Mariners’ Museum In Newport News

We dropped our oldest off at college. Then off to a museum and we found the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News. What a find, I could have spent hours there–and I wasn’t the only one with a camera, there was a local camera club doing a museum shoot so there were cameras everywhere!! Parts of the USS Monitor are there going through a chemical desalinization restoration process. They have a full mockup of the Monitor, the top shot is of the fam standing on the stern of the ship taken from the turret at 250mm, f/9.0, 1/640, ISO2000. The ISO is so high because I had been shooting inside and forgot to change the setting.

I was especially impressed with a photography exhibit–“Endangered Species: Watermen of the Chesapeake.” The photographer is Glen McClure and he has an eye that is just awesome. I didn’t take pictures of his pictures (obviously) but you can check some  of them out on his site.

The bottom shot is of a miniature ship. There were many, many of these miniatures carved by Winnifred & August F. Crabtree. The detail on these several ships is awesome–they carved these miniatures representing a timeline from 10,000 B.C. to 1840. They are housed in a dark room, slightly lit to show the extraordinary detail of the carving. Tiny, tiny people, even tinier detail on the ships and ship accessories. This is a shot of a Venetian Galleass from 1650. Awesome. Taken at 58mm, f/4.5, 1/80, ISO12800-no flash.

Family

Family

Venetian Galeass

Venetian Galeass

Chris - August 14, 2011 - 2:48 pm

Wow! That’s astounding! Guess that fancy camera is why you don’t get big round white circles from the flash, huh?

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