I made the mistake of wearing sneakers instead of Gore-Tex boots today. It’s raining so hard I have to take a shower in order to dry off. The best thing to eat on a day like today: WATERMELON!!! Yeah, I know, my bucket’s got a hole in it.
Fellow blogger, great photographer and all around nice guy John Linn managed to get a very good shot of the blimp that is in town for the PGA tournament this week. I have seen it in the air but I was in the car and not able to get a shot myself. At least that’s what I thought! Earlier this week I took this photo near the Port of Rochester and, although I had no intention of posting it, after I started working on it I noticed a small dot above the trees. The dot turned out to be the blimp. This is a crop from the photo above:
I wonder if you can take a ride in the blimp; I’d certainly love to! Rochester looks my kinda place….lovely!
The blimp is for news coverage and I don’t think they allow passengers. I tried my best to get a ride on the Goodyear blimp, even saying I would buy 4 new tires, but they still would not let me on. I does look like a fun ride, though.
Goes to show you what a great view it must be from up there. Very surprised that it is (nearly) visible from the lake shore. Just imagine what they can see from up there… Toronto maybe? Likely the Finger Lakes too.
Your crop is really extreme but holds up not too bad considering. All those pixels come in handy sometimes. Took me a while to find the source of the crop in the full shot. Amazing that you found it in the photos… a what a surprise!
Thanks for the link.
I was very surprised to see it show up in the photo, too. The day was very clear so the view must be for many miles in all directions.
I typically look for spots and imperfections at 1:1 and clone them out at that magnification. I look at the entire photo and it was at that 1:1 spot check that I found the blimp. The D600 apparently resolves very nicely and it makes for nice cropped photos.
Reminds me of when I found that recent comet in one of my photos unexpectedly, when looking at it magnified. I really like the full photo you have posted here, it has a painterly quality about it, without being obviously a photo made to look like a painting, if that makes sense. It’s subtle, and effective.
Thanks, Charles. I remember the comet in the photo! It’s a nice little surprise.
I really didn’t think too much of the photo when I took it but it was one of those that, after looking at the file a bit, I thought it had a nice, calm quality that I liked.
I like the photo too. I also have a look at my photos at 1:1 or 1:2 to check for the sometimes numerous dust and clone it out. I would have been thrilled to find a dust spot resolve itself into something like this!
Thanks, ehpem. The dust spots manifest themselves in areas without much detail, like sky, clouds, blank walls, that sort of thing. It really is the SLR curse, even if you don’t change lenses very often. Still, it’s a small price to pay compared to spotting prints made from film.
PGA is over now. It could be years before I see another blimp.
Beautiful pictures, i love 🙂
See you soon,
The blimp is fun but the first shot is really lovely!
Thanks, Tina. I like the photo but I was unsure if others would like it, too.