Florence Leontine Lowe, a.k.a Pancho Barnes, granddaughter of Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, who had pioneered American aviation with the establishment of the Union Army Balloon Corps during the American Civil War. In 1930 under the sponsorship of the Union Oil Company, Florence won a race – and broke Amelia Earhart's world women's speed record with a speed of 196.19 mph (315.7 km/h). Barnes broke this record in a Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship. During the late 1940's and early 1950's,Pancho had an enormous influence in the social lives of American aviators such as Chuck Yeager (1st man to break the speed of sound barrier) and Buzz Aldrin (the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history) at her Happy Bottom Riding Club a dude ranch restaurant and hotel operated by Pancho Barnes on the site of current-day Edwards Air Force Base.
- Brian Norcross and Val Lawless (Stockvault);
- jazza (RGBStock);
- Fields of View (Flickr);
- Kavita (Photoxpress).
P.s.: Image of ripples was changed, but SBS is the same as before.
Only when the light is just right does the wood come to life! Must see full res.
(Forgot to mention - covered path and made it leaves again)
EDIT: Added figure
Missy,mqtrf ,artgirl1935 ,GAZZA453 and Paulus62 for the stocks
A re-re-re uploaded image for my mixed manipulations entry.(I don't use Euros as currency.)