I Found Fountain Of Youth, But I Wasn’t Thirsty.

hoboken park

F/10.0, 30.0, ISO 100.

Day 268 / 365

A drunk falls into one of the fountains in Trafalgar Square. Floundering around, he looks up and sees Nelson standing on his column.

“Don’t jump!” he shouts. “This is the shallow end!”

Interesting Fact: The ancient Greeks were apparently the first to use aqueducts and gravity-powered fountains to distribute water. According to ancient historians, fountains existed in Athens, Corinth, and other ancient Greek cities in the 6th century BC as the terminating points of aqueducts which brought water from springs and rivers into the cities. In the 6th century BC the Athenian ruler Peisistratos built the main fountain of Athens, the Enneacrounos, in the Agora, or main square. It had nine large cannons, or spouts, which supplied drinking water to local residents. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain )

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Save The Clocktower! ( Back To The Future ) 

Lightning Strike Over Hoboken

F/4.5, 13.0, ISO 100.

Day 162 / 365

What did the lightning bolt say to the other lightning bolt?

You’re shocking!

Interesting Fact: The average temperature of lightning is around 20000 °C (36000 °F). When lightning strikes the ground it seeks out the shortest route to something with a positive charge, this might be a tree, a tall building or if they’re very unlucky, a person. ( http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/weather/lightning.html )

Be All You Can Be!

blackhawk helicopters

F/6.3, 1/500, ISO 200.

Day 10 / 365

It was too cold for the birds today, but other kind of birds were out.

Interesting Fact:  The Black Hawk UH-60L helicopter has been a mainstay of American armed forces since it entered service in 1978. Its flexible configuration, survivability, and maneuverability make it the medium utility helicopter of choice by military forces around the world. The UH-60L and its derivatives have amassed more than 5 million flight hours, including casualty evacuations, troop transports, and search-and-rescue missions.  ( http://science.howstuffworks.com/black-hawk.htm )

Precious Moments last forever!

The Look

F/4.5, 1/1000, ISO 250.
The perfect moment of my friend and his daughter frozen in time.

 

Interesting Fact: When someone is having a bad day, pay them a compliment with a smile. The double-duty mood boosting effect will turn their day around for sure. ( http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-facts-about-smiling.html )

 

Manhattan means “Island of the hills” in Algonquin Indians Language.

Island of the hills

F/5.0, 1/80, ISO 400.

As the sun is setting, it shines on the skyline of Manhattan. It is worth it to stick around and experience the colors.

Manhattan

F/16, 30.0, ISO 100.

Interesting Fact: On May 24, 1626 Algonquin Indian tribe sold island of Manhattan to a Dutch explorer Peter Minuit for about 24 dollars (or $680 today) worth of trinkets and tools.

 

 

Happiness is contagious

Gabriella mason 0456 Markiza

Be so happy that when others look at You they become happy too!

Interesting Fact: The most powerful way to increase your short-term feelings of happiness is to perform random acts of kindness to others. Five such acts in a week will increase your happiness for up to three months.

1st Photo F/5.6, 1/60, ISO 500

2nd Photo f/5.3, 1/60, ISO 320

3rd Photo F/6.3, 1/250, ISO100

4th Photo F/5.6, 1/125, ISO400