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The Unrestrained Possibilities for Adventure

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Photo Credit: David July — United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304 taxiing to Tallahassee Regional Airport Runway 36, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304 taxiing to Tallahassee Regional Airport Runway 36.

Near 3256 Capital Circle Southwest, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

part of the NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour album


An hour and seventeen minutes before the moment pictured above, I was sitting in the captain's seat of this aircraft doing my best to take some photographs and not push any buttons.

Part of the United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" fleet, Lockheed WC-130J Hercules 75304 was one of two storm-penetrating data collection aircraft at Tallahassee Regional Airport for the May 2014 U.S. Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour.

I have some excellent images as well as a funny story from this event, but for now here is a brief cockpit tour of WC-130J Hercules 75304.

Engine throttle, navigational system input panels and other controls on the cockpit pedestal.

Photo Credit: David July — Engine throttle, navigational system input panels and other controls on the cockpit pedestal aboard United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

Control boost, oil cooler flaps, electrical generators, fire suppression system and other controls on the cockpit overhead panel.

Photo Credit: David July — Control boost, oil cooler flaps, electrical generators, fire suppression system and other controls on the cockpit overhead panel aboard United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

Captain and first officer's seats, control columns, instrument panels and the cockpit pedestal.

Photo Credit: David July — Captain and first officer's seats, control columns, instrument panels and the pedestal in the cockpit aboard United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

Primary control column and instrument panel from the captain's seat.

Photo Credit: David July — Primary control column and instrument panel from the captain's seat in the cockpit aboard United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

Pedestal and instrument panel from the captain's seat.

Photo Credit: David July — Pedestal and instrument panel from the captain's seat in the cockpit aboard United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

Oxygen regulator and radio controls, oxygen mask, lower window and tiller wheel from the captain's seat.

Photo Credit: David July — Oxygen regulator and radio controls, oxygen mask, lower window and tiller wheel from the captain's seat in the cockpit aboard United States Air Force Reserve 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 'Hurricane Hunters' WC-130J Hercules 75304, Tallahassee, Florida: 22 May 2014

Photo Credit: David July
Photo Credit: David July
Photo Credit: David July
Photo Credit: David July
Photo Credit: David July
Photo Credit: David July
Photo Credit: David July

The Illusions of Perceptual Organization

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Photo Credit: David July — The swinging wooden suspension bridge (1935–1936) reflected in the waters of the Santa Fe River at O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida: 29 November 2014

The swinging wooden suspension bridge (1935–1936) reflected in the waters of the Santa Fe River at O'Leno State Park.

Near SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida: 29 November 2014

part of the O'Leno State Park Thanksgiving 2014 album


Is the bridge being reflected in water or is the photograph simply upside down?

A Rubin's vase or rabbit–duck illusion it is not, but I am quite pleased with how this image turned out. View it in the gallery to see it larger and get the full effect.

Photo Credit: David July