Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme, I finally have a post for these two photos.
The shot of the jet is from Gravelly Point Park just 400 feet north of the runway of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. And while I used my zoom lens at 200mm to shoot this plane, on takeoff it was close! Probably only about 100 feet above me as it jetted into the sky and past the park at 150 mph. During peak travel times, as many as two planes per minute take off or land (the direction depends on which way the wind is blowing). I’ve heard the noise is louder during take off, but that landing is much more dramatic – the planes look impossibly low approaching the runway. Guess I’ll have to go back!
For a photo from this same shoot with a different perspective on “takeoff,” visit my post Ed’s Sunday Stills: Planes.
The shot of the ambulance, with lights flashing (and noisy sirens blaring), is from a favorite street of mine – Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown, Washington, DC. You’ve seen glimpses before of life along this street: a Mexican restaurant, a French cafe (twice), and most recently, a bicyclist zipping down the street. I venture to say you’ll see more as time goes on – my hair salon is located there!