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  • The contest is over! And the winners are[Site Picks The Best Aerial Drone Photos]

    07/11/2014 3:31:08 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    dronestagr.am ^ | 11 July 2014 | dronestagr.am
    Winners of the 2014 Dronestagram Photo Contest have finally been selected! Picking winners was a very difficult task especially because of the great quality of the photos that have been submitted. We tried to reward the photos that show the best the fantastic potential offered by drones in terms of image. Itís been an amazing first edition with many photos entered from everywhere in the world. Thank you all for joining in.We would like to extend a special thanks to our contest sponsors National Geograpic, Go Pro, Picanova, Droneshop and Parrot for generously offering amazing gifts !Are you one of...
  • Scenes From D-day Then and Now

    06/08/2014 1:43:18 PM PDT · by publius911 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic On Line ^ | On Line June 7,2014 | Tweet-In Focus
    Pictures are worth... No excerpt necessary
  • (Austin music photographer) Burton Wilson 1919 Ė 2014

    06/06/2014 9:39:55 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 1 replies
    Arts and Labor Austin ^ | June 2014 | Michael Corcoran
    Burton Wilson¬ís camera was Austin¬ís memory during the hippie era when, as the saying went, if you could remember it, you weren¬ít there. The former Vermont farmboy who documented the vibrant scene at the Vulcan Gas Company in the 1960s and the Armadillo World Headquarters in the 1970s passed away Monday morning. He was 95. Wilson got it down while those around him were only concerned with getting down. In the process, he created the defining documents of an enchanting era in Austin¬ís history. ¬ďBurton was one of my mentors,¬Ē said photographer Todd V. Wolfson. ¬ďHe made me want to...
  • Up and Away: Berkeley Freedom Allows French Photographer to Float

    05/28/2014 5:01:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, May 28 2014 | Jonathan Curiel
    The dream first happened in 1994, when Maia Flore was just 7 years old, and it continued on and off for the next nine years: An older man is pushing Flore toward the sea ó pushing, pushing ó and Flore, almost airborne, gets closer and closer to the water that she's deathly afraid of. It was as if Alfred Hitchcock himself were orchestrating Flore's nocturnal stirrings. In the dream, Flore would always wake up before she entered the waves. "At first, I wondered why this nightmare was coming back. Why did I have just this one nightmare?" says Flore, who's...
  • Pinup photographer, model Bunny Yeager dies at 85

    05/26/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | may 25, 2014
    Bunny Yeager, a model turned pin-up photographer who helped jump-start the career of then-unknown Bettie Page, died Sunday, her agent said. She was 85 years old. Yeager died at a North Miami hospice where she had been for about a week, her agent, Ed Christin said. Yeagerís legacy is her cultural impact, from pin-up photography and fashion, helping to popularize the bikini, and influencing other artists such as Cindy Sherman, who read Yeagerís guides on photographing nudes and making self-portraits, Christin said. ďAnyone in Miami in the 1950s who wanted a bikini would come to her, and sheíd make one,Ē...
  • US Patent Office Grants 'Photography Against A White Background' Patent To Amazon

    05/10/2014 12:25:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Techdirt ^ | May 8, 2014
    US Patent Office Grants 'Photography Against A White Background' Patent To Amazon from the maybe-someone-at-the-office-checked-the-wrong-box? dept The US Patent and Trademark Office is frequently maligned for its baffling/terrible decisions... and rightfully so. Because this is exactly the sort of thing for which the USPTO should be maligned. Udi Tirosh at DIY Photography has uncovered a recently granted patent for the previously-unheard of process of photographing things/people against a white backdrop... to of all companies, Amazon. I am not really sure how to tag this other than a big #fail for the USPTO, or a huge Kudos for Amazon's IP attorneys....
  • The photos Kim Jong Un DIDN'T want you to see:...

    05/09/2014 6:44:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 9, 2014 | Ruth Styles
    From children working hard in the fields to a group of soldiers pushing a broken-down bus, these are the photographs that North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, didn't want you to see. Taken by photographer Eric Lafforgue during what would prove to be his final visit to the rogue state, the images reveal the shocking extent of the hunger, deprivation and oppression suffered by the people who live there. Lafforgue, who has now been banned from North Korea, took the pictures while in the company of state-approved guides and was asked to delete each of the images but managed to...
  • Drones Banned at Yosemite, Park Service Says

