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Everything posted by JayGee

  1. Long exposure while zooming. It's a pretty common technique. Haven't done it in awhile. These were about 5 seconds.
  2. It's impressive to be sure. I missed the landing by about 5 minutes. The overlook was packed. Here's a few more. All of them were taken either through the fence or above it.
  3. A few pics of the rotor unloading from the AN-225 last night.
  4. Happened to notice today that Google Maps Satellite images have been updated around Charlotte. Now showing completed 4th runway. From what I saw based on new construction in my area, they can't be more than a couple of months old.
  5. Bev is expected to announce awarding of the contract to finish 485 tomorrow. CBJ Article
  6. To get more light, it would have to be more natural light, ie, around sunset. If he just increases the exposure time, the lighted areas would be blown out, over-exposed.
  7. I agree. I hate the way Atlanta's skyline is so stretched out.
  8. That should be Philadelphia, PA and Phoenix AZ, shouldn't it?
  9. Here we go again. . . . Charlotte would probably lose some flights, but I think would remain a hub. United does not have a southern hub and, as we all know, CLT is very cost-effective.
  10. Clariant is adding jobs at the Monroe Rd. site, some transfers from other locations. Check out the average salary. CBJ Article
  11. Makes up for those articles that paint Charlotte as being on the ropes. It should be interesting to see the various takes on the Prez visit today. I would think Bev has made every attempt to have him highlight the recent successes Charlotte has had because it makes her look really good. Will they present Charlotte as a thriving city or a downtrodden one with 12% area unemployment?
  12. For you Garmin GPSers out there, the latest City Navigator version 2010.40, has all of completed I-485 and the new roads around the fourth runway at CLT. May be available on others with Navteq maps. I see Bing.com (formerly MSN Maps) has the same revisions, they use Navteq also.
  13. The bizarre thing is that they spelled in wrong in the headline and right in the article!
  14. Absolutely. It is a fairly common tactic.
  15. Yeah, I knew about the 2030 thing for 160, so I wasn't holding out much hope there! The state did improve the 160/Westinghouse intersection, but then it took the city over a year to install the turning signal that was included in the project (it was the city's responsibility)!
  16. Siemens expansion: I sure hope somebody has considered the impact to the roads of this and the first expansion. I live in Steele Creek and the thought of more than doubling the work force there is kind of scary from a traffic standpoint.
  17. Actually, it looked like they were doing some sign work on 77 today.
  18. Yeah, I saw that yesterday and wasn't sure if it was like that the last time I looked. Apparently not. So there's also a nice shot of the new Allen Steam Generation plant scrubber and stack across the river. It was just an empty field before.
  19. Supposedly Bev is in Claremont today for a big jobs announcement at 3 pm.
  20. The impression I got from his statement is that it is related to what they do now at that plant. I think it would be very cool to have an LRT facility here, though. And they have plenty of land if you look it up in Polaris.
  21. Uh, not in Charlotte. I think the LRT cars come out of California. They do power generation components, hydro-electric turbines, etc. Formerly Westinghouse.
  22. Ok, so I had lunch with a real nice guy today whose brother works at Siemens and he pretty much confirmed that Project Cardinal is a Siemens expansion 'related to what they do now'. He wouldn't say anything else, as he shouldn't, but he said to him the scope of the project is 'shocking'. He said it would probably be announced in the next few weeks.
  23. Although I personally also think its not needed, I think it stands a better chance of success than the Southern Connector, which goes from nowhere to nowhere and doesn't even bypass all that much. At least the Garden Parkway does feed into a major metro area, Charlotte. The SC doesn't feed anything and the traffic counts reflect that.
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