The Happy Wall by AuntDot


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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One of the many shops in Tarpon Springs, Florida, where sponge diving and tourism are major activities. This “Sponge Diver Supply” store sports a blue wall adorned with a large smiley face made of sponges, or course! ☺

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Poster Edge filter and light adjustment in Photoshop7

Top Ten Winner in the “Your BEST of 2011 ~ 75% BLUE” challenge in Out of the Blue, Jan. 24, 2012
Top Ten Winner in the “Touch of Blue” challenge in This & That, August 15, 2011
Top Ten Winner in the “Colours of the Rainbow – BLUE” challenge in A love of CANON, June 19, 2011
FEATURED in Florida the Sunshine State, May 27, 2011
FEATURED in All Around Florida, May 20, 2011
FEATURED in Forgotten Florida, May 19, 2011

Tarpon Springs was incorporated in 1887, largely by Greek immigrants who developed the region’s sponge-diving industry. The atmosphere is still heavily Greek, as evidenced by shops and eateries along the docks, and downtown boasts antiques stores and galleries.


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Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatabout 3 years ago

    Ha yes Dot great spot and great shot – love that blue.

  • Thanks so much, Vee!

    – AuntDot

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 3 years ago

    What an adorable image, Dot!! Thanks for the giggle this afternoon!!

  • Thanks so much, Susana! SMILE!!

    – AuntDot

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991about 3 years ago

    This is fantastic! Love the vibrant Blue. Well Spotted!!

    : )

  • Thank you so much, Michaela. (Love your avatar, but I can’t make out what kind of animal you are holding)

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianabout 3 years ago

    Neat find and capture. The blue and gold look great for this store front.

  • Thanks, Judy!

    – AuntDot

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic work! absolutely love this!

  • Thank you, Steven. I’m so pleased you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesabout 3 years ago

    I love this, totally made me smile Dot!!

  • Thanks so much, Angela. Someone had a sense of humor to decorate the wall like that.

    – AuntDot

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jonesabout 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Shane!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 3 years ago

    That’s funny – and love the blue wall, too!

  • Glad you like it, Monnie. Thanks!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsabout 3 years ago

    Oh Dot… I love your EYE!!!!! you don’t miss a trick… Awesome my friend!!! :)))))

  • Actually my daughter pointed this out to me. I haven’t seen her picture of it yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Thank you so much, Cookie!

    – AuntDot

  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettabout 3 years ago

    Clever! Nicely seen and captured!

  • Thank you very much, Jonathan. I appreciate that!

    – AuntDot

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