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For more beautiful, and poignant, photographs, please go here :)



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Follow the link below for 18 more Incredible Photos That Were Taken at the Perfect Moment, which I snagged from:I Can Has Cheeseburgers Animals

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From: I Can Has Cheeseburgers ANIMALS
They are short on information but large on cool photos so, click on the link above to get 13 photos more like the two below.



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I am NOT a wildlife photographer. Going amazing places and having much patience are sort of necessary and neither of those qualities apply well to me. So, consequently, I have much admiration and respect for those photographers who do go to amazing places and who do have the patience to take stunning photos.

From: YouTube Defenders of Wildlife



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A few days ago, our Arizona friends, from left to right --Jason, Joanna skip skip skip, Regina, Todd, and James-- came for their yearly bay area visit with us. Also pictured are our San Jose friends, Jimmy and Cindy, plus my son, Aaron in the middle. Jason, being from Utah, hadn't seen Redwoods so, instead of our usual trek over the Santa Cruz Mountains to the coast, this year we delved into the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Redwoods, hike, hike, hiking up wooded paths and down, lunching along the way.
          The first pic is of Opal Creek which really is opalesque in color. The second is Traditional, the third just strange, the fourth twisted.

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Feb. 2nd, 2017 03:28 pm
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From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory_California Institute of Technology
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

The image combines two separate exposures taken on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. For presentation, the exposures were processed separately to optimize detail visible on both Earth and the moon. The moon is much darker than Earth and would barely be visible if shown at the same brightness scale as Earth.
          The combined view retains the correct positions and sizes of the two bodies relative to each other. The distance between Earth and the moon is about 30 times the diameter of Earth. Earth and the moon appear closer than they actually are in this image because the observation was planned for a time at which the moon was almost directly behind Earth, from Mars' point of view, to see the Earth-facing side of the moon.

In the image, the reddish feature near the middle of the face of Earth is Australia. When the component images were taken, Mars was about 127 million miles (205 million kilometers) from Earth.

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Late in December, we took a little drivey-drive up to The City and after dining at
Tommy's Joint, we arrived at our final destination, Union Square, a shopaholic's dream which, while lovely year-round is even lovelier at Christmas-time. Below are a few of the photos I took as we wondered relatively aimlessly amongst the many shoppers.
Down the up staircase at William Sonoma which is, in this case, four or five stories, I forget, of terrific kitchen stuff.
A photo of the Neiman Marcus Christmas tree taken up toward their entryway's glass dome.
Taken down towards Macy's escalators which number five in this photo.

And, as I always seem to do when we go there & I post about it, I include a photo of the St. Francis Hotel which is where David & were married :)

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Jan. 10th, 2017 09:52 am
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From: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory_California Institute of Technology
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

The image combines two separate exposures taken on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. For presentation, the exposures were processed separately to optimize detail visible on both Earth and the moon. The moon is much darker than Earth and would barely be visible if shown at the same brightness scale as Earth.
          The combined view retains the correct positions and sizes of the two bodies relative to each other. The distance between Earth and the moon is about 30 times the diameter of Earth. Earth and the moon appear closer than they actually are in this image because the observation was planned for a time at which the moon was almost directly behind Earth, from Mars' point of view, to see the Earth-facing side of the moon.

In the image, the reddish feature near the middle of the face of Earth is Australia. When the component images were taken, Mars was about 127 million miles (205 million kilometers) from Earth.

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From Hyperallergic who claim 'Sensitive to Art and its Discontents. Hyperallergic is a forum for playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture in the world today.' Having subscribed to their daily email for a while now, I agree with their perspective of themselves :)

A partial from Hyperallergic's article:
Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş describes his surreal photographic series Flatland as a “multidimensional romantic point of view.” The images are inspired by the 19th-century novella Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott, in which the narrator, a square named A Square, bounces between worlds of various dimensions, both exploring scientific possibilities and commenting on the limits of Victorian society. In contrast, Büyüktaş’s photos are not sardonic, but rather sincerely explore the visual possibilities created by extending the expected depth of an image.

Flatland features a variety of locations in Istanbul, from the Grand Bazaar to a bus station. Büyüktaş constructed each image from a multistep process. First, he used software to create a 3D rendering of a desired location, then carefully mapped the many different photographic angles needed to sew together a final image. In an email exchange with Hyperallergic, Büyüktaş related that the next step, the photography itself, posed a host of challenges, including weather variations and drone downing by birds. (Drones were required to capture all necessary perspectives.) Büyüktaş had originally hoped to piece together the images in an analogue way, but decided that he needed to digitally sew them together to achieve his desired result.
The rest of the article can be found here including several more just as amazing photographs.

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