The Big Eyes…

Posted by Freddy on Nov-6-2010

The sun was rising, spreading its light, wiping the darkness out. The ship began sailing….

I was on the deck, gazing at the port.

We were moving away from it… The sights were becoming smaller… I could only see the light house… it was just the size of my finger. Then I saw the ship’s binocular…

I zoomed in…. then zoomed out…… tried to adjust the knob….. I was able to see, but it wasn’t clear. I tried to focus … everything was crystal clear now.

I could see them in there normal size.

Binocular is really very amazing…bringing things closer from a distance

While gazing through the binocular I felt like a private detective, trying to prove a case as in all formula movies…

I slowly turned around……. Nothing……. but I could see the sky and the blue ocean… Like in the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge I chanted

“water water everywhere but no drop of water to drink”.

I could only say that as I could see only the water and blue sky touching the ocean at a distance.

I focused through the binocular again…I could see the dolphins at a distance… fizzing out… jumping and enjoying… it looked like they were taking a sun bath….

Binoculars are very much amazing… “The big eyes…..”

The origin of big observation binoculars was with the military which used them for the early spotting of enemy ships and for artillery spotting but much of this duty is now carried out with the use of satellites and electronics.

Ship’s binoculars have a magnification of 20-power, with an apparent field view of approximately 70 degrees. They are mounted on a weight adjustable carriage. Ship’s binoculars consist of the binocular assembly, carriage assembly, and the pedestal.

Binoculars in general are a pair of identical or mirror-symmetrical telescopes mounted side-by-side and aligned to point accurately in the same direction allowing us to view with both eyes.

We can see what ever we want to see with those “big eyes” ………….

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