Nice Tests For You photos

A few nice tests for you images I found:

Chantilly VA – Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Lockheed – SR-71A #61-7972 Blackbird 06
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Image by Daniel Mennerich
SR-71A #61-7972 is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. From 1991 until September 2003, #972 was in storage at Washington Dulles International Airport in a building specifically constructed for this aircraft. There, it was under strict surveillance by National Air and Space Museum representatives, who regularly adjusted humidity levels to ensure the best possible preservation conditions. This aircraft is no doubt the best-looking of the remaining SR-71s, along with SR-71A #976.

This aircraft holds many records that were set on 6 March 1990, when it was flown from Palmdale to Dulles in what was intended to be the last USAF flight of the SR-71. It also holds the New York to London record of 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds set in 1974. You may have noted the Skunk Works insignia on the rudders of #972. After SR-71A #955’s last flight on 24 January 1985, #972 became the Palmdale test aircraft. This aircraft’s assembly started 13 December 1965 and was rolled out on 15 September 1966.

I’m Cold Without You
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Testing out the Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.7 lens with my new Sony a7r.

Party! Party! Party!
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Image by Adventures of KM&G-Morris
Ha! Because of server issues the group didn’t have to complete the testing and post reports tonight. Yes! So I’m posting bright!

And, as I’ve wandered through a lot of your photos I realized that one of you has photos I want to share with everyone else – My comment here is that the company I work for is offshoring to India and in fact, to the city where many of these photos in the photo stream are made. This is a land of mixed cultures, the old and the new, and truly change. Take time to visit and you’ll be amazed.

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