The state is the unicorporated territory of Johnston's Atoll, not Kosrae of Micronesia
Johnston's Atoll. Whether it is a part of Micronesia or merely an unincorporated territory of the US is for you to debate. We were not allowed off the plane, but Continental Island hopper had to make a stop here as we hopped from Micronesia island to Micronesia island.
This picture was taken with a Canon Rebel G camera, Kodak ISO 400 film, and a 28-70 mm Sigma lens. I wish I had a polarizer because I think the water may have improved a little. It was a deep deep blue. Also the 4x6" print was scanned in. There is a lot of noise through this process (which I regret... the print looks much better).
This has always been one of my favorite pictures (and not just because it was one of my very first (at this point the first 1000 are considered very first to me :)
because the runway for the airport is pretty much the length of the island.
The island is approx 2.8 sq miles in size.
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ben4321 (9875) 2006-07-12 14:40
Although the technical quality of this photo could be a lot better, I don't really think it matters, as its very interesting. There's no room on this tiny island for anything other than this airbase, every inch of space has been used.
Interesting shot, I like it.
smkhan (25) 2007-01-14 15:39
Classical shot dude
AandK (1832) 2007-01-28 7:24
Cool shot! I remember landing this strip in MS Flighsimulator 2000 so often! TFS
dragonslayero (3116) 2007-01-28 7:27
This is a good view of this island, I've seen a lot of documentaries about US nuclear testing in this area.
And seing how this island and the area is still in use something that might be classified...I don't know...
Maybe a poalrizer would have done the trick, but none the less it is a good photo.