Photo Art - Sunrise Turret 1 - Troy Vail Collection
Professional Photographer Troy Vail has seen the Battleship IOWA from many different angles since he is also our Information Technology Manager on board. Here is how he describes this work of art: Early one morning the crew of USS Iowa (BB-61) was welcomed by a clear sky and beautiful sunrise. On this day the "golden hour" was particularly outstanding. With the sun just over the horizon and below the barrels of turret one, it casts of perfect rays under the guns and casts a perfect glow on the decking. There is a glow on the forward edge of gun one that is hard to explain, as there is nothing that would have reflected the sunlight back onto the barrel. The picture is printed with a glossy finish on 11x14 metal with a rear mounting bracket for easy wall mounting. The glossy finish gives the picture an almost mirror like quality and really brings out the sharpness of the picture.