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Showing posts with label Fort Worth. Show all posts

24 April 2014

Fairchild Type K20 Hand Held Aerial Camera

I stared at this camera for some time. Then I compared the size of camera in my hand with this and wondered how this was handled by people, that too in the middle of the World War 2. 

Then I found some interesting pictures on Google. Wow, these cameras were really handy :) 

These were the light weight hand held camera used for a variety of aerial photo uses until the end of WWII.
As far as modern cameras go they are definitely not a "Lightweight" unit. Uses a 5 inch wide roll film - and takes 5 inch x 4 inch negatives.

The lens assembly is set at infinity focus - so no focusing is possible - and they have a variety of speeds to select. Lens will be designed for B&W film - often using red or orange filters to cut the haze.

A valuable piece of history...

And there are some out there for sale.

The Tulips...

The Tulip encounter for the first time in my life. I was madly clicking the pics all around. People were so excited to be around on the first week of spring. Trees and nature, coming back to their life.

The red tulips with a white border. It really looked like the flames on the sticks.

They were so beautiful in the sun.

The purples were so beautiful and my favorite color of course. 

A mix of beauties...

Bright in the shade.

© Images by Anoop Savio

23 March 2014

Laguardia to Dallas Fort Worth

My Uncle gave a drop to the hotel. Thanks a ton for him for picking me up from the airport. Otherwise I would have stood there for some time thinking about the taxi rental.

Flight was at 6 in the morning and I was out from the hotel by 3:30. Came out to click some pics and instantly I got frozen. Rushed to the hotel again and waited for the shuttle to pick me up.

Got a Delta Airline pilot as a company. For a formality I asked about the flight control and for the next 10 minutes I had a wonderful seminar from him. Good!

New York was sooo beautiful at night. The view from the flight was just amazing. 

By the time the flight approached DFW airport, the sun started rising at the horizon.

Got out from the airport in 30 minutes and headed towards the hotel. And a new phase started in United States.