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Friday, July 26, 2013

Power goes bye bye

Power by Gregory Pleau
Power, a photo by Gregory Pleau on Flickr.

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A lightning strike during tonight's thunderstorm. Was caught by surprise by this storm while returning to Georgetown with Avernar.

We rushed back west until we were back out of Mississauga and setup the tripods inside the car, with the windows down on the side opposite the wind.

Unfortunately for me, the water did kick up on this shot and the lens got pretty dirty. I'll upload a better version of this photo once I get the dirt cloned out, but for now I am uploading while it is still relevant. One good thing about the rain though, was I again got to have a reflection effect with the wet road.

Taken from the roadside on Derry, just inside the Halton border looking northwest into Halton Hills. The streaks of light along the bottom third is from the cars that were zipping back and forth on Derry Road.

When the power died, the lightpainter's location was revealed

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My street's suffered two power cuts in the last week. The first lasted throughout a day but the second happened for two hours a couple of evenings ago.

Whilst the neighbours scurried around for dim torches in their under-stairs cupboards, I grabbed my lights from the car and set to work, causing minor consternation that I could be so frivolous in these dull and challenging times.

The outage started at my house (yup, next door were watching Eastenders with freshly made cups of tea) and ran for the length of the road. Affected most of the streetlights too, but not the one a couple of doors behind the shot (hence the cast on the front of the house).

Blue LED wand resting in upstairs windows, green-gelled SB600 fired four times downstairs windows, red LED string spun in a circle by front door.

30s exposure. ISO100, f/7.1, custom WB
Sigma 10-20 @ 10mm

Straight out of camera

China graf dark

China graf dark by Several seconds
China graf dark, a photo by Several seconds on Flickr.

Lights out

Lights out by .adam.martin
Lights out, a photo by .adam.martin on Flickr.

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The power remains out for most of lower nyc a day after hurricane sandy.

Moments After the Power Went Out - West on 33rd

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This is right in front of my doorstep on 33rd street between 2nd and 3rd just a few minutes after the power went out. I wish I was able to show you just how windy it was.

I hate when the power goes out

power and the mind by Will Lion
power and the mind, a photo by Will Lion on Flickr.

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Lacking power impairs thinking

Writing in Psychological Science, Smith et al (2008) report that when randomly assigned participants are made to feel powerless they become worse at keeping on top of changing information, filtering out irrelevant stuff and planning ahead to get the task done.

www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/psci/2008/00000019/000...

CC image courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/puja/268657386

www.will-lion.com/mindbites

Reliable power on the go

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Digital cameras, battery-powered drills or hybrid cars – wherever power doesn't come out of a socket, these nano to micro meter sized metal oxide particles are used as a reliable energy source for batteries. The pictured particles are so-called embedded compounds. The lithium ions are embedded in a metal oxide crystal framework while the electrons are distributed throughout the particle.
Magnification 2 200 :1 (12cm in width)

Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Think About It


Victorian Times a video by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Opening to The Music Hall Show

This was put together by my friend Jonathan Duvall and me. It was the opening to a live Victorian Music Hall review for Victorian Days in June of 2011 in WIllimantic, Connecticut, featuring our Mayor Ernie Eldridge. It lead to a single spotlight onto my friend Lynn Moebus singing "I'm Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage".

Victorian Willimantic, June.

www.photofennish.blogspot.com

Think About It!


Victorian Times a video by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Opening to The Music Hall Show

This was put together by my friend Jonathan Duvall and me. It was the opening to a live Victorian Music Hall review for Victorian Days in June of 2011 in WIllimantic, Connecticut, featuring our Mayor Ernie Eldridge. It lead to a single spotlight onto my friend Lynn Moebus singing "I'm Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage".

Victorian Willimantic, June.

www.photofennish.blogspot.com

Think Differently.

Think Different. by tyreke.white
Think Different., a photo by tyreke.white on Flickr.

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One of my former teachers gave me one of his poster's from Apple's 'Think Different' ad campaign from 1997.

It shall go to college with me.

Explored

Thought Police Poster.

Thought Police Poster. by LibertyManiacs
Thought Police Poster., a photo by LibertyManiacs on Flickr.

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"Looks like you've had a bit too much to think!" says the Mustachioed THINKPOL officer as he walks up to Winston in a stern voice.

