Sponge Diver Statue, Tarpon Springs, Florida by AuntDot

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This statue of an anonymous sponge diver stands at the edge of the dock in Tarpon Springs, Florida, representing and dedicated to the sponge divers of that town through its history. (See writing below.)

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Processed in Picasa3 and Topaz Adjust

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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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    great work!

  • Thanks so very much, Charmiene!

    – AuntDot

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Dot, I have a few photos of that statue myself. (Not on RB however)

  • Thanks so much, Rosie. I guess everyone who visits Tarpon Springs and has a camera has taken this shot. LOL

    – AuntDot

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture and lovely background colours Dot.

  • Thank you, Andrea. Much appreciated!

    – AuntDot

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Dot!!! Love it. :))xx

  • Thanks much, Cookie!

    – AuntDot

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 3 years ago

    very beautiful

  • Thank you so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 3 years ago

    Neat capture and quite an interesting place, Dot! I wouldn’t mind sitting on the dock of the bay watching the tide and munching on grape leaves and moussaka!

  • You make ME want to go back there with your comment, Monnie. LOL There are several Greek restaurants there and many sponge shops. Some of the sponges are huge…the size of a good sized bowl.

    – AuntDot

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

    A fab fave & google+

  • Thanks so much, Val!!! What do you mean by"google+?

    – AuntDot

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    GORGEOUS !!!

  • Grazie mille, Guenda!

    – AuntDot

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 3 years ago

    Nicely done, Dot!! Wonderful processing too!!

  • Thanks so much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks so very much, Judy!

    – AuntDot

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