The Jewish Festival of Light commemorates the rededication of the Temple following its desecration by the ancient Greeks. The story goes that there was not enough consecrated oil to relight the menorah that stood in the Temple, except for a small amount which miraculously burned for 8 days. Since then we’ve been lighting candles or oil lights to celebrate that miracle and our freedom from religious tyranny. The special menorah…
Don't Panic! #towelday #h2g2 #douglasadams #42 A photo posted by JenT (@wysiwygjt) on May 25, 2012 at 9:52am PDT A very happy Towel Day to all my hoopy froods!
As I said in my last post, I feel inhibited about photographing people, especially when it comes to self-portraits. Just the thought of sitting for the camera is as difficult for me as getting up to speak in a room full of people who don’t know me. So, encouraged (or egged-on in the nicest possible way) by David Bennett, I finally started to experiment and here’s the first of what I…
Click images to see bigger Surfers and kite-surfers were out in force today, but strangely the beach was nearly deserted.
Shit got real #Sandy we will survive! #nyc A photo posted by Duncan Daniels (@dunkishrock) on Oct 30, 2012 at 2:11am PDT via @dunkishrock on Instagram and thanks to the new WordPress.com Instagram embed. (hint) Related Posts: Poynter.org: How journalists can avoid getting fooled by fake Hurricane Sandy photos The Atlantic: Sorting the Real Sandy Photos From the Fakes
Gouffre de Padirac is one of the caves we visited in Dordogne and while very commercialized, the lighting in the cave was spectacular and added very much to the experience. Related: Illuminating The Underworld In A Deep, Dark French Cave (NPR) via Donncha O Caoimh on Google+
We are actually at the end of our rainy season, so this photo comes to you from January 2012. This was the rainiest winter in 7 years and added nearly 2 meters to the level of the Sea of Galilee since the end of December. Watching the water level of Lake Kinneret has become something of a national pastime. (now with soundscape)