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A fantastic photo op and a reminder I should never leave my camera at home

March 16, 2016

Last week found me at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, PA for a business trip.  The Navy Yard is the site of the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.  It is now a mix of military and commercial use and is a treasure of photo opportunities, especially since it houses the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF).

I knew there might be some photo opportunities, but I wasn’t sure how close I could get (it is a military facility, after all) and it was a business trip and I wasn’t sure how much time I would have.  With that in mind, I didn’t bother to pack even my Point-and-Shoot.  Big mistake.  The photo ops are endless and the weather made for some fantastic lighting and skies.  Time was a challenge, but I made the most of it with my iPhone.  It does a respectable job, but I so missed by camera.

Below is a pretty much SOOC shot of Oliver Hazard Perry -class frigates.  I hope to be posting more in the near future.

 

Navy-Yard

iPhone 6s; Crop and High-Pass sharpen in PSE

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9 Comments
  1. Lesson learned…. but fallback was well done~

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  2. Be careful photographing around Military Establishments. I wouldn’t do it and our Military Security Forces frown a tad on the shoot first ask questions later. Before it was banned, since 9/11 it is frowned upon!

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    • I’d have thought the same, but since these ships are all designated for sale or scrap, they don’t seem to care. The only gates are to keep you from walking onboard!

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      • Just saying beware, LoL in a Monty Python travelogue John Cleese advises don’t take photos in Spain or they put electrodes on your reproductive organs! and I never forgot that! (Delete this if inappropriate).

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  3. Perhaps they thought you might be a potential buyer, they look very impressive all lined up next to each other.

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  4. Tammy permalink

    Amazing the pics our cell phones can take…this turned out fantastic!

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