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  • Stunning images show the awesome beauty and intense power of waves as they batter the shore

    12/16/2017 10:27:09 AM PST · by mairdie · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    Watching waves crash into the shoreline can be a beautiful and mesmerizing sight. And these stunning images snapped by the world's top surf photographers show the intense power the sea can have. The dramatic pictures form part of a eye-catching new book called Amazing Waves, that is aimed at surfers wanting to learn how to ride them.
  • A delighted dormouse is crowned winner of the Comedy Wildlife Awards

    12/14/2017 7:28:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 December 2017 | Iain Burns
    A hilarious photograph of an apparently delighted dormouse perched atop a flower has won a top prize at the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The adorable snap, which shows the cute rodent climbing up a yarrow flower in the Italian mountains, won the Creatures of the Land category. The photography competition aims to raise awareness of conservation through comedy - and received more than 3,500 entries from 86 countries.
  • Polar explorers brought to life in colour

    12/13/2017 3:23:36 PM PST · by mairdie · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 December 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    They were among the bravest and hardiest men of their time, the first to explore the world's polar regions alongside men like Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton. While these men might not have received the same recognition as Scott and Shackleton, they were still worthy of being immortalised in photographs that have now been brought to life in colour for the first time. Among the men pictured here is Tom Crean, and Irishman who served with both Scott and Shackleton including on the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole, which he survived. Also pictured is Lawrence Oats, who...
  • The stunning winning entries of National Geographic's nature photography competition

    12/12/2017 3:20:01 PM PST · by mairdie · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 December 2017 | Jennifer Newton
    A stunning shot of an orangutan crossing an Indonesia river has been named the winner of a prestigious nature photography award. The shot, by Singapore photographer Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, was selected as the winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. He has won $10,000 and will have his winning image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine and featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account. Mr Bojan captured the dramatic image while wading in five feet of water in the Sekoyner River in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo.
  • Stunning Royal Society photos showcase the beauty of Earth and space

    12/05/2017 6:14:44 AM PST · by mairdie · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Harry Pettit
    An incredible image of Antarctic ice mountains shaped like sugar cubes has won a prestigious science photography competition. The Royal Society Publishing photography competition celebrates the power of photography to demonstrate the beauty of nature and science. Polar ecologist Professor Peter Convey took this year's overall winning shot during work with the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey. It was commended by the judging panel for its skill in capturing the sheer scale of the icy continent.
  • Stunning drone footage captures the natural beauty of Iceland in all its glory

    11/30/2017 3:26:50 PM PST · by mairdie · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 November 2017 | Sadie Whitelocks
    From deep gorges to the elusive northern lights, new drone footage shows the mesmerising beauty of Iceland. A team of filmmakers trekked across the volcano-ridden country to capture a range of unique landscapes from the air, earlier this year. Now, in a five-minute long video titled The North Awakens, viewers are taken on a breathtaking flight, soaring above icy glaciers and rugged cliffsides.
  • A world in black and white: Chicago photographer's stunning images of the city's residents

    11/29/2017 5:09:10 PM PST · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 November 2017 | Rod Ardehali
    Regularly posting on his Instagram page the Chicago-based photographer Jason M Peterson, who has been taking pictures for the past 25 years daily, constantly pushes his limits within the confines of black and white photography. 'I'lI shoot photos that try and make you feel something,' he told Cover Images. 'Black and white is simply a way I feel makes you focus on the emotion of the photo with less distraction.
  • Hiking Rancho Corral de Tierra (Northern California)

    11/08/2017 10:56:52 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 71 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/8/17 | Me
    FReepers NickCarraway and ProtectOurFreedom hiked Rancho Corral de Tierra in San Mateo County yesterday. It was of those rare and magnificent days where you could see the hard edge of the ocean out at the horizon -- it wasn't masked in a fog bank at all. This park is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but is not promoted much and there are no explanations we could find about where to park. We went up Ranch Road in Moss Beach past many beautiful horse ranches to eventually find the Spine Trail trailhead. It was a good slog...
  • Colorized images of old New York

    10/10/2017 5:49:18 PM PDT · by NRx · 36 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6 2017 | RiverMedia
    A collection of images from old New York and some of the surrounding areas that have been colorized.
  • Mother Nature's dark side revealed [tr]

    10/06/2017 9:16:38 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/6/17 | By Martha Alexander
    These pictures of the natural world illustrate the eerie side of Mother Nature.  Brace yourself for some of the most alarming natural occurrences. [See more at the link.]
  • Hike at Pescadero Marsh (CA)

