Monday, March 12, 2012


Canon EOS Rebel XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 19mm, ISO 100, f/20, 30 seconds
  The first morning I was in San Diego, CA, I took a short jaunt down by the USS Midway which is docked and now a museum down at the Port of San Diego.
  This aircraft carrier was the very first carrier commissioned after World War II and was considered to be the tops of her class. She was active during the Viet Nam War and in Desert Storm. Wikipedia has a pretty descriptive write up on her HERE.
  On Monday night, the conference I was attending had an off-site event on the Midway. We were able to go up on the flight deck and look at some of the planes & helicopters that donned her decks in the past. It was way cool.
  For my photo that I have posted today, the morning was overcast and the clouds were moving quite fast. This made me think of a black and white image with a long shutter to capture the quick-moving clouds. I was really drawn to this massive cleats that the ship was tied down to so I placed one large in the foreground. Would have loved to catch the rope from this cleat leading to the ship but they were all perpendicular to the carrier and did not work out for me.


  1. Nice lines and foreground interest for sure! Well done!

  2. Thing looks rather large. Gunna have to take a drive down there one day.

  3. Can I take it around the block? It's so cool!