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Watery Strangeness

Ron Scubadiver:

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Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:

Malmohus Castle Malmohus Castle

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We all love water.  Watch children scream with delight when you take them to the beach or a pool.  Our bodies are 70% water.  Without water life would not be possible.  When one spends over 2 weeks on the Baltic Sea, or its ports which are criss crossed by inlets, ponds and canals, the impact of water on one’s vision is undeniable.

Blogger and photographer Malin H. made me aware of this quote:  It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”  (Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook)

This series includes photographs from, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and on the High Seas.

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The Big Island III

Checking Him Out

Checking Him Out

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This post picks up where the last one ended at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.  A nearby beach is popular with divers and snorkelers.  If you should happen to be in the area, stop off at Lady Cat.  The clothing in the boutique is as whimsical as the mannequins out front.  I hope nobody minds swimwear shots.  Hawaii is about beaches, and this is what I see every day here.  I have tried to select photos having meaning that goes beyond the beauty of youth.


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The Big Island II

Fish Pond Abstract

Fish Pond Abstract

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The day started out with the typical oversized Hawaiian breakfast. I then headed south  stopping at a few beaches before reaching Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park where the abstract photos of a fish pond were captured.


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The Big Island

Wholesale Lobsters

Wholesale Lobsters

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Less than two weeks after returning from Hong Kong, I headed halfway back across the Pacific to the Big Island of Hawaii.  These photos were captured in the area around Kona.  Stay tuned as there are more on the way.


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Macau in Black and White

Macau Mash Up

Macau Mash Up

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If you have not seen my photos from Hong Kong and Macau, please don’t limit your journey to this post.  It was an exciting trip.  You can share my experiences for free (as in beer) by scrolling down the front page of my blog and checking out the galleries.

Along the streets of Macau there are small businesses located behind garage doors.  Electricity must be expensive because few had lights on.  It appeared the majority of these places were food related, either small restaurants or some kind of take away.  These micro businesses were a stark contrast to the giant gambling casinos.   Dried meat is a local specialty.  Tourists from China couldn’t get enough of it.


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Macau

Grand Lisboa Sunrise

Grand Lisboa Sunrise

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The Grand Lisboa is easily one of the strangest buildings in the world standing in contrast to the gritty jumble of Macau.


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Xi River and Other Delights

Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue

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Please take the time to view the thumbnails large on a black background.  Just click on any small photo and travel with me.

I stayed at the Sofitel, a large hotel right on the river.  The high up room had an impressive view, but photography was usually better from a patio on the 6th floor where no glass was in the way.  The river has a distinctly industrial look.  The Sofitel had a large casino packed with Chinese gamblers.  Although there were bars in the casino, nobody was drinking.  There was a counter where free Cokes, tea, coffee and water were dispensed.  Other than gambling, no entertainment was offered.  Of course there were no US style barmaids in skimpy outfits.  Chinese take gambling seriously.


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