23 Apr 18 Today's submission is really for me but I'm thinking you'll appreciate it after you read my banter. It almost didn't get to you today as last Friday while I was in the middle of doing some time critical work my favorite !@#$%^&*()%$!@#$%^ internet provider without warning shut me down again, 3rd time in a year, claiming I was spamming. I had some strong words for them! They called late this afternoon to say they had placed me back on line and I had some less than friendly words to say to them again. As a reminder to all, when you don't get an expected mailing from me, take the initiative and check the blog ( http://www.sonofjohan.smugmug.com) to see what's happening. That's the same link you find at the bottom of every mailing. Based on everything I've written so far about the trip, you may find it a bit odd that I'm sharing the image I am, and even more so since it is just a plaque. A few of you, likely very few, may recall that I began my professional career working in the diving world and that I was part of a small group (5) of folks who were designing and building ultrasound devices (our Institute did some of the very early work designing the ultrasonic devices commonly employed today) which in my case I used to detect and monitor venous gas emboli (the gas bubbles that cause decompression sickness) in both animals - primarily sheep - and humans. Part of this work included writing a bubble free diving table for the U.S. Navy that was to become part of the new Vol 3 of the Navy Diving Manual but sadly publication of it never occurred nor was the table ever employed. Now the use of the ultrasonic devices employ the Doppler Effect to do the bubble detection. The discoverer of this sonic technique was an Austrian Physicist named Christian Doppler. Imagine my absolute delight to suddenly find myself outside his residence. Unfortunately I wasn't able to disengage from the tour and visit the location, but if I ever get back there well . . . . . . . . . Needless to say this was the high point of the cruise for me!
This is straight from the camera. Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 320; 1/800 sec @ f / 8.