    05/03/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-2-14 | Scott Phram
    The National Park Service is warning potential amateur pilots that drone aircraft are "prohibited within park boundaries" of Yosemite National Park. The park service is referring to small "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," like the DJI Phantom. Officials say, in recent years, the park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones inside the park to film climbers and views above the treetops in the national park. An uptick in this kind activity isn't surprising. Recently, the price and accessibility of small, "personal" drone aircraft has come way down. Amateurs and hobbyists can outfit the devices with small cameras, such as GoPros,...
  • A man spent years taking photos of one small town, when you look closer, youíll see why

    04/22/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 102 replies
    http://topinfopost.com ^ | march 22, 2014
    Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith has spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he holds very dear to his heart. There is something that always drew him to it, and the images he created are simple, but stunning. They glow with small-town charm and innocence, reminiscent of days and decades past. The town he photographs is quaint and beautiful. Itís like each picture tells a story of how life used to be in the United States. Thereís not much going on in these pictures, but itís obvious that this town is nothing but charm.
  • Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

    04/16/2014 9:44:01 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 53 replies
    NPR Code Switch ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tell Me More Staff
    A lot of [the design of film and motion technology] was conceived with the idea of the best representation of white people. And I don't mean to say that it was a deliberate and exclusionary practice, but [it was] much more of a willful obliviousness, if you will. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin. ...
  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • Banned: Womanís Photo Rejected from Beauty Contest Because Of Handgun: ďInappropriate ContentĒ

    04/09/2014 8:10:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/9/14
    Last summer Bob Ferrisí wife returned from church looking particularly beautiful so he decided to take a few snapshots with his camera. A few months later the couple happened across a contest promotion in People magazine called ďReal Beauty at Every Age.Ē The contest was open to everyone and all that it required was a photo submission. Just about all submissions, so long as the pictures were tasteful, were allowed entry into the contest. But Sandra Ferris, who says the contest submission was her husbandís idea, didnít even get past the qualifying stage.
  • The 25 Pictures Girls Need to Stop Posting in Social Media (slide show)

    04/08/2014 3:35:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Rant Chic ^ | November 7, 2013 | Haley Kittsmiller
    Everyday, our feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are flooded with the same old crap. Girls are going crazy taking pictures of EVERYTHING throughout their days, and subjecting their friends to this garbage on all the social media sites. These following 20 [sic] pictures are the most commonly posted, and the reason Zuckerberg gave us an 'unfriend' button.
  • Supreme Court won't hear case on gay wedding snub

    04/07/2014 6:49:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 106 replies
    USA Today | 4-7-14
    Link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/07/supreme-court-gay-lesbian-marriage-photographer/7304157/
  • Woman shocked to find out her Facebook pictures being used in prostitution ads

    03/26/2014 6:17:34 PM PDT · by kingattax · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-26-14 | Will Lerner
    21-year-old Dallas Miller received an awkward email from her friend. The White Creek, Tennessee resident was told that her face was showing up in advertisements on Backpage.com for prostitution. As WKRN ABC News 2 reports, there are some problems with this: 1) Dallas isnít a prostitute. 2) She never gave her permission to have her pictures used in ads for prostitution, because, as I just mentioned, she isnít a prostitute. Dallasí pictures show up in an ad that, in part, reads, ďbest time of your life 100% guaranteed satisfaction [phone number redacted] OUTCALL ONLY Ė 21.Ē Ms. Miller told WKRN,...
  • Taking photos without permission is now illegal in Hungary, photographers outraged

    03/17/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | 03/15/2014 | DL Cade
    Effective today, a new civil code in Hungary makes it illegal to take a photograph without obtaining permission from everybody in the photo, making street photographersí and photojournalistsí jobs infinitely more complicated and opening the door for a landslide of litigation. Reported first in The Guardian, the new law expands current regulations that prohibited the publication of images without consent, something justice ministry officials say ďmerely codifies existing court practice.Ē
  • Land of the Tzars in colour: Fascinating photographs show the people..of pre-revolutionary Russia

    03/05/2014 5:26:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2014 | Kate Lyons
    Amazing photographs, captured in vivid colour, show life in Russia in the early 1900ís as the country stood on the brink of the First World War - and revolution. Photographer Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky was one of the nationís leading photographers at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. He was commissioned to capture a photographic record of Russia after the monarch saw his colour portrait of Leo Tolstoy. The portrait of Tolstoy, taken in 1908, just two years before the author's death, was Prokudin-Gorsky's most famous work and became widely popular and was reproduced on postcards, large prints and in various publications.
  • Bacon World (Yum, Yum)

