Every once in awhile, I go shooting photographs of architecture. This is one of those times, which coincided with me having to participate in a jury selection process at the nearby county courthouse. When I was attending the nearby high school in the late 1970s, I would walk through this exact location – which looked very different back then. Even in those days I would take architecture photos (with my trusty Pentax MX 35mm film camera) in this area because there would be interesting shadow interactions with the morning sunrise. However, now the architecture has gone monolithic modern and there is a deep canyon within the cliffs of glass and metal.
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