Winston must have must have forgotten to hide the disgust and loathing in his eyes, because the large man in black moved closer still, his eyes hiding behind mirrored aviator-styled sunglasses.

"You have something to say, sir?" His voice menacing now.

"No sir! No." Winston chirps nervously, averting his eyes as much as possible.

Very well, then. Let's move along." The oficer's voice calms somewhat to a dulled, professional cadence. "Remember, closed minds stop thought crimes. Let's move along."

Illustration by Dan McCall. Inspired by George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty Four.

Think!

Think! by Airik Lopez
Think!, a photo by Airik Lopez on Flickr.

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Is it a sin to search for those things which you fear? My purpose in this world is knowledge, and the dissemination of it.
And it is I who is to restore the fruits of my labor to the entire world.
Fear... It is something vital to us puny creatures. The instant man stop fearing is the instant the species reaches a dead end, only to sink to pitable lows, only to sit and wait apathetically for extinction.
Humans who lose the ability to think become creatures whose existence has no value. Wake Up! Don't be afraid of knowledge!
Think, you humans who are split into two worlds, unless you want the gulf between humans to expand into oblivion, you must Think!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

WHAT DO YOU THINK? by GRACIA + LOUISE
WHAT DO YOU THINK?, a photo by GRACIA + LOUISE on Flickr.

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Also making its debut, 'What Do You Think?', a new twenty page zine by me. It makes no reference to kitchens and savoury eats but I hope it, too, will amuse you.

Find out a little more over here and here.

Thinking, Drinking, Sinking, Feeling. (Explored!)

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I love that song :)
"Thinking Drinking Sinking Feeling"
- Slow Club
Listen to it if you'd like.

That mug is from Starbucks. Haha.
I wanted it to look cartoon-y.

R.I.P. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.

Found out this was Explored :) #81 !

EDIT! August 08, 2009:
This photos position is now #40. Yay!
Thank you so much, everybody! :)

thought

Untitled by francisjsmith
Untitled, a photo by francisjsmith on Flickr.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday and Pugsley Addams Family 1965 Card Game 2767

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Lisa Loring as Wednesday Addams and Ken Weatherwax as Pugsley Addams - Addams Family Card Game by Milton Bradley from 1965 Vintage Halloween the 1960s - Charles Chas Addams cartoon cartoonist Eccentric holiday Evil creature monster Frankenstein like mask costume creatures vamp undead patchwork man monsters toy toys valet servant retainer manservant nanny domestic rubber alligator crocodile portrait mace doll Marie Antoinette

Humps for 150 Yards, London, UK

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There's a lot of humps in this part of London.

Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chic

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Delano, Jack,, photographer.

Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chicago, Ill.

1942 Dec.

1 transparency : color.

Notes:
Proviso Yards.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

Subjects:
Chicago and North Western Railway Company
World War, 1939-1945
Railroad employees
Railroad switches
Railroad shops & yards
United States--Illinois--Melrose Park

Format: Transparencies--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-1 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34623

Call Number: LC-USW36-529

Hump dog

Hump dog by Kateoo
Hump dog, a photo by Kateoo on Flickr.

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This insane dog wouldn't leave me alone. I even climbed on a car, but it still managed to hump my leg. Damn dog

HUMP THINGS

HUMP THINGS by roadkilltshirts
HUMP THINGS, a photo by roadkilltshirts on Flickr.

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www.roadkilltshirts.com/I-LIKE-TO-GET-DRUNK-AND-HUMP-THIN...

Humps and Bumps

Humps and Bumps  by NYCDOT
Humps and Bumps , a photo by NYCDOT on Flickr.

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Humps and Bumps

“The low slow down and the art of spatial intervention.” –BroLab Collective

The common speed bump is reimagined by BroLab, an artist collective whose goal is to create exciting contemporary and experimental art. The traffic-themed sculpture encourages passersby to slow down and take in the significance of their urban surroundings. It serves as a reminder that there is always something that merits attention in a place repeatedly traveled – something of significance worth experiencing beyond a glance. This bold artistic intervention transforms the street corner both physically and visually and this site has been designated as a priority site for public art by the NYCDOT Urban Art program.

