Through My Lens

68 – Essentials Packed

Posted in Cruise Vacations by lwroffee on September 23, 2009

We leave tomorrow for a ten day cruise on the Grandeur of the Seas to New England and Canada.  A leaf peeping cruise.  We are looking forward to it, and the essential things are now packed

Camera Equipment

Camera Equipment

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67 – The Tree

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 21, 2009

It was a sunny day today so I went by “the tree” again.  The sky and light were better for a photograph.  It is the only tree in our area that has started to change to fall colors so vividly.

Autumn Tree Colors

Autumn Tree Colors

66 – Lancaster, PA

Posted in Aviation by lwroffee on September 20, 2009

There were unusual southeast surface winds over most parts of the Mid-Atlantic States today which made for unusual approaches to airports.  We passed just north of Lancaster, PA before landing at its airport.  Nice day for flying.

Lancaster, PA

Lancaster, PA

65 – Watching Over St. John’s

Posted in Uncategorized, Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on September 19, 2009

I guess that I would be cross eyed too staring at the steeple on St. John’s all day.

St. Johns Church and The AFL-CIO Building

St. Johns Church and The AFL-CIO Building

64 – Monument Shadow

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on September 18, 2009

I passed the Washington Monument at just the right time.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

63 – Another Hint of Autumn

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 17, 2009

It was a cloudy rainy day today which made for terrible light for colorful photography.  However, I noticed that a couple of trees in our neighborhood had started to turn golden and had to have a picture.  With such a glary gray sky, there was no amount of manipulation with Lightroom or Photoshop that would make the sky pop out.  The colors are a hint of things to come on nice blue sky days.

Early Autumn Leaves

Early Autumn Leaves

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62 – Airplane Gawking

Posted in Aviation by lwroffee on September 16, 2009

This is what pilots do after the $200.00 lunch.  In this case it is a nicely restored T-6, an old WWI training airplane.

T-6 Trainer

T-6 Trainer

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61 – Early Morning Sun

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 15, 2009

I really should make it a point to get up earlier.  Dawn and the early morning sunlight are perfect for photography.  It’s the night-owl in me that hinders early morning wake-ups.  I suppose retirement has a bit to do with it also.  I had to take my wife to the train this morning at O’dark thirty, and got this image of the woods behind our house.

Early Morning Light on the Trees

Early Morning Light on the Trees

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60 – Early Evening Sun

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on September 14, 2009

I caught the early evening sun on some flowers and a railing outside the Willard Hotel.

Flowers Outside the Willard Hotel

Flowers Outside the Willard Hotel

59 – Just a Hint of Autumn

Posted in Aviation by lwroffee on September 13, 2009

The foliage is obviously still very green, but today in the air above Maryland there was a hint of a change in the seasons.  It was cooler and less humid, the haze and smog layer only went up to about 4000 feet and there was a stiff wind from the North West.  Not quite a fall day and not quite a summer day.

Over Northern Maryland

Over Northern Maryland

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