Geographic Century: Matthew Henson
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The US Navy reception following the wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, November 21, 1998 to honor explorer and co-discoverer of the North Pole Matthew Henson. USNS Henson Goes into full time oceanographic service.
Photographs are used with
compliments from the Navy. Original shots, additional
ones and larger format versions may be viewed and
downloaded directly from http://oceanographer.navy.mil/arlington1.html The ones at the Navy site are "raw"
images and may take a long time to download as they are
not compressed. I have taken a selection of the shots and
enhanced them in Adobe Photoshop, then optimized the
compression with Adobe ImageReady software. Although the
pictures were taken with a Good quality digital camera
they still show the classic problems of back lit subjects
and the need for "fill flash". Despite these
problems I have made fairly Good enhanced images that
will download 3 to 10 times faster.