Showing the Colors at the North Carolina Aquarium

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Ceremony.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores observed Memorial Day today with the showing of the colors in the Living Shipwreck tank in the Ocean Gallery. Four divers participated in the ceremony, along with dozens of fish.

This photo was taken on May 28, 2018.

 

Fishing Boats near Colombo

We visited Sri Lanka for the month of February. One of our early stops was at a harbor for fishing boats just outside Colombo. The daily catch is either sold in stalls and outdoor markets or left drying in the sun for later use.

This photo was taken on February 1, 2018. Specs are:

Canon SL1, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, 50 mm

Early Spring flowers in sepia tone — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Flowers.

We were wandering through Green Spring Gardens this March looking for early signs of spring when we ran across these flowers.  The muted colors and beautiful forms made them excellent candidates for a sepia tone conversion.

This photo was taken on March 29, 2018. Specs are:

Canon SL2, ISO 100, f/7, 1/320 sec, 135 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Gallery of the Long Room — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books or Paper

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books or Paper.

We visited the Library of Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland, this spring. This photo shows rows upon rows of ancient books in the Long Room (upper gallery.)  The lower gallery is similarly impressive, but it also contains rows upon rows of tourists.

This photo was taken on April 30, 2018. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 800, f/2, 1/15 sec, 4.5 mm

 

The RMS Titanic’s Last Dock — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Words that end in “ock”.

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic anchored near Queenstown, Ireland, to board its last 123 passengers for its first transatlantic voyage. Two tender ships left from the dock pictured below (arguably in better condition in 1912), with 10 first- and second-class passengers in one tender and 113 third-class passengers in the other.  Ferrying was completed by 1:30 pm, and the Titanic departed.

This photo was taken on April 27, 2018. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, 9 mm

The Guinness Waterfall

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Liquid.

We recently visited the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland. Their stout is made from Wicklow mountain water, roasted malted barley, hops, and brewer’s yeast. One floor of the multistory building is dedicated to those four ingredients. The most dramatic display is a waterfall representing the very special water used in making Guinness stout.

This photo was taken on April 29, 2018. Specs are:

Olympus TG-5, ISO 640, f/3, 1/15 sec, 8.4 mm

A Dilapidated Building — Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Barns or Any Dilapidated Buildings.

We visited Greece in 2016 and found it full of dilapidated buildings! The following photo shows one we found in the Acropolis in Athens.

This photo was taken on September 21, 2016, using an Olympus TG-4.