Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Among the towel animals

This woman could not wait to start on her tan and picked a spot among the towel animals as other passengers just admired the creations.


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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Young love

Spotted this couple dancing to a string trio one night while waiting to be seated for dinner. They reminded me of my wife and I on our first cruise back in 1980 on Carnival's TSS Festivale and the lasting addiction cruising has become for us.
(Grandparents had agreed to watch our three kids for the week and our cruise started with a flight from New Orleans to Miami. When we got to the airport, they rushed us from our assigned gate to another to fill up a plane but when we got to the gate the other folks had arrived. We were taken back to our original gate where they told us to wait when everyone else started boarding. The final result? They bumped us up to first class for the flight! THAT is how our first cruise started!)
I did pass my contact info (business card) to this young man after showing him one of the images offering to send him the file. Still waiting to hear from them....
  


As far as the image is concerned, it is cropped slightly and, being a fan of the rule of thirds, I placed the couple slightly off center. Just a personal preference.
I am still shooting with just my Fuji X100S fixed lens camera with the TCL-X100 attached giving me a 50mm field of view. After years of shooting with various zoom and primes for newspaper work, in retirement I am going very light and trying to "see" like the documentary photographers that inspired me in the first place.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dancing Queen!

Been out of the country for the last two weeks on a Carnival cruise! Ate too much, drank too much, saw many productions shows, laughed at several comedians, and met some great crew members (some of whom I have cruised with before).
For anyone who has cruised before, you usually find many people who do things in public in front of strangers that they would not do at home in front of family and friends. When the main dining room wait staff did their nightly dance routine, this young lady (along with many others) hit the floor with the staff.
I like the way the lighting is in this shot with her highlighted in the foreground and the background much darker.
I will probably post a few more shots as I review my efforts over the last couple of weeks. STAY TUNED!


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