Two great men were lost in the month of December. One 2 days ago in 1980 and one today in 1999. There are no words that can describe the enormity of their loss and the contributions that they could have made to the world.
The calm before the storm. Sandy is making her way towards us now! My plans for visiting Woodstock will have to wait until I return.
Leaving tomorrow morning for New York! I can’t wait to get back to Woodstock. I am hoping that there is still fall color! I haven’t been in New York in the fall for 10 years! It was ten years ago last week that I was taking the one way flight from New York to Texas. Since then I have only been up there in the summer except the first year we went back up for Christmas. I’m excited for a lot of reasons but one of them is my favorite season in New York is Autumn. Of course I will stop by and see Rick and Levon.
Bower-X Galaxy S3 case
This is how I remember Rick. I saw him shortly before this photo was taken and a few times after.
I learned how to shoot with infrared film in my second photography class back in 1983 or ‘84. It quickly became my favorite film and later I incorporated it into my wedding photography and taught others how to use it. It made me sad when I found out that Kodak was no longer going to manufacture the film. There were other brands that had an infrared film, but Kodak’s was the only true infrared on the market. I miss it very much. One of these images is a true infrared and the other is just photoshop. See if you know the difference.
Earlier today, Felix Baumgartner took a stratospheric balloon flight to 127,000 feet (37,000 meters) and then, he jumped. The freefall jump was an attempt to become the first man to break the speed of sound (690 miles or 1,110 kilometers per hour). It lasted 4 minutes and 22 seconds and according to indicators provided by the @redbullstratos team, Baumgartner surpassed Mach 1. His jump came exactly 65 years to the day after Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier in an airplane.
I watched this today and I was scared until he touched the ground.