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Re: 'Naval Ships'

Post by Duck » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:17 pm

davechinn wrote:Sounds as though we have something in common other than photography. I was on the USS America (CVA-66) 1972-76. I took these photos while in Norfolk for an America reunion held in Va Beach. They have these in various parts of the country every 2 years. Been attending them since 2008.

No kidding. You were our sister ship. I was on the JFK (CV67) from '83 to '87.
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Post by davechinn » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:56 pm

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davechinn wrote:Sounds as though we have something in common other than photography. I was on the USS America (CVA-66) 1972-76. I took these photos while in Norfolk for an America reunion held in Va Beach. They have these in various parts of the country every 2 years. Been attending them since 2008.

No kidding. You were our sister ship. I was on the JFK (CV67) from '83 to '87.



Cool !!! I remember seeing JFK many a time, but never been on her. Actually, both ships were to be nuclear powered, if I'm not mistaken, but they supposedly ran out of funds before completion. As a side note, John Kennedy was responsible for the naming of America. https://ussamericacva.wildapricot.org/r ... ming/1.jpg
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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:03 pm

I just love the pictures, Dave. I tend to agree with Linda that the clouds might be juuuuust a tad overcooked, but obviously that's a totally subjective judgment. Maybe I wouldn't have taken them quite that far, but gosh they are gorgeous, and when nature hands you clouds like that on a platter, well... (?)
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Post by davechinn » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:50 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:I just love the pictures, Dave. I tend to agree with Linda that the clouds might be juuuuust a tad overcooked, but obviously that's a totally subjective judgment. Maybe I wouldn't have taken them quite that far, but gosh they are gorgeous, and when nature hands you clouds like that on a platter, well... (?)


Thanks Chuck, glad they appeal to you. I agree, the clouds are overcooked, especially #2 and #3. I just couldn't resist, especially since they were handed to me as you say. Sometimes I will add clouds/sky for a dramatic effect, but not so here. I appreciate your thoughts and opinion, it helps so much with just how far to go with future images for a more realistic look.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:05 pm

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davechinn wrote:Sounds as though we have something in common other than photography. I was on the USS America (CVA-66) 1972-76. I took these photos while in Norfolk for an America reunion held in Va Beach. They have these in various parts of the country every 2 years. Been attending them since 2008.

No kidding. You were our sister ship. I was on the JFK (CV67) from '83 to '87.


Here is an image of the JFK in the Philly Navy yard. The image is not mine, but I thought since you were on her, you would appreciate it. This image came from a Navy Facebook group that I belong to.
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:15 pm

I like your last shot of that behemoth ship, the POV makes it loom. For heavy iron/steel shots like these I like the harsh clouds and would advise that the waters should be correspondingly heavy - that is Gray, but not detailed as the clouds are. Perhaps everything Gray, but for the Gray ships which could hold their natural colors - a surreal WW2 type feel.

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Post by Duck » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:52 pm

davechinn wrote:Here is an image of the JFK in the Philly Navy yard. The image is not mine, but I thought since you were on her, you would appreciate it. This image came from a Navy Facebook group that I belong to.
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That's a great image. One of these years I should make a pilgrimage...

In the meantime, I did a little nostalgic reminiscing and found one of our old cruise books online. Here's a flashback to an earlier time period. I'm third in on the bottom row.
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Post by minniev » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:00 am

davechinn wrote:Not knowing where to post these, I felt transportation fit the category best.

While in Norfolk, Va a little over 3 years ago, we took a luncheon cruise, where I was able to capture some of the naval ships in port. The submarine didn't have a hull number showing so I'm taking a guess that it's the USS Scranton (SSN-756) after doing a search. Not 100% sure though. The others and not in any order are, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD 17), USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) then an image of two carriers Truman, Roosevelt and the LHD Kearsarge which is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

These are a little heavily processed as I wanted the dramatic clouds to stand out. Thoughts and comments?


Nice "story" series told in Dave Chinn-style in your very own visual language. Thanks for sharing (and thanks to Duck for a nice add-on too).
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Post by rmalarz » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:51 pm

David, these are quite nicely done. Your processing added drama to a relatively tranquil scene. Though I can easily understand Linda's sentiments and the unavoidable cost of keeping our country safe, I was inspired to think of the aid missions that, perhaps, 'Comfort' has been assigned. During earthquakes and storms, islands off our coast have had the merciful side of the U.S. displayed. Our ships were providing drinking water, supplies, and aid to those who were in need, a display of the soft side of the very big stick we carry.
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Post by davechinn » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:47 am

PietFrancke wrote:I like your last shot of that behemoth ship, the POV makes it loom. For heavy iron/steel shots like these I like the harsh clouds and would advise that the waters should be correspondingly heavy - that is Gray, but not detailed as the clouds are. Perhaps everything Gray, but for the Gray ships which could hold their natural colors - a surreal WW2 type feel.


Thanks for your suggestions Piet !!! Sometimes I don't know when enough is enough.
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