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All Hands to Quarters by seafaringgypsy All Hands to Quarters by seafaringgypsy
Each morning on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise, the air department gathers (we call that a muster in navy speak) for the plan of the day, instructions and the occasional inspection.

If you're wondering about the hard hats as opposed to ball caps or dixie cups, I'll explain.

The ship is currently in the Newport News shipyards so there's a ton of heavy equipment around and things of that nature. So, in the yards we all wear hard hats for safety.
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Krazymonkeboy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
wut rank are u?
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tyhopho Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
top shot - its a simple composition but the homogeneity (?) of the air crew is what makes this shot - its patterning with humans
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Hitsugaya-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
XDDDD cool
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bettiepage23 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
REAL sailors. I've never even been on a ship.
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ganooov Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005   Photographer
nice, I like the POV :).

(BTW, I think that tight crop will be good here :))
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curiosity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
An interesting shot, I feel bad for the 5 guys not wearing hardhats. It's intersting to note the similarities and differences in the crowd - aside from the obvious like clothing. Like what each person is doing with their arms. The little details draw me into the picture and I can almost hear the shuffle of feet and the man talkin' his morning talk. Nice.
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seafaringgypsy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
How inciteful are you???

You're amazing. You really are.

I think this is a pretty accurate take on the daily life of a US Sailor. Every morning, sure as clockwork...
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curiosity Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
It varies. How much sleep have I had? :P

Now who's flattering who? ;)

Indeedy-do.
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junglesticks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
Excellent shot. I love the unique perspective, and the colours are exceptional. Fantastic glimpse of naval daily life...
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seafaringgypsy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Thank you so much. You always have such insightful things to say.
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mailfor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
nice picture... what are all the little holes in the floor for? :-)
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seafaringgypsy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Those little holes are called pad eyes. They're used to tie down aircraft to to the deck to prevent accidents during heavy weather.

Do you DJ when you're not taking photographs?
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mailfor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
no no DJing and if you mean my pictures... well thay are 3D renders and no Photos :-)

i thought the holes in the deck where for water sprinklers to fight fire or something like that ...
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seafaringgypsy Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
well, yes 3D renders. Sorry. What's in your CD player right now.

We do have a lot of holes used for just that reason, you're correct. They just aren't visible in this image.
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mailfor Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
hmm in my cd player?... well don't think you will know it.... a german hip hop crew called "blumentopf" :-)
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seafaringgypsy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
You're right. I haven't a clue!
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junglesticks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
I always wondered that too. I've tripped over enough of them on the US ships I've toured!
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Chimiel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
I think I know that guy in the middle, next to... what's his name... It's Bill I think :)

Great shot ;)
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seafaringgypsy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Yes, he actually goes by William, but, you know.

Thanks man, I really appreciate it.
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