Friday, July 20, 2012

Shuttle Pavilion Opening Ceremony and SpaceFest aboard Intrepid

Yesterday marked the official welcome of the Space Shuttle Enterprise and the opening of its new temporary home in the dome aboard the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum's flight deck.  Gathered to welcome her were 3 of the 4 original Enterprise astronauts as well as representatives of the week-long SpaceFest, from Samsung and Time Warner Cable.  Here are some of the images of the day:

A very proud and happy Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President of Intrepid, officially announcing the opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Panorama of the stage and audience.  Center right is the Aircraft Restoration tent.  Shuttle Pavilion is whiter dome next to it, on the aft flight deck.
Surprise guest of one of the astronauts, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Joyful ribbon cutting ceremony followed by the opening to the media, and then the public.
Day one, hour one, of the new Space Shuttle Pavilion.

My husband, Eric Boehm, Curator of Aviation and Aircraft Restoration, with Astronaut Mike Massimino, a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions, both of which serviced the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), including the historic final repair mission.  Mike also appeared (as himself) on two episodes of Eric's favorite TV show, The Big Bang Theory.

Astronauts Mario Runco, Jr. and Jeffrey A. Hoffman conducted a Q&A session in the Lutnick Theater aboard Intrepid.

SpaceFest booths were set up on the Pier and in the Exploreum, where parents and students alike were introduced to science experiments and space information, much of it offered by NASA employees.

Young science students learning about space at one of NASA's many booths on the Pier.

Members of the Mount Olive Robotics team using one of their many robots to remotely pick up and transport inflated objects, to the delight of the crowd on the Pier.

Science teacher amazing these young boys with his demonstration of how to create a tornado inside a pair of soda bottles.

Two young girls wearing colorful sneakers walked by just as I was about to photograph this graphic on the pier.  Nice touch!

One of the many NASA booths which were well attended by eager-to-learn visitors to Intrepid.

The Pier was lined with SpaceFest booths.  The Concorde can be seen at the end of the Pier.

This family had fun with the astronaut photo-op display.

Young girl asking questions of a representative from the James Webb Space Telescope Company.

Presentation inside "The Future of Human Space Exploration" geodesic dome.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Chipmunk with Cherry

We've got at least a couple of chipmunk families living on our property.  This little guy loves to sit on top of the fencepost and survey the grounds.  I tossed him a cherry this afternoon, and as you can see, he thoroughly enjoyed it!  Shot with Nikon D300s, 70-200mm VRII lens, ISO 320, F/5.6, 1/125s.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Glen Rock's Fourth of July Parade

This morning, I was out photographing the Glen Rock 4th of July Parade for  Here are a few of the images ..
Each of these costumes were hand sewn!

Glen Rock is such a family-friendly town!

Four little cuties sitting on the curb as the parade goes by.

Glitter the Clown greeted all the kids along the route.

The scene on Rock Road Wednesday morning.  It seems as if the whole town turned out to see the parade.
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Early summer birds in our yard

With our two bird feeders, four bird houses and bird bath, we support a large avian community, as well as many squirrels and chipmunks and the occasional raccoon and skunk.  Here are a few photos taken this morning.
This little house wren was busy adding sticks to his "Hippie House" to impress his mate.

Here he is, looking up at his newly adopted bird house.

This Titmouse and his/her mate were busy at the eaves of our garage, possibly nest-building.
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Camping with friends up at Lake George

Beautiful Lake George is a wonderful spot for photos and especially those of friends having fun.  Here are a few from our recent trip.
I stitched together 5 photos to create this panorama.  Our friends are in the kayaks.
Love those "on the road" shots.  Here we are, heading up to Rogers Rock. We have our canoe on top of the car.

The light inside a tent is always so warm.

Colorful kayaks and our canoe provide a nice foreground to the Lake.

Used a small softbox over the flash to give soft, even lighting to this photo of my husband and a fish he caught from the boat launch.
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Wyckoff Cruise-In photos: "Every Car Tells a Story"

Catching up on blog posts today.  These photos are from June 20 at the "cruise-in" in Wyckoff, shot for  (Click to enlarge any photo).  Many of these cars have fascinating stories .. Two were used in the Mets ticker tape parade in 1986, one riding Howard Johnson, another, baseball great Keith Hernandez.  Another car is owned by the co-writer of the hit "Short Shorts".  Another car was featured in two calendars. For all the stories of the cars and their owners, and many more photos, please click link here.
This Mustang drove Keith Hernandez in the 1986 Mets ticker tape parade.

This Cobra was made in South Africa, but the glove box is signed by Carroll Shelby.

This beauty is owned by Tom Austin, drummer for the 1956-1965 group "The Royal Teens" and co-writer of the 1957 hit "Short Shorts". Click here to read all about it.
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