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Reflection

The early morning light shows the Washington Monument in the reflecting pool of the Mall. This tranquil setting was enhanced by a flock of geese that flew over to be silhouetted in the s
Mr. President
The early morning light falls on the statue of Abraham Lincoln. An icon in US history revered for his honesty, integrity and humanity. Made from Georgia white marble his expression of d
Capitol Building by night

The building and its stately dome are symbols of the American people and their government. It also represents international democracy. I was enthralled by the night lights
Malboro Girl - Desert Negev in Israel at the meteorite crater Machtesh Ramon
The Spirit

The custom-built single engine monoplane flew non-stop from New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. In 1928 he presented this iconic plane to the Smithsonian institution where it
Kitten enjoying Italian sculpture.
In Step

Guards to the Unknowns are volunteers from the elite 3rd US Infantry and tested on their manual of arms, uniform and walk. A Badge Test on the history of Arlington Cemetery is given. Only 4
Benchmark
 
Local students and visitors find a quiet place to read and relax. Overlooking St.Vitus Cathedral with its thrilling history and glorious architecture as an inspiration to all.
Japanese Buddhist Monk
On pilgrimage to Nara this monk stands silently holding out his bowl for alms and sometimes ringing a small bell. Lay people give to nurture laic virtue, merit and blessings an
So these are the "Badlands"
Girl Power
 
School girls have innocent fun on Miyajima island. I heard them giggle as the deer approached and noticed the trendy Union Jack bag. When I asked to take this picture the girls were exc
Three Little Maids
Japanese girls are recognised as adults at age 20. To celebrate they are given a bright coloured silk Furisode (formal kimono). In Japanese society wearing this garment is a statem
Ceremonial Children
 
In traditional Shinto dress taking part in an ancient cultural ceremony. In this rather exciting pageant I liked the vibrant colours of the costumes and the coy look being give
Bat flower
Ladies Day
Day 3 of Royal Ascot is Ladies Day. Attention is on the ladies outfits and hats rather than the fillies on the racetrack. For me this image captures a look of wonder on where to place the
Fish Splash
When the result of a fish splashing is the shape of a fish.
That's my toy..
Wash day in Pokhara, Nepal
Burmese refugee girl at Kilometer 42 migrant camp near Mae Sot, Thailand.
5:30 weeping willow
Burmese refugee child at school at kilometer 42 migrant camp near Mae Sot, Thailand.
The Temples of Bagan, Myanmar at Sunrise
A bright sunshine winter scene. Taken from Broadway Wharf from the East Liverpool OH side, of WV and across the Ohio River.
8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Three Little Maids Japanese girls are recognised as adults at age 20. To celebrate they are given a bright coloured silk Furisode (formal kimono). In Japanese society wearing this garment is a statem

Three Little Maids Japanese girls are recognised as adults at age 20. To celebrate they are given a bright coloured silk Furisode (formal kimono). In Japanese society wearing this garment is a statement that she is single and available for marriage.

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© Nigel Picknell.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2009
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2010, 8:54 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 30mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO250
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