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August 7, 2005 - The Goodyear Blimp

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Much happened in the world last week, and much was said about it, but Thursday, August 4th was devoted to a ride on the Goodyear blimp, "The Spirit of America" - a drive down to Carson, a mid-afternoon flight out over the Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors, a drive back and then editing the more than two hundred photos.  Fifty of those shots can be found in a photo album here.  Bob Patterson's On the Scene column this week explains the flight.


These are a few of the detail shots…  a touch of the surreal…


An establishing shot:

The Goodyear Blimp

The odd ground crew:

The Goodyear Blimp (ground crew)

The skin of neoprene-impregnated polyester two-ply fabric –

The Goodyear Blimp (skin)

The Goodyear Blimp (skin)

The nose: 

The Goodyear Blimp (nose)

The tail:

The Goodyear Blimp (tail)


The Goodyear Blimp - departing this earth -

If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  

There is a copyright notice at the bottom of this page, of course.

These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0



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