In honor of Veterans Day, I thought a picture of the world’s most famous military helicopter was in order. This is a UH-1F Iroquois “Huey”, which has seen action from Vietnam to the present.
This Huey was at the Air Force Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota and during its service supported the Minuteman missile sites in South Dakota.
The problem with trying to photograph the Capitol building at night is that its so bloody bright. I wanted in this shot to get the Capitol and the more distant Cathedral (on the left). As you can see, the capitol is so bright, the Cathedral comes off as a spookier younger brother.
Also, on this shot, I did a little post processing to give the light that blue look. If you saw my picture from Sunday, you know the lighting isn’t really like that. I used a Selenium tone that you see commonly in stock photography.
So, on Saturday night, I tried out manual focus on my camera, with the tripod, at night. You saw the picture of the capitol building yesterday. Here is downtown Saint Paul from Cass Gilbert park, which is appropriately right across the street from the Capitol building. This is a case that, after I left the park, I realized what I should have done to make this picture better. But I think it came out okay anyway.
One of the “things” that Rapid City has to offer are Presidential statues. Clumped around downtown on street corners are statues of various Presidents. These are all privately funded, created and donated, so there are statues of some of the usual suspects, and some of the not so usual suspects.
Each of the statues is distinctive and usually has symbols or elements that help identify and make unique each statue.
This is the statue of President Taft. Why is he holding a baseball? Good question! Well, it turns out that he inaugurated the tradition of baseball’s “first pitch” at the beginning of the season.
The State Capitol building in St. Paul is one of my favorite subjects to photograph. This is a nighttime monochrome view.
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