Laura Macky Photography

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Mare Island Shipyard – Patterns


This image was taken at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California.  For over 142 years, our country’s defense depended on Mare Island Navy Yard as well as over 100 organizations which were in operation there over the years.  The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation’s master plan is to recover as much of that history, plus the operating character of the shipyard, as much as possible, and make it available to scholars and other interested individuals and groups.

Don’t ask why I’ve never been there…..perhaps because I didn’t take photos before, but all I can say is this place is huge and it is so interesting!

I’ve scheduled a photo shoot there with my camera club on June 4th so I’m saving myself lol!  I went here just to see if it would be a good place for photos and I was beside myself with enthusiasm for this place.  I did take a few photos with my Sony A7, and when I go out with the club it will be later in the evening before sunset.  I can’t wait!

If you wish to read more about Mare Island Naval Shipyard, you can read about it on the wiki here.  If you’re in the Bay Area and wish to join us, please click here.

Mare Island Shipyard - Patterns

Mare Island Shipyard – Patterns


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

14 thoughts on “Mare Island Shipyard – Patterns

  1. can’t wait to see more photos, this is my kind of places, looks fascinating!

  2. ‘perhaps because I didn’t take photos before’.
    this is the case with me too.
    i didn’t start until June 2009.

  3. My dad worked at Mare Island Shipyards. I love the way you can take something so ordinary and make it a work of art.

  4. Nice image! It sounds like a wonderful spot to visit and take photographs.

  5. I checked the link, looks like it has a lot of potential, possibly including light painting at night. Looking forward to the follow-up.

    • I’ve never done light painting. I know I’ve seen several classes on light painting there. Maybe I should read up on it and bring a flashlight just for yucks.

  6. I am so looking forward to seeing your photos!

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