Train Through C’ville

I suppose it was a seasonal outdoor market event rather than an every-weekend thing–especially this late in the year with the risk of a Saturday too cold for market-browsers. This one was not too cold. And there must have been 100 or more vendors in downtown Charlottesville adjacent to the pedestrian village.

We discovered too that the city is on the Amtrak Route, that starts, I believe in Lynchburg and runs up into DC and the northeast. We heard the whistle and went to investigate.

This image with the iPhone used an app called Slow Shutter at 1 second (so the train is a blur of course.) I did some other tweaking, obviously, including replacing a featureless white sky with a drawn atmosphere using the iPad app, Procreate.

I just got an iPad 4 yesterday–the end result of a decision I made for Goose Creek Press to purchase a device that will be supported and capable for my needs where the iPad One will soon cease being so.  I use the iPad to carry reading notes to presentations. It is backlit from a dark podium. I don’t drop pages on the floor or get them shuffled out of order. It has turned out to be right handy for that. And for the draw-paint stuff, for meeting notes, music, reading from Pocket-saved articles and more.

And now, I have a new camera: in the iPad. We’ll see if I ever find an occasion to use it. I can’t imagine such, since I’ll tend to have more ergonomically-suited cameras within reach.

And by the way, I will be selling the old iPad (16GB wireless/data black w case and 1 more yr warranty) for $200. Anyone?

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About fred

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

One comment:

  1. Hey Fred. . .i AM interested in the IPAD. . .if it is still available. . .
    is it 2nd generation?

    thanks!
    p.

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