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Living Off the Grid today in the USA

Living Off the Grid today in the USA
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Top 20 Real Pictures Made Famous by the Internet Pop Culture With the current expansion of Photoshop, it can be difficult to determine if a picture posted online is real or fake. Every year hundreds of photographs become viral on the Internet, and in most cases we have an opinion over their authenticity. This article will examine 20 real pictures that were made famous by the Internet. In most cases, the photos have caused an Internet debate over their origin. All of the images depict real events, but some have false back-stories. The Mwanza Flat-headed Agama (Agama mwanzae) is a lizard in the family Agamidae. Anjana is a chimpanzee that lives at TIGERS: The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in South Carolina, U.S. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun, thereby totally or partially obscuring the image of the Sun. In 2004, a collection of strange pictures surfaced on the Internet of a deer that was discovered atop a 25 foot (7.6 m) tall communications pole. Moose up a Pole

25 Cool Ideas To Display Family Photos On Your Walls Family portrait by Lori Andrews (via designcrushblog) We all have family photos that we love. Most of them live well in photo albums but the best of them could and should be displayed throughout the house. It’s one of those things that add a personal touch of coziness to any interior decor. Besides, nowadays there are so many cool ways to display them that your family photos could even become a real design element. Some time ago we’ve already shown you a bunch of cool ideas how you can hang your photos and art in creative ways. Displaying pictures could be challenging but we can and will make the process more easy for you. mixed and matched family photos Family photo heart display Family photo ladder Family photo tree Family photos above your sofa Family photo clocks Family photos around tv Family photos on wires Modern family photo tree Family photos on the whole wall (via pinterest) A large family photo covering the whole wall (via poppytalk) LOVE family photo display on clothspins (via bios)

Renewed Anti-Government Protests in Turkey One day last summer, as anti-government protests roiled Istanbul, a 14-year-old boy named Berkin Elvan was on his way to buy bread when he was struck in the head by a tear gas canister. After spending months in a coma, Berkin died this week -- reigniting anger at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and sending thousands back into the streets in dozens of cities. Riot police were quick to react, disrupting demonstrations with water cannons, clubs, and more tear gas. At least two were killed, dozens more injured. Opposition groups are calling for further protests and are still seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Erdogan. [38 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A young woman, held after she was wounded during clashes between riot police and protestors after the funeral of Berkin Elvan in Istanbul on March 12, 2014. People hold images of Berkin Elvan as they gather In Ankara, Turkey, on March 11, 2014, to protest his death.

Portraits of Strangers | Danny Santos II - Street Photographer in Singapore When I’m out on the streets, I often encounter faces that make me look twice; faces that stand out in the crowd without trying; faces that are out of the ordinary. They range from the exquisitely beautiful to the strangely wonderful. I started to approach these strangers for permission to take a photo of them. Some said no, but most said yes. After taking their portrait, I’d say ‘thank you’ and walk on along. I didn’t ask for their names, or where they came from, or what they do, because I wanted the viewers to see them how I saw them: as beautiful strangers. Read more about the project here. To view all the other photos, please visit my facebook set here or my flickr set here. I saw her sitting on the stairs outside of a mall, talking with her friend. A year and a half later, I got to connect with her through Facebook. I saw her from afar, walking briskly, standing out of the crowd with her short blonde hair and tall stature. She was walking with her boyfriend.

BaseHabitat The Top 75 'Pictures of the Day' for 2012 *Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. It’s hard to believe we’re already into the final quarter of 2012. *Please note the photographs themselves were not necessarily taken in 2012, they just happened to be featured as a ‘Picture of the Day’ this year. Enjoy! Udi Tirosh's Five Favorite DIY Photography Projects Udi Tirosh's Five Favorite DIY Photography Projects Interview edited by Dan Havlik As part of PDN's DIY issue, we interviewed Udi Tirosh who runs the popular DIY Photography blog. You can also read the stories behind the ingenious DIY cameras created by three photographer/inventors here. 1) Create Your Own Bokeh The bokeh effect project is by far my favorite venture on the blog. There are more resources on the bokeh effect here. I was also able to develop an actual photo product out of this project entitled the Bokeh Masters kit. 2) DIY Light Painting Light painting is a technique that converts light sources into brushes. Here is a project that shows how to give this car a Tron-like look using sparklers to paint with the light. Click here and here for more resources on do-it-yourself light painting. 3) The $10 Foam Core Soft Box While softboxes are not the priciest items on the planet, this tutorial shows how you can build a small softbox from cardboard or foamcore at a frugal price.

Photos of the Week: 8/30-9/5/2014 This week we have a look at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, Ecuador's still-erupting Tungurahua volcano, Iraqi forces taking the battle to ISIS, the massive Jurong Rock Caverns below Singapore, a kitesurfing world record in Spain, and an 82-foot-tall white rabbit in Taiwan, as well as many other subjects. [35 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Leng Yuting, 26, poses underwater for her wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai on September 3, 2014, ahead of her wedding next year. Her fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because "it's romantic and beautiful." In this aerial view, fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland on September 2, 2014. The alert warning for the area surrounding Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano remained at orange then, indicating that it was showing increased unrest with greater potential for an explosive eruption.

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