Has anyone ever been to a Peach Festival? In British Columbia it is a famous fruit festival but what is shocking is that there are no peaches at Peach Fest and there are no pictures of peaches! Is it because there is a shortage of pictures or we are tagging the fruit in the wrong places so nobody can find our pictures?Peach Festivals are famous all over the world to celebrate the season of the fruit but there seems to be no marketing materials to show off the fruit properly.Here is my version... continue reading
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We are in my favorite time of year.I adore everything about the fall season.Crunchy leaves, pumpkins and scarecrows.I recently attended a scarecrow festival held in Delevan, WI.Here's a few of my recently added scarecrow shots. I find it helpful when gathering good shots of the scarecrows to go a couple days after the actual festival, when nobody is around, but the scarecrows are on display.That way, I get good shots of the subject matter without people getting in the photos.... continue reading
I saw this image and it inspired me to create a new collection. I only have 3 images at the moment in this collection: if you have an image you think would fit this collection "Festivals and Celebrations" please let me know. I'm looking for traditional or unusual, lots of colour, images worldwide. Thanks for the help talented friends :) continue reading
China's traditional lunar festival - the Spring Festival (2014 year of the horse), is coming, this is also the Chinese people the most solemn festival in a year.Here's wishing "DT" friends a happy New Year, May you last come into a good fortune! continue reading
Fall, is there a more beautiful time of year? The world turns a beautiful mosaic of patterns and colours as the leaves fall to the ground. The empty branches form lattices, twisting and turning with the sky peering through, and the sun, reflected through the yellows and reds, seems to be the last dying ember of the day as it sets. Fall, it's an amazing time to take pictures. So where do you go during this time of year? There are countless options all over the world to take amazing photos. So for the... continue reading
Religious festivals of all kinds are excellent opportunites to capture images for both stock and editorial use. They are usuallypublic events with a strong community feel, involving music, processions and ceremonies of various kinds.For Christians, especially Catholics all over the world, one of the most colourful is the Feast of Corpus Christi. The celebrationsinvolve music, a procession and in some places the laying of elaborate flower carpets to mark out a route for the procession. These... continue reading
"Guessing lantern riddles"is an essential part of the Festival. Lantern owners write riddles on a piece of paper and post them on the lanterns. If visitors have solutions to the riddles, they can pull the paper out and go to the lantern owners to check their answer. If they are right, they will get a little gift. The activity emerged during people's enjoyment of lanterns in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). As riddle guessing is interesting and full of wisdom, it has become popular among all social strata.... continue reading
Lantern Festival 1 The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, usually in February or March in the Gregorian calendar. As early as the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25), it had become a festival with great significance.This day's important activity is watching lanterns. Throughout the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), Buddhism flourished in China. One emperor heard that Buddhist monks would watch sarira, or remains from the cremation of Buddha's body, and light lanterns... continue reading
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