Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
In 1947, Palomar Mountain Observatory shipped the current telescope mirror from Pasadena to Palomar Mountain. The concrete disk pictured above was used as a "dummy" mirror to test the structure and strength of the mirror. That mirror is big!
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
This weekend San Diego is host to the Red Bull Air Races! These air races are a sort of acrobatic obstacle course race for airplanes. They are being held over San Diego Bay, which should make a fantastic backdrop for photos.
The Coast Guard has restricted much of the Bay to boat traffic because of the planes flying over the Bay (safety first) but if you had a boat, the unrestricted areas are certainly the best views of these races. We'll be trying to get some shots this afternoon... maybe I'll have something to post tomorrow! If not, here's a shot from Wednesday's practice from "Photographs of San Diego".
Posted by Susan Zentmyer at 9:34 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2007
These are the beautiful roses that my favorite guy sent to me today for our anniversary.
(I couldn't do justice to the flowers with the camera I was using and the inadequate lighting, and my inability to hold the camera just right.... but they are just gorgeous)
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
This is smoke rising from the recent Pine Fire. The fire, in eastern San Diego county, burned close to 2,200 acres and burned for 5 days before it was 100% contained. The cause of the fire was determined to be an illegal campfire, cost approximately $1.3 million.
Here in Southern California, we are always hyper-aware of fire danger. This year, a particularly dry year, we are holding our collective breaths that we don't have a repeat of the 2003 fires.
Posted by Susan Zentmyer at 7:21 PM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Here's a look at how big these boats are - this is "Miss Budweiser," a frequent visitor when the races were sponsored by Budwesier. These days, though there is always a large audience, sponsors seem to be hard to come by.
This photo was taken on our wedding day, four years ago this coming Thursday. :-)
Posted by Susan Zentmyer at 6:35 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
This is one of the super-fast boats that is racing around Mission Bay this weekend in the San Diego Thuderboat Regatta. I used to live across the Bay from the races and the roar of the engines is something to hear.
Almost four years ago, my husband and I were married on Thunderboat weekend. Unexpected coincidence - we aren't racing fans and chose the date and place before we realized that there was a huge event in virtually the same place as were having our wedding. Our biggest problems turned out to be pretty small in the grand scheme - traffic was messy and though we were concerned that the races would obscure our vows during our outdoor ceremony, the races ended an hour before our ceremony started. And the races provided an interesting photo-op for us! More on that next week.
Posted by Susan Zentmyer at 10:15 AM