Sunday, July 04, 2010
No doubt I am, in the immortal words of the TH Daughter, a "freak" for uploading random bad Chicago photos, but they're all I got right now...
At the Apple Store, ogling the goods...
Guess where we went?
Back in the day, before Mrs. TH was Mrs. TH, we lived in a nice old Chicago garden apartment at 828 West Addison, right next to the police station on the corner of Addison and Halsted. Sad to say, it is now a parking garage. Rats.
Me and a headless Harry... (credit the TH Daughter)
Only putting this one up because it is so unusual -- how often do you get a shot like this off the digital zoom on a point and shoot?
Off to dinner, then Navy Pier. Where are you watching the fireworks?
There have to be so many Chicago rooftops from which to view fireworks, it ought to be a 4th of July destination. Though yesterday was quite clear in the Bay Area, SF fireworks are likely to be diminished by the frequent 4th of July fog layer.
I have quite a few shots like this, taken from a seat behind the 3B dugout at AT&T Park with various point-and-shoot cameras, both digital and film.
A 90 mph fastball travels 132 feet per second. In broad daylight a regular camera can shoot at 1/500 sec, during which the pitch will travel about 3 inches, or roughly its own width.
By enlarging the photo one can see that the bill is blurred by about its own width in the direction of motion, just as one would expect.