    02/21/2014 12:53:48 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 7 replies
    Unusual Life ^ | 02/21/14 | Marlow Harris
    Bacon World At first glance, these images look like painted landscapes covered in snow. However, if you look a little more closely you will see that the landscape is made of bacon and other cold cuts. These arenít paintings but true photos! Also everything you can see in the photograph is made of real food! Pictures were photographed by Carl Warner, a photographer who works in London, and who made specialty of these food landscapes or how I like to call them Ė Ďfoodscapesí. In recent years he has been commissioned by many advertising agencies throughout Europe to produce his...
  • Inside Queen Victoria's family photo album:

    01/29/2014 8:09:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2014 | Ruth Styles
    From the invention of the telephone to the bicycle and even the steam ship, the Victorian period saw a mini revolution in the field of science and technology. But of all the new gadgets invented during her reign, it was the camera that delighted Queen Victoria the most. By the time she died in 1901, the UK's first modern monarch had amassed a huge collection of more than 20,000 images that included everything from favourite landscapes to early war photography and touching snaps of pets, friends and children.
  • 100 Greatest Sports Photos of all Time [slideshow warning]

    01/21/2014 3:49:45 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 64 replies
    This is old. I think I saw it last year, but still pretty cool. No way around the slideshow, so spare me. Some I don't agree with, and some are missing. But who am I?
  • This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather (ice photos)

    01/07/2014 11:22:48 AM PST · by heartwood · 17 replies
    Distractify.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | Greg Richards
    When the temperature dropped to 16 degrees in Washington, Angela Kelly got a strange idea. She and her seven-year-old son mixed up some homemade soap and sent bubbles soaring through the air...in the middle of the freezing cold. Angela snapped photos as the frost created intricate designs in the larger bubbles, while the smaller ones froze and shattered as they hit the ground. Before the sun came up, they would freeze entirely and behave as though they were made of glass. But after the sun came up, the tops of the bubbles would defrost. Sometimes, in limbo between freezing and...
  • On Ice: 100-year-old negatives discovered in Antarctic

    01/01/2014 12:12:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Imaging Resource ^ | Friday, December 27, 2013 | Steve Meltzer
    Conservators restoring an Antarctic exploration hut recently made a remarkable discovery: a small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives, frozen in a solid block of ice for nearly one hundred years. These negatives were meticulously processed and restored by a Wellington photography conservator. Antarctic Heritage Trust executive director Nigel Watson said of these never-before-seen images:"It's the first example that I'm aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There's a paucity of images from that expedition." The team from the Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) discovered the box in a corner of one...
  • Adobe Releases Photoshop CS2 Free

    12/20/2013 4:59:16 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 118 replies
    Techspot ^ | January 10, 2013 | Techspot
    Adobe has released this legacy version of the ever popular Photoshop as freeware. Download and enjoy. Windows Serial number: 1045-1412-5685-1654-6343-1431 Mac OS X Serial number: 1045-0410-5403-3188-5429-0639The Power to Create the Extraordinary Adobe Bridge¬ó The next-generation File Browser for Photoshop CS2.Vanishing Point¬ó Groundbreaking ability to clone, paint and transform in the perspective of your images.Image Warp¬ó Warp any object, with customizable presets and adjustable control points.Noise Reduction¬ó Advanced correction of noise created in high-ISO shooting, plus JPEG artifact reduction.32-bit HDR¬ó Create and edit 32-bit, High Dynamic Range images, for the widest range and richest detail.Spot Healing Brush¬ó Fast, efÔ¨Ācient one-click retouching...
  • 36 Realistically Colorized Historical Photos Make the Past Seem Incredibly Real

    11/21/2013 12:22:34 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Indulgd.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A new artistic trend has broken out around the world which changes our perception of history dramatically. Colorizing historic photographs from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s changes their appearance from something historic and different, into a scene from today. The colorful image of Albert Einstein sitting beside the water gives us an entire new perspective on the genius. He goes from a brilliant historic relic, into a living brilliance of our era. The colorized photograph of Audrey Hepburn transforms our thoughts of beauty. Her photo goes from an intriguing historic photo to one of a sexy starlet of today....
  • Mystery Moon Picture

    11/10/2013 3:30:56 PM PST · by TajMahal91
    Taj Sarin
    From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect to the morning that the federal healthcare exchange went live, 1288 days passed. 3 years, 6 months, and 8 days. In all that time, our federal government could not construct a website that actually worked, and we are still waiting for a final product. Here are 4 things the United States government accomplished in less time than it has taken to build a working website: (Number 2 is pretty amazing) http://www.camharris.us/2013/11/4-things-the-us-government-accomplished-in-less-time-than-it-took-to-build-a-working-obamacare-website/
  • World War One in Colour - Part 1 - Everyday Life During Wartime

