These pictures were taken from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. By changing the scale of the captured picture, one is able to zoom into the BBQ festival that was going on and even see the stage on which they were having performances.We did, of course, stop by the festival to sample the food.
We had the opportunity to visit the Camden Hills State Park in Maine during our trip to New England earlier this year, and the chance to hike a couple of mountains (or perhaps they should be called hills!) in the park. I got to take pictures from some locations that took into consideration differently scaled perspectives of the scene in front of us. I did this by zooming into the scene in front of me to different extents to change the scale of the shot.
Here is a panoramic rendition of a view from Ocean Overlook on the Megunticook trail in the park. (You can open the picture in the intended resolution for viewing by clicking on it. The picture should open in a new tab.) If one were to take a different picture of the same scene with a different scale factor, you can zoom in on the details of the bay on the left hand side of the original picture.A further scaling would reveal the town of Camden at the right side of the bay.Finally, if you scale the picture even further, you can even see the individual boats on the left side of the bay. If you take another look at the panoramic picture (preferably in its full resolution), you can also see Mt. Battie (a smaller hill) at the center of the picture. If you look at this part of the picture zoomed in, at a different scale, you can see the road up to the top of Mt. Battie more clearly.If you continue to scale the picture, you can make out the tower on Mt. Battie a little better. Here is another example of the effect of scaling. If you were to take a picture from Mt. Battie of the Ocean Overlook on the Megunticook trail, it can look like this from a distance.If you zoom in to a different scale, you can see the details of the people sitting at the overlook.It is clear that one needs to have a closer look at the picture in order to be able to make out the details and make any definitive statements about them.
If you have not done so, you should see this short video about scaling in the context of the universe that we live in.
From a philosophical perspective, one can see that you are likely to make mistakes if you do not have the right perspective on what you are seeing or experiencing. You should not accept any statements regarding such details from a person who has not done the necessary homework in this regard.
The Old Chain of Rocks bridge is just a short distance north of St. Louis, MO. This bridge used to carry the famous Route 66 highway across the Mississippi River. Today this bridge is limited to pedestrian and bicycle traffic and is part of a trail system that is being developed in the area.If you wish to visit the bridge by car, you should park on Chouteau Island on the Illinois side of the river. The parking lot on the Missouri side is closed off these days, most likely due to safety concerns. You can also ride a bike from St. Louis to the bridge if you wish, or park a couple of miles away from the bridge on the Missouri side and walk.
This is the entrance to the bridge from Illinois.This is a pedestrian’s view of the bridge.The bridge is unique because of a 22 degree bend in the middle.There is some memorabilia on the bridge from the old days when it used to serve road traffic.You find this rusted sign at the Missouri end of the bridge.There also is a small rest area on the Missouri side of the bridge.This is what the entrance to the bridge from Missouri looks like.The next few pictures are from the bridge.The pictures below were taken from one of the trails on Chouteau Island. The first picture also shows a water intake from the river, and the new Chain of Rocks bridge that carries Interstate 270 across the Mississippi.
For this week’s challenge, I scrambled around looking for any and all pictures taken during recent travels that could be relevant to the theme of windows, regardless of the context in which the theme could be invoked. The result could appear to be somewhat scattershot. Perhaps the real unifying theme is that these pictures a part of larger stories that appear elsewhere in my blogs.
During our recent visit to New England, we stayed one evening at a lovely Bed and Breakfast establishment in Gorham, NH. I wandered around early in the morning, taking the following pictures that showcase some of the windows in this old home.The following pictures were taken during the same New England trip in Tip-Top House, which used to be a hotel right at the top of Mt. Washington in NH. The entire facility still exists in its original form even though it is not in use today. The windows here seemed somewhat small. Perhaps they are that way in order to minimize the loss of heat.The following pictures were taken from the window of my plane on my way to the Canadian Rockies for a six day bike ride.The following pictures were taken from the window of our van as we drove into Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies for the start of the bike ride.These last pictures was taken during the rescue operation after the bike ride, during my train ride from Edmonton to Toronto on The Canadian.
Here are a couple of really old pictures, not necessarily of great quality, with observations of layering.
One can perhaps guess the circumstances under which the first picture was taken, and if you look more carefully, you can see that there are people in another aircraft, maybe a few hundred feet away from us, who have a similar viewpoint.Layering of colors is fairly typical when your aircraft is heading towards the sunset. (You can also make out the edge of the wing of our aircraft in the picture below.)Submission for the Weekly Photo Challenge.
Submitted for the Weekly Photo Challenge.Thinking of folks down south as they await the arrival of the storm.
When thinking about the subject matter for this week’s photo challenge, I came to the realization that most of my photography as a amateur hobbyist is about capturing pictures of something that I am experiencing from a transient perspective, even if that transience is simply from the perspective of my own experience and circumstance and not necessarily because the physical scenario that I am dealing with. For example, if I were to go to a new place or a place I do not visit often, perhaps, as a tourist, I would be more inclined to take pictures of that place than somebody who lives in that place and sees the same thing day after day. The experience is transient for me and I am trying to capture my transient moment with a picture.
But this definition might be too broad, and might indeed be true of the mindset for all of the pictures one takes! This viewpoint is not limiting enough to provide some sort of focus. For the purposes of this blog, I will share some pictures about the transiency of the sunrise and sunset, and of fog, and aircraft in the air. If you are not there at the right place and at the right time, and under the right conditions, and if you do not react when needed, you have missed the transient phenomena. You do not know how long you will have to wait to encounter the same situation again.The