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Arms are for Hugging

This past weekend I was driving around the Houston Ship Channel looking for industrial photo opportunities. I found some, but security always chased me off before I got any decent shots.  I finally gave up and went to the Battleship Texas, which is a local attraction on the Houston Ship Channel.

I'll post a few shots I took on the ship, although I hope that for most of them it is not apparent that they are from a ship of war. This is probably the most warlike shot I took during the entire outing: three shells for the ship's 14 inch gun. 

Arms are for Hugging

This past weekend I was driving around the Houston Ship Channel looking for industrial photo opportunities. I found some, but security always chased me off before I got any decent shots.  I finally gave up and went to the Battleship Texas, which is a local attraction on the Houston Ship Channel.

I'll post a few shots I took on the ship, although I hope that for most of them it is not apparent that they are from a ship of war. This is probably the most warlike shot I took during the entire outing: three shells for the ship's 14 inch gun. 

comments (24)

A beauty of a shot, making a colorful, emotive picture with irony. Great title.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2008, 01:03
This is one of those images that is a total disconnect, Martin. Actually, Red Pen's "irony" is a better word. And yes, how colorful. Another disconnect!
  • edson
  • 5 Feb 2008, 01:10
nicely captured..beautiful colors ...i hope that it ain't live ammo..scary thought...very good title..very sharp picture
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2008, 01:36
The pose is adorable. The colors make it really fun.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2008, 02:05
Cute. Love the saturated colors here..
It looks like the son of a general, not something you like.
  • Aussie
  • Back on nights
  • 5 Feb 2008, 07:55
Wow fantastic shot martin and the title is apt.
  • Sandeep
  • Bangalore
  • 5 Feb 2008, 08:45
Very impactful picture. The pun makes so much of impact.
Awesome caption. This one is a likey for me.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Feb 2008, 08:58
Very warlike, very warlike ... some kids just love war tongue

You know when I was a young one wearing flowers in my hair, etc. we used to say 'Make babies, not bombs' and all the other nice slogans of the day. This picture can sort of illustrate that particular slogan.

The black thing (gun housing?) provides a nice curve to the picture in the way you have framed it. Great picture.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2008, 09:14
Colorfull picture, this illustrates the innocence of the kid, when he grows up he will know better, but that is not the issue of this picture, I love the colors and the tittle.
Great photograph, Martin! Such irony. Great colour. I love the yellow `tread` on his sneakers picking up the yellow on the shells. (:o)
I forgot to add: brilliant title, too! (:o)
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2008, 09:44
Bizarre juxtaposition and the title is spot on - unfortunately our governments think they are for using!

You certainly like the detail in your shadows ;o)
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2008, 10:50
Delightful shot Martin with a touch of irony. Love the title.
Ingrid
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 5 Feb 2008, 11:43
Asrid is so right and I agree with her.
I see you are also a bit of a rebel too Martin trying to take forbidden shotssmile
  • marie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Feb 2008, 11:50
colorée et originale !
Marie
Very nice colourful picture. I like your title
Awe and wonder for this kid I guess or ... it might just be the challenge ''It's there so I shall climb it''
I wonder what is really going through his mind. richard
Wow - so strong ! Fantastic shot Martin !
Great stuff Martin. The innocence of a child, who one day may be firing these things at somebody.
  • Kay
  • portland, oregon
  • 5 Feb 2008, 21:15
Very good capture, Martin. Did you notice the boy's clothes go well with the bullets (they are color coordinated)!

Love Red Pen's comment too smile
Great capture, Martin.
  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 7 Feb 2008, 21:50
You know, I've gotten away from my infatuation with saturated colors for my own nature pictures, but for this kind of subject, it makes perfect sense. (Actually, I'm pretty sure you're in a different league from me altogether.) Refreshing to see someone who doesn't answer comments, BTW.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 8 Feb 2008, 04:12
Innocent.good title and capture

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