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Steve Aldrich
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Photographer; Healthcare Architectural Consulting and Project Management
Photographer; Healthcare Architectural Consulting and Project Management

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Sometimes we forget events like this, but we still know in our hearts that something has changed and just can't quite put our finger on it. There was also a big shift through the FCC regarding decency rules too -- when did that happen?
The FCC repealed the "Fairness Doctrine," which helped ensure that broadcasters presented all sides of an issue. How could the "Fairness Doctrine" have changed media as we know it today?
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This photograph by Gustave Le Gray born #onthisday in 1820, is one of the first to give the appearance of stopping motion.

Given the limitations of photographic chemistry at that time, if Le Gray made his exposure so that the sea would be clearly rendered, the sky would be so overexposed as to appear empty, but if he exposed for the sky, the sea and shore would appear as silhouettes. His solution was to make a combination print: the stormy clouds are one negative, while the sea with its crashing waves and the blackened jetty moored on the horizon are another.

The Great Wave, Sète, about 1857, Gustave Le Gray. Albumen silver print. http://bit.ly/1RZB0WZ
#Art   #Museum  
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Toborochi tree in Santa Cruz (Ceiba speciosa) looks pregnant! - Bolivia
Toborochi樹在聖克魯斯(木棉桐)看起來懷孕了! - 玻利維亞

The toborochi tree In Bolivia, legends say a beautiful goddess hid inside the tree to give birth so the forces of evil wouldn't find her and kill her and her baby. She comes out only in the form of the tree's beautiful pink flowers which attract her mate. It's an actual Bolivian legend, I liked it.

 A common name for the toborochi in Spanish is arbol botella (bottle tree), which is fitting, too. And, the trees are sometimes called palo borracho (drunken stick) because as they age they begin to look disheveled and the upper trunk becomes distorted.I have seen the plant labeled "silk floss tree" at conservatories, where it is usually too small to have the big bulge. 
Young trees have multitudes of thorny spines along the trunk which help protect the juicy juvenile from predators in the wild; at the conservatory they keep children from grabbing hold and climbing up. (Some of us are grateful for these sorts of blessings!)
The name "silk floss" derives from the seed pods which have fluffy, cottony material rather like milkweeds do; it has been used as stuffing, and to make paper and other things. In WWII, it was used to stuff Navy life jackets.
 Toborochis are used in ornamental gardens and as street trees in dry, sunny parts of the world where the temperatures do not fall much below freezing.  A nice bonus if you have the climate for one of these trees is that in addition to hummingbirds, monarch butterflies like to feed on the nectar of the flowers.

#nature  #amazingphotos   #stunningnature   #amazing #AutumnPhotography  #garden     #colors   #naturephotography    #trees    #stars #bolivia   #naturephotos   #beautifulpictures  #autumn     #Otherworldly    #flower   #montain     #Reflection
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Functional objects CAN take on artistic form. #solar   #otherworldly  
An amazing solar flower in Buenos Aires! 
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Plan your next off-Earth vacation with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's brilliant series of exoplanet travel-posters: bit.ly/1xZB9gu
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Newborn Twins -- Tough to shoot; fascinating to watch.
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Santa's house is just over the ridge.
"Yosemite Falls with Fresh Snow"
Yosemite National Park, CA

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One of the best times to visit Yosemite can be in the Spring. Why? Because not only will you have pretty good water flow with most of the waterfalls in the park, but if you time it right, you can be greeted with an amazing late spring snow storm. In my mind, there is nothing quite like seeing Yosemite Valley with dusting of snow. This image was taken with a Sony #a7r .

If you want a chance to win a +Sony  a6000 mirrorless camera, a Colby Brown Landscape Photography filter kit, or a +Wacom intuos tablet, be sure to check out my 2014 Holiday Giveaway where I have a variety of prizes ready for you to win.

http://bit.ly/CBholidaygiveaway

#SonyAlpha  +Visit California 
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It may seem like science fiction but everyday labs around the world are mixing genes in new ways.
Terrifyingly adorable artist animal mashups you'd see only in your wildest dreams: http://bit.ly/1xvNPMn
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Bright colors of Fall are in the trees year round, but released as the chlorophyll takes a production break. The color is also in the water and sky, awaiting release through the mind of an artist.
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