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Happy New Year 2011!

Fri December 31, 2010


From BBC

We would like to wish all our readers, sponsors and their families a Happy New Year 2011!

As a new year rolls in, remember the economy is still fragile, so be fiscally smart. Don’t know if you have noticed, but this year, we have not encouraged you to buy, Buy, BUY! We’ve published deals for those who need to buy something (if you can afford it, the economy can do with your support), and the ads help keep the site up, but otherwise we’ve been pretty quiet on the marketing front. We’ve still managed to double readership during 2010, so a big Thank You! to all our faithful readers and welcome to our new readers.

Also, if you are one to make new year resolutions, just remember that often all it takes is to put your head down and go for it. Forever planning, talking, tweeting about it won’t get you far along the way. Instead, bite the bullet and, like it or not, just get it done.

And, of course, take more and better pictures!

We hope 2011 will be a safe and prosperous year for you and your loved ones!

View pictures as the New Year rolls in around the world: The Big Picture.

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Videos

Is “Man In A Blizzard” Worthy of an Oscar? Roger Ebert Thinks So.

Fri December 31, 2010


From screenings2001

Jamie Stuart shot The Blizzard of 2010 in NYC with a Canon 7D and edited the video in Final Cut Pro. He titled the video, “Idiot With A Tripod” but “Man In A Blizzard” seems a more fit description. Anyway, Roger Ebert opines it’s worthy of an oscar. What do you think?

source Gizmodo

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Videos

Evading Burma’s Secret Police: How the Time Aung San Suu Kyi Cover Was Shot

Thu December 30, 2010

Portrait photographer Platon describes how he and Time reporter Hannah Beech got to interview and photograph Burmese Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

Read the story at: PDN

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Articles

Kodachrome: 1935-2010

Thu December 30, 2010

Dwayne's Photo to process last roll of Kodachrome Thursday

Dwayne's Photo to process last roll of Kodachrome Thursday

For Kodachrome fans, the road ends at Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas today. Kodak stopped making Kodachrome films and officially stopped producing the chemicals needed to develop the film last year. Dwayne’s Photo is the last photo lab where you could send your kodachrome films for development, and Thursday [today] it will process its last roll, belonging to Dwayne Steinle, the owner. The last frame will be a picture of all the employees standing in front of Dwayne’s wearing shirts with the epitaph: “The best slide and movie film in history is now officially retired. Kodachrome: 1935-2010.”

source NYTimes

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Fun Stuff

How Big Is Vietnam’s Mammoth Cavern? A Skyscraper Could Fit.

Thu December 30, 2010

Vietnam Hang Son Doong Cave

Vietnam Hang Son Doong Cave

Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong is a mammoth cavern so big that a Skyscraper could fit with room to spare! In fact, a half-mile block of 40-story buildings could easily fit inside the series of connected caves, making this probably the world’s biggest subterranean passage. Though the cave can be safely explored in the dry season (November to April), the rainy monsoon season brings high waters and floods the underground river, making the cave impassable.

View the gallery at: National Geographic.

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Fun Stuff, Videos

Polar bears get the better of spy cameras

Thu December 30, 2010


From Jascender

To document polar bears in their natural icy habitat, spy cameras able to withstand -40°C temperatures — and disguised as floating ice (‘iceberg cam’), snow (‘snow cam’), block of ice gliding on skis (‘blizzard cam’), snowball (‘snowball cam’), snowdrift (‘drift cam’) — are used. Apparently the disguise is not good enough and the polar bears see right through the deception.

source BBC News

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Deals

B&H What’s Hot Dec 29, 2010

Wed December 29, 2010

B&H Deals:

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Deals

Adorama Current Specials and Savings Dec 29, 2010

Wed December 29, 2010

Adorama Deals:

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Fun Stuff, Videos

A 3D Peek at the Paintings of the Old Masters

Wed December 29, 2010


From Technova1976

This Samsung ad for 3D TV is pretty original — and naughty. Just where do they show these ads anyway? Don’t remember ever seeing one.

source Ads of the World

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