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  • Edvard Munch's 'Scream' to go under the hammer

    03/07/2012 12:40:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A version of "The Scream", one of the world's most famous paintings and an iconic image of despair, will go on sale this May in New York, where it is expected to fetch at least $80 million, Sotheby's auctioneers said on Tuesday. Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of "Scream" painter Edvard Munch, owns the work, which will go on the block in New York on May 2nd, headlining the Impressionist and Modern Art sales. Sotheby's described "The Scream" as "one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, perhaps...
  • Life Fest Film Festival-----Be the change you want to see in Hollywood!

    03/05/2012 9:26:00 PM PST · by restorecivilsociety · 2 replies
    Do you love films? Are you passionately pro-life? Then Life Fest Film Festival is just for you! Life Fest is the film festival dedicated to showcasing films that reinforce the intrinsic worth of innocent human life and the profound significance of each life. We are not just limited to abortion. This is our second annual festival, which will be held the weekend of May 5 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Last year, we had well-known pro-life actors and actresses like Charlie Holliday, Clint Howard, Mell Flynn, Deborah Flora, Johnathan Flora, and AlfonZo Rachel in attendance. This...
  • An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets

    03/05/2012 6:24:58 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 5, 2012 | Cyriaque Lamar
    An Absurdly Cool Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Jurassic Park Dinosaur Puppets The late great Stan Winston was one of the undisputed masters of cinematic effects. With his team of make-up artists and puppeteers, Winston gave such films as Aliens and Predator an otherworldly sheen that's been seared into the collective memory of moviegoers for decades. And on the Stan Winston School's YouTube account, there are tons of behind-the-scenes reels of the dinosaurs from the Jurassic Park films. Behold amazing footage of the velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus hanging out casually with their human puppet masters.
  • Ah, but Can Photoshop Do This?

    03/05/2012 11:23:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2012 | William Meyers
    It really isn't fair: Jerry Uelsmann, who was born in 1934, had to devise ingenious darkroom techniques to create surrealistic images that nowadays anyone competent with Photoshop can produce with ease. But being able to reverse positive and negative versions of a photograph and to merge two or more photographs into a single composition are only the mechanical aspects of Mr. Uelsmann's art. The indispensable element of his work is his ability to envision images that are totally impossible, but absolutely right. It takes more than the most complex computer program to do that. "The Mind's Eye," a retrospective of...
  • Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins

    03/04/2012 12:08:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins We're going to have to wait until season three of The Walking Dead TV show to see the zombie-filled prison. But if you're near Nashville, you can visit the Tennessee State Prison, an abandoned penitentiary. It looks like the zombies got to it first. Even before it fell into decay, this prison suffered plenty of woes at the hands of its prisoners. In 1902, a group of prisoners blew out a wing of the facility, killing one prisoner and allowing others to escape (two were never...
  • [Original "Star Wars" Concept Artist] Ralph McQuarrie Has Died

    03/04/2012 5:12:20 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 10 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | 04MAR12 | James White
    The world of science fiction and fantasy art and design has lost one of its true legends as Ralph McQuarrie died today at the age of 82. McQuarrie began his design career after moving to California from Indiana in the early 1960s. While he started out working as a technical illustrator for Boeing, he also found jobs designing film posters and providing animation elements for CBS News coverage of the Apollo space program. An offer to work on concept art for a film project followed, and his designs caught the eye of director George Lucas, who had an ideal for...
  • Is life any better than a squirrel's life

    03/03/2012 10:21:59 PM PST · by jwsea55 · 10 replies
    Does life get any better than this? Ah, I only wish there was more sun.
  • (Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

    03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence. Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry. Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of...
  • NEW TOY

    03/03/2012 11:32:39 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    self | Mar. 03, 2012 | swampsniper
    It's a given in bird and critter photography that closer is always better but a big lens will work too.This is a Sigma 400mm f5.6 in Minolta A mount. In this pic it's on my Minolta Maxxum XTsi but it also fits my Sony. On the Sony it is equivalent to 600mm.This lens was made in the mid 80s but can pass for new, not a blemish on it anywhere.
  • Kodak Kills Off Its Color Reversal Films

    03/01/2012 5:40:05 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies · 5+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Mar. 01, 2012 | swampsniper
    Kodak announced today that it has decided to discontinue its color reversal (AKA slide) films due to a steady decrease in sales and usage. The films discontinued are Ektachrome E100G/E100VS and Elite Chrome Extra Color 100. The company estimates that based on current sales pace, you’ll still be able to purchase the discontinued films for about six to nine months. If you were a loyal Kodak slide film shooter, it’ll soon be time to switch over to negative film or to Fujifilm color reversal films.
  • Kodak to Kill Off Its Camera Business

