Huey P Bridge – First on the Lanes

Huey P Bridge – First on the Lanes
This past weekend traffic was switched over to the newly constructed lanes of the Huey P Long Bridge. On Saturday contest winner, Gaynell Peterson, was selected to be the first person from the public to drive over the new lanes. Thanks to Bergeron Motors, she got drive over the new lanes in a brand new Fisker Karma ES, an extended range electric car that cost a whopping $100K.   Above: Contest Winner with one of the bridge builders   It really was a sweet looking car!               For more photos go to my Facebook Page and Like Us.   I will post...
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Huey P. Long Bridge Switch Conference

Huey P. Long Bridge Switch Conference
Big Milestone for the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project On Monday DOTD officials announced the upcoming traffic switch from the old lanes of the Huey P Long Bridge to the newly constructed lanes. Once the traffic switch is complete the old lanes will be demolished so the new lanes can be further widened to the final 43' width. The two existing lanes are very narrow with a total width of 18' so once the new lanes are completely constructed it will be a definite upgrade.   Above: Great turn out for the press conference and inaugural drive   Above: LTM Program Director, Steve...
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Tech Friday – Lenses Extender from BorrowLenses.com

Tech Friday – Lenses Extender from BorrowLenses.com
Extender Review A couple weeks ago I rented an extender (Canon EF 1.4x III) for my 70-200mm f/4 from BorrowLenses.com; It was really great to have that extra reach with the extender and since it was used with my 7D (cropped sensor) it turned my 200mm into a 448mm (1.4 x 1.6 x 200mm). The only down side to using a 1.4x extender is you lose one stop of light, so the lowest f-stop I can shoot at is f/5.6. But that wasn't too big a deal since I was shooting in bright light and didn't need to stop down too far. All in all, it did its job very well!   BorrowLenses Review At first I had a bit of...
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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama
My wife and I had a great weekend at the Indy Race this past weekend. There were races Friday and Saturday, with the Indy Lights and Indy Races on Sunday.  We didn't get to the races until Saturday so we missed all the bad weather that passed through Birmingham on Friday.   Barber Motorsports Park (Brief History) The park was completed in 2003 through the vision of George Barber (Barber Dairy). Rumor has it that George Barber had some initial troubles with environmentalists, who stated that the park wouldn't meet their high standards and would cause harm to the area's wildlife,...
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