Splice

In keeping with my nautical and photography themes, take a look at this photo of a tugboat deckhand splicing a line:

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This image was taken with a Nikon F3HP camera, Nikkor 55mm lens, Kodak TMax 100 film. The negative was scanned at the lab. Came out fairly nice. Film photography does seem to be more challenging than I recall. By that I mean merely the technical aspects, getting the exposure, focus, and such correct. Today’s digital world makes these things easier. Nonetheless, a challenge forces us to concentrate and work harder which is good for everything. Enjoy.

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Parade Rest

In the back basin of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, you’ll find a number of ships in reserve or mothballed status. Fortunately, they’re not needed as intended. Still, sad to see them laid up. Here’s a look at a few on a clear morning.

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Eventually they will be sold or scrapped. I’m sure their former crews have many stories to tell.

Carrier bow…

Here’s another look at that aircraft carrier mothballed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This time, it’s a look directly at the bow.DSC_1228

There’s plenty of air draft on such a ship, which means some clever engineering to keep it right side up. It’s always impressive to see such a massive structure up close. I’d like to see one moving at speed some day.

 

Carrier at rest…

There’s an aircraft carrier at rest in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Been tied up there for several years now. Finally got around to taking some photos and video. Here’s some live footage with an American Airlines jet overhead:

Aircraft on final to Philadelphia International Airport pass overhead, which made for an interesting view. More photos from this visit to come soon. Stay tuned.