NYCDOT Urban Art Program, pARTner
Humps and Bumps by BroLab Collective
Presented with Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
Archer Avenue between 153rd Street and 158th Street, Queens
www.nyc.gov/urbanart
brolab.org

Hump backed whale

Hump backed whale by Gus McNab
Hump backed whale, a photo by Gus McNab on Flickr.

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Hump backed whale

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Fair Lady...anyone?

words by Tree Family
words, a photo by Tree Family on Flickr.

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Words are wind
It is actions that prove the worth of a (wo)man.

Word: Isaiah

Word: Isaiah by (Jim LePage)
Word: Isaiah, a photo by (Jim LePage) on Flickr.

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(Word is a series of designs for books of the Bible. This is Isaiah. Find out more about Word.)

The book of Isaiah is all about good news, bad news. The first part of the book is all about God's judgment on Israel. See, they had been thinking that just 'cause they were the "chosen ones" of God, they could do whatever they want and it's OK, because they were "chosen" back in the day. God's like, "sorry, dudes, I'll still get all Old Testament on you if I have to."

Excuse me, but your evil deeds are blocking my vision

So Isaiah starts off as a huge downer where God lists off all the stuff that the Israelites are doing wrong and what will happen to them because of that. He uses phrases like "Take your evil deeds out of my sight!" and "By the wrath of the LORD Almighty, the land will be scorched and the people will be fuel for the fire...." Now if there is one thing I've learned while doing Word, it's that when God starts saying stuff like that, make sure you pay attention.

Ewe complete me

Lucky for the Israelites, God reveals another part of himself beginning in chapter 40. Now he comes off as comforting using phrases like "He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart..." and "... do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God." That's kinda just like God, huh? Never afraid to confront us or call us out, but always quick to comfort. Good qualities in a creator if you ask me.

I went with two designs this week (again!) because I wanted to represent both halves of the book. Check out the second design.

Next week, Jeremiah.

Speak.

Speak. by Caroline Prendergast
Speak., a photo by Caroline Prendergast on Flickr.

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So, there's a story behind this photo.

I started out just drawing on my window, nothing specific. Then I started to think about life, the purpose I view of this season from a religious standpoint, and the people I admire. This photograph represents my resolution for 2009- to speak out about my faith, to tell people what I believe. There is one certain person in my life that I know God wants me to bring into His light. I can't explain how I know this, I just... Do. So far in my life, I haven't done all I could to bring God to those around me, but in this new year I am determined to change that.

Languages

Languages by CheloXs
Languages, a photo by CheloXs on Flickr.

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Language is one of the most important skills we will ever learn. Everything we do at home or work requires us to communicate with our families, friends and colleagues. Without language it is incredibly difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with others, to make lasting friendships, to give and receive information and to learn about the world in which we live.

Dots

Dots by toast_on
Dots, a photo by toast_on on Flickr.

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Shot for ODC challenge on 5-22-11, 'Dots.'

Wood

Wood by Seayard
Wood, a photo by Seayard on Flickr.

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# 57. Wood

in 111 pictures in 2011

Part of the landart project "Outstanding Halsnæs"

Wood letters

Wood letters by mag3737
Wood letters, a photo by mag3737 on Flickr.

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Postings to the Themed Alphabets group during the "wood" theme.

a. urbanmkr, b. Monceau, c. Aunt Owwee, d. urbanmkr, e. Monceau, f. cutesmallfuzzy, g. urbanmkr, h. Monceau, i. Claudecf, j. :mrMark:, k. Monceau, l. urbanmkr, m. Monceau, n. :mrMark:, o. urbanmkr, p. Monceau, q. :mrMark:, r. otherthings, s. Monceau, t. :mrMark:, u. otherthings, v. Monceau, w. otherthings, x. urbanmkr, y. Monceau, z. urbanmkr

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Monday, July 22, 2013

A Loon Called Barb had an Assignment today...GUEST WHAT!

Comedy by PHOTOFENNISH
Comedy, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Barbie
Summer 2012
Sony Carl Zeiss
Vario-Tessar
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7
www.photofennish.blogspot.com

Loon

Loon by ashockenberry
Loon, a photo by ashockenberry on Flickr.

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Loon

sitting

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The women -- perhaps a mother & her daughter? -- look so prim sitting on this statue. Of a naked woman & a naked man. Made of stone, to be sure, but still, naked. What a funny place to pose!

No names or location included with this found photo taken in July 1958. Displayed on green CD jewel box.

Week 46 theme: SOMETHING FUNNY
Nov 11 thru Nov 17

sitting

sitting by Magnolias forever
sitting, a photo by Magnolias forever on Flickr.

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Good practice is simply sitting here - it is absolutely uneventful. From the usual point of view, it's boring. Over time, however, we learn in our bodies that what we used to call 'boring' is pure joy, and this joy is the source, the feeding ground, for our life and actions. Sometimes it is called samadhi; it is the very nonstate in which we should live our entire life (...). When we live in such nondual samadhi, we have no problems becasue there is nothing separate from us.

- Charlotte Joko Beck, from 'Nothing special. Living Zen'

Baby chimp

Baby monkey by @Doug88888
Baby monkey, a photo by @Doug88888 on Flickr.

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Baby monkey

babies!

babies! by aloveletteraway ♥
babies!, a photo by aloveletteraway ♥ on Flickr.

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Babies soaking in tubs that were created to simulate the womb (something tells me that they're not very convinced though!). This is at a baby massage class for young mothers in the Netherlands.

Babysitting the Loon – the Video

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One morning, the male left and than 45 minutes later, came with 3 other loons. We call them ‘visitors’. They usually have several rituals they follow, playing, communicating, competing?. As soon as the mother loon saw them land she dashed over to meet them., several hundreds meters away. To my surprise she left the baby loon completely unattended. While normally the baby would stay close to the shore, this time he was about 60 meters away, completely exposed and easy prey to the Heron, who is always near by. Well she left me to take care of the little one as I often share danger calls with them, when I see the Heron first. As for the baby and his parents, they are very used to be close to me, But the little one especially, often gets very close, within a hand reach. He dives well now and dispaear under my canoe ocationally.

Here, he completely disappeared and I realized that he is very near to the canoe. I took my P&Shoot camera off the monopod I have installed on the canoe and just took it to water level and shoot blind.

I spent almost 45 minutes together with this 16 days old youngster until the parents came back and I was relieved.

Tags: babysitting baby chick loon lake canoe friends nature wildlife video Canada
16 days old

Great Canadian Loon -- This diver is well-known in Canada, appearing on the "loonie" coin and the previous series of $20 bill, and is the provincial bird of Ontario. Also, it is the state bird of Minnesota.
The voice and appearance of the Great Northern Loon has made it prominent in several Native American tales. These include a story of a loon which created the world in a Chippewa story; a Micmac saga describes Kwee-moo, the loon who was a special messenger of Glooscap (Glu-skap), the tribal hero; native tribes of British Columbia believed that an excess of calls from this bird predicted rain, and even brought it; and the tale of the loon's necklace was handed down in many versions among Pacific Coast peoples. Folk names include big loon, black-billed loon, call-up-a-storm, ember-goose, greenhead, guinea duck, imber diver, ring-necked loon, and walloon.

From wikipedia

Friday, July 19, 2013

Remember to Wash! Have a good weekend!

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Funny Bathrooms - Forward to Friends - forward2friends.blogspot.com

Rear view mirror

Funny Pictures by nguyencuong107
Funny Pictures, a photo by nguyencuong107 on Flickr.

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Funny Pictures

Funny Ducks

Funny Ducks by greenlinking.com
Funny Ducks, a photo by greenlinking.com on Flickr.

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Funny Ducks - www.greenlinking.com

Nun Fun

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Free funny picture of a catholic nun playing computer games on a laptop that was financed by donations of spiritual believers of the Christian religion.

This picture was created by my athletic friend epSos.de and can be used for free, if you link epSos.de as the original author of the image.

Her meditation with this computer game is helping her to stay religous and keeping faith while waiting patiently for her other religious costume to be cleaned in a washing machine.

It is an image of procrastination before praying.

Thank you for sharing this picture with your friends !

More fun than you think

More fun than you think by ericalaspada
More fun than you think, a photo by ericalaspada on Flickr.

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I'm confused, though. Is it Bob Harrington on Bourbon Street (which may explain the fun part), or Greg Dixon in Indianapolis?

Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

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I found these in the archives today. It drives me crazy that there's some blur. I still have to learn how to properly use fill flash. Still, these made me laugh. Thought I'd share anyway....

My goodness, I don't think any of us will fit on the merry-go-round!