Melissa Davids

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Pretty in Pink: It's Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

<i>Every town or village has a shrine with cherry blossoms to brag about. This is in Morioka, Iwate.</i><p>Japan's most iconic season is almost here. Cherry blossom time. Clouds of pink petals cover the nation as the flower front moves slowly north. Every village, town and city lets business-as-usual slide …

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

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Seven Miracle Beauty Products Found in the Food Aisle

Strawberries as teeth whitener? Yep.<p>Though I opt for takeout more than I would like to admit, one of the things I really appreciate about cooking a meal at home is that I know exactly what I am putting in my body. It's so much healthier—not to mention cheaper. So why not use that same mentality …

These Amazing Shots of China Will Blow You Away

China is home to some of the most breathtaking scenes in the world. From the awe-inspiring Great Wall to the cute panda, some marvels are unique to …

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Enchanting Photos of Bubbles Frozen on the Ground

Ever thought you could get anything amazing from the lowly soap bubble? Of course you can! This striking series is a product of the imagination of a …

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …