Look At The World's Greatest Skylines Without Any Lights On When we envision the world’s greatest cities--from San Francisco to Sao Paulo to Paris to Tokyo--we usually picture bridges and towers and cathedrals: the built environments that have left lasting impressions on our mind’s eyes. The irony being that those skylines have been in place for at most a century or two; the sky above has looked the same for millions of years. Our greatest cities are often the sources of the most light pollution. In those places, we rarely see the stars. But, with a clever method of composite imaging, the French photographer Thierry Cohen has turned the lights out in the city to reveal the stunning stars that have always been overhead. In his series "Darkened Cities," Cohen creates a visual reminder of what the world would look like if it were free of light pollution, and asks us to ponder how an increasingly urban society can disconnect us from the natural world.
28 of history's most fascinating photos The Statue of Liberty surrounded by scaffolding as workers complete the final stages in Paris. Circa 1885. An Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Britain, 1942 Bob Marley on the beach with Miss World 1976 Cindy Breakspeare, mother of Damien Marley. Ethnomusicologist Frances Densmore recording the music of a Blackfoot chief onto a phonograph, 1916. A napalm attack near U.S. troops on patrol in South Vietnam, circa 1966. The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons (NOTE: Sometimes the embed function from Authorstream doesn’t work very well. If that’s the case, you can see the student examples of PowerPoint presentations at the Authorstream site by just clicking on the student’s name below the slides). I’m a longtime fan of “alternate history,” and last year was thrilled to read about how some teachers applied that concept in their classes.
Ansel Adams Photographs In 1941 the National Park Service commissioned noted photographer Ansel Adams to create a photo mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington, DC. The theme was to be nature as exemplified and protected in the U.S. National Parks. The project was halted because of World War II and never resumed. The holdings of the National Archives Still Picture Branch include 226 photographs taken for this project, most of them signed and captioned by Adams. They were taken at the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Kings Canyon, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Glacier, and Zion National Parks; Death Valley, Saguaro, and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments. Dedicated Nature Photographer. I started to do photography in January 2000 as a new year resolution, because I needed an interest for my spare time other than lying on tropical beaches drinking beer which is what scuba diving instructors do. And I fell in love with my camera. I am now retired and I am able to do photography full time.
The Power of Memory in the Civil-Rights Movement ASPEN, Colo.—What makes John Lewis such an important link to the crucial period of the civil-rights period isn’t just that he was there. It’s that he can conjure dates, faces, and details from those experiences with such impressive command. The longtime Georgia Democratic member of Congress demonstrated a little of that Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is hosted by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. He spoke about the powerful feeling he got the first time he met Martin Luther King, when Lewis was still a teenager: “To be in his presence, to be able to talk with him, just made me feel stronger and more daring.”
The Creative Process of Ansel Adams Revealed in 1958 Documentary Today marks what would be the 111th birthday of Ansel Adams, the American photographer who captured the sublime power of the wilderness, taking iconic images of the American West, most notably in Yosemite Valley. (See photo gallery here.) Original footage documenting the creative life of Ansel Adams is surprisingly hard to come by online. The EDU Photography Content Collection Video: Exposure and MeteringTools & Techniques for Photographing the Passage of Time Photography is magical. You can use your camera to capture a fleeting moment and the passage of time in a single photograph. Video: Business PracticesStrictly Business 3: Reality: The New Negotiation Is Sales Blake Discher offers guidance on how not to waste time on folks who base decisions on price.
Journeys - Yosemite National Park - What Adams Saw Through His Lens - Travel And then you’re there. Pale, curvaceous granite rocks dance in the skyline. Dozens of people stand along the edge of the pull-off, called Tunnel View, trying to capture the scene. Some snap two quick shots with disposable yellow cameras, and others set up their tripods for hours, watching the light strike Yosemite’s monoliths. On the left, El Capitan, a rock climbers’ mecca, appears the tallest.
HDR Tutorial – High Dynamic Range Photography Tutorial HDR Tutorial – How to Make Beautiful HDR Photos with Ease! Which HDR Software to use – Mac or Windows? The first thang you’re gonna need is some HDR Software. digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516 Technology could mean that our lives are lost to history, according to experts. As the way that we store information about ourselves develops, memories stored in files that use older technology are becoming harder to access, Dr Vinton "Vint" Cerf, vice president of Google, has warned. That could mean that historians of the future are unable to learn about our lives, Cerf said. The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 Dec 11, 2012 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. That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012. I can’t thank you enough for taking the time out of your day to check out the site.
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