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Legendary Street Photographer Bill Cunningham Passed Away

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Bill Cunningham -The New York Times' street-style fashion photographer died on Saturday 6/25/2016 in Manhattan at 87 soon after being hospitalized for a stroke. His two notable columns in the Times, On the Street and Evening Hours ran in the paper from February 26, 1989 until shortly before his death in 2016. For On the Street, Cunningham photographed people and the passing scene in the streets of Manhattan, often at the corner Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Known for his candid and street photography, in 2009 Mr. Cunningham was designated a living landmark. He rode his bicycle through Midtown, where he did most of his field work: his bony-thin...

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Six Unique and Lovely Valentine Gifts for Photographers

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Forget about the chocolates, the roses, or the greeting cards! You can give something that is unique, inspirational, and helpful to the photographer you care about. They are not expensive at all, you can even make one of them by youself (the Bokeh Master Kit). Exact Fit Hot Shoe Cover for Canon Nikon Sony Panasonic Fujifilm Olympus Pentax Sigma DSLR/SLR/EVIL Woman’s Heart Design[$6.39] Lips of Stars Design[$6.39] The small durable plastic cover cap protects your hot shoe from getting bent or damaged and helps to keep moisture and dust from the hot shoe. Nikon and Canon Lens Coffee Mug Nikon...

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Mysterious beautiful Light pillars Appeared in Inner Mongolia on 12/30/2015

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After a dry freezing and non-windy day at temperatures between -12C and -22C, colored light columns rose above Xilinhot City in north China's Inner Mongolia on Wednesday night. The surreal scene lasted for a few hours. Some comments from Twitter-like Weibo: 'Did the photographer had a dirty lens?' 'Isn't this simply a lighting effect? But it looks so beautiful.'  This effect is created by light reflected off numerous falling tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds in cold weather. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below the horizon) and causes the phenomenon called...

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Rose Quartz & Serenity - Colors of the Year 2016

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For the first time, Pantone chose two colors as 2016 "Color of the Year" which are a sophisticated pale pink and a light baby blue.  Joined together, Rose Quartz & Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing order and sense of peace.  - LEATRICE EISEMAN Executive Director, Pantone Institute Popular objects with these two colors for photographers can be pink rose, cherry blossom, blue hydrangea, sky or cloud lit by sunrise or sunset, light blue snow or iceberg, clothing, cupcake, souffle sweets, etc.  Color...

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An asteroid flyby this Halloween announced by NANSA -the closest flyby of this size since 2006

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A newly discovered Steroid 2015 TB145 is hurtling through space at speeds of over 126,000 km/h (78,293 mph) right now. The rock measures between 300 and 600 meters (1,000 and 2,000 feet) across, was discovered last week by the asteroid-hunting Pan-STARRS observatory in Hawaii, according to NASA. Discovered just 12 days ago, it has caught the attention of scientists at NASA because on October 31, it’s expected to streak by at an "unusually" high encounter velocity of 35 km/s, or around 78,000 mph within 1.3 lunar distances (310,000 miles) of Earth. This is closer to Earth than anything this size has since July 2006....

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