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Day 24: Kinston

I still have a few photos left from our trip to the BBQ festival last weekend so I decided I should bore everyone with more photos from Kinston.

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A museum for the CSS Neuse, a Confederate ship from the civil war, was allowing people in for free. Of course we had to check it out. Apparently the Confederates scuttled it because they didn’t want the Union Army to get their hands on it after they lost the city. It never traveled more than a mile from where it was built. They set it on fire in the Neuse River and that is where it remained for almost a century. In the 60’s it was found and the recovery process began. Eventually 15,000 artifacts were recovered.

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All that remained was the bottom.

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I was surprised that the wood looked as good as it did after being underwater for almost 100 years.

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This is what the top half would have looked like.

And the final image is just a candid shot of an artist at the festival working with a piece of wood.

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As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Day 8: To The Beach!

Summer is just around the corner and we can’t wait to start going to the beach again. I honestly believe that this is Oshie’s favorite place to go. No matter how long we spend there he never runs out of energy and will run in and out of the waves all day. It isn’t until we get in the car that he crashes. After a day at the beach he is pretty much exhausted and ready for an afternoon and evening of relaxation and sleep. I can’t say I blame him!

Thankfully the waters warm quickly on the coast of North Carolina and we will soon be enjoying the sand between out toes.

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I love to dig!

 

Day 5: Dance!

Nancy and I went to the Azalea Festival in Wilmington on Sunday and stumbled upon this stage where groups were performing cultural dances. Here are two photos I took while a group performed a traditional dance from Mexico. Ignore all the clutter in the photos. There was really no way to get a clean shot.

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Monochrome

The weather was awesome this past weekend so I decided to go to Wilmington North Carolina to walk around and snap some photos. It is about an hour away from where we live and it is very photogenic, has plenty of excellent places to eat and to top if off they were having a St. Paddy’s festival.

Well it turned out that the festival was rather small and that I am not that great at street photography. I guess that means I just have en excuse to practice more. So the trip was kind of a bust. I did get some delicious ice cream from a place called Kilwins. Some of the best ice cream ever. I was introduced to it while living in Maryland and am glad they have one in Wilmington. I also had a delicious steak at The George which is a nice restaurant right on the river that is dog friendly (just so you know). However dinner made me miss Nancy because I was eating alone which I have not done at a real restaurant in a long long time. The view and weather and a pint of Guinness however, aided in lifting my spirits.

I do have one photo that I decided might be worth sharing. It is of the Cape Fear River Bridge. I used the in camera HDR function that the 7d mkii has because I was curious and am still learning all the features it has compared to my old SLR. Generally I am not a big fan of HDR but after some quick editing and changing to black and white I thought it wasn’t too bad. Let me know what you think and as always thanks for stopping by.

Oh and next time I will take Oshie and do a little Golden Wilmington Portrait session ha-ha.

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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