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Talk about conspicuous consumption! I like the color in #1 better (due to direction of the sun) but think the image deserves a slight rotation and a slight exposure adjsutment for a bit more impact.

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Hi Stuart, I processed those too quickly - the second picture is colour corrected in DNG, the first is 'as taken'. Taken on a 50mm lens and then cropped as I wasn't allowed to get within 250 yards. They had guns. And other stuff. :)

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Neila, what was the ID number on the island of the ship? There are only 9 of these Nimitz class carriers afloat! The 10th one is almost ready to go. I have been aboard the USS John C. Stennis, CVN-74 when my daughter in law served aboard her. Almost 1100' in length 300' wide 100,000 tons of displacement and 4 1/2 acres of flight deck space! Carries almost 90 fixed wing aircraft. Holds 3 million gallons of jet fuel! 2 nuclear reactors for power! I remember the Stennis parked next to the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 in Bremmerton Washington at the Naval Base there. Wish I would have been allowed to take that photo!!!

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Nice shots. Carried me back to my Navy days, when I was part of the commissioning crew of the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). I wasn't much of a photographer in those days, but I can remember one day standing on the flight deck taking photos of the A3J Vigilante, which I did not know at the time was fairly highly classified. Three marines escorted me down to their workspace, where they promptly removed all of the film from my camera, and gave me a stearn warning not to do that any more.

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