    10/31/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 13 replies
    CityNoise ^ | July 2, 2010 | Franny Wentzel
    Images collected from the French National Archives of soldiers and civilians on or near the Western Front. One must presume these were taken during a lull in the fighting due to the long exposure times required by colour film.
  • Patternson Bigfoot Video Processed for Better Visualization

    10/11/2013 10:56:36 PM PDT · by Windflier · 43 replies
    ArtBell.com ^ | October 11, 2013 | M.K.Davis
    Hello. My name is M.K.Davis. I am a film analyst and I restore and stabilize film and video. I have stabilized and used ďdeblurringĒ technology on the film and it has produced a version that incredibly clear. I want to submit this remarkable footage for your website. The file is large so allow time for it to load into the browser. I thank you for your consideration. (video at link)
  • Haunting photographs of the dead taken in Victorian age shows fad for relatives posing alongside....

    10/09/2013 6:29:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    Lined up for a family photo these Victorian children look miserable as they stare sternly at the camera. But their grim expressions may be understandable after it becomes clear they are posing for a macabre photo with their dead younger sibling who is laid out on a chair. These remarkable pictures show the morbid way that the deceased were remembered in the late 19th century.
  • 'National Geographic' Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography

    10/01/2013 11:33:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | October 01, 2013 | Coburn Dukehart
    This month, National Geographic magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary in a special issue devoted to the power of photography. "The Photo Issue" features images spanning the organization's storied career. Here, The Picture Show features a selection of images from the anniversary issue, as well as a few highlights from the magazine's photographic history. Steve McCurry's iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in a Pakistani refugee camp appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine's June 1985 issue and became the most famous cover image in the magazine's history.Enlarge image Steve McCurry's iconic photograph of a young Afghan girl in...
  • The original Kodak moment: Snapshots taken from the camera that changed photography in 1888

    10/01/2013 8:06:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-1-13 | Jill Reilly
    Kodak may have hit hard times in recent years, but 120 years ago it was the pioneer of home photography. In 1888 it created the Kodak No.1, which gave consumers a chance to capture relaxed scenes which had previously only been taken by professional photographers. These snapshots taken by amateurs give a charming insight into everyday life in the 19th century. It was simple to use - users would simply point in the direction of their subject, although it was a guessing game as there was not a viewfinder yet, reports Gizmodo. They would then wind the film, open the...
  • Gay Kiss Photo Show Blocked by Vatican Threat ("Other countries aren't as backward" as Italy)

    09/28/2013 3:35:10 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    The Local (IT) ^ | 26 Sep 2013 | Staff
    A photo from the gay wedding series. Photo: Gonzalo OrquŪn A gallery in Rome has removed photographs of same sex couples kissing in churches after the Catholic Church threatened legal action. The series of photos, by Gonzalo OrquŪn, was due to be displayed at the exhibition opening at the Galleria LíOpera on Wednesday evening. ďA letter arrived from the Vicariate of Rome, an organization that is part of the Vatican, which said the church is against the exhibition. I spoke to lawyers and for security reasons we decided not to show the photos,Ē OrquŪn told The Local. The Vicariate,...
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

    09/26/2013 1:26:09 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 26,2013 | Staff
    This is just the first image. The rest are just as amazing!
  • Rare photos show Sukkot in Ghetto Lodz

    09/22/2013 8:00:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 09.22.13
    A series of photos documenting the observance of Sukkot in Ghetto Lodz in 1941 were recently revealed by the Shem Olam Institute, also known as the Faith & Holocaust Institute for Education Documentation and Research in Kfar Haroeh. The photos show the ghettoís Jewish occupants praying with the Four Species Ė the etrog (citron), lulav (palm), hadass (myrtle) and aravah (willow) required for Sukkot Ė as well as having built a sukkah, the special temporary dwelling for eating and sleeping throughout the seven-day holiday. Four Species Israel imports Moroccan citron for 1st time / Navit Zommer First deliveries of 1,500...
  • The Beauty Of Bricks In Burkina Faso

