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    Chad Thomas - Jetwash Images
    USA - Navy
    Boeing F/A-18... Super Hornet
    Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
    Boeing F/A-18/EA-18 Hornet/Growler
    Boeing
    16****
    Pacific Ocean
    International Airspace
    November 6, 2005
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Comments (188)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful sunset! Keep wowing us with that kit lense!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic! Is that an island on the right?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Chad, you get unique opportunities and continue to seize them and make us all green with envy. A beautiful image.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing !!! Nice shot !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just spectacular natural beauty with the waves following the ship!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! What a nice photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Having served at sea on an RAF Harrier sqn, I've seen this view many times and never tire of it. Awesome photo, almost religious! Chad, love your work. You are one lucky guy.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful sunset!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I don't have any words 4 this pic.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice view!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the contrast. "The Tranquility of Power!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's supernatural
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply Breathtaking.
"Welcome Home"
777DAD
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome! Off the scale beautiful! Absolutly superb shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking sky!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Magnificent shot! Somehow reminds me of the movie "Pearl Harbor".
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW....awesome shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like that shot! Amazing! Thanks man.
Anonymous
11 years ago
FANTASTIC! Everything is great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Incredible colours
Anonymous
11 years ago
Out of tis world photo!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely spectacular!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Words can't describe this one good enough. Beautiful sky, beautiful sea, beautiful planes. Can it get any better?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, nice photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply beautiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
No words to describe it...Great Shot!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Chad.. yet again, you blew us away. Wow. Proof that time on The Boat has it's unbelievable gifts... Great shot and travel safe... RT
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful, speechless, the background just completes it
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice.....reminds me of the movie, The Final Countdown...just unbelievable sky! I hope you did not have to meet the Zeros with the F-18s! Thanks
-Joe Fernandez - Air72 Photography
Anonymous
11 years ago
Chad, your work continues to get better and better with each passing day. Phenominal shots. You are blessed with a true gift.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I just can't believe how incredible this shot is. Please excuse me while I go look for my jaw...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome photo! Keep up the great work Chad. This picture is not only a tribute to your fine photography but also to those of you out there on the tip of the spear, keeping the rest of us safe.
Thank you all.......
Anonymous
11 years ago
Top Gun 2?, It looks like the first scenes from the movie'Top Gun'. This one qualifies for Picture of the Year!!! Awesome Job, Uniquely Beautiful...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice view!
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOW ! awesome picture
simply unique
5 *

- Line N
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
I served 5 years onboard the USS George Washington CVN-73, this shot brings back some great memories.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The sky reminds me of KISS´ song "Heaven s´ on Fire." Nice shot of this Hornet swarm. Those Grumman Prowlers look cool as well. T.B.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Probably the best creative shot of the year!

The only thing that's missing is a bunch of hot chicks on the wings :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Greatest I've seen in days!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb photo with my favorite a/c onthe flight deck the f-18 super hornet
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantstic picture! having passed my summer on these planes, it reminds me a lot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is so unfair that you get paid for this job. What a view, Thanks for sharing & Serving
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! This shot captures what naval aviation is all about. I just found my new background.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hey Thomas! I think this is one of the best ones you've taken. Everyone out here in Souda agrees. :)
-Eppers
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is, without a doubt, the best photo I've ever seen on A.net. It deserves the picture of the year award in every regard.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Outstanding in all aspects. You should enter it in a money contest.
Anonymous
11 years ago
You choose the best part of the day to take the shot, Awesome sky, congratulations
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a romantic picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like this picture,which given the feeling of "Let's Go Home" or "Let's have a nice rest" after a long and hard journey... =)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Almost godly
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love this image! It's almost like watching a pack of lions sleeping on the savannah - so calm and quiet and yet you know that those mighty beasts can be so very dangerous...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Magic! I must say that all these Jetwash pictures are just excellent...
Anonymous
11 years ago
What a fantastic sunset shot too be in the right place at the right time
Anonymous
11 years ago
The world can be very beautiful sometimes.... ;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! What a nice sunset, mixed with the Military Power of the USA, makes this shot one of my Top 10
Anonymous
11 years ago
You guys out there does really have a great place to be at work. I know it can be bad too, but you really get a fantastic ride. Keep up the good work, I'm glad you're out there. And Chad, you're the best!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply just awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The colors are very vivid and it seems almost too good to be real.
