Lots of reasons to love the shot...the rainbow leaping from the center of the picture, the contrast between the ocean and sky...but what makes this old Sailor's heart beat fast is the ship on the left.
She's USS MOMSEN (DDG-92). More than 3 years of my life are invested in those 9200 tons of sovereign US territory. James attended the christening back in August 2003. He still has the post about his experience and the ship's namesake in his August 2003 Archives.
If you want to see more pics of her and other ships, just check out The Destroyermen, the first ever blog by a Navy ship, USS RUSSELL (DDG-59), created to describe life aboard a modern warship at sea.
It's groundbreaking - the Navy's "information" enterprise is still grappling with things like podcasts, blogs, etc. as part of our advertising. While the "official rules" will be forthcoming, hats off to RUSSELL's Executive Officer for blazing the trail, her Commanding Officer for approving the concept, and her Strike Group Public Affairs Officer for approving it.