Dal Lake is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir". This image was captured in the wee hours on a winter morning and tries to capture the tranquility of virgin nature.
Taken near Grasmere Lake District, I decided black and white would be better as the hut, trees, lake and surroundings all seemed to sit exactly right in the frame and I thought colour may distract people from exploring the photo
Giethoorn, also known as the Venice of Holland or the Venice of the North, is a beautiful village in the Netherlands. There are no cars or roads here; tourists leave them out of the village and have to travel by water or on foot over the lovely wooden bridges.