    09/14/2013 6:07:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | September 03, 201311:47 AM | Claire O'Neill
    Before spending time in Burkina Faso in western Africa, photographer David Pace had his own preconceptions: "There's really nothing there," he says he thought. "It's like the worst tourist destination ever." And, of course, he adds, "all of my original conceptions were totally wrong." It may be true that Burkina Faso isn't a tourist destination, but that's exactly why Pace ended up loving it ó because "as photographer," he says, "it's incredible." Several years back, the California-based photographer was invited by some colleagues who run a nonprofit there and wanted him to photograph the organization. He went back twice the...
  • 10 Snapshots of British Schoolchildren During World War II

    09/14/2013 5:27:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Bachelor of Education ^ | April 4, 2013
    Image SourceWorld War II had a huge impact on the daily lives of the people of Britain, but soldiers and grieving widows weren’t the only ones whose lives were irrevocably altered by the war. Young schoolchildren in cities across Britain found themselves evacuated to the relative safety of the countryside, separated from their families and identified by nothing more than a brown paper tag. They learned how to operate gas masks and were schooled huddled together in underground air raid shelters. Understandably, education sometimes took a backseat to simple survival. Read on for a closer look at school life...
  • Which of these pictures is worth £76,000? Winning entries for world's biggest prize in photography

    09/12/2013 3:31:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 10, 2013 | Sam Webb
    Which of these pictures is worth £76,000? Winning entries for the world's biggest prize in photography Incredible photographs chronicling breathtaking vistas and scenes from all over the world are to go on display in London later this month. An exhibition showcasing the winning and shortlisted images from the third Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) will open at London's Royal Geographical Society in late September as part of a global tour. It is the first time the awards have visited the UK. The theme of the competition this year is 'Beauty of Light'.
  • Now Fatwa Against Photography! (Behold ... "The Religion of Peace")

    09/11/2013 7:59:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    BDNews24.com ^ | 2013-09-11 | News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Now Fatwa against photography! India's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa branding photography Ďunlawful and a siní. Mufti Abdul Qasim Nomani, Mohtamim (Vice-Chancellor) of the institution, has said Islam does not permit videotaping of marriages or taking of pictures to save as mementos. "Photography is un-Islamic. Muslims are not allowed to get their photos clicked unless it is for an identity card or for making a passport," he was quoted as telling the Press Trust of India over phone. Saudi Arabia allows photographers inside Makkah and live telecast of namaz and Hajj on TV across the...
  • Incredible skeletal remains of 'Catholic saints' dug up, still dripping in gems and jewellery

    09/06/2013 7:15:37 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 502 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 September 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A relic hunter dubbed 'Indiana Bones' has lifted the lid on a macabre collection of 400-year-old jewel-encrusted skeletons unearthed in churches across Europe. Art historian Paul Koudounaris hunted down and photographed dozens of gruesome skeletons in some of the world's most secretive religious establishments. Incredibly, some of the skeletons, said to be the remains of early Christian martyrs, were even found hidden away in lock-ups and containers. They are now the subject of a new book, which sheds light on the forgotten ornamented relics for the first time. Thousands of skeletons were dug up from Roman catacombs in the 16th...
  • Convert Your Old Film SLR Into a Digital Camera with the DigiPod

    08/16/2013 8:38:01 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 32 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | August 16, 2013 | DL Cade
    The idea of fitting electronics into a film SLR in order to capture digital photos with it is not new. The thing is, most of the ideas weíve shared ranged from April Fools jokes to promising concepts that never seem to advance beyond that. The DigiPod is the first product weíve seen actually become a reality. Itís a digital cartridge that fits inside your old film SLR, and if it makes it to market, it could be quite groundbreaking.
  • AZ:Police Helicopter and Patrol Cars Dispatched for Man Photographing Courthouse(Open Carry)

    08/10/2013 7:15:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 259 replies
    photographyisnotacrime.com ^ | 6 August, 2013 | Carlos Miller
    With a .45 caliber legally strapped to his side, Jordan McManus decided to photograph the federal courthouse in Phoenix last night, realizing he would probably draw attention from police, especially after reading about Raymond Michaelís experience last May. But he was still a little surprised when a police helicopter hovered over him with a spotlight as two patrol cars pulled up next to him and another two cops approached him on foot. They immediately tried to disarm him, but he refused to let them do it as it is legal to open carry in Arizona. Then they tried to pat...
  • Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

    07/31/2013 5:19:23 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | July 30, 2013 1:28 PM | Robert Krulwich
    This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real ó what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air. This doesn't always happen. "The halos usually disappear as the rotors change pitch," wrote war photographer Michael Yon. "On some nights, on this very same landing zone, no halos form." How come?
  • Dot Matrix

