Friday, February 17, 2012

U.S. Navy blimp

This dirigible has been floating in the Ocala sky for several weeks. The story is that the Navy is using it to test new electronic equipment.

24 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Lol, now you see what I meant about the word verification!!! This photo is fab!

Bibi said...

Hi! Fully agree with you about the word verification. I have to squint to see them. Thanks for reminding me to remove mine. I was without Internet (gasp) for a day.

I love this blimp. I used to get such a kick out of seeing blimps when I was a kid.

crocrodyl said...

Your photo is so serious, I feel a bit frightened. Perfect shot!

And I agree with you about Blogger's verification system - I also have problems to read this signs.

Best wishes:)

Andy said...

I never new they still used dirigibles. Live and learn. I agree with about word verification.

RedPat said...

I love this shot Lowell. Fabulous tone on tone.

Memphis MOJO said...

I'm surprised that there aren't a lot of conspiracy theories going around.

I've changed (I think so, anyway) my blog so no confirmation word is needed. Thanks for pointing that out.

tapirgal said...

Very striking! Now, what did I miss about word verification?

hamilton said...

Wonderful shot! You have managed to make the blimp look skinny!

La Principessa Errante said...

This photo is just heart stopping stunning. We have them here, but they are advertisements, this - with all the gray is just an ode to honor, and country.

magiceye said...

superbly composed shot!

Lynette said...

Gosh, Lowell, what a splendid photo! Thanks for sharing!

Randy said...

That is so cool. It almost blends in with the sky.

Birdman said...

... can you say 'big brother'? I know you can.

geoffsteen said...

Reminds me of a a giant pebble!

Cezar and Léia said...

Such a sight may raise all kinds of speculations, no? :) Maybe it's an UFO!
God bless you!
Cezar

David Thomas said...

Yesterday I saw something on the tube about the govt using these to track UFO activity. Be sure to be on the watch for any alien spacecraft in the area!!

Jarart said...

Great shot! I like all those shades of grey.
I wonder what they are really doing.

Sharon said...

That would make one wonder what is going on!

Jack said...

Now, this is an interesting sight. We get used to seeing them with the Met Life signs at sports events. This one is a bit more sobering.

And if the comments about word verification are complaints, I am 100% with you. They are difficult to decipher and I have to do them letter by letter, not always accurately. I am tempted to boycott sites that use it.

Incidentally, you commented about the sunburst in the Travelers Tower and said it was serendipity that I had my camera. Actually, it was the opposite. I moved around quite a bit until I could put the sun where I wanted it and could get a sunburst effect. Many shots are luck, but that one was produced.

JM said...

What a very cool shot, Lowell!

Karl said...

Fabulous photo, Lowell.

EG Wow said...

New electronic SPY equipment, I suspect. :)) What did you do NOW!!

brattcat said...

great light, lowell!

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