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Accueil - Sylvain Lagarde - Photographie noir et blanc Alex Liverani - #LadiesDay - Projects - InQuadra Ascot – Berkshire countryside | June 2015 An absurd lobster pink suit jacket, a white wrinkly shirt, and a ceremony black bow tie embellished with a plastic sparkling pearl. A brand new day was waiting for me, the “Ladies Days”, the very heart of the Royal Ascot week, the hottest European horse race. A muster for the sake of kitsch of biblical proportions distinguishes the Silver Ring atmosphere. The latter which frankly is neither a ring nor in silver, is a a patch of land flanking the initial portion of the racecourse straight road end. What may appear to be an enormous and lavish wedding reception or an odd and fake elegant picnic becomes even more interesting when liters of beer and pimm’s show their effects.

Women At Work In The 1940′s Before the WWII few women followed careers. Most jobs for women were ‘traditional’ roles such as nursing, secretarial or caring jobs. Only when millions of men joined the armed forces, women took on an active role in World War II and took on many paid jobs that previously had been held by men – such as bank teller, shoe salesperson or aircraft mechanic. Woman started working in factories – this was called the “Rosie the Riveter” phenomenon. As a way to lure young women into the factories, advertisers showed women workers as glamorous and even fashionable. It’s hard to believe but some of your grandmothers actually made WWII bombers! Women are trained as engine mechanics in thorough Douglas training methods, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. 1942 Oct. photographer: Palmer, Alfred T. Part of the cowling for one of the motors for a B-25 bomber is assembled in the engine department of North American Aviation, Inc.' Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif.

Sony 20mm f2.8 (APS-C E Mount) Who doesn’t like pancake lenses? They’re small, perform well, and often are stuck to our cameras because of their portability. So when Sony created the 20mm f2.8, we just had to get it onto a camera for a try. But that’s not why you’ll want to keep it on your camera. Pros and Cons Pros – Itty bitty size makes most E mount Alpha cameras feel like a point and shoot – Fast focusing – Really good color rendition – Pretty darned good sharpness for a pancake, but could be better Cons – A bit more pricey than I’d like it to be Gear Used We tested the 20mm f2.8 with the Sony NEX 6. Tech Specs Ergonomics Sony’s 20mm f2.8 is a very plain Jane and perhaps the company’s most minimalist offering. There are no controls on the lens. Build Quality This is a small and fairly sturdy lens, but the body feels a bit too plasticky for our liking. With the right camera, this lens makes a Sony E mount camera super pocketable. Autofocus Ease of Use Image Quality Bokeh Color Rendition Color Fringing Sharpness Extra Image Samples

John Strazza Wim Wenders | Galerie Wim Wenders. Instant Stories at C|O Berlin presents a selection from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, when Polaroids were a visual notebook, a field of experimentation, and a photographic road movie. The resulting collection of pictures includes thousands of unique, personal shots of his film sets and travels through Europe, the United States, and many other places around the globe. They show Wenders in his personal surroundings and portraits of celebrities and friends including Annie Leibovitz, Robby Müller, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Handke. For more information please visit: C|O Berlin Kulturzeit ARTE Journal ARD Tagesschau photo: Wim Wenders, Reluctant, by an unknown photographer.

The Shadow of the Bear: Ukraine This project is a document looking at the aftermath of the peaceful “colour” revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine set against the backdrop of Russia’s resurgence as a major global power and its ongoing interference in their sovereign and domestic affairs. A major geopolitical battle is being fought out in Ukraine and Georgia, in their nascent stages of nation-building and as they try to free themselves from Russian influence. Russia, fuelled by energy dollars, has emerged after its difficulties under Yeltsin into a more assertive and aggressive force. It still sees both countries as part of its sphere of influence, or its “near abroad”, and as such acts like an imperial power towards its smaller neighbours. At the same time the European Union and NATO are expanding and gaining influence close to the borders of Russia. In both Georgia and Ukraine, Russia has played a major role in using its economic, military and energy resources to destabilise their pro-western Governments.

Some Really Weird History Photos | Hossit - Galleries, Funny Pictures, People Pictures Back into the history, people were little bit weird. They are taking pictures funny dressed, with some really strange people, and I wanna say thanks to all people who saved these pictures, and allow us to see them today. I think that most of people will agree with me about these pictures, and for those who are not agree with me, take a look, and be a judge. So, take a look, and enjoy. Sony 24mm f1.8 (Sony NEX E Mount) As the current creme-de-la-creme of Sony’s NEX lenses, the 24mm f1.8 renders a near 35mm field of view on the 1.5x Crop APS-C sensor inside of their NEX cameras. When the NEX 7 came in for review, we nearly had it constantly mated to the camera. Plus, when the F3 was announced, the lens spent its fair amount of time on the camera. When I say we, I mean that I and a little more than half of the staff took it for a run. And we essentially all thought nearly the same thing. Tech Specs Information taken from the B&H Photo listing of the lens Ergonomics The lens isn’t really that large, and indeed the lens hood does make it seem larger than it really is. That’s really all there is to this lens. Autofocus This lens never ceased to amaze me. In fact, Sony has touted the NEX 7 and the lens as a Leica killer. A good thing to know is that the lens is also super silent to focus and one cannot feel the internal mechanisms moving at all. Not that we’d ask you to. Image Quality Sharpness Quirks Conclusions

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