Monday, September 24, 2012

US warship visit/Our World-Tuesday

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


Linking to Our World-Tuesday


14 comments:

Riet said...

wow, those colors do something for the photo's.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Miranda
Beautiful photos - very clever!

I have a daughter called Miranda too - she lives in France!

However, my son is looking at having his wedding in the Philippines next year at a beautiful resort (more cost effective than New Zealand)!.
So hopefully we will visit your beautiful country.

I've become your newest follower and I hope you will come and visit me - I will get out my prettiest teacups and make you very welcome>

hugs
Shane

ladyfi said...

What dazzling colours and gorgeous silhouettes.

Indrani said...

Great photo effects. Adds lot of drama to the scene.

snowwhite said...

Wow, in your photos, the warship looks like as if it appeared from different dimension. This is the prelude of a SF story. I love your photos.
keiko

Molly said...

I love the editing you have done here, these images seem so alive.

Mollyxxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Very creative and artistic manipulation of photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Gary said...

Stunning sky colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry your skies have been boring and bland. You sure did spice them up!

Carver said...

Great shots of the war ship and fantastic colors in the sky.

lina@happy family said...

Wow, amazing colors and shots, Luna!
Look so artistic.

NatureFootstep said...

nice silhouette shot. :)

stardust said...

What a gigantic warship! I love the contrast of the black ship and brilliant sky and sea. These photos with special effect stirs my imagination.

Yoko

joy said...

Nice work kababayan. My entry: one blessed morning: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com