Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Learning experience

I missed the better shot of this mother and her son. He was buying a Hot Wheels model car and he was doing the scanning and paying. Just seconds before, she had picked him up so he could put his money in the slot to pay. But my Fuji X100S was in sleep mode which it is always slow to recover from. When I was working as a news photographer, my Nikons would almost instantly turn on when I tapped the shutter button.
But that was then and this is NOW! I have to pay more attention and be ready for the shot.


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Monday, June 18, 2018

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING!

I have been photographing on our town square now for over five years but had not noticed the proliferation of closed circuit cameras watching. I knew there were some cameras around but this one corner boasts four ,all pointing in different directions.


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Sunday, June 17, 2018

ALL SMILES!

One of the reasons we like to cruise is the crew members we get to meet. Juanita from Columbia was removing some lunch plates when she spotted me taking photos of her at work. She came over and we talked a few minutes while I took a few more snaps of her. I had forgotten my business cards with my email but offered to send her a copy of the photo via email. So she wrote down my email and promised to follow up with me.


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Saturday, June 16, 2018

OJ and croissants

These two guys were two-thirds of our main dining room evening wait staff. We usually asked for them in the morning for breakfast open seating. Dexter (with the OJ) and Neil took great care of our dining needs on the cruise and we hope to see them again someday.



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Friday, June 15, 2018

GOTCHA!

I think this guy (probably off of one of the two cruise ships in the harbor in Curacao) was trying to get these women to say something that he could contradict and make them look foolish. I was amazed that the group had their magazine, Watchtower, in six different languages!



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Welcome!

This guy seemed to be trying to decide if the "welcome" signs in different languages were enough to entice him to go inside this shop in Curacao. Did not stay to see if he made a choice.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

HAPPY!

We went to one of the main theater production shows early in this latest cruise but arrived late. As it turned out, that was a good thing. As we were standing in the back, one of the entertainment crew came up and told us that some reserved seats in the front row had not been filled and she escorted us down to them. So we were up close and personal to the performers. Made getting this shot real easy!



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Monday, June 11, 2018

BEER!

I am not a big language scholar but I do know the word "beer" ("cerveza") when I see it! This is from our final stop on our excursion in Aruba. The sign was at a local restaurant where we tried a local delicacy and Aruban craft beer.


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tourist attraction

This building with its swimsuit advertisement caught my eye as we followed our tour guide in Oranjestad, Aruba. Not really much else to say about this shot.
 I do like all the diagonal lines created by the street, stantions, and buildings to help drive the eye deep into the image.



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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Through the [looking] glass

Started doing some editing of the last few weeks to find images to post to the blog. This one is a possible include for the "PAIRS" theme. I was waiting in a nail salon as my wife finished her mani/pedi prior to going on our last cruise. Just thought it was a different composition than anything I have caught so far.


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Looking for a WiFi hot spot?

Looking for a WiFi hot spot? Just follow the young crowd!
On our cruise stop in Aruba, my wife and I opted for a guided history/food tour with a local guide. On our walk, I spotted this group of young people all glued top their phones. Obviously, they had found a good WiFi hot spot with plenty of bandwidth! Nobody was talking as they were all engrossed on their phones.


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