This is a an image from the flight deck of the USS Enterprise CVN 65 during night flight operations. You're looking at 12 launches and 2 recoveries that night. Special thanks to Milosz Reterski for the tip. Tosh, you're the Cy Young winner, I just throw strikes.
This is a sort of photoshop experiment to create my own postcards from my own digitally enhanced/altered images. Here we have a photo I snapped of the famous Big Ben (the original, not the Detroit Piston). Using the threshold tool in P/S 7.0 I took it to a duotone black and white. I though the center of the British Union Jack would be a perfect line for Ben to follow, but that necessitated me turning the Jack on its side. It worked to a nice effect. Then the text - simple enough, right. This is and a few other similar images will be my postcards from my recent trip to London. More pics of that to follow.
This shot was taken in Wildwood NJ.
There is a port near by and they were shipping out the next day to go over seas and then to another destination that was unknown to them. This was there last day to call family and friends.
It Stops Time because it is there last day to be safe and on US soil.
I hope you enjoy and remember the forces that protect us!
I love those things. I really is unreal to watch one land o.O you would think it would be shaky at best.. but it just kinda.. floats down and settles onto the flight deck.. Cept for one guy. I saw him cut his jets too soon and dropped it like 3 feet. I bet his crew cheif wasnt happy.
This is a picture during my wog day. For those of you that don't know what that is, it is a navy tradition when the ship crosses the equator and all those that have not undergone the shellback initiation are considered wogs. This is your initiation.
While visiting my parents this past weekend, my father took me to an airshow like we used to go to when I was a kid. It's been years since I'd been to one, and was a lot of fun. Here is the first of a few photos from that trip, it is a B-2 Spirit (stealth bomber), and is a modern aviation oddity that is breathtaking to see fly.
We didn't have any jets in the hanger bay for weeks and this was the first two we had come down. It was funny how adding two jets the a hanger bay can change the mood of a ship. Must let them know that we have a job to do.
This was in the middle of flight ops so as soon as they had a laps in landings I ran to the fantail and snapped some shots off really fast. I hope you like them they are not the best I have ever done but I really tried to make it work with the camera I had at the time. Its about 8 years old so its not the best thing to use all the time.