When I was stationed at Moffett Field NAS in California I had the opportunity to catch training flights to various locations. It was a pretty good deal. I was an Avionics technician and my job was to fix anything that was broken. I was in an anti-submarine squadron and they flew Lockheed P-3 Orion aircaft, a turboprop with 4 engines and a “donkey dick” magnetic anomaly detector portruding from the rear.
These planes were based on the Lockheed L-188 Electra commerical airliner but without very many seats. On some of these flights I would attempt to sleep on the heated floor beneath the radar consoles.
I’m not sure where this photo was taken, it might have been Spain, Puerto Rico or Panama. I foolishly didn’t catalog my photos. I took this photo with my trusty Nikkormat SLR which accompanied me for most of my service time.
I’ve dug into the archives for todays photo theme “barn spotting”. These photos were taken at a photo shoot with the New Ipswich photo club in December of 2013. The interior shots were challenging because it was quite dark. The barn was old and weathered, emblematic of what I love about New England.
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I dipped into the archives for today’s #WindowWednesday photo theme. I was stationed aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. One of our ports of call was Hong Kong in 1970. We anchored in Victoria Harbour and rode this water shuttle when we went on liberty.
Hong Kong has a highly developed public transportation system, so getting around was not an issue. Riding the Star Ferries is something any visitor should experience as a way from getting back and forth to Kowloon and Hong Kong.
The Photo club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the New Ipswich Library. It’s a fun group, we share photo ideas and plan a theme or outing for the month. This photo was taken at my first outing in December of 2013 at an old barn in Jaffrey, NH. It was a cold and dark place which presented several challenges and learning experiences. You can learn more about the photo club by emailing us.
I was trying to remember where I was when I took this photo. I’m going to guess Singapore in 1971. I had the opportunity to walk around the older parts of town
Another scanned slide from 1970 Walking along a ridge line in California, watching the clouds break as they flowed over the top I think those are California poppies just right of the path. The official state flower.
Barn interior in Jaffrey, NH This was the location of a photo field trip last December. It was a lot colder and darker than this photo indicates.
Another scanned slide for the theme #ThreeThings
Up close with a Globe Thistle Our Photo Club has chosen Abstracts as our next assignment
Kinder-Morgan is planning on building a natural gas pipeline which will be located through my town Where does all that gas come from?