Dronie Sunday – 18 August 2019

Fargo, North Dakota.

It’s been a month since I’ve shared a “dronie” photo. I haven’t had much of a chance to take photos from the aerial platform. With a trip to Winnipeg and another to Baltimore in the last few weeks, I’ve barely had time to only complete some proficiency flights as a remote pilot. I hope to change that in the next few weeks. In the meantime, I felt it’s time to share another image captured from one of my first attempts at using the remote photo software built into the DJI Go4 application I use to operate the Mavic Air. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 11 August 2019

Jamestown, North Dakota.

On a Civil Air Patrol activity a few weeks ago, I was flying in the right seat (just a passenger). Our first stop was at Jamestown. As we negotiated the landing pattern, I was snapping pics with my iPad Mini. You may recall a sunset view of the James River from last week. As we turned to our final approach, I spotted a train traveling through the lush, green countryside. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 4 August 2019

Fargo, North Dakota.

Coming out of the theater on a summer’s evening, the last vestiges of sunset were upon us. In the parking lot, a beautiful custom Chevrolet attracted my attention. Clearly the custom wheels and simple body design spoke to the care that created this automotive work of art. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 28 July 2019

Jamestown, North Dakota.

The James River winds its way through the town of Jamestown just south of a dam and reservoir. The small dam widens the river and the view to the west above is just upstream of the dam. For those who wonder why this isn’t a feature called “Drone Sunday”, we are much too high in altitude to have been captured with a drone. FAA regulations limit drones to a maximum altitude of 400 feet above ground (or above the nearest tall structure). Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 23 June 2019

Mandan, North Dakota.

A couple of Sundays ago, I made the trip to Mandan’s Y19 airport for their annual Planes and Pancakes fly-in. I try to get there every year to help share the Civil Air Patrol story, sometimes bringing along the glider behind me. That was the case on this day, as well as hoping to give some Civil Air Patrol members a sortie or two in the glider after we showed it off to the fly-in attendees. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 16 June 2019

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean.

In previous Cellpic Sunday posts, I’ve mentioned transiting the Panama Canal in early April and featured a few cellphone shots from that trip. Starting on this week’s Travel Tuesday, for the next several weeks, it’s time to begin sharing the photos captured on our excursions in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Colombia, not to mention the canal transit itself. Regular readers may recall that some years back Lynn and I left Miami for Los Angeles. This year, at the urging of my sister and her boyfriend, we headed south toward Panama and visited several new (to us) cities along the way. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 26 May 2019

Somewhere at Sea.

Nightly in the Norwegian Star’s midship deck 7 Atrium, musicians entertain those who are seated in the cafe and other areas of the atrium. Flanked by stairways to deck 8, folks in the O’Sheehan’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill can also listen to the music. When this photo was captured, a three-person group happened to be performing. The group, who shall remain nameless as I didn’t think to inquire, appeared pretty much every evening on our 14-day journey via the Norwegian Star. Continue reading