Mike Hewitt

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  • This blog is mostly devoted to photography. I'm still learning, and each photograph I take teaches me more about how to do it better the next time.

    I like this quote by Jacques-Henri Lartigue: “I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.”

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Archive for March, 2010

Looking Better with Age

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 28, 2010

The annual antique boat festival was held this past weekend in Tavares, Florida.  It was very interesting, but once again I found myself more intrigued with the antique automobiles than with the antique boats.  With all the modern cars available these days it seems that I never get tired of looking at these antique beauties.  True wooden doors, beautiful paint jobs, smooth curves, what more could you ask for….except maybe air conditioning here in Florida.

I saw the gentleman, in the photo below, looking at the inside of the car.  I liked the blend of his shirt and shorts with the color of the car and the surrounding landscape.  He started to walk away and I asked if he would come back and let me photograph him.  He obliged, and I think the photo turned out nice.

1950 Ford V-8

Left to Right - 46 Ford, 47 Olds, 39 Chevy

1939 Ford Victoria

Here are some more photos of these beautiful cars (Click thumbnail for larger view)

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Western Worlds Largest Helicoptor

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 25, 2010

This is the Sikorsky MH-53E helicoptor, also designated as the Sikorsky S-80, on exhibit recently at the Tico Warbirds airshow in Titusville Florida. It’s a huge machine used by the military.

I didn’t get to see it in action but based on information I found on the web: Sailors and Marines commonly refer to the Super Stallion as the “Hurricane Maker” because of the downwash the helicopter generates. (ref: CH-53E_Super_Stallion )

Sikorsky S-80

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Tico Warbirds Airshow – Part 1

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 23, 2010

These are some photos from the 2010 Tico Warbirds airshow in Titusville, Fl.  The airshow portion was in the afternoon, but these photos were taken in the morning while walking around looking at the aircraft. I hope I have identified them properly. I tried to keep track of the different planes, but sometimes I got so involved in photographing them and looking around that I forgot to get the identification.

Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros

Grumman OV-1D

B-25 Killer 'B'

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor military trainer

North American SNJ-6

North American T-6

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Military Reinactments

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 15, 2010

Attended the Tico Warbirds Airshow in Titusville, Fl. recently. There was a little camp set up on the grounds to mimic a wartime camp. Unfortunately the modern jets in the background don’t always coincide with the WWII uniforms of the soldiers, but there wasn’t a good angle to take photographs without getting something modern in the background.

A Motley Crew

Just Chatting

German WWII BMW vehicle

Truck Driver

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Lakeland Airshow

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 12, 2010

I took this photo last year at the Lakeland Airshow. I’m going to the Tico Airshow soon and I have made a committment to myself to photograph the nameplate on each aircraft that I photograph so that I can identify them later. So, sorry, I don’t know the details about this aircraft, but I’m pretty sure it is a North American T-6.

Checker Board Aircraft at Lakeland Airshow

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Florida Sunset

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 10, 2010

This sunset photo was taken from my cubicle window at work one evening recently. I don’t spend all of my time staring out the window, but this sunset did catch my attention.

Sunset from my window at work.

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Perspective

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 7, 2010

I took this photo in Granada last year while on a cruise. I was up on a small hill and had a good view of the cruise ship. I thought the perspective of the huge ship behind the buildings was interesting.

Cruise Ship in Grenada

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Cranes Roost

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 6, 2010

Cranes Roost is a park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Even though it is located right next to a very busy mall it seems to offer a great amount of serenity. Many people photograph the birds there, but I like the architecture.

Fence leading to Apartment Complex


A highly photographed structure...don't really know what it represents.


Crooked Tree and Arches

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Dragonflies

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 4, 2010

Dragon Flies fascinate me. During the warm months we get a lot of them around our home. Some are reddish colored, some are green, some are brown, all different colors. Sometimes they actually seem to enjoy posing (if you don’t get too close to them). I still haven’t gotten the shot that I want to get of them, but I keep trying.

Red Dragonfly


Green Eyed Dragonfly

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Cat Eyes

Posted by blueheronbobcat on March 3, 2010

This is our neighbors cat. We had to take care of it for a few days while they were out of town. It was so lonely each day when we would go over there that it just loved for us to hold it….and photograph it.

Cat Eyes

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