Udvar-Hazy Center -- Event: Public Opening Day Event:
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Description of Pictures: 2003/12/15: I decided to go back for the official first day of the center opening. Of course plane-freak John Travolta and the upper echelon had been there the previous week but then the simple members like me had beaten them the previous weekend which was cool.
I thought there might be some special programs and such but that didn't happen. On the bright side, parking was free that day, the weather was beautiful, the museum shop had opened, and there was a little Subway sub shop there for food. (The food court per se won't open for several months.) While I thought I had been obsessive the first day, taking 1,775 pictures, this time I was truly disturbed to find I took 2,140 pictures which I had to split into three parts to post.
A major negative though were anti-war protestors who assaulted the Enola Gay. You would think the plane that more-than-anything ended World War II would be hailed as a hero by anti-war folks but nope. They tossed a bottle of die which dented the plane and then broke on the floor. Access to the Enola Gay was restricted for about four hours afterward.
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks including AI scrapers can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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