Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

Here is a picture taken in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico of school children participating in a spontaneous march for joy down one of the many cobbled streets. Their bodies were
densely packed together and the strung out for almost two blocks.

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When several of the students saw me taking photographs, the halted the march and posed for the camera. You have to admit that they are densely packed together for this shot.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: White

This is definitely not snow. Here we have Mammoth Hot Springs where the calcium carbonate deposits build up in shelves of beautiful white travertine terraces.


Of course, if you want some cool (or should I say cold) white or blue-white, you can always look for some ice broken off of an Alaskan glacier:


Thanks to Nancy Merrill Photography for sponsoring this weekly challenge. Follow the link to see other great entries in the “White” challenge.

The Magic of New Zealand

I decided, based upon a conversation with Debbie H from ‘Deb’s World‘ blog, to revisit (pun intended) some of our experiences from our trip last year to New Zealand. There was a definite air of Magic in this beautiful country.

This first image was taken from the balcony of our cabin as we cruised into Dunedin. What a magical way to start our cruise around the country.


The next three pictures were taken on our trip to see the Gannet Colonies at Cape Kidnappers near the city of Napier.




But to really capture the moment, you have to hear the wind and the bleating of the sheep. Here is a short movie that captures some of that magic.

My next post will showcase the gannet colony. That was also quite magical.