This is a little stream in Connecticut that I played in with my cousins when I was a little kid. I was looking for a good photo to take one evening and asked my uncle if he could show me where the stream was. After several days of heavy rain the stream was running at a pretty good pace and had developed some pretty serious rapids. I only had about 10 minutes or so to take these photos; after the last shot there was virtually no light left. Afterwards we went and had some excellent local made ice cream and Collin’s Creamery.
These are just a few random shots from a walk in the park with my beautiful fiancee Lindsay up in Connecticut.
For the past month and a half I have been on deployment with NASA’s ER2 High Altitude Research group. One of the instruments I work with at JPL is on the ER2 flying over North America doing research for several different scientists. I have been lucky enough to be able to work with such an incredible airplane. The ER2 is the same plane as the U2 Spyplane but slightly modified for earth research. On a day to day basis I get pretty unrestricted access to the airplane. The access has given me a few great opportunities to take some wonderful shots of the airplane on the tarmac and during takeoff. Currently I am wrapping up deployment at Westover Airforce Base: home of the 337 MAS C5 Galaxy group. At this particular base they maintain the country’s fleet of C5 Galaxy cargo planes.