This of course means that I'll have to come back when I have some time to walk around.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This is another set of pictures that I apologize in advance for their quality. I decided to swing down Jefferson to catch M-10 instead of braving the Bridge traffic to catch Grand Boulevard. As I went through the tunnel that goes under Cobo Hall and popped up on the other part of Jefferson, I saw that they had lights set up in the medians. So of course I had to take pictures.
One of the unfortunate parts about winter is that the sun sets way too early. This means that I am not able to get as many pictures as I would like. Fortunately, I have a pretty decent selection for film speed on my camera but I lose a little clarity and I pick up grain.
I believe this is a Coast Guard Harbor Tug and it may be one that I've taken a picture of before but for the life of me, I can't remember her name. But I think it is a pretty neat looking ship.
I do like the view of the Detroit Skyline from the Riverside Park. I think it is one of the better views you can get. Unfortunately, I did not have the tripod, so these pictures are not the clearest they can be.
And one last shot of the skyline, it wasn't quite as dark as the picture seems though.
So tonight found me at the Riverside Park again briefly. I was hoping to catch remnants of the river traffic. Sadly, there wasn't much. And even more sadly, it was getting darker.
Alas, I had enough light to get this shot, although I think I was pushing it. I may have to try this one with a tripod so I can keep the camera on the same plane as I take the picture, that might give me a nice smoothe transition.
Ever since I saw this in a National Geographic, I've wanted to try to recreate this picture. The impetus was even more when I found out that someone translated this into music. At any rate, I thought it was a pretty cool shot.
I thought I would get the pole in this shot.
I apologize for the quality of the picture as today was the first proper snowfall of the season and my windshield was a little on the dirty side. I've been thinking of taking a picture of this as this may be phenomenon unique to Michigan but I'm not entirely sure.
Basically, you would perform a Michigan left on roads that have a center median. In Michigan, you typically can not make a left directly on one of these roads. You have to turn right and cut over to the median and basically make what amounts to a U-turn. I'm not sure if there are other places where you do this.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
As I was leaving the game, I looked over in the direction of Rynearson Stadium. There were some people walking down the stadium and it looked kind of cool in the rain.
With EMU's defeat at Northern Illinois, we close the book on their football season. At 6 and 6, they did better than they've done since 1995 but somehow it seemed like they could have done better. If only they had scored that touchdown against Ball State or Kent State, they might be looking at a bowl game. Instead they are looking at another off season of what could have been.
That being said, I think they are in a good position for next year. Most of their offense will be back next year and hopefully Coach English has been teaching the up and coming defensive players. I'm not sure what to expect next year, but you never know.
And some shots from after the game.
And a shot of the scoreboard. MSU won 72-40. Despite the lopsided score, I think Eastern showed some signs of things to come. They looked pretty good defensively for part of the game but I think they were pretty well outgunned.
And some shots from the game itself.
And the EMU cheerleaders.
So today was the Michigan State Vs. Eastern Michigan Basketball game at the Convocation Center. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, so I headed to the game a little earlier than normal as I thought it would be crowded. Well I did know one thing to expect, EMU would probably lose. Other than that, I didn't know.
The team standing for the Star Spangled Banner.
As I was about to pack it up for the day, I saw this ship pull out of the Rouge River. I'm not 100% sure but I think she may be the American Mariner.
And heading somewhere.
So the ship I ended up seeing coming down the river was the Stephen B. Roman. She has appeared on this blog repeatedly because she often calls on the cement plant in Essexville. I thought it would be cool to catch it from a different angle and underway.
And docked. This is the second time that I've gotten to see a ship turn around on the river. I'll have to admit it was pretty cool watch.