Arts/Photography (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Men At War

    12/17/2018 1:02:41 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies
    www.tujuhbelasan.com ^ | 17 December 2018 | Geoff Fox
    The senselessness that sometimes overtakes men at war. Certainly not all the time. Lest We Forget.
  • Waltzing Matilda reenvisoned

    12/15/2018 7:50:44 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 33 replies
    https://tujuhbelasan.com/ ^ | 16 December 2018 | https://tujuhbelasan.com/
    A reworking of Australia's unofficial natiional anthem.
  • OLYMPIC PENINSULA REVEALED, Best of 51 Days & 32 Videos

    11/11/2018 11:35:25 AM PST · by DWar · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/10/2018 | Papa&TheBandit
    Thorough exploration of the Olympic Peninsula. Best of 51 Days & 32 Videos. Come along on the adventure!
  • IUncanceled stamps

    10/24/2018 7:04:55 PM PDT · by palmer · 50 replies
    imager ^ | October 24, 2018 | palmer
    These are envelopes from recent mail with uncanceled stamps. The lower is a letter from CATO with a single first class stamp. The upper right is a large letter with enclosures with two stamps for the two ounce postage. The others have old stamps bought below face value or a combination of old stamps and new stick-on stamps and had various printed materials enclosed.
  • All the president's men: what to make of Trump's bizarre new painting

    10/18/2018 6:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 15, 2017 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    The artwork hanging in the White House depicts the US president drinking with his Republican predecessors They say a picture is worth a thousand words, unless it’s a shredded Banksy, obviously, which is worth around £1m. But how to put a value on the majestic artwork Donald Trump was revealed to have gracing the wall outside the Oval Office, as eagle-eyed viewers of 60 Minutes spotted? So far, we know of two other “artworks” that Trump has: that Photoshopped picture of his inauguration crowd (dude, let it go), and the electoral college map. It is no wonder Trump wanted to...
  • I'm No Longer Using imgbb dot com For Posting FReep Images

    10/10/2018 11:01:15 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 13 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | October 10, 2018 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    Effective immediately I won't be using the free image hosting service called imgbb.com. Over the last 2 weeks I've noticed a HUGE increase in pop-up ads in my lower right hand corner of my monitor (whether I'm online or not all), many ads seem legitimate software upgrade offers, but others are invitations to date various women of Asian countries. These small pop-up ads all have the source listed as ibb.co, which I've discovered is originating from imgbb.com. With all of my image posts I may be spreading this same '3rd Party Cookie' advertisements to my fellow FReeper's, so I've decided...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread Q4 '18(In memory of Swampsniper)

    10/02/2018 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Chipper · 166 replies
    October 2, 2018 | Self
    Going to start this back up, with permission from Islander7. Posts, comments and stories for the birders/birdwatchers/twitchers on FR. Post and share. I was walking through a small sanctuary in my county, when I had two Barred Owls paying very close attention to me. I happened to look straight up over my left shoulder and saw why. Then on the other side of the tree I saw another reason why. One of the best birding experiences I have had. Parent bringing in the food. The other watchful parent Barn Swallow Northern Harrier so focused on hunting it was within 30...
  • Anamorphic Drawing of a Hole

    09/21/2018 5:44:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-21-18 | MOTUS
    I know the title is confusing, you probably think you know who I’m talking about but in fact, this is an art post. I was inspired by the art work contained in yesterday’s comments: from Son of Sobieski’s fine skeletor street art to Claire’s little granddaughter’s hand drawn and painted cartoon characters. So I’m just going to drop this lesson in optical illusion here for you to study. It seems a very helpful skill to have in today’s climate. So get your paper, pens, crayons (I’m talking to you Jetti) and rulers out so you too can practice the fine...
  • Melania Trump announces restoration of Blue Room furniture

    09/20/2018 11:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | September 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The White House Blue Room is getting a new old look. Melania Trump has announced the restoration of a collection of furniture made for the White House by Frenchman Pierre-Antoine Bellange. The first lady says a team of curators has spent more than a decade restoring the furniture. The Committee for the Preservation of the White House approved the restoration project. President James Monroe bought the Bellange suite in 1817. Almost all of it had been auctioned off in 1859....
  • President Trump Merchandise Selling Well Leading Up to MSU Rally

    09/20/2018 5:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KOZL-TV ^ | September 20, 2018 | Brea Douglas
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--In the days leading up to President Donald Trump's visit to Springfield, there are some people who have been cashing in on the anticipation of his arrival. You might have noticed while driving around town that there are a number of tents set up with Trump merchandise. One of them is from Florida and the other from South Carolina. They are Trump supporters who crisscross the county setting up at his events to sell t-shirts, hats, flags, and more. A trip down Glenstone and you'll spot President Trump memorabilia a mile a way. The vendors have descended upon Springfield...
  • News Summary At This Hour-Thursday 9/20/2018

    09/20/2018 5:17:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Donald Trump is taking his "Make America Great Again" mid-term election tour to Las Vegas today. The President is banking on his own personal popularity and persona to boost Republican candidates, even ones backed by those known for opposing his immigration policies like the "Cheap Labor Express" US Chamber of Commerce. In Nevada's race for governor there's a third force present with the candidacy of Ryan Bundy...... President Trump says: "I don't have an Attorney General".... An Israeli delegation is in Russia led by its air force chief to explain Israel's side of the Monday night incident in Syria...
  • Candace Owens as Jean-Leon Gerome's Proud Warrior

