Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Johnson Space Center

I made an unexpected trip to Houston this week, so the only camera I had on a side trip to Johnson Space Center was my phone. I usually carry at least a Canon S95 point-and-shoot if I expect to take photos, but like I said this trip was unexpected. Some of the inside photos are a bit blurry or noisy, but cameras have been dumbed down to fit inside phones so what can you do? I'm not used to taking pictures with my phone, so my finger made it into one of them. See if you can spot it.

It has probably been 25 years since I have been to the space center, and I seem to recall that the Saturn V was sitting outside at that time. Now it has its own huge building separate from the visitor center. Click on image to bring up the thumbnail page.

Saturn V

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

4th of July in Red Lodge

I spent the 4th of July with family in Red Lodge, MT. There was a parade for each of the three days of the rodeo, and fireworks the night of the 4th.

It has been a while since I've tried to shoot fireworks, and my equipment for this attempt was my Canon S95 point-and-shoot, a pop bottle, and a little tripod device that attached the camera to the bottle. I think this would have turned out OK except I had the bottle sitting on a deck post, and the movement of the 20 or so people on the deck introduced some vibration into the images. You can see these as squiggles in some of the shots. The shots are still worth looking at, but next time I should try it with my big camera on an actual tripod sitting on actual ground. Click on the image to bring up the thumbnail page.

Red Lodge Fireworks