Wednesday, December 29, 2010
A Day Without a Camera!
I also had to get a few things in town. Now, being the person I am I often see things I might want to take a photo of, but it was just a drive into town and as I gazed at my wonderful camera, I decided, "Nah, I won't see anything worth taking photos of..." And I left it home. I regretted it by the time I drove into town. A Lockheed P-3 Orion was making touch and goes at the airport. I drove to the airport and took this photo with my stupid phone. I am convinced I should keep a camera with me all the time...look how close I was! With my Nikon, I could have shown you the copilot.
After this photo, it landed, came to a full stop at the end of the runway, turned around and made a high speed run back toward me at the approach end of the runway. He then aborted and came to a stop at the approach end of the runway and turned around again. That's him below. This time he took off again. The P-3 is a Navy Patrol plane. It is used for a number of things, from hunting submarines, to patrolling the coast and shipping, to electronic surveillance of other countries.