Verna and I were out walking the dogs a couple of days ago when I heard the distinctive sound of a radial engine-powered airplane overhead. I did not have my fancy DSLR camera with me at the time, or I’m certain I would have taken a better photo, but this one is not bad considering I used my pocket-sized Canon A1400 point-and-shoot camera. By coincidence, the plane passed very nearly in front of the waning crescent moon. Click on the image to enlarge.
We recently got a scanner for the office. It is a modern one that runs completely off of the USB port voltage without need for an additional external power source.
I had the above photo hanging in the old office in Torrance until we rescued many of the relics from the house last month. The photo was actually a color print, but the UV from sunlight streaming through the windows for years managed to fade it to a point that I had to recover it in monochrome (sepia in this case) after running it through the scanner.
The photo was taken circa 1976 around the time Nixon was resigning after I had flown a photo shoot for a local photographer. He rewarded me by taking this photo of me hovering in the Hughes 269B helicopter, tail number N9408F “Zero-Eight Foxtrot.” Click on the image to enlarge.
When atmospheric conditions are right, we can see contrails (condensation trails) overhead and from horizon to horizon. Today was one of those days. I was walking the dogs at around 9:30 this morning when I heard a jet flying overhead. I looked up and saw these two contrails just a fraction of a degree apart. The aircraft were both heading eastward, obviously at different altitudes. Click on the image to enlarge.
I posed briefly with “Huey,” the Humane Society mascot at their booth on Saturday at the 19th Annual Fly-in and Classic Car Show. Good show with lots of classic cars and airplanes. Click on the link to see a slide show I prepared for the other blog. Click on Verna’s photo to enlarge.
Today was the 18th annual classic car show and fly-in at the Wickenburg Airport. We took a few minutes to drive over and get some awesome pictures of their stuff. We also bought a T-shirt commemorating the event. Click on the image to enlarge.