8 Artists at the Paris Photo Fair Who Show Where Photography Is Going – The New York Times

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Left: “Samual Petersen” from the series “They Love Trampoline.” Mr. Petersen, 75 at the time of this picture, is a former fisherman who walks 2 hours every day to tend to his flock of sheep, Right: “Svínoy” from “They Love Trampoline.”  Credit Charlotte Abramow, via Fisheye Gallery

The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates – Atlas Obscura

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before.

When he shoots deserts—which he does primarily in the Moroccan Sahara and Canary Islands—Tombolini explores in a 4×4 and either sets up camp or stays in the nearest village. “GPS is a huge help as once night comes in, the place changes radically and directions that seemed easy during the day are very tricky to find at night,” he says.

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FACT CHECK: Is This a ‘Lava Moon’ Melting Into a Waterfall?

A picture purportedly showing the moon “melting” into a waterfall frequently draws “oohs and ahhs” as it gets passed around on social media:

credits: waterfall by @markian.b & moon by @NASA via @unsplash (CC0)

 

snopes.com:  Is This a ‘Lava Moon’ Melting Into a Waterfall?

 

and here it is animated in a post from YouTube

 

 

 

Amazing Photos of Holiday Shopping in New York City 100 Years Ago

Amazing vintage photos show what it was like to go holiday shopping in New York City 100 years ago

These photos show how those living in New York between 1900 and 1915 shopped and stocked up for the holiday season.

businessinsider: Amazing vintage photos show what it was like to go holiday shopping in New York City 100 years ago

and from ifitshipitshere.com:  If It’s Hip It’s Here – 20 Great Vintage Christmas Photos Early 1900’s

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Selfie Mania Part 1

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I took a selfie, cropped the photo, made color, contrast, saturation and other adjustments.  Then I used various Photo Apps to add distortion and art effects.  

Retro Madonna by Herb Ritts

Only a few pictures from the 1980’s by Herb Ritts – photographer and friend of Madonna. 

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Madonna photo shoot for Vanity Fair – Herb Ritts 1986

Madonna by Herb Ritts 1986

Madonna by Herb Ritts for True Blue 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One photo by Ritts is of Madonna and Rosanna Arquette who starred together in “Desperately Seeking Susan” in 1987.

 

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Madonna & Rosanna Arquette

Madonna by Herb Ritts

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

livescience.com: Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Where’s The Beef for Your July 4th?

WHY RIGHT HERE !

If you’re hustling to get everything ready for a picnic or cook-out this weekend, why not take a break, pour a glass of whatever, and let your eyes wander over this Grade A #1 beef that somehow ended up on this blog.  😉

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Already hot from working the grill

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Always the show off, says he can’t find his swim trunks

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Got it all together and kickin’ back

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Not sure what the rope is for and I’m not even asking

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His turn to be lifeguard this year?  Save me!

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Who’s the sexy daddy with the beard?

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Who’s the sexy gay nerd with the tattoo ?

 

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Don’t look at me that way, you’re the one with your ass out

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Is a jockstrap ok for the beach?

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Forever the perfect guest

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Strong silent type