Anonymous
11 years ago
To think that only very few people would get to experience a view like this first-hand makes this a very enticing photograph indeed
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its beeyootiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
Clean angles show really well, and it is a nice contrast to the array of color for the sunset.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Well said. This picture is supernatural, it has nothing to do with nature. ?!?!?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very beautiful shot. The cluster of fighter jets on the edge of the carrier, lit by the orange rays of the setting sun, with servicemen silhouetted against the waves. In the distance, a pack of clouds stalks the ship, tracking the ship's wake on the ever-changing ocean.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The carrier in the shadows makes a striking contrast to the golden orange sky. It looks like a modern rendition of the hero poised to ride off into the sunset, imho.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Big fan of sunsets (colors) and how it's out in the open and all you can see are the effects across the sky. Great job.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is good stuff. I'm in the U.S. Navy and a photo like this makes me proud of it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Spectacular orange sunset, choppy waves, planes bunched together on the end of the carrier.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture has symbolism galore.
it reaffirms a feeling that tomorrow does exist thanks to our service men and women , and their personal sacrifices.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great colour and perspective. The result is both beautiful and inspiring.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Color are amazing. The view over the jets is a very nice juxtaposition of nature and technology.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the way the photographer captured the color of the sunset on the water. I also love the juxtaposition of nature and manmade items.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The color is breathtaking. Plus the contrast between nature and technology.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Surface-hugging clouds and the spectacular contrast between deep mauve and bright yellows makes this pircure really, really cool.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The collection of jets, with the wing tips up, all seeming to be settling down for the night. Gives the night a peaceful start.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A superbly framed image. Very artistic and real at the same time. I'd like to know on what spot of our globe this pic was taken.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Shows American power with the beauty of nature.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Composition, color, subject
Anonymous
11 years ago
Love the color contrast
Anonymous
11 years ago
If ever an aircraft carrier could kick it's feet up after a long day - that's what it would look like. Gorgeous photo. Thank you.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing color, foreground and distant cloud formation are an interesting contrast.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Power
Anonymous
11 years ago
#1 Drama of the colors, clouds and sea
#2 Potential drama of parked F-18's
#3 Power of man vs. mother nature or man and mother nature
Anonymous
11 years ago
The contrast between the light reflecting off of the water and the shadows obscuring most details of the planes makes this a superb shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The sunset on the water and the dark deck made me think the aircraft were floating on the water for a while, lovely affect.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sweet!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful, and not a view most of us get to see. Thanks for sharing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
These are two unique perspectives VERY few people will ever be able to experience: Sunset out on the Ocean away from any landmass, and a carrier deck out at sea. Capturing them together like this creates a VERY unique image, and very beautiful.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sweet
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sweeeeet!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its good
Anonymous
11 years ago
Peaceful and quiet, but don't wake the sleeping giant !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love it!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The water looks like the top of clouds
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful picture nothing more striking than a sunset.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Such a great display of the beauty of nature melding with the beauty of the post-industrial world.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The beauty that is our military might against the backdrop of the most brillent sunset I think speaks to all that is great about America and it's military.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent water/cloud blending. Reflections of unset on water to airplanes also amazing. The wake of the carrier seems to go on forever.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sunsets at sea, don't get much better tha that.
Anonymous
11 years ago
OMG
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just awesome! Can think of no better word.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pretty Sweet!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This photo makes me feel the exact same way as when I bite into a York Peppermint Patty. Which is a good thing, I guess.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! The color of this picis amazing! I've got to fwd this around the base!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Peace thru strength: having spent hundreds of hours veiwing scenes like this while in the service, I was often struck by the raw power of our ship blending so perfectly with Gods finger painting, secure in the knowledge that only thru the might that my ship represented, would others of future generations be able sail within such beauty.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The prickly nature of the fighter wings evoke images of cacti and their needles. The photo seems to be saying "don't mess with me"!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wowwwwwww
Anonymous
11 years ago
I like how the brilliant background of clouds and water is offset by the dark, busy, angular jets. It's not your typical "Up in the Wild Blue Yonder" shot but instead it makes the Hornets look like they are bedding down in the hive for the night. Excellent framing, too, with the wake sliding off the left side of the picture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Breathtaking
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love the way the light makes the jets look like they are resting. it all looks so peaceful yet we know that these planes can get up and going and destroy a target in about one minute.
Anonymous
11 years ago
There's nothing like the sight and sound of freedom!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice blend of nature and man's creations
Anonymous
11 years ago
There's something about an absolutely beautiful sunset, either from the stern of a ship or reflected in a cockpit that brings a sense of tranquility. Great picture!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful detail, great composition ,something you dont get to see everyday
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unbelievable colours
Anonymous
11 years ago
I rode the USS Saratoga (CV60) for 5 years in the '80s. I never tired of views like this at the end of a cycle of flight ops. This image brings back some strong emotions/memories!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Good combination of nature and warcraft.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Magnificent!
