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5 DIY Macro Photography Hacks for Stunning Macro Photos (on a Budget) via Digital Photography School

November 2nd, 2019 No comments

Do you want to take stunning macro photos…

…on a budget?

In this article, I’m going to show you exactly how you can capture amazing macro photos (without breaking the bank). You’ll discover 5 DIY macro photography hacks which you can use for consistently gorgeous images.

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The Live Wildfire Camera Network via Google Maps Mania

October 26th, 2019 Comments off
An important resource as we work through this difficult fire season. — Douglas
 
The ALERTWildfire system uses live cameras to detect, locate and confirm wildfires. The system can also be used to monitor fire behavior and help firefighters tackle fires on the ground. The ALERTWildfire system is being developed by a consortium of the University of Nevada, the University of California and the University of Oregon. The system is currently operational in a number of locations in California, Idaho, Nevada and Oregon.
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Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road via Vox

October 25th, 2019 Comments off
Why Route 66 became America’s most famous road via Vox
Route 66 has gained a reputation as the United States of America’s most famous road. How did that happen, and why does it still matter? As the above video shows, there are a lot of reasons.

In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the history of the road and the textures of its present, from the road itself to the roadside attractions along the way to the people who enjoy its diversions and those who help maintain them. It reveals a road that’s changed a lot over the decades but remains vital in unexpected ways.

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The Other Woodstock via Smithsonian Libraries / Unbound

October 22nd, 2019 Comments off
Woodstock the event was actually held in Bethel, a neighboring town in upstate New York. Woodstock itself wasn’t even considered as a site for the festival. According to Woodstock the Oral History (1989) the only connection between the concert and the town is that the event’s promoters originally considered building a music studio in Woodstock, NY and incorporated under the name Woodstock Ventures. So what about the other Woodstock? Though it didn’t host the eponymous music festival, Woodstock, NY had been home to a thriving art colony since the early 1900s.
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My Fall Starter Pack Is Just Bottles of This Aperitivo via Bon Appétit

October 18th, 2019 Comments off

I’m a Fall Person. Once the temperature drops to 70 degrees, I break out my coziest coats and bake every apple- or pumpkin-based dessert we have on the BA website. But I’m not a Fall Drink Person. Meaning I’m not into “fall”-flavored things, like pumpkin-infused cold brews and maple-spiked ciders, because they never seem to taste like what they’re supposed to be emulating. Have the people behind them ever even tasted a pumpkin before?!

But once I got my hands on a bottle of Don Ciccio & Figli’s Ambrosia, I found my Fall Drink.

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On the Hunt for National Treasures With America’s Archive Detective via Atlas Obscura

October 15th, 2019 Comments off
An amazingly interesting article on the lost treasures of the National Archives and the hunt to return them. — Douglas
 
 

Mitch Yockelson knows what’s missing by heart. There’s an arsenal of diamond-encrusted daggers, swords, and scabbards gifted to Harry Truman by a Saudi prince and the Iranian shah—all stolen from his presidential library in 1978. There’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s official White House portrait. It went missing in a move. And there’s a batch of Abraham Lincoln’s telegrams that just up and vanished.

Yockelson, the investigative archivist for the U.S. National Archives, is unlikely to find any of these priceless historical treasures in a fluorescent-lit hall on the Maryland state fairgrounds. The annual Maryland Antique Arms Show brings together hundreds of dealers peddling all types of military antiques and ephemera. There, men toting bayonets for sale peruse table after table of old uniforms, yellowed discharge papers, and bowls of ammunition. Yockelson attends shows like this two or three times a year, in addition to scouring online auctions and following tips, on the hunt for lost Americana that rightfully belongs to the U.S. government.

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The Man Who Merged Science with Art via My Modern Met

October 7th, 2019 Comments off
The Man Who Merged Science with Art via My Modern Met
Today, many science books are full of detailed photos that reveal the intricate parts of plant life, but prior to the invention of photography (and macro photography), it was up to botanical illustrators and researchers to record the fascinating forms of flora and fauna. One scientist who recorded his findings with drawings is Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, and physician.
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Recipe: Cacio e Pepe Pasta Pie via spoon fork bacon

October 3rd, 2019 Comments off
Yum! I love Cacio e Pepe and this sounds and looks like a great way to mix things up a bit. I DO love those crunchy edges. Ummm…nibble-y bits! — Douglas
 
I love love love Cacio e Pepe. Cheese and pepper with pasta, it’s like the pasta version of grilled cheese. Simple and delicious, and you don’t really need to mess with it. We however decided to slightly mess with it. We made it into pasta pie. I love this because you get some crispy pasta on the top, but on the inside you still get all that gooey cheesy sauce. It’s a pretty great combo. Enjoy!
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The Power of Time-Lapse via Andyax on YouTube

September 24th, 2019 Comments off

I love time-lapse videos and often create them myself, but never to the length or hard work required to created the videos detailed here. I like time-lapse because I think it can help us see the unseen in the world around us. As one example of this, we don’t really notice the movement of the sun across our home or garden as it happens much too slowly to really capture our attention. Speed up time though, through a time-lapse and we can clearly see how and where the sun is traveling about our environment. Analyzing the movement of people in a space is another great use for time-lapse. You can see patterns that might not otherwise be obvious at normal speed.

Most phones have the ability to easily create time-lapse videos. Try it out for yourself. What is happening around you that might benefit from a little “seeing differently.”

Once you’ve made a few time-lapse videos, trying slowing things down with your camera’s slo-mo features and record an entirely different world. — Douglas

The Power of Time-Lapse via Andyax on YouTube

Time-lapse has become popular with the growth of digital cameras. This technique can be very time-consuming, so why do some people dedicate their career to shooting time-lapses? And can this technique help you to tell stories in filmmaking? Let’s see in this video!

In this video we talk with Morten Rustad, a professional time-lapse photographer which spent a year in South America to capture the incredible landscapes there. We talk about his fascination for time-lapse, 8K resolutions and motion controlled gear. 

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6 Holiday Cookies You’ll Want to Bake, Swap, and Share on Repeat via Bon Appetit

September 21st, 2019 Comments off
My family treats Christmas cookie baking as part gladiatorial sport, part opera. The tradition started with my Italian-American grandmother, Erminia, who would push herself and her oven to the limit every December, waking up at 5 a.m. and baking until she had filled every old cookie tin and ancient Tupperware with hermit slices, pizzettes, spritz cookies, anise cookies, biscotti, candy cane twists, Polish rum balls…. It didn’t end until Christmas Day, or until the oven gave out (she went through three). She was a five-foot-tall sugar-dealing spitfire who pushed cookies into the hands of every friend and family member within a hundred-mile radius. The only way she would cut you off is if you forgot to give her the tins back.
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