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Belly of the Shuttle

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Today’s Photo: Belly of the Shuttle

Being a fan of flight and more so, space flight, I was fascinated by my visit to the space shuttle at the Udvar-Hazy portion of the Air and Apace museum.  I took several photos from the front of the space shuttle, but could not get enough of all the small details of this unique flying ship.  I shot this one of the ceramic composite tiles across the belly of the shuttle.  It is a true tribute to human ingenuity that someone could devise this process of adding thousands of tiles to an airplane to make it safe to reenter the atmosphere.

82: The Enola Gay

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Today’s Photo:  82: The Enola Gay

Probably my third favorite plane at the Udvar Hazy building was the Enola Gay.  This is one of the planes that helped end World War 2 in the Pacific Theater.  Unfortunately, this plane carried more destruction in its belly than most other war planes carry in their entire existence.  Knowing what it did just makes being in its shadow that much more awe inspiring.

National Air and Space Museum

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Today’s Photo:  National Air and Space Museum

On my visit to The District, I really wanted to get a little time inside the National Air and Space Museum.  However, most of the museums closed around 5:30 PM, so I had to make some tough decisions, and this was one of those to go.  I did get this shot as we walked by.  It is definitely one to make a point to stop at on my next visit.

Weekend Trip

Finally, after not getting to focus much on photography, I set up a sunrise trip.  This will be followed by a stop at Old Car City and then home for a few hours of fun photography.

The Business End

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Today’s Photo:  The Business End

One of the must see spots in the Washington D.C. area is the Udvar-Hazy center.  It is located next to Dulles Airport and you can even get there by shuttle from the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall.  Just don’t forget to watch the time so you don’t miss the shuttle back.  If you drive, there is a fee for parking, but it is free if you get there after 4:00 PM.  However, that only leaves you an hour and a half to fly through.  One of the main attractions used to be the Space Shuttle Enterprise, a test shuttle for NASA, but since the end of the Shuttle program, the Discovery has found its home here.  This shot is from the Enterprise.  I thought it was descent, I didn’t have a wide enough lens, but you can check out Tim Stanley‘s shot of the Enterprise.

The Enola Gay

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Today’s Photo:  The Enola Gay

I have posted numerous photos from my trip to Washington D.C. and from the Udvar-Hazy building on the Air and Space museum.  There are so many fascinating air planes located at the Udvar-Hazy building, but I believe my favorite has to be …Continue Reading Here…

All You See

Today’s Photo:  All You See

In 1966 the United States began using one of the most advanced spy planes the world had seen, or not seen.  While in use, it maintained the record for the highest and fastest manned aircraft.  Unless it was sitting on …Continue Reading Here…

The Tower Over Dulles

Today’s Photo:  The Tower Over Dulles

I was able to explore most of the Air and Space Museums Udvar-Hazy center.  It was a whirlwind and I did not get to spend the amount of time I really wanted.  One of the places I really wanted to go was the Donald D. Engen tower.  It looks over the Udvar-Hazy center …Continue Reading Here…

Ryan PT-22A Recruit

Today’s Photo:  Ryan PT-22A Recruit

I made it to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Udvar-Hazy center for a few hours last year.  There was so much, that the little time I spent there was definitively not enough.  In fact, I was only able to make it through about 1/4 of all …Continue Reading Here…

The SR-71 Blackbird

Today’s Photo:  The SR-71 Blackbird

I had a little fun reprocessing some old images. I took this one of the SR-71 “Blackbird” at the Udvar-Hazy center of the Air and Space Museum. I published the first edition in May… The Blackbird. Pretty cool how a few months can change …Continue Reading Here…


Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the United States.  I would like to say thank you to all the men and women that have maintained the freedom that allow me to post what I want.

Today’s Photo:  Corsair

Ever since I was little, I have always been amazed with flight.  I loved to watch birds gliding through the air, not to mention watching airplanes and all other manner of flying things.  It is so hard to believe …Continue Reading Here…

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