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#1 R Michael

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:55 PM

Hello all I recently picked up a small photo album from a fellow that was in the Pacific and what i can glean from the album he operated a duck. As in most privately taken snaps from the pacific I own, these are not the best in "quality". I often wonder if the extreme heat and humidity affected the film adversley.

Any way here is an enlarged portion of one photo showing a shark painted PT boat. I have never seen one like this so I thought i would share.


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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:24 PM

Very interesting. My friends at ptboats.org would love to see this image.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:32 PM

Any way here is an enlarged portion of one photo showing a shark painted PT boat. I have never seen one like this so I thought i would share.
Mike


From Naval camouflage 1914-1945 By David Williams:

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this was on ebay:

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:28 AM

I've seen quite a few photos of PT boats sporting sharks teeth. Mostly they were on boats active with the Philippine/Borneo/New Guinea squadrons.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:38 PM

Here is PT-196 sporting both camouflage and a shark's mouth paint job!

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:30 PM

you know, that huge shark mouth on a fast moving PT boat IS kinda frightening to see :blink:
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:25 PM

Yup, New Guinea is where a number of shots are labled as being taken so that is right.


I've seen quite a few photos of PT boats sporting sharks teeth. Mostly they were on boats active with the Philippine/Borneo/New Guinea squadrons.



thanks guys for the responses and the great information.

Mike

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 06:29 PM

No watermarks on my pics!

PT_196.jpg



? am I taking this wrong?

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:40 AM

? am I taking this wrong?


Some people do, some people don't. I do because I get tired of people taking my images and using them without permission. If someone does email and ask if they can use my picture, I almost always say yes and in some occasions even send them an image without the watermark.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:12 AM

Thanks, dave.

I have been in the same "boat" so to speak. I spend my hard earned money to acquire photos/albums and I freely share scans from my collection on a few forums and interested parties. I have even lent scans for others to use in various venues.
I have always un-obtrusivly placed watermarks on my postings so the interesting segment is still viewable. I also watermark just in case thay are posted without permission it will still have the "franking".


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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:38 AM

Hi Mike...exactly! I spend a lot of money buying the things I do and a lot of time researching those items. I just got tired of people lifting my images and using them without my permission. So, if they do use them without permission, they need to take the time and try to remove my watermark, or use it as is, in which case my blog will at least get some publicity.

On a related note, a friend bought the scrapbook of a lady who worked in the Ink and Paint Department at Disney's in the 1930s. He has been posting the images on his blog, without using a watermark. Turns out he has since discovered that someone has downloaded the images and that person is now reproducing and selling copies of the images he has posted.


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