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Old Mar 3, 2013, 12:42 AM   #1
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Default Some Highlights From the Past Week

Armed with the E-M5 and 12, 17, 45 and 75mm M. Zuikos I spent this past week with my daughter at her base in New Jersey. We spent one day in Philly, two in Washington D.C and one full day in New York City.

One regret after-the-fact was not taking the 9-18 M. Zuiko. On numerous occasions I really could have used it.

In Philadelphia, the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier's Tomb..



Closeup of a couple of beautiful clocks on Independence Hall..



Benjamin Franklin's burial site, next to the fence, and a plaque describing several events in his lifetime..



At Arlington..







On the Mall..



World War II Memorial..



For some of my friends here..






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Face to Face with the SR-71..



Words cannot describe the size of a B-29 bomber. This is the Enola Gay..



One low-mileage, slightly used space shuttle..





From the top of Rockefeller Plaza, 70 stories up..



One of the seven new towers going up in the new World Trade Center complex, from the steps of St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest building still in public use in Manhattan..



And in the heart of that complex..


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Hi Greg,

Another really great set of images. You make it look easy.

Interesting paradox, The size of the Discovery taking and returning Astronauts into outer space vs the Enola Gay.
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wow greg, great images!

The Arlington cemetery shots are moving, it is hard to find a good angle to shoot at since it is so huge but you did a nice job.

I see you made it to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, I really like the b-29 and sr-71 shots from this series, well done!

Thanks for sharing and glad you had a good trip.
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..... by Zig, "Another really great set of images. You make it look easy."
.........so true
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I cannot add anything more than what the others have said, truly stunning images. Goes to show what good lenses can do with the proper person behind the camera. On the P51 Mustang, I always wondered why the gun barrels are staggered. I think I may just Google that. Thanks for sharing Greg. Always look forward to your posts with images.
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I just found out. They are staggered to allow the ammo belts enough clearance to each breach in the wing. The P47 Thunderbolt has the same set up.
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One regret after-the-fact was not taking the 9-18 M. Zuiko. On numerous occasions I really could have used it.
Had a feeling you would miss having this lens in the bag with you, there was a bit of waffling going on with this choice before you left.

You have managed to do something I thought near impossible -- you have made the Blackbird appear rather soft, curvy, dare I say sexy. Excellent shots.

Oooh, even the remote manipulator arm snuck into the shuttle shot
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Wow, Greg. Just another series of excellent photos that we have come to expect from you. Well done.
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Greg, this is a very nice set of photographs. I went to Virginia in 2009 for training and I had the time for a quick Washington, DC tour (with Washington Photo Safari) and I enjoyed it.



I was also able to go to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ... for 1.5 hours and I loved every minutes of it.



Maybe I'll go to New-Yook one day
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