The first time I went to High Rock was when I first moved to south-central Pennsylvania in 2000. I was a stranger in a strange land, but sitting atop that high place allowed me to see that it was not much different than other places I’ve been to. It was very green, yes, but the houses were still houses, and…
Every year for a few years now, the Collings Foundation has been bringing some World War II planes to the Westminster, Maryland, airport. This weekend, they brought three planes: A B-17 and a B-24 bomber, and a P-51 Mustang. After breakfast with my wife, where we discussed everything from my doctoral thesis proposal to what we’ll be doing in 2016, I headed over to the airport to take some pictures. There was even a random blimp and lots of private planes taking off and landing. I hope you enjoy the pictures.
I have mixed feelings when I go to zoos. On the one hand, I’m in awe at the different kinds of animals there that I would never get to see in the wild if zoos didn’t exist. On the other hand, those animals are meant to be free in their own habitats. The fact that we need zoos to protect some of those species is what makes me the saddest. Still, I took some pictures and got to enjoy a respite from the heat while walking around the Barranquilla Zoo this morning.
I’ve been trying for a while to catch a good shot of lightning, and I finally achieved it last night. It took a lot of playing around with the camera’s settings, but I finally did it last night. It came it really good, and I’m hoping for more thunderstorms tonight to try it again.