We have nothing but gray skies and bland sunsets since the monsoon season arrived. I played around with textures and overlays to transform my boring photos.
These were taken from the Manila Ocean Park overlooking the Port of Manila in mid-August. The ship is USS Milius, a US Navy Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer, docked at the Port of Manila for a 4-day routine port call.
I wondered if this was United States' show of support to the Philippines amid rising tensions in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). While the Communist Party of the Philippines criticized this visit as another "arrogant display of contempt of Philippine sovereignty."
Be prepared. It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
~ Elizabeth Ann Nolan
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