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Sunset Over Water: A black & white photo challenge

Sunset Over Water: A black & white photo challenge

Sunsets are a well-worn subject in photography. However, to capture a sunset in black & white can be a real challenge—a test of the photographer’s artistic eye and technical savvy. With this in mind, I am inviting amateur and professional photographers to take part in a special Marine Café Blog feature on the theme ‘Sunset Over Water’.

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When the sea and consumer culture intersect

When the sea and consumer culture intersect

Even in inland cities, the sea is never really far away. It can pop up anywhere in the shape of merchandise whose logos or brand marks have a connection to the sea. Such reminders of the maritime world are usually ignored by people, but I take notice of them. They are a form of art, and they indicate the extent to which the sea has become part of the consumer culture and social history.

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Are cruise ships jinxed?

Are cruise ships jinxed?

The series of unfortunate incidents on board cruise ships never seems to end. The mishaps range from breakouts of disease and drunken brawls to missing passengers and murder. The superstitious may be tempted to believe that a spirit of bad luck lurks on the decks and in the cabins to spoil a fun-filled vacation at sea.

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