Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A historic day ... Yar!

Today is a very momentous day in history. Here are just a few of the events that made an impact on human history on this day:

1881 President James Garfield died of a gunshot wound inflicted by a disappointed office seeker the previous July 2.

1934 Bruno Hauptmann was arrested for the Lindbergh baby kidnap-murder.

1955 President Juan Peron of Argentina was deposed and exiled after a military coup.

1957 The United States conducted its first underground nuclear test in the Nevada desert.

1958 I was born at an Air Force base hospital in Tachikawa, Japan.

A few years ago, September 19 was designated International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Shiver me timbers, me hearties! Speak like a scurvy knave to celebrate me special day today! Yar! Why, there even be an official song fer this day.

The above photo depicts a field of Queen Anne's lace as the sun descended toward the horizon. A multiple exposure shot was blended in PhotoShop to increase the dynamic range of the image.

No need to abandon hope, all ye who enter here.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

2 comments:

Kim said...

I love the deep blue sky, and the sun flare is gorgeous! Happy birthday James!

tetsu said...

Wonderful!!! Nice work. :-)