Canon 5D Mark II, 70-300mm F/7.1, 1/250, iso 100
One day last week the USS Nimitz rolled through my backyard. Sailors lined the deck from one end to the other. It was quite an impressive sight. Doing a little research I found she has been undergoing an extensive refit in Bremerton, this was her first trip out in over a year.
Of the many things that blew me away watching the ship and the people was that main radar array. It's to the left of all the flags. It was turning at about one revolution per second. You see all the dark blobs on the three walkways just above the 68 numbers? Those are sailors! So how tall does it make that spinning radar, just the "barn door" part - 25 feet?
I have found that many Navy ships have their own Facebook pages. I posted a couple of these images and I got a ton of happy responses from appreciative family members. Boy are they proud of their sailors! So am I.