Highlights of Cartagena Colombia in a Day

Interesting statue in Cartagena Colombia

Images of Romancing the Stone flashed through our heads as the ship docked in our second port, Cartagena Colombia. It’s a city with a sordid and colorful history. From the pre-Colombian settlement to the Spanish conquistadors who capitalized on the gold, silver and slave trade thus attracting pirates. While the forts and tall city walls […]

Sarah’s Saturday Snapshots #15 – Auckland LibraryCon

A steampunk necklace at LibraryCon

Last week LibraryCon was on at Onehunga Library in Auckland, Zealand. It was organised in order to celebrate Auckland’s annual comic book month, and though smaller than most comic events around the world, still had plenty of stalls and was loads of fun. My sister went in Lolita fashion and I, naturally, dressed up as a Hobbit. […]

Hoover Dam, An Engineering Wonder ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Water Intake for Power Generation at Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a huge concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River at the border between Arizona and Nevada in the USA. It gave 1000’s of people work during the great depression. Construction starting in 1931.  The Dam was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. We missed the tour as we […]

Berlin Wall – A Piece of History Remains as a Memorial ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall enclosed West Berlin from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989, cutting a line through the entire city center and separating the East Berliners and citizens of East Germany, from the freedom of the West.  The wall came down in 1989, but a piece remains, protected, as a memorial and stark reminder. […]

Drawing With Light – A Very Cool Night Photo Technique

drawing with light

Drawing with light was the final activity of the night photography workshop I took last week with Three Little Wishes Photography.  After learning how to capture the shot, our instructors did the drawing: They sure made it look easy.  Here’s what we learned: With the long exposure, we can set up the tripod shot and […]

Capturing Motion – Images From My Photography Workshop

capturing motion

Capturing motion was one of the topics of the photography workshop I took over the weekend. Two of my photos are in the contest to win an advanced photography workshop. Have a look and if you like either, please vote for your favorite at: Three Little Wishes Photography. Remember you can only vote for one: Capturing […]

Toledo Spain, City of Coexistence of Christians, Jews and Muslims

Sant Maria La Blanca Sinagoga

After our visit in Segovia, we drove the 1.5 hours to Toledo, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Toledo is a not to be missed city close enough to be a day trip from Madrid, but better spent as an overnight. (Thanks Michelle for the recommendation). According to Wikipedia, “Toledo was declared a World Heritage Site […]