Friday, May 31, 2013

A Different Light

I have been thinking of creating a "Different Light" collection, from some of the coolest landscapes but with a twist. Actually, what you are seeing, was created with what is called "infrared photography", thus giving you a more eerie feeling almost, as if this landscape existed in another planet.  Hope you can appreciate the details, and the simplicity of the different landscapes in addition, to the variation in the lighting and contrast.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Juan Sebastian de Elcano

This week we visited, the third world tallest ship in the world. Named after the Spanish explorer Juan Sebastian Elcano, who completed the first circumnavigation of the world. He was a captain of the Ferdinand Magellan's last exploratory fleet. 
Leaving the Port and headed back home.

At 370 feet long, this training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy had arrived a couple of days earlier from Puerto Rico, after crossing the Atlantic ocean from Spain. The ship being over 85 years old, built in 1927 and named after the Spanish explorer Juan Sebastian Elcano,

In talking to one of the officers, I asked about the maintenance of the ship and he shared with me that  in every stop of the journey. They arrive a day earlier, and the complete ship is cleaned, all brass polished and every detail look at, and maintained. After walking through the ship, that you would think is a museum piece, yet everything functions and serves it's crew of almost 200 men in not only their training, but safely taking them across the world's oceans. It is admirable the condition of this sea worthy vessel.
Secured at Port Canaveral,FL

This is a Step ladder that's about 12 ft. tall.

One of the highlights of the visit, was a lady that came on board with her family. They brought a number of old photographs, which belonged to her father, who in 1957 sailed and trained on the very same ship. It was truly a time to reflect, on not only the greatness of the vessel and it's history. But the lives that had been a part of keeping the tradition alive for so many decades, and future generations of men and women who love the sea.
A sailor admirers an areal shot of the vessel from over 50 years ago.