    07/15/2013 4:27:10 PM PDT · by az1roadrunner · 16 replies
    Az1roadrunner | 11/12/2012 | Matthew J Foreman
    Alliance, Nebraska Newspaper Jobs Right after getting my bachelorís degree a friend of mine found a job for me in beautiful Alliance, Nebraska. It was selling advertising for the local newspaper, which basically revolved around walking around town and talking the local merchants into buying advertising in the newspaper. Alliance was at that time, a pretty boring town. Most of the railroad workers spent their waking spare time in one of the bars, like ďWonderbarĒ or ďThe Iron HorseĒ. There was also a combination bowling alley, strip joint bar. You just walked through a door from the bowling alley and...
  • Lessons from the Photo Box

    07/11/2013 2:32:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2013 | Tom Purcell
    Here's something you should do if you haven't done so in a while: visit your mother and father and get out the old photo box. Surely you have one. Ours is in my parents' hall closet. It's in a sturdy old Pabst Blue Ribbon beer case. Lucky for me, I needed some photos for a humor speech I am giving about growing up in the '70s and I had a reason to go through the old photos. As my mother and I dug through the box, I came across a black-and-white photo of a little girl. She's holding a stuffed...
  • Unearthed footage shows President Roosevelt being pushed in wheelchair

    07/11/2013 3:06:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    AP ^ | July 10 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS ó A professor at an Indiana college says he has found film footage showing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in his wheelchair, depicting a secret that was hidden from the public until after his death. Ray Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College south of Indianapolis, said Tuesday he found the eight-second clip while conducting unrelated research in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. The National Archives and the FDR Presidential Museum and Library couldnít say for certain if other such footage exists but both said it is at least rare.
  • Photoshop CC turns software into a monthly rental

    07/09/2013 10:32:26 AM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 68 replies
    The Seatlle Times ^ | 7/7/13 | David Pogue
    The dawn of Software as a Subscription is now upon us. You have to pay $30 a month, or $240 a year, for the privilege of using the latest Photoshop version, called Photoshop CC. Or, if you want to use the full Adobe suite, youíll pay $600 a year.
  • Horror of the First World War revealed in amazing collection of '3D'...

    07/07/2013 8:54:06 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 25 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 06 2013 | By JAMES DANIEL
    Horror of the First World War revealed in amazing collection of '3D' stereoscopic images found in an attic after decades A Toronto photography studio has stumbled across a stereoscopic camera, and its photographic slides, that captured scenes of World War I in 3D. The photographs were taken in the trenches, streets, and battlefields of World War I. The striking images, acquired using a handheld stereoscopic camera called the Verascope and were captured by soldiers in the French army. When the camera was acquired it was still in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. Each...
  • Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI

    07/07/2013 5:48:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    io9 ^ | July 5, 2013
    SWhile visiting an estate in Ontario's Niagara Falls two years ago, a film enthusiast stumbled upon a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. Here's what he found inside. The verascope camera, which was purchased by A Nerd's World's Chris Hughes, was found in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. The antique had been in the possession of an elderly man who was clearing out his camera collection in preparation for retirement. S"Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers...
  • Vintage 1938 Photo: .38 Colt Revolver with Camera That Photographs When the Trigger is Pulled

    07/06/2013 10:31:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1938 | Retronaut
    Circa 1938: Revolver Camera ďA Colt 38 carrying a small camera that automatically takes a picture when the trigger is pulled. At the left: six pictures taken by the camera. New York.Ē
  • Faces of the men who won America's independence: Amazing early photos of heroes of the Revolut

    07/06/2013 5:59:39 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Jul 5 2013
    These stunning images are early photographs of some of the men who bravely fought for their country in the Revolutionary War some 237 years ago. Images of Americans who fought in the Revolution are exceptionally rare because few of the Patriots of 1775-1783 lived until the dawn of practical photography in the early 1840s. These early photographs Ė known as daguerreotypes Ė are exceptionally rare camera-original, fully-identified photographs of veterans of the War for Independence Ė the war that established the United States. The majority have been compiled by Utah-based journalist Joe Baumam, who spent three decades researching and compiling...
  • Some 3D Photos of World War I from Rare, Vintage Stereo Camera

    07/04/2013 7:30:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    A Nerd's World ^ | circa, WWI | A Nerd's World
    Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI "One cold morning last year, we attended an estate in the Niagara Falls where we were fortunate enough to come across and purchase a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. The camera is in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer. Only at A Nerdís World 986 Bathurst street can you see the...