Anonymous
11 years ago
4.5 acres of awesome power projected anywhere in the world.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sense of quite&stillness in sky,yet the water is all movement,couple that the hint of aggresion (hint?) on the deck,love it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful ... love the colors, the smoothness of the sea and sky, then the abrupt contrast with the airplane wings. I.E., the water's smooth, and the plane are choppy, visualy -- plus, the colors are reflected on the planes' backs.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The mixture of the bright sun on the horizon, with the dark, somewhat ominous carrier deck impressed me.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A combination of the cloud formations and the reflection of same on the water, which is diffused by the waves, gives the entire scene an orange "glow". Having this same background color reflecting off the metal (carbon fiber?) of the planes completes the scene.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a sweet picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely beautiful
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic color saturation with a very interesting foreground (deck, aircraft, people) and textures (ocean, wake, clouds)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Friggin Awesome
Anonymous
11 years ago
Bright sky and color grab your attention, then the shining ocean leads you to the foreground of interesting shapes, being aircraft, and detail of personnel on the edge observing the beauty of ocean, sky and setting sun. Interpretative nuances: aircraft at the ready for next day's flights.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! What a lovely sky! The play and color on the aircraft and in the clouds just make this a wonderful view across the aft of a carrier.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The Military Power of the USA mixed with this beautiful horizon....can't beat it. Great Picture Chad.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice scenic picture of jets in a stand down mode. The background scenery is very appealling. However the while the fighters are dormant it is like they are in sleep mode and I feel the pictures of them could be sharper.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hornet's Nest!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Outstanding!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lovely picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Impressive background! The jets look like as resting in the nest.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sweet.. beautiful moment ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Beautiful sunset
Anonymous
11 years ago
Thank you USA for our power and might based on the right to life, liberty, the right to own property, and the pursuit of happiness. Great color, value and shpae contrast between the ship and its hornets and the seascape/cloudscape. The yellowish green in the sky is most unusual. Good eyes.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Sunsets create pleasing scenes and when interspersed with great human achievements such as aircraft carriers and aircraft, they become really special !
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is a reminder of our strength and the volunteers that give it to us.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A peaceful interlude of modern warfares technical strength detailing mans achievement and control over his inviroment artistically captured within a sublime canvas of natural beauty and potential forbodeing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
The calm before (or pehaps after) the storm. A very warm and peaceful facade on the grim, inhuman task that these machines are designed for. Nice capture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It captures the essenes of the love of planes and the love of our earth!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent lighting and I love the angle. Great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A magnificient photograph of a scene never to be experienced by a civilian flying enthusiast.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A view like this, would be worth anything in the world for. the sky is such a brilliant colour, combined with the planes, all on the ocean. it's liek a dream come true, the three most relaxing things in the world, the ocean,the sunset, and flying, all in one shot. bloody great picture.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow, So this is what Freedom looks like.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. Reminds me of the days I served aboard the USS Enterprise and some of the evening colours
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its marvellous,never seen anything this beautiful.Awesome!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great variation in colour just jumps out at you. Awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. I love it! I love sunset scenes and these is really great. Congrats!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well, thats what i call a photo. Hella nice ! Congratulations !
Anonymous
9 years ago
Indeed God Exists. Whwat A Outstandig view.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Looks like we're afloat in a sea of sand.
Anonymous
9 years ago
This very beautiful sunset and many F-18 Hornets. It can't get any better.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome picture! reminds me on TOPGUN!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I am speechless, perfect 10 all around.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beutiful sky
Anonymous
8 years ago
That is just awesome! would like to be one of these lucky guys to watch this beautiful sunset.. beside F/A 18's.. wouldn't get any better
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow looks like a painting
Anonymous
8 years ago
Exelent
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hornets in the nest ... such a beautiful sight
Anonymous
8 years ago
Awesome pic
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice background.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Brilliant sunset and one of the greatest Air Forces looking at its best! Excellent
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Illuminating picture! One of a Billion pictures!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The way the clouds are right above the horizon looks so majestic
Anonymous
7 years ago
Omg what a pic.. its awsome
Anonymous
7 years ago
Beautiful picture! The sunset and clouds are just amazing, and the planes are fantastic.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ok guys, Let's call this a Day. . .
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
7 years ago
Location is described as "Off Airport" - an understatement if ever there was one.
Anonymous
7 years ago
My eyes!!! It hurts!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fatastic shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awsome...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Are you sure this isnt a scene from March of the F-18's?.

Great Shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
I could literally sit on the edge of that boat and watch that sunset all day. So beutiful
Anonymous
4 years ago
This is one of those typical very good photos .. Simple words do not define the whole feeling. Spectacular!! 5 stars [Mrvsk]
Anonymous
2 years ago
Mesmerizing! Clouds, Color, Carrier!!!
Belgium
6 months ago
beautifull. Imagine the same shot but with Tomcats sitting there instead of bugs... That would be a 10star shot!! Anytime baby!!

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