Welcome back my good friends! I truly hope you've enjoyed a great holiday break with your family and friends and I thank you for your good wishes on previous posts. For me, it was a tremendously enjoyable time, one that created some special memories. That's what this time of year is all about, spreading the love and joy while being thankful.
I certainly enjoyed the time away from the blog as it provided an opportunity to review some of my plans for moving forward. To get back in the groove of things I'll begin with the image below of a WWI style airplane cockpit. It sort of represents getting back in control and taking off on the next mission. ;-)
This image was taken at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach (Summer 2011). Many of the aircraft on display are replicas, some are original aircraft with updated instrumentation and other equipment. This particular craft is a Fokker 2 replica.
Pardon the dust on that machine gun cover plate. That's one of those things you notice in post-processing, but being in a museum leaves no alternatives to fixing this before the shot anyhow. :-)
Let's zoom out just a bit.
Although the modern instrumentation limits any attempt at a retro look, I converted the tight shot to B&W anyway.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!