Monday, May 1, 2017

Shoot Thirteen - Vermont

Moscow - that large complex was, of course, the Kremlin! Checking in were Mariann, Carol (with Moscow pix), Milt, Michelle, Peyton, Elaine, Mike and Doris.

"Fisher RR Bridge"

Shoot #13 finds me in Vermont for another annual activity - time share. For the past thirty years we have been making the drive to Stowe, VT and the Von Trapp properties.

Each year I try to find something around the area of great interest. Last year I did shoot about a dozen covered bridges. This year I returned to Fisher RR Bridge with my fisheye lens for some fun.

I shot a few dozen images of this covered bridge - I changed my viewpoint, used both portrait and landscape orientation, and went in fairly tight. I have a few that I do like. This one was processed with HDR, Here is an interior shot in B&W.

Where in the World?

Better get out the atlas as this year I will be featuring some of the more famous cities of the world! Here are some interesting facts about one of them. Just what city would I be visiting? 

this city’s name translates into “Fragrant Harbour" or "Incense Harbour

the city boasts the second largest number of high rises of any city in the world

after the First Opium War (1839–42), it became a British Colony

later occupied by Japan during World War II until British control resumed in 1945.

It is well known for its multitude of theme parks like Ocean Park, a Disneyland, and Lai Chi Kok amusement park.

The city is very famous for its shopping malls and thus gets its name “shopper’s paradise” from them. One can get anything and everything from clothes and cosmetics to toys and electronic gadgets in places like Stanley Market, Jade Market, Ladies’ Market, Temple Street Night Market, and many more.

Another famous tourist attraction is Victoria Peak, which provides a bird’s eye view of the harbor and the whole city.

Helpful hint: In the early 1980s, negotiations between the United Kingdom and China resulted in the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declarationwhich paved way for the transfer of this city's control in 1997.

A Word to the Wise. . .

"Life is not about how fast you run 

or how high you climb, 

but how well you bounce!" 

~ Vivian Komori

Murphy's Laws. . .

Clifford's Point of No Return Law:

The light at the end of the tunnel 
could turn out to be 
the headlight of an oncoming train!

It's Cartoon Time. . .

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