This Week in Photos, April 26 - May 2, 2013
Celebrations abound around the world, as people participate in May Day festivities, a goth festival, a bubble parade and more in this week in photos.
photoweek_050213_ss_003Students perform along a cobblestone street during the "Binatbatan" festival, a local celebration of weaving tradition in the historic town of Vigan, north of Manila. Vigan is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town famous for its buildings dating back to Spanish colonial rule that ended in the late 1800s. 960 1280
photoweek_050213_ss_009Beltane Fire Society performers celebrate the coming of summer by participating in the Beltane Fire Festival on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, Scotland. The event celebrates the ending of winter and is a revival of the ancient Celtic and Pagan festival of Beltane, the Gaelic name for the month of May. 960 1280
photoweek_050213_ss_011Members of the Cam Valley Morris Men dance at a May Day dawn celebration in front of St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor in Glastonbury, England. Although more synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, May Day or Beltane is celebrated by druids and pagans as the beginning of summer and the chance to celebrate the coming of the season of warmth and light. Other traditional English May Day rites and celebrations include Morris dancing and the crowning of a May Queen with celebrations involving a Maypole. 960 1280
photoweek_050213_ss_012Snakes cover a wooden statue of Saint Domenico during the a procession in Cocullo, central Italy. Every year in May, snakes are placed onto the statue of St. Domenico and the statue is then carried in a procession around the town. St. Domenico is believed to be the patron saint for people who have been bitten by snakes. 960 1280
photoweek_050213_ss_013French performance group Compagnie Off members perform during "Les Girafes," a stilt-walking show, at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo. The performance was held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Roppongi Hills, a large-complex that incorporates offices, shopping malls, theaters, a museum and a luxury hotel. 960 1280
photoweek_1213_ss_001U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class EO3 John Chen, 23, from Lakehurst, NJ, kisses his new bride, Victoria Chan, 25, from Manhattan, as they pose for photographers after they were married in a civil ceremony at New York City's Office of the City Clerk. Hundreds of couples packed the office in lower Manhattan to be married on the date 12/12/12 as this will be the last such triple date for almost a century until January 1, 2101. 960 1280
photoweek_1213_ss_009A mother and child look at a decorative bear at a country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia. The 7-acre estate owned by the Salaj family is lit with 1.3 million Christmas lights and turns into a winter wonderland every December, attracting thousands of visitors. 960 1280
Week of Dec. 7-13, 2012 13 Photos
photoweek_1206_ss_001Actors dressed as Joseph and the Three Wise Men stroll past the US Capitol Building after participating in a live nativity scene in front of the Supreme Court in DC. The Christian Defense Coalition created “The Nativity Project” event to demonstrate that such displays are protected by the First Amendment. 960 1280
photoweek_1206_ss_003Berlin Technical University students dress up as Santas and angels for a pre-Christmas gathering at the cafeteria of the Studentenwerk Nord student support service. The students completed a Santa workshop and will visit company parities and families during the holiday season as a way to earn extra money to help fund their studies. 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-001In her web series, You Get the Picture, photographer Lizzy Sullivan traverses New York City while demonstrating how to take great travel photos. In Washington Square Park, Lizzy Snaps photographs street performer Wyndham Baird under the Washington Square Arch.
Settings: Lens: 16-35mm, Aperture: f/16, Shutter Speed: 1/125th s, ISO: 100 960 1280
you-get-the-picture-ss-003At NYC’s Izakaya Mew restaurant, Lizzy Snaps demonstrates how to photograph a delicious plated sushi dish.
Settings: Lens: 50mm, Aperture: 1.4, Shutter Speed 1/60th s, ISO: 400 960 1280
You Get the Picture 17 Photos