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Mark Lasbury

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I apologize if this post is against community guidelines. Delete if necessary.

There is a new Star Trek technologies book available for pre-order from Springer Scientific Publishing and from Amazon. Just in time for the new movie and the 50th anniversary of the original series, here is a book that investigates how Star Trek explained its technologies and matches that with the current research that is realizing technologies like cloaking devices, tricorders, transporters, tractor beams, vision restoring VISORS, etc.

No previous physics or engineering knowledge is needed, yet the discussion explains all needed concepts and introduces the reader to the scientists doing the research.

There is an e-book, a hard copy book (soft cover), perhaps a hard cover version, and it is also available online on a chapter by chapter basis.

Springer: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319409122

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Realization-Star-Trek-Technologies-Intelligence/dp/3319409123/ref=zg_bs_226507_8
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Jani Westman

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The King of Rocks
There was so many beautiful rocks scattered all over the beach. But when I saw this one, I was immediately drawn to it. I remember thinking, this must be the King of Rocks around here...



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Viktor Elizarov

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Conquering Angels Landing in Zion National Park
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/trip-in-pictures/day-2-conquering-angels-landing-in-zion-national-park/

My second day of the trip was entirely dedicated to an exploration of Zion National Park.

The highlight of the day was hiking all the way to the top of the famous Angels Landing trail.

I have visited Zion previously and I knew what to expect and I had all the facts about the trail.

Distance: 5-miles
Average Hiking Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous uphill hike.
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Trail Usage: Heavy

Since the average person does not hike with the tripod and does not stop every 100 meters to take photos, I estimated the average travel photographer hiking time to about 7-8 hours.

I also knew that late morning and early afternoon hours in Zion could be very crowded and in general I am not very found of people in my landscapes. Instead of unapologetically removing them from my reality in Photoshop I decided to beat the crowd and start the hike as early as possible.

I was on the very first park’s shuttle bus in the early morning and I started my hike in the very comfortable cool temperature with absolutely no people around.

Shooting

Once again, after analyzing the scene I could see the very bright area of the sky and the deep shadows at the bottom of the canyon. To shoot for HDR was the obvious choice.

I took 3 bracketed shots (-1, 0, +1) on a tripod.

Processing

I keep experimenting with Lightroom 6 new feature – HDR Merge. I like that Lightroom produces HDR file in DNG format which is relatively small. I also appreciate that Lightroom adds “HDR” to the name of newly created DNG file.

I merged 3 bracketed RAW images to HDR using Lightroom 6.

For the processing, I used a Lightroom preset based workflow, using Point Lobos present from my Landscapes Collection (you can always download free lightroom presets).
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Awesome capture! I wasn't there so I can not compare to the real colors, but it feels slightly over saturated to me ...
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Viktor Elizarov

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Point Lobos Sea Lion Point Trail (California)
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/point-lobos-sea-lion-point-trail-california/

The day I visited Point Lobos was the first time I managed to fill both of my 32 GB memory cards in one day and I had to hike back to my car to copy photos from the SD cards to my laptop and, only then, continued hiking and shooting.
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AmiPlanet

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Pulo Cinta Eco Resort at Gorontalo, Indonesia.
Photo by ichan.ikhsan via Instagram
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Ash Dykes

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I'm absolutely buzzing!
I've been working on the "muscle up" for a good while now and last night, whilst bouldering, I mastered it for the first time ever!! 😃🎉😃🎊😃
It's all about setting goals! 👊🏽💪🏽

#muscleup #calisthenics #strength 
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Viktor Elizarov

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Snowless Winter Sunset (Montreal)
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/snowless-winter-sunset-montreal/

The only real challenge I had with the shot was my long shadow being cast over the grass by the setting sun. I had to deal with it in post processing by masking it with the Stamp Tool in Photoshop.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Lone Tree at the Edge of the Bryce Canyon (Utah)
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/lone-tree-at-the-edge-of-the-bryce-canyon-utah/

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 5 shots (-2; -1, 0, +1, +2)
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deepak bhatia

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Mont-Ventoux Morning at 7 ,Provence France
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Wikiplacemarks

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Placemark of the day Witch Tree 1st documented by French explorer Verendrye 1731 300 yrs old http://www.wikiplacemarks.com/map.php?id=147565
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Ash Dykes

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I'm absolutely buzzing!
I've been working on the "muscle up" for a good while now and last night, whilst bouldering, I mastered it for the first time ever!! 😃🎉😃🎊😃
It's all about setting goals! 👊🏽💪🏽

#muscleup #calisthenics #strength 
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apratim kundu

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Yes, there are many reasons why #waterfalls  are created. But if it's a #Himalayan  waterfall, probably prettiness is one of the top reasons for its creation!
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Albania Henriquez

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He Looked Down...Immediate Regret


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deepak bhatia

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Evening in Brno
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Date Taken: 24 Jul 2014
Camera: Nikon D60

I took this photo the same day two years ago, during our first visit to Brno, when my husband and I moved to the Czech Republic from Ukraine. Now I have nothing left there, except nice memories and warm feelings... and some beautiful photos :)

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