Monday, January 5, 2009



Caught this picture of a woman waiting for her husband. She'd just had a slice of pizza. He had nothing. They both had tickets to the movies.

The Thai restaurant behind her? Not so good. (My litmus test for good Thai? Their chicken satay and their pad thai have to be outstanding. In the case of this restaurant, horrible.)


Mount Timpanogos : Sunset and Moonrise : Circa 1986

In addition to my newest gadget being a really cool printer, it's also a really cool scanner. I scanned in a few photos I have in some albums lying around the house. The photo above was shot with a Minolta Maxxum 7000 in 1986 or thereabouts. From the front yard of the townhouse my family lived in in Orem, Utah, this was the view: Mount Timpanogos. I managed to capture the sunset on the clouds as the moon was rising.


Finally, a note regarding yesterday's entry and the pictures of the Our Lady of Hope Chapel in the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bob and Dolores Hope donated the money to the Catholic Church for the construction of the chapel. The chapel commemorates the appearance of Mary in Pontmain, France, in 1871. Yesterday's entry should have included this link about the chapel. The name of the chapel commemorates the events in Pontmain and not the name of the donor.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 01/09


Z said...

Your mentioning Thai brought to mind one restaurant in the area I liked a lot: Benjarong on Rockville Pike. They did this lovely eggplant with basil that I've unsuccessfully tried to replicate.

Bob Crowe said...

Really like the first picture. The low POV gets my attention and B&W was a good choice. Did you ask if you could take your picture? I notice that she's looking right at the camera.

Maya said...

Well, now, you were a good photographer back then too! Very nice! The woman in the first pic doesn't look too happy. I guess the pizza wasn't very good either!

D.C. Confidential said...

Z: Bless you! The only decent Thai I've had in D.C. is at Rice, a newish (about four years old) Thai place on 14th and Q Streets NW. Unfortunately, the portions are small and the prices are high. I'll have to check out Benjarong on the Pike. Thanks for the recommendation!

Bob: I set the camera on the table and pushed the button. B&W is definitely better for this one. The Thai Restaurant behind her is painted a mental institution green. Yuck. Almost as bad as the food.

Maya: Thanks! Going through my pictures, I thought the same thing. Amazingly, I was shooting film then, so had to wait to find out how the pictures turned out. Perhaps it was better that way? (Having to wait, that is.) Hey, no real word in your verification tonight?

Brian said...

She doesn't look very happy does she? I am constantly amazed by your ability to to capture emotion so well!

What a neat old shot of Timp... love that Mountain!


The top shot is very classy image all round. Good to see you got a little more info on a previous post. I hardly ever do.

Clueless in boston said...

I think the low angle of the picture of the woman is great. She doesn't look too happy, maybe just bored.

D.C. Confidential said...

Brian: I'm not sure about happy as perhaps pensive and contemplative? Then again, that's how I was feeling that night, so maybe I'm projecting! Glad you like the photo of Mt. Timp. Sometimes, I miss the mountains.

Babooshka: Thanks!

CIB: Thank you. And perhaps that's it: boredom.

Dusty Lens said...

Another strangers shot? I need to get cracking on mine. This one is a beat! You can almost sense her tension.
Mrs. DL loves pad tai, I prefer anything curry. My favorite curry is chicken coconut curry.

D.C. Confidential said...

Rob: She did look a little tense. I wonder if that was a function of my camera being out and visible?