    09/19/2018 9:35:32 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 6 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/19/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Democrat policies have miserably failed to improve the of lives of inner city blacks.  Look no further than the failure of Chicago's Democrat machine to curtail violence in their city's Southside. Yet Trump's policies of reducing taxes, killing burdensome regulations, and restoring law and order are delivering good outcomes for blacks.  Today we are experiencing the lowest black unemployment rate in our nation's history. Yet communicating these good results remains a monumental challenge: Democrat politicians, academia, media, and celebrities try to destroy any black spokesperson who callouts Democrat poor results or advocates that black voters should think and vote...
  • North v South: Fascinating images show the contrast between life either side of Korea's borders

    09/17/2018 10:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2018 | Chris Pleasance and Agence France Presse
    • Korea has been split into North and South since the Soviets and US divided it up after the Second World War • South prospered economically under democracy, while the North isolated itself under a communist regime • Life on either side of the border is now very different, though some common themes remain between the two • Photographer Ed Jones captured this fascinating series showing similarities and differences between them It is more than seven decades since Korea was divided into North and South at the end of the Second World War - and since then life has become...
  • Stacey Abrams, the Gas Guzzler (graphic)

    09/16/2018 9:12:30 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 19 replies
    Free Republic vanity ^ | 9/16/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Fellow Georgians and FReepers, Let's beat thes socialists and put over the top all Trump-supporting politicians on November 6th. And how 'bout them DAWGS!
  • Why Some Women Are Getting Tattoos Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Face

    09/15/2018 12:34:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | April 27, 2018 | Natalie Gontcharova
    The documentary film RBG, in theaters May 4, portrays Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a hard-nosed workaholic with more than a few wins for women's rights under her jabot. But it also highlights, rather pointedly, her influence on The Youths. In several scenes, fawning would-be attorneys run up to her to ask for her autograph or take a selfie. The adoration has extended to pop culture, and the film makes a mountain out of things the sober Supreme Court Justice hasn't historically paid a whole lot of attention to: memes (obviously, Notorious RBG), SNL, and most certainly not tattoos. While flattered...
  • Melania is Cinderella in Maxfield Parrish's Famous Painting (pic)

    09/12/2018 8:24:34 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 35 replies
    On-line art libraries ^ | 1913 | Maxfield Parrish Painting Cinderella
    Not sure how a ragtag band of Deplorables deserves to have a First Lady of such intelligence, poise, kindness, and beauty as Melania. It's been two weeks since we saw her lovely photos at the White House Dinner for evangelical leaders. So I figured it was high time to start another Melania beauty thread. So how about something different?  I ran across some lovely paintings by American painter Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966). He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.  His career spanned fifty years and he was wildly successful selling prints of his work. I...
  • The next book on Trump may be the steamiest (Stormy Daniels)

    09/12/2018 7:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | September 12, 2018 | William Goldschlag
    Chapters and worse With all his merchandising ventures — steaks, vodka, clothes, deodorant — why didn't Donald Trump ever start a book-of-the-month club? Though he's not much of a reader himself, the Trump name is showing Oprah Winfrey-like power in the publishing world. Even with a million copies printed, Simon & Schuster is struggling to keep up with demand for Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House." Amazon ran out of hardcover copies after Tuesday's first day of sale. Now Stormy Daniels has announced she will have a book out on Oct. 2 that will include details of her...
  • High-Kicking Women Soldiers the Highlight North Korea's No-More-Nukes Parade

    09/10/2018 2:25:48 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 48 replies
    Google Images --keywords: north korea women soldiers parade | 9/10/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Move over Radio City Rockettes!  Your competition has arrived.  On page one of today's Wall Street Journal is a terrific pic of North Korean women soldiers doing some mighty fine high-kicking for their military parade. Now copyright restrictions don't allow me to show those pics on this thread, but click over to Google Images using the keywords: north korea women soldiers parade Did Chairman Kim prepare this non-nuke display of beauty and athleticism especially for his friend, The Donald? Your comments please...
  • Flowerboys and the appeal of 'soft masculinity' in South Korea

    09/09/2018 1:12:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    A man wearing make-up on the street may elicit unwelcome glares, questions about his masculinity and even his sexuality. But in South Korea, ideas about how to look good as a man are changing attitudes and influencing the world, as the BBC's Saira Asher reports. When the BBC posted a video about the make-up routine of a 16-year-old YouTuber in Seoul on Facebook, the reactions ranged from intrigued to downright vitriolic. Some assumed this meant he was gay, while others admonished him for his choice saying "real men don't wear make-up". There were, of course, those that argued for his...
  • It's All About Concordia - Chaput-Buoy (Funeral homes)

    09/07/2018 7:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Concordia Blade-Empire ^ | September 7, 2018
    Working in the funeral home business is one of those types of jobs that people don’t think about very much… until they have to. When a loved one passes, they must then confront a reality that exists for every human being. Fortunately, there are people like Joshua Meyer and Kenton LeBlanc ready to help guide a family through an emotionally difficult time. “In a way, it's a calling,” Meyer said. “I kind of liken it to someone becoming a minister. It’s the type of job not a lot of people consider, but for some of us it becomes a passion...