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Little Butch the Monocoupe 110 Special

Little Butch the Monocoupe 110 Special

In this post we have a look at one of the fastest sports planes of the 1940s, "Little Butch" (N36Y). I found it literally hanging from the rafters in the Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum located in Chantilly Virginia. I have always loved planes, particularly vintage planes from the past.

 

Baltimore Public Works Museum

A quick post today as we share this image of the Baltimore Public Works Museum in downtown Baltimore on Pier 7. The building itself was built around 1912 and has served as a pumping station. Inside the museum there is a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of a public works department that supports a major city. These are the folks who are responsible for the infrastructure of the city. From the city's lighting, water supply, roadway maintenance, storm drainage system and a host of other services, it all happens from the management of this agency.

The Baltimore Public Works Museum
The Baltimore Public Works Museum

We will share some of the goodies found on the inside in some future posts.

Thanks for visiting!

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Welcome to the start of another great week! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. It was a really nice one for me, as I managed to complete some business strategies on my list of projects that I've been both wanting and needing to get done. When this year began, like many of you, I had a vision of where I wanted to take things and some ideas on how to get there. Of course that's only the beginning of the task. The real work is in the implementation of a plan.

With that in mind and to out-maneuver the usual time deficits that seem ever-present, I will reduce my posting schedule here ever so slightly. As a temporary measure I will post 3 or 4 times weekly instead of the usual Monday thru Friday schedule. The extra day or two will allow me to undertake some initiatives and blaze a new trail or two. :-) It also provides a little more time for site visits, one of my favorite pastimes.

In any case, much fun lies ahead (and hard work too), and I so look forward to it.  One of the many projects that I'll be tackling is a revamping of my Facebook Page, which I have gutted to some degree. You can help with this effort by clicking by and dropping a few "Likes" on me, should the mood strike you. I thank you in advance. :-)

On to today's image...  taken during one of my 2011 trips to NYC, I stopped out front of "The Met" (Metropolitan Museum of Art) before entering for a day to remember.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art

I remember arriving here after a very long walk, having left my hotel on 41st and The Avenue of the Americas (6th) and a stroll through neighboring Central Park. Next was the marathon required to cover the museum, where I spent the entire day. Afterward, the trek back to the hotel and with camera gear and tripod to boot. An urban hike, as it turned out. One I'd gladly do again. :-)

Thanks for visiting!

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17th Century Harp

Welcome back! In today's post we have a look at an image taken in Fall 2011 at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. One of the exhibits there displayed a tremendous amount of items dating to the 17th century. Many of the rooms were displayed just as they were during those times. Some were heavily ornamented, bordering on gaudy, while others were rather pleasing to the eye.

The shot below was captured through a doorway with a fisheye which produced a dream-like appearance of the room. But then there was a pesky lamp just inside the doorway which served to distract from the 17thy century harp that had grabbed my attention. After a very generous crop I ended up with this image.

17th Century Harp
17th Century Harp

Access to this room was partitioned off for obvious reasons, so photos had to be taken through the doorway and on trick angles. To the left of the frame is part of a table that survived the crop tool but the distracting lamps had to go.

In keeping with the time period I felt the need to go with a toned image, which seemed to generate a sense of yesteryear, not that I was there, mind you. :-)

17th Century Harp - B&W
17th Century Harp - B&W

Star effects added via Topaz Star Effects!

To close out the post here is a full view of the image in a traditional monotone. The aforementioned lamps were less distracting but nonetheless, took the eye away from the harp.

17th Century Dream - B&W
17th Century Dream - B&W

Thanks for visiting!

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