Sunday, December 26, 2004

December 26, 2004

We were fortunate to have sunny break on a cloudy, winter day. The only new and interesting thing I noticed was the "duty board" or whatever it is.
Has it been there all along? I didn't notice it before. I wish that I could read it.
This is as good as it gets.

The usual shots:

from the outbuilding


right up against the fence front and center

southeast corner

from the stage

Which reminds me. There is now a live cam shooting from this direction, but higher up. Sacramento Temple Construction Web Cam {At the moment, it is dark and I can see the moon.})

looking towards the back from the stage area

through the back fence

the markers flutter gaily in the breeze

Sunday, December 19, 2004

December 19, 2004 photographed by David

As I was sick with a cold, Joseph was bogged down with other obligations (overdue Algebra - yech!), and David was going up to Mormon Center to meet a friend, David agreed to be our photographer this week. He knows all the spots.


the corner by the field building

zoom in -

moving closer on the center line

close up in the southeast corner, you can see gravel at the bottom of the hole. David says it looks like they will soon be pouring concrete.

front and center (it took me a minute to recognize this because usually trucks have been in the way)

from up by the stage door looking across the front of the site

from the stage looking towards the back

something new?! Some kind of drain pipe going from a drainage area...

....along towards the back (shot through the fence)...(why does it go up on the fence???)...

.... back towards the garden above the patio....

and drains out on to a mat to prevent erosion from the water flow.

This is how the site looks from the Mormon Center entrance.

Thanks, David!

Sunday, December 12, 2004

December 12, 2004

Construction is a strange thing. Progress seems to appear in spurts. I guess that is not so strange, many things in life are like that. Anyway, not much seems to have changed.

I saw that the extension cord changed.

And the ladder fell over.

I do wonder when they took out the fence along the road by the ball fields. I only just noticed.

Same thing for the temporary fence and environmental barrier straw on the north side of the construction site, only in reverse. Was that there before?

The rest is (pretty much) usual shots:

except I skipped the shots from the parking lot between ¢ and right up to the fence. This is holding the camera up over the fence about center.

Gotta go! I am supposed to have dinner READY now. Bye!

Sunday, December 5, 2004

December 5, 2004 temple hill

I almost thought that they had replaced the road along the parking lot with a dirt road, but actually, they have merely dirtied it with stuff falling off their trucks lugging fill dirt, brush, et cetera back and forth.

Besides the dirty road we see here the famous restroom/storage building by the ball fields and, beyond that, the church construction office trailer (as opposed to the construction superitendent's trailer which is not visible).

I am getting to have more of a pattern of what I am shooting. Sadly because, nothing is really catching my imagination.

First, from the corner of the building, this is what we see.

Zoom in.

I am not really capturing the feel of this. It is a very impressive looking deep hole.

Turn slightly.

Now from my friend, the ¢ center line.

Walking closer to the next marker.

Would I get much the same effect by simply using zoom from ¢?

The closer you get, the less you can see.

Holding my camera up over the fence, I don't think we really get much more.

Next, move to the corner of the fence closest to the font area, the southeast, and shoot towards the font area.

Which looks much like the zoom shot from the out building.

Turn slightly towards where the out road was.

Then I walk west along the fence. If there is an opening in the parked trucks and piles of gravel, I might take a picture. Here is that lovely big tree.

A closer look.

Looking eastward across the front of the construction area.

Now, at the Mormon Center, I go up the small flight of stairs to the stage door exit, turn and shoot,

Joseph says the flag pole looks bent because I am shooting wide angle. So, most of the pictures I show you are slightly distorted? This comes as a surprise?

That was looking straight across the front of the temple site, This is shooting more towards the back of the site.

Then I stand on the wall around the flagpole and see what I can get from there.

OK, back here I found a couple of things that somewhat intrigue me. I just think it is interesting that they are running a power cord from the Mormon Center.

But even more, I like the step ladder out in the middle of the construction site.