This famous and picturistic  fountain is in the quaint mountain village of Spili, Crete in the heart of the city.  It seems to be more of a tourist attraction but is a wonderful site to see.  Spili is a mountain village that is located about 30 km south of Rethymnon.   It is a small village of about 700 inhabitants and an easy visit along the road to Agia Galini on the south coast. The name Spili is derived from ‘spileon’ meaning ‘cave’ because of a cave that is nearby the village.   We found Spili a delightful place to visit.  Read More →

If not a monument, this place is monumental.  Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress in Washington DC is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.   I just wish I were able to go in and not view it from behind the glass.  Next time my picture will not need as much Photoshop as I will have a Circular Polarizer Lens filter in place to get rid of the glare.  Used a bit of the patch tool to try to eliminate the glare.  To learn more about the Library of Congress click here to visit the official websites interesting facts.Read More →

Every vacation (I call mine photations) offers a multitude of photography opportunities including this one taken with my Nikon D60 at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota in 2011.  The presidents who live forever on in portrait at Mount Rushmore are pictured from left to right; George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).  Years before this picture was take, a photographer was able to get much closer to the monument, but there is now security and fences keeping us back The monument was sculpted by a Danish-American named Gutzon Borglum and finished by his son, Lincoln Borglum after Gutzon’s death.  Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the presidents heads while the entire memorialRead More →