A visit to the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana is a photographer's dream. Floor after floor of gorgeous automobiles from the early 20th century to admire and photograph. Cars are not the only things to make images of however.
I came across this aircraft engine in the Drafting Room on the second floor of the museum. The repeated pattern of the exhaust pipes immediately caught my eye and I made several images of the engine.
When I arrived home and began editing my images I thought this one would look more striking as a monochrome image. I made the conversion using Nik Silver Effects Pro and tweaked it a bit more in Lightroom.
Here is the full color version of the image.
I think the black & White version has more impact, but that's just my opinion. The monochrome version placed 2nd at my camera club competition. Which do you like best?
Cooley Law School Stadium: Home of the Lansing Lugnuts
Here in Detroit, planning a family outing to the ballpark is an expensive proposition. Four tickets run $100 to $140, parking $20 to $25, not to mention way overpriced hotdogs, snacks, pop and beer. Planning a night out at a Lansing Lugnuts game is much less painful. Infield box seats are $11 each and food and drink are affordable.Even considering the 90 mile drive from Detroit, the price can't be beat.
A Swing and a Miss!
Midwest Guest and I had the opportunity to catch a game this month as the Lugnuts took on the Dayton (OH) Dragons. This is Class A Minor League Baseball at its finest. The players in this league are on their way to the majors, so you get to see some great baseball at bargain prices.
The city owned stadium seats 11,000, making for a cozy atmosphere. (see the stadium layout here). Sitting this close to the action would cost you $75 per ticket in most Major League stadiums.
And the Pitch
This is baseball as it was meant to be played. These are the big-leaguers of the future, see them now before you have to catch them on the tube.
Whether you are a real fan of the game, or you are just looking for a cool family outing, Lugnuts Baseball is the way to go.
Thanks to the Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau
for sponsoring my visit to Lansing, providing lodging, meals and a tour
of Lansing area attractions for my review during my recent visit there,
with no further compensation. I was free to express my own opinions
about the stay and experiences, and the opinions expressed here are