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  • 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...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread (In memory of Swampsniper)

    03/18/2017 3:48:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 104 replies
    Photos ^ | March 18, 2017 | Self
    A few recent shots from around home. If you have bird shots, please share 'em. Mr Tricolor enjoys his breakfast. Common gallinule or marsh hen Our national bird. Love these amazing raptors Coots in the sunrise. Lake Jackson is just a block east of us. I have to look at this each morning as I leave home for work.
  • The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus at Proud, Chelsea 14th March - 17th May

    03/14/2017 11:49:22 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 11 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lucy Lerner
    The Beatles are one of the most celebrated and influential rock groups of all time. Proud Galleries who are renowned for showcasing pioneers and icons of music will be presenting 'The Beatles Unseen: Photographs by David Magnus' on the 16th March, an inspiring documentation of their incredible rise to fame, exclusively at Proud Chelsea this Spring.
  • Utah Tribes: The Photography of John K. Hillers

    03/08/2017 12:41:10 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 14 replies
    The Thunderbird Foundation ^ | January 2017 | Nelson B. Wadsworth
    John Jack Hillers: Utah Tribes - An Exhibition A rare collection of 116 albumen photographs taken between 1872-187
  • Just how good is the iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode? Good enough for 'Billboard' magazine's cover

    02/16/2017 11:48:08 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 16, 2016 | BY RAYMOND WONG
    There's something special about the the Feb. 17 issue of Billboard Magazine, featuring former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello on the cover.Can't figure it out? OK, I'll just tell you: It was photographed with an iPhone 7 Plus using Portrait mode. But there's no way you'd have known that unless someone had told you. SEE ALSO: The next iPhone's battery might be getting a Plus-sized boost The cover was shot by portrait photographer Miller Mobley, who has worked for Billboard before and has photographed celebrities like Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hanks, and Ryan Gosling. The project — specifically to shoot...
  • Impossibly Big Dogs Play with their Children in Russia

    01/01/2017 12:43:32 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 106 replies
    Life Buzz ^ | 1-1-17 | Sheyla
    A Russian photographer explores the relationship children have with their big dogs. These photos are gorgeous.
  • Behind the Lens: 2016 Year in Photographs

    12/30/2016 12:23:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies ^ | 12/30/16 | Pete Souza/staff
    For the eighth and final time, I am presenting my annual Year in Photographs. All of them were taken either by me or a White House photographer on my staff. For many of the images, I’ve included the backstory behind the image to provide further context or to share why that image was particularly important to me
  • Occasional Birdy thread (in memory of Swampsniper)

    12/19/2016 3:08:56 PM PST · by Islander7 · 95 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | FR
    It was sunny and warm in Florida today. High was 86. Got a little camera and nature time today too. Hope you enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I believe 2017 is gonna a great start to the Trump revolution to restore America! - - - Anhinga on a pier sunning his feathers. Great egret in the swamp (Highlands Hammock State Park) Red shouldered hawk looking for mice.