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While the streets, sidewalks and eating places in Georgetown are often choked with locals and tourists the nation’s capital, the most tranquil place is often along the centuries-old C&O canal.
People in and around Munich, Germany.
Gil Lavi, the noted photographer, splits his professional time between assignments in New York and Israel. He was in New York this week and captured these photos of the city in the hours just before Hurricane Sandy hit.
Stonehenge can be described as mesmerizing. The circle of ancient stones in southwestern England – dating back 4,000 to 5,000 (nobody knows for sure) – seem to change with every shading from the sun and clouds and time of day. To this day, the “hows” and “whys” of Stonehenge remain a mystery, leaving questions, imagination, and fantasy.
“Once in a blue moon …” It’s a phrase I’ve heard all my life to signify something rare to happen. In reality, it’s when we have a full moon twice in a month, and the phenomenon occurs every two or three years.
Chincoteague is both a town and a wild island, a game preserve along the outer Atlantic banks of Virginia. The town caters to tourists during much of the year … closes up tight during the winter months because the cold and wind can be brutal.
I travel to Holland quite regularly for work and always fit in a few days with my best friend and her family who live just outside Amsterdam in the city of Haarlem. This past Monday afternoon, we took the bikes out and cycled into the town center where we came across this colorful market in the main square. The colors were just exploding on my Fujifilm X10, and I only had to make very minor adjustments on iPhoto.
With 4th of July temperatures pushing 100 degrees F (37C), what’s more fun that a water balloon and squirt gun fight … especially when it’s neighborhood kids in Stewart Manor, New York, against members of the local fire department.
Who won? It really doesn’t matter. Everyone got soaked amid shrieks of laughter. Just old-fashioned fun. All photos by New York photographer Gil Lavi (www.gillavi.com).
I am rather excited about contributing to this website. I used to be an avid amateur photographer back in the day of film SLRs with my trustee Nikons F401 and F90. Work and life then took over and digital point-and-shoot cameras came along to spoil the fun but get the basic job done. My love of photography has recently become fully re-ignited with the purchase of a FujiFilm X10. I absolutely adore this camera and most of the photos I will be contributing to this site will be from my X10.
What can I write that hasn’t been written already about Rome? Probably not much. So, let me just share some photos. While in Rome briefly in 2002, I found that the best time of day for photos was early. Even then, the city is bright.