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Snapshot Tag

Ah, Italia. Firenze is easily my favorite city in all of Italy... and maybe in all of Europe! I love the charming cobblestone streets, the artsy Oltrarno district, the food (oh, the food!), Brunelleschi's Duomo and the fact that for a city made of stone, it still maintains a warmth and feeling of

This week's Snapshot of the Week contributor, Katie Stratman, calls Denver, Colorado home.  She loves to spend her free time exploring all Colorado has to offer, from running and hiking to skiing and mountain biking, and can usually be found outside... unless she is busy in the kitchen baking her (someday)

Spring is by far the most enticing time in Washington, DC. People wearily come out of their homes, tentatively shed their winter jackets and begin to marvel at the changing seasons. The famous cherry blossoms, a gift from the people of Japan in 1912, surround the tidal basin and create

During the day, this Malibu, California beachfront is notable for its grandeur. Celebrity mansions occupy this narrow strip of beach. But as the sun begins to go down, the reflections, jagged rocks and glistening water take center stage and everyone (down to the biggest star) is in awe of the colorful sunset.

Queenstown. How fitting is it that New Zealand's adventure capital is also one of the most pristine, most simply beautiful cities in their country? Well worth a stop on any South Island trip, take the gondola high up to the scenic overlook, spend the afternoon reading in the Queenstown

Milford Track. The 3 day, 33 mile hike in New Zealand's majestic Fiorland is the lushest, greenest environment I've ever seen. The hike is often otherworldly- like a background imported directly out of the movie Avatar. It's a botanic wonderland filled with draping moss, ferns, crookedly ancient trees, bubbling brooks,

Early morning at Milford Sound. On this particular morning, the sun was out. It was early enough that the dozens of tour operators coming from Queenstown hadn't yet set sail on the water, and all was still. I was lucky to capture this reflection, to have this private encounter with

This week, I'm keeping it in the family. The Snapshot of the Week is generously provided by JoAnn Ricchiuti, my mother with a keen eye for beautiful places. Always with a camera in hand, I learned everything I know about photography from her. Sunrise, my favorite time of the day!

 I took this photo last week, on a late afternoon walk on the Palm Beach lake trail into West Palm Beach, Florida. This Giant Kapok Tree was planted in 1887 and is a landmark to walkers-by and boaters alike, and I was taken by its delicate silhouette against the urban

 Somewhere along the winding roads of Tuscany, this photo was taken. I was on the back of a speeding vespa with one hand held firmly around the waist of an Italian boy and the other furiously snapping away, trying to get the perfect shot that represented the countryside in summer.After

With so much of the US under a blanket of snow I couldn't resist...     Somewhere on the Beagle Channel, all the way down at the southernmost tip of South America, are an outcropping of little islands filled with seals. On this day towards the end of October, snow

Everyone knows that adventure sports are all the rage in New Zealand. But sometimes, life is best lived at a slower pace. Kayaking to Hahei's spectacular Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula is the perfect balance of both.***To contribute to the "Snapshot of the Week" feature, please review the submission