Monday, June 2, 2008


I know, hard to believe - but OCCASIONALLY I let others snap a shot or two of yours truly. I don't like being on that side of the camera nearly as much, but during the aforementioned fini flight shoot I was even more willing. How can I not document my presence at such an event?

So - after takeoff, one of the crew guys that was out on the flight line, Justin, came to our van and admired my camera. So I handed it over and came home with the following fisheye shots which I think are not half bad! (Especially since I was fully working the drowned rat look from dashing around in the pouring rain for the last 2 hours.)

Note the pants soaked up to the knees, and the completely wet hair. The shirt was soaked too and I was very happy I decided to wear dark grey that day. On the left is Serena, on the right is Spider - I don't know his real name, nor do I need to. He was our wonderful driver and general go-fer that day, and I think he's just the bee's knees. Not too hard on the eyes either.

Justin (who took these pictures) was looking at me and said, "Gosh you look familiar - do I know you?"
"I don't think so.. I guess I just have a really hot Doppleganger."
Nobody else in that van knew the term Doppleganger (and yes, spelling/grammar/language afficionados, it IS supposed to have and umlaut over the a). So here's the Wikki definition for you, everyone. I love when someone uses a ten-cent word I haven't heard. What's your favorite?

One last cool shot - as the skies started clearing and you can see the F-15 to the right taking off:


E said...

oh how nice to see some of you for a change.. looks like so much fun.. quite the adventurer you are.


Ernie Santa Ana said...

My favorite 10-cent word is actually fake. It was used in an episode of Black Adder (Rowan Atkinson of Mr. Bean fame). The word is "interfrastically" as in: I await your return most interfrastically!" Black Adder wanted to annoy a man who claimed he had written a complete dictionary of the English language. So he started blurting out words to confound the man.

Nathan & Catherine said...

Oh I LOVE it!! What an amazing experience!! My favo 10cent word is discombobulated!!! It usually gets a response like what, your such a geek!! hahaha! But I just LOVE IT!! and your post for that matter!! xC