Tag: Travel Theme

Maxfield

Yesterday’s Quote of the Day and This Day in History posts both featured Maxfield Parrish, and they sparked some interest in a few of my readers. I dug this post out of the archives to shine a bit more light on this artistic legend.

Ailsa’s Travel Theme—Misty

“Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.” —Victor Hugo

I have been witness to the value of a compass on numerous occasions. This freighter is heading under the Golden Gate Bridge, into San Francisco Bay and bound for the Port of Oakland.

Misty © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Misty
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with CameraBoost app, edited in Snapseed.

Travel Theme—Misty

Travel Theme: Statues

Joseph Strauss was the Chief Engineer and driving force behind the creation of the Golden Gate Bridge. His statue is located in the Pavillion area on the South end of the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed. Click on the image below to see more photos…

A Silver Sliver

This is for Ailsa’s challenge this week.

Silver © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Silver
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with 645 Pro app, edited in Snapseed.

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Travel Theme: Illuminated

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
—Genesis 1: 3-5, KJV

Electricians have had work since Day 1, you can look it up. As a Rotating Shift electrician on the Golden Gate Bridge, I spend two-thirds of my workdays in the dark during the 3pm-11pm Swing shift or the 11pm-7am Graveyard shift.

Illumination is important to me: I need it to see any dangerous conditions in my path when I am making my nightly rounds and I enjoy the interplay of light and shadow that are not present during the day. Here is a look at a scene that I encountered on a recent End-of-the-Month Light Check.

Cautious Beauty © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Cautious Beauty
© Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag2.

Travel Theme: Illuminated

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