The view from my hotel room overlooking Thomas Circle in Washington, DC. I was attending a computer security conference at the time and with the scheduled events running so long, it made sense to just stay down in DC rather than fight traffic to and from the big city on a daily basis. DC pretty much rolls up the sidewalks after all of the federal government offices close for the day, but there is always traffic running through town.
One of my favorites of the early military jet age, the Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center is an immaculate and utterly gleaming exhibit example. I like the softer lines of it… they remind me of other 1950s industrial design icons – like those from Raymond Loewy, the industrial designer for the famous Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, the Pennsylvania Railroad S1 steam locomotive, the current Air Force One livery, and many others. Truly, the aircraft just glows in the space where they have placed it.
Photo info: Lockheed T-33A-5-LO Shooting Star Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum Chantilly, Virginia November 2018 Kodak T-Max 100 film Voigtländer Ultron 21/1.8 ASPH lens Leica M3 35mm film camera
From a brilliant winter day down on the water. Back when we owned our sailboat, I used to go down and check on it every month. Given that the commute to the boat could take as long as four hours when the traffic was bad, going down there was generally an all-day affair, even if the visit was for just checking the lines and making sure that it was secure. As a result, I always took my camera and wandered around looking for photo opportunities – and this was one of them.
Photo info: Jutland Creek Point Lookout Marina Ridge, Maryland December 2015 Apple iPhone 6S