    10/06/2017 10:41:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 33 replies
    Protect Our Freedom ^ | 10/6/17 | Me
    It was a magnificent fall day on the Northern California Coast this afternoon. I decided to return to the Pescadero Marsh, 30 years after my first visit and the worst case of poison oak of my life. It took cortisone shots to stop it from spreading through my circulatory system. Back then, I didn't know how to identify the poison oak plant, but I sure do now. Today, a couple of the trails at the marsh were overgrown with poison oak, so turned around and didn't even try to get through or bypass. It was a short hike today, less...
  • Hiking Mount Montara (near San Francisco)

    09/28/2017 2:13:59 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 56 replies
    Me ^ | 9/28/17 | POF
    Took an 8 mile roundtrip hike up Mount Montara a couple days ago, 16 miles south of San Francisco. This is a fairly strenuous hike going from sea level up to 1,894 feet elevation in four miles. Mount Montara is straight west from SFO and you see it when you take off north from the airport. I was fortunate to hit a beautiful early fall day with clear blue skies (that'll be changing real soon now). Hiking on a weekday, I passed no more than 20 people over several hours. Mount Montara is frequently socked in with really stiff winds,...
  • Hiking the Diablo Range

    09/21/2017 1:55:06 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 46 replies
    Me ^ | 9/21/17 | POF
    I was hiking in the Diablo Range near San Jose, CA yesterday and had the good fortune to be there when a storm front was moving in. This is the Joseph D. Grant County Park on the Dutch Flat trail (2,457 feet) looking into the Hall Valley. That's Mount Hamilton (4,360 feet) on the other side. The Lick Observatory is located on top of the biggest peaks and is the world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. It was constructed between 1876 and 1887. The Mt. Hamilton Road was cut and everything was hauled up on mule-drawn wagons. The late summer...
  • A camera store shows off gear wrecked by the solar eclipse

    09/04/2017 9:35:43 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Sep 3, 2017, | by Andrew Liptak
    In the days and weeks leading up to the total solar eclipse over the United States last month, there were plenty of warnings for spectators: make sure you protect your eyes and camera equipment. LensRentals, a Tennessee-based camera rental shop, rented out a number of lenses before the event and warned customers to make sure that they use solar filters. Not everyone did. The store posted up a series of images on its blog, showing some of the cameras that were damaged during the eclipse. Blog editor Zach Sutton wrote that they weren’t out to criticize their customers, but wanted...
  • A picture worth more than a thousand words

    09/01/2017 11:12:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 52 replies
    Twitter | 01 September 2017
  • Drones creating thousands of new jobs in Florida

    04/20/2017 5:48:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Hollenbeck
    CLEARWATER, Fla. - Thousands of new jobs are coming to every industry in Florida and it's all because of drones. “I can have fun and I can get paid wooh!” Shawn Morse typically gets that reaction when he sells drones to customers from his TB Drones and Hobby Store on Ulmerton Road. St. Petersburg College professors typically get that reaction too when they introduce students to careers with drones. Nearly every industry from emergency workers to realtors are turning to the high flying contraptions. “The industry is just going to blow up,” explained Program Coordinator Fred Tucker, who coordinates the...
  • Old Photos: American Soldiers Observing Eruption of Mount Vesuvius 1944

  • They/Them Project celebrates, demystifies non-binary gender through photography, video

    04/13/2017 6:08:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Column ^ | April 13, 2017 | Cassandra Snow
    There have been some powerful photography series’ in the LGBTQ+ arts community over the last couple of years that beautifully capture an individual’s identity and struggle coming into that identity in every single shot. The Identity Project is one such project, which is a photo series that allows people to discuss the labels they ascribe to their identity as part of the prep for the photos themselves. Then, of course, there’s Leland Bobbé and his famed Half-Drag series that takes headshots of drag queens with half of their face in drag and half without, capturing the split and synthesis of...
  • *VANITY* How do I get my mp4 off the computer and upload it to the net? *VANITY*

    04/08/2017 11:50:24 AM PDT · by knarf · 19 replies
    stupid self ^ | April 8, 2017 | knarf
    I took a video and up loaded it from my camera to my computer ...
  • The photography of Trump's presidency is a huge break from Obama's

    04/02/2017 7:29:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 2, 2017 | Sean O'Kane
    Many of the most iconic photos of Barack Obama’s presidency came from Pete Souza, the official White House photographer. Granted extensive access to Obama, he shot the Osama Bin Laden war room photo, moments the president shared with Michelle Obama, the many famous images of the president interacting with kids, and countless more. These carefully composed photos so defined the public image of Obama that it nearly made Souza a household name. In its visual representation, as in so many other respects, the Trump administration has made a break with the past. Most of what we see of Trump comes...