Aug 302010

ISO 80; f/5.6; 1/1000; 59.2mm; 6:41 AM (Canon SX10)

We went out to the model airplane flying field this morning just as the sun was coming up.  I took quite a few photos with the tripod but felt I was missing the glider… so I took the camera off the tripod and started to just follow the glider with the camera. This lucky shot was taken while facing east into the sun… post-processing consisted of a crop (to give the glider more room in front rather than behind) and adjusted the black point to darken the silhouette a wee bit.

With as many photos as I’ve taken at the flying field, I felt I would have been remiss not post at least one for this month’s “flight” theme!

Aug 282010

ISO 80; f/2.8; 15.0s; 5mm; 4:17am (Canon SX10 on tripod with timer)

The power went out for the whole town of Quartzsite Wed early morning when wind sheer cut down to wooden telephone poles at the ground.  We woke up around 3am… and with no air conditioner it was impossible to go back to sleep.   So we got up and sat outside to enjoy the light show and storm breeze.

I suspect that I’m pushy the theme here… might be better as a Friday walk assignment for “swirly, curvy?”