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#1 james23p


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:32 AM

I was asked to show some film shots and since I have no negatives from several years of pictures taken in the Navy as my negatives were thrown out because I would send my film home to be developed and for some reason only the prints were kept. These were all taken with a Nikon EM and 50 series E 1.8 lens and I think Kodak Royal Gold ASA200. These were scanned on my new photo/copier/scanner/printer(I will not mention its name but they should stick to printers and copiers :P ) I really like the basic quality of the machine it does alot. The scans are very average and some color cast from years in the box and ofcoarse there is a ton of really bright and dark grey/blue colors. I did some sharpening and resizing in NX but that's all but the prints are still pretty good. They range from 10 years to 20 years these were all taken in 1996 on the USS Mount Baker AE-34 and our blue water turnover with the USS George Washington a very large aircraft carrier and the USS Theodore Roosevelt another very large carrier. This is the GW and the TR approaching to off load and on load weapons just outside the straits of Gibraltar. The TR is going home and us and the GW are just starting our deployment. IMG_0006.jpg These are ammunition loaded onto pallets ready to be lifted in the air and ferried across on a cable connecting the two mammoth ships moving and maneuvering at sea at about 15 knots. This time we had calm seas. IMG_0001.jpg The ammunition is on the way! ;) If you look carefully you will also see a CH46 carrying Ammo to under her belly in a sling she will wheel back and forth for several hours unloading(called Vertrep) as we cable stuff across or Unrep. IMG.jpg Next is a CH53 Sea stallion this is one powerful helo she can go vertical and some say she can loop not that I would want to try. She is to large to land on our flight deck as you can see so she hovers and cables stuff up and down including personal if needed. IMG_0002.jpg A final wave off and another day at sea "Bravo Zulu". B) IMG_0003.jpg Like I said I wish I had the negatives but still you can get an idea of life at sea. Plus these were taken with one of the smallest and cheapest Nikon's the EM that I still have and kicks but! Right Jazz! :lol:

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:12 PM

Cool pics!! I'll take a pallet of 5.56 please!! My 2500 rds won't last to long. hehe

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 06:59 AM

Awesome James..The helo shots are really nice. Keep em coming!

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 08:18 AM

Hi Jim, cool shots - like the ones of the CH53 the best (have to admit i love helicopters in general :) ) - thanks for sharing.


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 09:25 AM

Cool stuff, Jim! More please...! Jon
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:01 AM

Great pics! Brought back some fond memories. I remember being transferred between two ships via a similar cable system (in the Gulf of Mexico). And, I've ridden CH53s countless times - an awesome helicopter! Adey

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