Mare Island Naval Shipyard - The End

Posted by Bill Brown (California, United States) on 21 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Mare Island Project: November 2012

History: Mare Island Naval Shipyard was in operation for over 140 years, from 1854 until it was closed in 1996. During its high point in World War II, the shipyard population reached 46,000. Also during World War II the shipyard quickly set a record that was never broken, building the destroyer USS Ward, in 17 1/2 days. In addition to the Ward, Mare Island built 17 submarines, 4 subtenders, 31 destroyer escorts, 33 small craft, and more than 300 landing craft.
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This is the last image of the series. Processing courtesy of Silver Efex Pro 2. I hope to return to Mare Island soon for some interior shots of the chapel and some of the other structures.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Lovely 1930's feeling to this place and you caught the light at the perfect moment I'd say. Great little series, Bill, and I hope you get back for another take - especially inside the chapel.

21 Nov 2012 6:33am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie! I hope to make another visit in early December.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

The processing fits the architecture well !!

21 Nov 2012 8:52am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks for your comments Anthony!

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent b&w shot.. well done

21 Nov 2012 9:22am

@Sarito: Thank you!

SharonPleasants from Monroe, United States

I have enjoyed this series. Interesting and well as eye-pleasing.

21 Nov 2012 12:17pm

@SharonPleasants: Thank you Sharon!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super processing here Bill! It has a wonderful feel! ;-)

21 Nov 2012 2:57pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric!

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice series, thanks for sharing....:-)

21 Nov 2012 4:09pm

@Lena: Thanks Lena!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful tones captured in this B&W composition! I love the symmetry seen in the mullions of the windows.

21 Nov 2012 4:09pm

@Steven: Thanks for your comments Steven!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent sepia tone Bill...perfect....Have a great holiday!

21 Nov 2012 7:50pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Ruthiebear from Tituhsville, NJ, United States

The treatment is perfect - it gives it an old time feel.

21 Nov 2012 9:31pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super series, Bill.

21 Nov 2012 9:35pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!

21 Nov 2012 10:43pm

@omid: Thanks Omid!

Canon EOS 5D
1/200 second
F/11.0
ISO 400
73 mm

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