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Beach Life

Beach Life

There is something to be said about beach life and now that summer has officially arrived, people are flocking to beaches everywhere by the millions. It's an annual happening for many, including yours truly. 

Thoughts of Summer

Oh yes, we've all begun to have those wonderful thoughts of Summer. A time when many great memories are made while we enjoy the great outdoors and all it has to offer. One of the favorite hangouts for many are the wonderful beaches and shorelines. For others it's the amusement park scene, an outdoor cookout or simply curling up with a great book to read while enjoying the breeze. Whatever your favorite Summer pastime, it will soon be upon you. One of the beauties of living on the eastern seaboard of the U S is the close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and it's tributaries. Of course the same can be said of the west coast, gulf coast and any other place on the globe that's near the water's edge. For me, there has always been something magical about the water. Simply out... what a life!

Alright, before I get into a full-blown ramble, let's get to today's image. ;-)

Since it's not quite Summer, it's not quite full color either. Just enough to stimulate some thoughts of Summer.

Thoughts of Summer
Thoughts of Summer

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Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for visiting!

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The Cockpit

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.

The Cockpit
The Cockpit

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.

The Cockpit - Zoomed Out View
The Cockpit - Zoomed Out View

Although the modern instrumentation limits any attempt at a retro look, I converted the tight shot to B&W anyway.

The Cockpit - B&W
The Cockpit - B&W

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

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Street Jazz Artists

First off, let me thank everyone for your comments and feedback in the previous post. I truly appreciate it and found it helpful. In today's short post we take a look at the next edition of "Street Scenes".

Harkening back to Summer, we have a look at a jazz band performing on the sidewalk in Virginia Beach. Ahh, twas a beautiful night and the band was very talented. Seems so long ago. :-)

Street Jazz Artists
Street Jazz Artists

Thanks for visiting!

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