Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I made it back!

And here I'll bet most of you thought I'd gotten lost whilst over in the USofA. Or maybe I was just being lazy about getting a write-up of the trip? As it is, there is waaaaay too much to write up in a single post and if I go thru it day by day then it'll be next year by the time I finish up and can get back to the 12 apostle story!

So how about I just toss up a few random pictures over the next few posts? Sure will save my fingers a lot of wear and tear, that's for sure mates.

First up is me at the National Air and Space Museum.
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Even the dude in the space suit liked my tiedye!

My uncle deep fried a turkey on Memorial Day. It was sooooooo good! Best turkey I've ever had.
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You can find my deep fry turkey write up right here.

These next 3 are about the whole reason for the trip: dad's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery.

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This was the only day I wasn't wearing a tie dye shirt BTW.

Look! The White House as scene from the Washington Monument.
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Here, let me help you find it...
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And this is taken from the exact same place, same camera!
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Yeah, good camera!

This sculpture in Arlington is supposed to be something about Cupid. However I found it was a frighteningly realistic portrayal of the road system there!
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Those of you over there know exactly what I mean.

I'm guessing everyone in Charlotte has a picture like this.
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Only mine is much more better than yours, so there!

I so totally REFUSE to grow up!
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For some reason I was the only person doing this at the Natural History Museum.

Hand held, no tripod. Still the same camera, still the same lens.
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The camera I had for this trip was a Fuji HS10 if anyone is interested.

I can do really good lens flare too.
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Of course if you don't clean the dust off your lens for a few days you'll get even better lens flare!
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A trick discovered quite by accident by yours truly.

By the end of the trip my uncle still had not learned how to frame a shot properly.
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But he's now getting better as Anna and I got him a camera so he can practice!

Yes, it is a water bottle in my pocket and I am happy to see you.
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Luray Cavern was very impressive. But waaaaay too warm for a cavern. Too much touristy body heat.
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I do like the reflecting pools in caverns. Gotta hold the camera very very very steady.
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I sure hope they don't fire up these rockets anytime soon!
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Nope, Anna doesn't drink too much. Whatever gave you that idea?
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As usual, I enjoyed myself.
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And, as usual, I never pass up a chance to relax.
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Expect more random pictures from the trip over the next few posts, no worries mates.

4 comments:

la isla d'lisa said...

GREAT pictures, Dave! I'm glad you got to enjoy some of your trip.

Fizzgig said...

you came to the states! Yet you didn't get a photo of holding up the washington monument? I'm kinda disappointed, i expected that from you! lol

you wouldve had a way better time if you visited Cleveland, Oh...you know we got a casino now....it's our only claim to fame besides the rock n roll hall of fame (which is kinda lame)

I've still never made it to DC, my mom moved there after she graduated and never had a kind word to say about it. all about bad driving, and rats.

awesome pics though!! awesome camera!!

Titanium said...

Love the tie-dye shirts, Dave! Thanks for bringing us along on your trip with these shots... that camera is pretty sweet :)

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Lisa: I did enjoy the trip, even the service at Arlington was good. I bawled my eyes out of course.

Fizzgig: I thought about it, but didn't want to be one of the lemmings LOL. Couldn't resist the T-Rex shot though. Next time I'll try to get to the Midwest, no promises though. And yeah, traffic and drivers in DC sux.

Ti: I got a lot of compliments on my tie dyes. I was, ummmm, noticable. I'm pleased with the camera, does everything without having to change lenses.