Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, February 20, 2012

Airplane Closeups (and a Bomb)

From our visit to the Wings Over the Rockies museum last year, here are some closeups of airplane parts. Here's the light at the end of a wing.
This one speaks for itself.
This looked like something that would measure windspeed.
And I have no idea about this last one, it was on top of a wing.
And finally, here's an atomic bomb (presumably disarmed since it's in a museum).
Okay, that last shot isn't of the bomb (it was behind an engine), but I thought it was appropriate, and it's my entry for Tina's PicStory theme of "Creative." And it's also part of Our World Tuesday.

20 comments:

  1. very creative! thanks for your picstory :)

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  2. Not something you get to see everyday. I like your macro shots!

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  3. What an interesting museum! You got some great shots for the day, Al! I, too, really like your macro shots! A whole different perspective! Hope you got some rest after a working weekend and that you and Socks get out for a walk!

    Sylvia

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  4. Great captures Al!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  5. Very interesting details of the planes.

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  6. Neat captures and interesting details. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great macros, Al. Makes you realize all these small important parts that help the plane stay aloft! PS I'm having a lot of trouble with the anti spam!

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  8. Al, I moderate all comments before publishing. Haven't had any trouble with spam (so far). Don't know if that's an option for you. Anyway - thanks for trying!

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  9. Great shots of very interesting details. My favourite is the one on top of a wing. Love the light and the bokeh. But the atomic bomb gives me the creeps!

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  10. Great closeup shots of the plane.

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  11. The old airplane is cool, the solid structure looking tough. The item with the propellor is cool. I think the thing over the wing maybe covers the flap mechanism. I like the eject handle - the curious might have the urge to see how it works, but the museum has wisely disabled it :)

    For a modern use of a prop, the DC-10, there is a little turbine with a prop that drops down in flight, creates electrical power by the prop windmilling in flight if all other sources of power are lost. That could be a problem...

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  12. Great shots, I love all of your close ups. My husband and I both enjoy aviation museums, we'll have to check this one out if we get over that way.

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  13. Very nice reportage.
    Ciao from Italy
    Erika
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  14. Hopefully the bomb was disarmed, yes.
    Have a nice day

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  15. These are good shots from an interesting subject. The last shot – isn’t that an additional fuel tank?

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  16. Such a thought probing picture story. I love the one with the yellow propeller...

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  17. Ciao Al, objects really curious, never seen before!
    Have a good day!

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  18. Great photos. Brings back memories of when I was in the Air Force.

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