Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's a Lovely Day For a Moondance

As Mrs. Lawhawk and I were driving along the backcountry roads between Kemmerer, Wyoming and Jackson Hole, we had to do a double take when we came through the town of La Barge, Wyoming. There stood in all its refurbished glory the Moondance Diner.

This diner originally stood in SoHo in New York City before it was relocated a few years back. It also was a major backdrop in the original Spiderman movie starring Kirsten Dunst - she was a waitress there hoping to catch her big break on Broadway.

Mrs. Lawhawk took this photo using her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 point and shoot camera. It's a tremendous camera at a bargain price and works wonders as a backup to a DSLR since it has image stabilization, a full range of manual settings, wide to telephoto from 27 to 486, and all manner of style shooting for someone who doesn't want to fidget with manual settings. This camera also has HD video in several modes. All together, it's got pretty much all of the features photographers and dabblers want and need in a small and lightweight package.

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