun) of our time in Delaware was our flight in Marc’s aeroplane. He is the proud owner of a Diamond Air DA40 aeroplane, which is incredibly cute! We took off from Wilmington Airport, and took a 40 minute trip over Delaware Bay.
DA-40 during the pre-flight check
A technical aside, for those of you that say the iPad is just a toy, the flight plan was logged using an iPad, and maps of the airport, runways and flight were on the iPad during the flight (in addition to the Garmin flight deck stuff in the aircraft).
Ready to go – (Photo by Lois Strachan)
The trip was great fun an uneventful (which is a good thing), two days later we were braced down for Huricane Irene, so it was a good interlude with the wonderful weather.
HDR shot of the aircraft, a copy is now on the wall in Marc’s study :-)
Coming in to land on runway 19 (ie 190 degrees on the map).
While the runway looked very short, it can easily land a 737, it is over 2km long. The trip was fantastic, and definitely a highlight of our trip. Thanks to Marc for taking us on the trip, and a huge thanks to both Marc and Patti for looking after us so well during our (extended) trip. Hope to do more flying soon.
Last shot, just before takeoff
Here are a couple of old shots that I have been using to play with textures. The first is of the Colosseum in Rome, and the second of the Pantheon. Please let me know which versions you prefer; the “before” or “after” shots (just leave a comment).
Colosseum with texture
Colosseum without texture
And now the Pantheon…
Pantheon with texture
Pantheon without texture