I photographed Haunted Birch Aquarium over the weekend. The aquarium takes on a Halloween theme, showcasing jars of pickled deep sea specimens, touch tanks of bat stars and sea cucumbers, slime-making lab and clip-on bat ray craft tables. As a goodwill gesture in the wake of the wildfires, entrance was free, suggesting donations be made to the Red Cross instead.

Kid photography is very fun. The hard part is sometimes getting them to smile; I have several photos of kids giving me suspicious looks, a reaction to my costume, I assume. Some kids are shy and take shelter behind parents' legs, but most love having their photo taken.