U.S.S. Drum Part II

Posted in History, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Story Behind the Pic with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by Ed

On Tuesday I did a simple pic of this beautiful WW2 Submarine at the Battleship park in Mobile Alabama, now for the rest of the story and pics.

Picture in your mind, its WW2 and you are on the Drum on patrol in the pacific and hunting the enemy spending most of the time submerged and breathing regenerated air and wondering when and if you will be discovered by Japanese destroyers armed with depth charges. The first thing you would have to get used to are the smells, unwashed bodies and feet, the various gases and diesel fumes. Then there are the sounds, mumbling of sailors, the pings and dings of the pressure created and buckling of the metal plates and various other sounds that accompany living in cramped quarters. Most of the time its very tedious and boring but then the sonar pings indicate a ship on the horizon and the captain takes the boat up to 20 feet below the surface for a quick look through the periscope. 3000 meters away a Jap transport ship is making its way some destination not knowing death lurks so close. Deciding to engage the Captain orders the forward tubes to load 2 Mk4 torpedos and wait for the order to fire, the boat closes the gap. Now only 1000 meters and the order is given to fire and the Captain sets his stopwatch, time to impact if a hit should be only a few seconds……… Boom! After a short wait the Captain raises the boat to the surface to record the damage, its total. The Cargo ship was hauling Ammunition for the Japanese Army. The Drum records its 3rd kill of this patrol, just another day for the crew, mission accomplished.

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Wordless Wednesday

Posted in Birds, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Wordless Wednesday with tags , , , , , on October 1, 2014 by Ed

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Black and White Tuesday: U.S.S. Drum

Posted in Black and White Photography, Black and White Tuesday, Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2014 by Ed

The Drum was a WW2 Sub with a rich history. It currently resides at Battleship park in Mobile Alabama and you can explore the interior, which I did with my camera… more to come..

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Macro Monday

Posted in Macro Monday, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Nikon D80, Photography, Sigma 105mm Macro Lens, wildflowers with tags , , , , , , on September 29, 2014 by Ed

For today I did random archive pics, these are from May 22 2012.

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Sunday Stills: Abandoned

Posted in Black and White Photography, Nikon D7000, Nikon D80, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Sunday Challenge, Sunday Stills with tags , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by Ed

Some things people have forgotten….

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Skywatch Friday

Posted in Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Skywatch Friday, Sunrise/Sunset with tags , , , , on September 26, 2014 by Ed

A nice sunset in Virginia from Wednesday…..

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Wordless Wednesday

Posted in Nikon D7000, Photography, Sigma 18-200mm, Wordless Wednesday with tags , , , on September 24, 2014 by Ed

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