Samba Festival, Coburg, Germany

Coburg, Germany, is the site of the annual Samba Festival, one of the biggest in the world outside of Brazil. Drum corps, Capoeira martial artists, and dancers from all over the world participate. Check out the colorful costumes and dedicated musicians!

Kronach Leuchtet, Germany

Kronach, a lovely little town in Bavaria, has an annual event in which the entire town is creatively lit up at night. It's called Kronach Leuchtet, which means, "Kronach Lights Up"!

Dade City, FL, HDR Photography

A few months ago I photographed Dade City – the same small Florida town where I encountered an unexpected parade that I posted about. I returned shortly thereafter with my photography phriend Paula Showen, whom I’ve mentioned before. That day she taught me how to photograph for the HDR technique. I’ve mentioned that before, too, in my last post about Florida Polytechnic’s IST building and the Airstream Ranch.

Therefore, this post is actually more about the photographic HDR process than Dade City, but I’m including some interesting history of the place sprinkled in. read more