Posts tagged “lead

Chadwick Lead Works

Chadwick Lead Works 5-frame panorama

This building, in the heart of downtown Boston amidst very modern skyscrapers, was once the home of Chadwick Lead Works (obviously).  Given that it was built in 1887 it was amazing (and rather charming) to see it standing in a modern downtown area.

This shot is a panoramic stitch of five frames taken from the sidewalk across the street.  I would shoot one frame then move down the sidewalk a bit to take the next shot.  Having been stitched from several frames you can zoom in and see quite a bit of detail (click the image to get to flickr where you can view the larger size).

Suspended in Mid-Air

Lcdr Frank Weisser flies lead solo in Kingsville


I love my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens.  It’s simply awesome.  The only problem with it is that it smells like cigarette smoke in a big way — can’t leave it in the bag or the whole bag stinks.  Oh well, I bought it used, it’s in great shape, and I got a great deal on it.

Lcdr Frank Weisser is the lead solo pilot in the Blue Angels team and is shown above flying in the show at Kingsville NAS in Kingsville, TX.

I captured Lcdr Weisser zooming by with a focal length of 185mm using a shutter speed of 1/1000, aperture of f5.6 @ ISO 100.  I assume (but honestly don’t remember) that I used the lens’ IS panning mode.  Turned out pretty nice.  In fact, the image is amazingly sharp when cropped to view only the cockpit.

Certainly would have been cool to have some blurred clouds in the background to show some of the motion but there’s something nice about the simple blue sky too.