Tuesday, February 17, 2009

48 - Cold War Relics

From 365 Project
This Nike Ajax surface to air missile is on display at the Air Power Park in Hampton, VA. At its peak in the late 1950's there were over 240 "Nike Sites" around the U.S including several in the Hampton Roads area. The sites began to be phased out in the early 1960's with the last decommissioned in 1974. Located near the NASA Langley Center this park was once a gleaming display of rockets and planes from the Cold War and Space Race decade. After many years outdoors the paint is peeling, metal is rusting away and our interests have shifted elsewhere. Canon 40D, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 100, Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom at 17mm with a Singh-Ray LB warming polarizer.

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