    03/01/2012 5:37:59 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies · 9+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Mar. 01, 2012 | swampsniper
    Kodak, the company that invented the first digital camera back in 1975, announced today that it is pulling out of the camera market entirely. The phasing out of digital cameras, pocket video cameras, and digital picture frames will likely happen by the end of June. Instead, the company will be focusing on licensing out its patents and brand name (much like Polaroid does), and on inkjet photo printing. Although Kodak wasn’t a big player in the digital camera space, it was once a dominant camera maker in the days of film. The original Kodak Brownie helped popularize consumer photography and...
  • Tokyo and Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell

    02/29/2012 10:14:13 AM PST · by jwsea55 · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Tokyo & Kyoto Photolog by Jim Caldwell ^ | 2/28/2012 | Jim Caldwell
    How did I end up in Japan a month after the Fukushima disaster? Life of late had been far more work than anything. With too much comp time, it was time for another adventure. Time to make it a series of adventures. I started out in a place nicknamed paradise, Hawaii, the North Shore to be even more specific. The North Shore in the winter times means big surf. With water in the 70s and the air in the 70s to 80s, how could this combo not be Paradise? My next stop was two weeks in Tokyo and Kyoto. The...
  • Awards Tour 2012: Razzie Awards Nominations

    02/28/2012 8:21:18 PM PST · by Bullish · 5 replies
    Rotten tomatoes ^ | 2-27-2012 | RT staff
    Every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known simply as The Razzies, set out to (dis)honor the very worst in cinema. Leading the pack this year is Adam Sandler's cross-dressing comedy Jack & Jill with 14 nominations, making it just the fourth film in the 32-year history of the awards to receive more nominations than there are actual categories. For those of you interested in becoming voting members in the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, you'll find all the information you'll need here. For the rest of you, see below for all of this year's undistinguished nominees!
  • Camera advise

    02/26/2012 12:10:37 PM PST · by YankeeMagic · 61 replies · 2+ views
    I am looking to upgrade my camera. I have a point and shoot Sony. I am looking for better quality pictures and the ability to take pictures of my son playing sports (fast speed no blur). Having said this, I am a total novice.. any advice?
  • Act of Valor Stephen Baldwin And Kevin McCullough

    02/25/2012 7:50:40 PM PST · by X3MEDIA · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/25/12 | XtreMEDIA
    Listen now on the Radio to hear this serious discussion on the polarizing views of the Left vs. The Right on the blockbuster film Act of Valor. Watch live at HTTP://www.thebingethinker.com email alex@x3media.net with your comments after listening to the show for a chance to win a free TheBingeThinker.com t shirt. Listen in live now on 970am.com
  • FLIGHT

    02/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 54 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Feb 25, 2012 | swampsniper
    Playing with Windows Movie Maker, the version in Win7. All these shots are with my Sony A200, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine.
  • Oscar's Only Human: The 10 Biggest Academy Awards Blunders

    02/25/2012 2:59:30 PM PST · by OddLane · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 25, 2012 | Chris Queen
    Jack Haley, Jr. hit upon a brilliant idea. The producer of the 1979 Oscars telecast devised a special medley of hit songs the Academy never nominated. Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis, Jr. would perform it at the ceremony. The Academy’s Music Branch protested, but when Haley and host Johnny Carson threatened to walk they relented. A smash hit, the audience applauded “Oscar’s Only Human” throughout and treated the performers to a prolonged ovation. **** Oscar is only human, and he’s made some terrible mistakes over the years. From controversial wins to unfortunate slights to sins of showmanship, the Academy Awards...
  • An Afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    02/24/2012 12:02:52 PM PST · by ml/nj · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ML/NJ
    On Wednesday I went into NYC and spent the entire afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was most interested to visit the newly renovated "American Wing." I admit to being a bit frightened by the idea of a renovation because I always like the American Wing the way it was, which was a little bit unusual. Paintings covered most of the walls nearly up to the ceilings. The only other museum I can recall that was like this was the old Barnes Museum in (or near) Philadelphia. I couldn't find a picture of an old American Wing gallery...
  • Actual Photograph of a Muslim Kissing a Pig

    02/23/2012 7:09:58 PM PST · by varmintman · 39 replies · 2+ views
  • Question: Obama Graphic

    02/23/2012 4:34:32 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 11 replies
    Feb 23, 2012
    Question: Does anyone have a graphic of Barack Obama as the Grim Reaper with Scythe? I'd like one with Obama under the hood, going after a new born baby, or the US Dollar. It'll go great with Newt's comments from the Arizona Debate.