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I visited the aircraft carrier USS Lexington this past weekend. There are about 20 different planes on exhibit. Did I write down which one this was? No. And now I am mad that I can’t link to non-artsy photos of it. :/

I follow a blogger Amateur Airplanes who might enjoy a trip to the Lex. There is an extensive collection of model airplanes by Texas hobbyists on board.

I would have posted a picture of the collection, but the lens I was using just wasn’t doing the exhibit justice. I was using a fish eye to distort items. I didn’t gain anything by distorting the planes.

At the distance necessary to capture detail of model planes, a fish eye lens behaves much like your “regular” wide angle lens. Except that it grabs in a lot of background that you don’t want. I had left the Micro Nikkor macro lens in the car. I regret that decision.

Mannequins of the USS Lexington

Soulless automaton. Hmm. Appears to be similar to some of my coworkers.
Soulless automaton. Hmm. Appears to be similar to some of my coworkers.

I do not like mannequins with faces or other human features. Let me explain: I got upset this morning when drinking my McDonald’s coffee because I didn’t like the “face” the plastic lid made when I opened the drink hole. You can imagine the shock to the system that an angry mannequin would be when you are deep in the bowels of a silent, decommissioned battleship.

Looks traumatized by his receptionist job.
Looks traumatized by his receptionist job. For God’s sake: DO NOT SMOKE. He will kill you!

I left out the horrors of the dental examination rooms for your safety. I don’t want you to have any nightmares! My seven-year-old declared the dental exhibit inappropriate. Yes. Somehow it’s creepy as hell to have motion-detectors on your sound system. A sound system blaring out a buzzing drill with a man screaming.

Oh, I don’t want to warn you about that section. It’s best experienced in person.

Overly happy. Do not trust.
Overly happy. Do not trust.
That is, um, a look on your face.
That is, um, a look on your face.

Okay, so the purpose of this project was to use the fisheye lens I rented to enhance the creepy factor of these creepazoids. I just knew there would be something horrid to distort on this old ship. Yay! Museum folks never understand what neurotic people might make of their work.

Or do they???