WELCOME TO MARE ISLAND

SMOKEYDOGSOCKS

VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA, United States

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IN THIS SHOT OF SOME BUILDINGS AND A SMOKE STACK, I DECIDED THAT BLACK AND WHITE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HOW THIS IMAGE WAS VIEWED. I SHOULD FIRST SAY, “WELCOME TO MARE ISLAND” IN VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA. FOR THE LONGEST OF YEARS, THE MILITARY LEASED THIS ISLAND FROM THE STATE. NOW THAT IT’S GONE BACK TO PRIVATE OWNERSHIP, BY THE TOWN OF VALLEJO, THERE IS A LOT LESS ACTION ON THE ISLAND. THE ONLY PLACE I EVER REALLY NEED TO GO, IS THE METAL SHOP OUT ON THE NORTH END OF THE ISLAND, JUST BEFORE THE HIGHWAY 37 BRIDGE. A FRIEND OF MINE THAT LIVES JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM MARE ISLAND TOOK ME ON A TOUR OF THE ISLAND WHILE WE WERE TRYING TO FIND A SPOT TO WATCH THE “BLUE ANGLES” PRACTICING FOR FLEET WEEK IN THE SAN FRANSISCO BAY. WE NEVER DID FIND A GOOD SPOT, BUT I GOT SOME GOOD PHOTO IMAGES FOR MY PORTFOLIO. BY DOING THIS IMAGE IN BLACK AND WHITE, I MADE IT ONE OF THOSE TIMELESS IMAGES THAT ONE HAS TO ASK, WAS THIS SHOT TAKEN NOW OR THEN. IT KEEPS THEM GUESSING. I TOOK THIS SHOT WITH MY CANON EOS KISS REBEL D300 AND MY 70-300MM TELEPHOTO AF MACRO ZOOM LENS. THE LENS SETTING FOR THIS SHOT WAS ZOOMED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 70MM.

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