Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Photos that Changed the World

Photos that Changed the World
Omaha Beach
Stopping Time
Little Rock desegregation
Conrad Schumann
Last Jew of Vinnitsa

Your Printer is Lying to You

Your printer is lying to you

By covering up a sensor on the side of the toner cartridge with a piece of electrical tape he tricked the printer into thinking the cartridge was full. Well, not so much trick as convince: Manjoo says his printer's been going strong ever since, eight months and hundred of pages down the road, pumping out perfect pages.

Printers of both the laser and inkjet variety are notorious not just for requiring expensive replacement cartridges but for trying to get you to replace them well before you need to. It's epidemic in the industry, to the point where class action lawsuits have filed against Epson and Hewlett-Packard over the trickery.

Photoshop Tutorials

35 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Your Own Posters

"Emily" - Animation Tech Video Demo

Yes you read correctly, TECH demo. She's fake. She IS the demo.

Until the 1:30 mark when they revert back to the source (the real actress), her entire face is being simulated by the technology.

Peace out uncanny valley!

Meet "Emily" - Image Metrics Tech Demo

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Weird Olympics photos

Weird Olympics photos

The pictures are funny especially with the captions.

Friday, August 22, 2008

How to Win a Photography Competition

How to Win a Photography Competition

1. Know and Follow the Competition Rules
2. Stick to the Theme of the Competition
3. Do Some Research
4. Avoid Cliches and Stand Out
5. Aim for Technical Brilliance
6. Avoid Distracting Elements
7. Go for a Reaction
8. Enter Another Competition

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Most Colorful Lakes on Earth

25 Most Colorful Lakes on Earth [pics]

Peyto Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Perito Moreno in Patagonia, Argentina

Five Flower Lake in Jiuzhaigon National Park, China

salt lakes, Uyuni, Bolivia

Wise Lake, Congaree National Park, South Carolina.

Kournas Lake

Yellow Lake, Mill Hollow in the Unita Forest

Golden Lake

Bluff Lake near Starkville, Mississippi

Henley Lake, New Zealand

Green Lake, Wisconsin

red lake at Sanetsch Pass, Switzerland

Albertville in the French Alps

Red salt lake, Tunisia

Lake Murray, South Carolina

Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Lake Michigan

Crater Lake

Blue Lake in South Australia

champagne pool, rotorua, new zealand

Kelimutu in Flores, Indonesia

Stunning Pictures of 'Bubble' Clouds in the Menacing Skies Above Britain

Stunning pictures of 'bubble' clouds in the menacing skies above Britain

Dark, brooding and menacing. This apparition, which materialised over the skies of Hertfordshire, looks like an expensive special effect from a horror movie.

The strange globular clouds, which resemble drops of oil poured into a murky pond, appear to herald the appearance of an alien spacecraft, here to cause havoc.

In fact, this picture shows a rare but perfectly natural (and perfectly harmless, provided you do not try to fly through it in light aircraft) meteorological phenomenon known as a mammatus cloud.

This picture was taken by Ian Pattison, 31, an assistant librarian, outside his home in St Albans last week. He said: 'I got a new phone last week and when I saw this amazing sky, I just grabbed it and started snapping.'

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sandstone Arch Collapses in Arches National Park

Sandstone arch collapses in national park in Utah

ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah: One of the largest and most photographed
arches in Arches National Park has collapsed.
The arch, called Wall
Arch, was along Devils Garden Trail, one of the most popular in the park. For
years, the arch has been a favorite stopping point
for photographers.
Paul Henderson, the park's chief of interpretation,
said the arch had been claimed by forces that would eventually destroy others in
the park: gravity and erosion.

This is a shame. I have never been to arches but it is the loss of a great photographic asset.