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U.S.S. Arthur W Radford Returning from The Med and Mid east Nov 1983 Wall art canvas print metal print acrylic print

U.S.S. Arthur W Radford Returning from The Med and Mid east Nov 1983 Wall art canvas print metal print acrylic print

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In the heart of the roaring 1980s, the U.S.S. Antrim FFG 20 sliced through the waves as I, a gas turbine technician with a knack for capturing moments, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime. Alongside my duties, I wielded my camera, immortalizing the valorous feats and scenic marvels of the naval world.

November 1983 etched a memory that reverberated through my lens. Stationed in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf, our ship engaged in riveting operations with the esteemed USS Arthur W Radford. Together, we ventured into the Black Sea, docked in Constanta, Romania, and traversed the Suez Canal, embracing the enigmatic allure of distant shores.

As the deployment neared its end, homeward bound, the Atlantic stretched wide before us. Nature, however, had other plans. The tranquil expanse transformed into a tempestuous dance, and the Radford, once a majestic silhouette, swayed precariously in the turbulent waters.

Captivated by the brewing fury, I ventured onto the deck, camera in hand. The sea roared, and the ship pitched violently, the winds a cacophony of chaos. Undeterred, I aimed my lens, seizing the essence of the ocean's wrath. But as the tempest escalated, the ship's precarious angle signaled the gravity of the situation. A daring 47-degree roll sent hearts racing and alarms blaring.

Amidst the frenzy, my passion for capturing moments overpowered caution. The challenge to seize the perfect shot eclipsed the imminent danger. It was then that a commanding voice pierced the chaos, urging me to seek refuge indoors. Reluctantly, I retreated, but the thrill of the moment lingered in every fiber of my being.

Despite the warning, my lens had immortalized the tumultuous dance between man and nature, freezing the Radford's stoic battle against the wrathful elements. The bravery and resilience of our vessels against the ocean's fury became a testament to the valor and strength of the maritime spirit.

That moment, preserved in film, became a testimony to the audacity of a photographer in pursuit of the perfect shot, encapsulating not just a ship battling the storm but the indomitable spirit of those who navigate the tumultuous seas. It echoed the essence of my career—a journey marked by bravery, camaraderie, and the relentless pursuit of capturing history in the making.

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Glossy Photo Paper: 5 days for printing, 5 days for shipping.

Ready-to-Hang Canvas: 5 days for printing, 5 days for shipping.


There are 5 ways to print these images.

1) Premium Glossy Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.

You'll feel like you're there.

Premium Glossy Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.

Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

1.5 inch thick wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which put together make a single large image.

This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The .22" thick clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box

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