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My images from live events and other things non-landscape

Often, when not photographing Ireland's wild and beautiful landscapes, I am indeed photographing many of the world's biggest bands or completing commissions for international publishers.

#photography
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Mt. Fuji Reflected in Lake Kawaguchi

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Fairy Bower Falls, Morton National Park
Celebration: countdown 34

A spray of water, long pendulous roots and ferns cling to this fragile rock-face partway down the Bundanoon canyon.

Image: Cliff faces are the natural enemy of cameras: high contrast environments inevitably mean the lit part of your shot will be overexposed and the shadows will be underexposed. Ordinarily, in poor light with mist rising i would try a HDR composition to even out the contrast or a long exposure to flesh out the shadows (frustrated here because of clouds of mist rising from the nearby large fall and a healthy breeze up the escarpment.

Instead, i took a series of stills from a video i took of this scene. Rewatching the video, i was struck by a significant difference in the white and brightness balance between the dynamic and momentary images. In the dynamic, the static elements (cliff face and vegetation) seemed darker and the shadows deeper while the spray of water was distinct and brighter. This was most noticeable in the top left of the image, where brightness in the undercliff reflections in the still image originally swamped the fall.

I have tried to deal with this using a series of differential filters and by using a technique i have explained previously - placing the original image beneath a 40-60% translucent and desaturated image toned for structure.

Inevitably there is a trade off - a DSLR will be defeated by mist and wind - a video is not going to capture fine detail.

Celebrate: Thank you. To celebrate what we all achieved on G+, i am publishing the 50 most viewed posts in this collection until shutdown. This is a reprocessed image of side falls to the lower Bundernoon Creek Falls (34th most viewed - viewed 1,917,409 times).

After shutdown, you can find me by visiting https://wheretofind.me/@peterquinton
Adventure with me at my website: http://www.silenttheory.net
The books we wrote here on G+ are now on Amazon: https://amazon.com/author/peterquinton
My footprints are on GoogleMaps: https://goo.gl/maps/r2CtN5y38XJ2

#CelebrateCountdown (please feel free to use this hashtag to celebrate your own favorite posts)
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Should We Write #Content for People or #Search Engines? | Search Engine Journal:

#SEO #Blogging #ContentMarketing
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Mt. Fuji over Peach Blossoms
Ootsuki City, Yamanashi Pref., Japan

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Food is a natural medicine that heals us when we fall sick. Here are 14 foods that research suggests may actually help reduce pain.

https://health-zone.org/14-foods-natural-painkillers-pain-relief/
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As #NorthKorea signals a willingness to open up its highly centralized, socialist economy, #Vietnam's model of development is being widely suggested as a blueprint for Pyongyang to emulate. Hanoi's ability to retain one-party rule, strict censorship, minimal dissent and a top-down system of control after integrating into the #globaleconomy is an attractive prospect for North Korea.

To gauge lessons for its own future, North Korea has long studied communist governments such as #China and Vietnam, countries with state-managed growth that have integrated into the world economy. As Hanoi prepares to host the second U.S.-North Korea summit in late February, experts believe Kim may be more inclined toward Vietnamese-style liberalization. Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh traveled to Pyongyang on Tuesday following North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's visit to Hanoi last year.


#WorldEconomy #Economy #Geopolitics #Diplomacy #Politics #ForeignPolicy #InternationalRelations #ForeignRelations #EconomicRelations #EconomicCooperation #KimJongUn #EconomicDevelopment #DPRK #EconomicPlan #Economy
North Korea may choose to follow Vietnam's economic model as it looks to open up
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/north-korea-may-choose-to-follow-vietnams-economic-model.html
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Comet Iwamoto Before Spiral Galaxy NGC 2903
Video Credit & Copyright: Norbert Span
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190219.html

It isn't every night that a comet passes a galaxy. Last Thursday, though, binocular comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) moved nearly in front of a spiral galaxy of approximately the same brightness: NGC 2903. Comet Iwamoto was discovered late last year and orbits the Sun in a long ellipse. It last visited the inner Solar System during the Middle Ages, around the year 648. The comet reached its closest point to the Sun -- between Earth and Mars -- on February 6, and its closest point to Earth a few days ago, on February 13. The featured time-lapse video condenses almost three hours into about ten seconds, and was captured last week from Switzerland. At that time Comet Iwamoto, sporting a green coma, was about 10 light minutes distant, while spiral galaxy NGC 2903 remained about 30 million light years away. Two satellites zip diagonally through the field about a third of the way through the video. Typically, a few comets each year become as bright as Comet Iwamoto.
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10 Amazing and Exceptional Astronomical Events

There are many different types of changes that are continuously going in the space. There are many reasons like a movement of planets, gravitational force and changing start system for these amazing astronomical events.

https://rxscience.org/10-amazing-and-exceptional-astronomical-events/
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Dear friends of my music,

I have written this composition to show what I feel about my time on earth .... and when you have finished this title you will realize ..... how small and unimportant everything is!

your Peter

SYMPHONY OF THE GALAXY

● the galaxy is very big and infinite,
but are not you the same and much more?

Words and Composition: Peter Heaven

Instrumental music in its most beautiful way!

blue light orchestra ..... emotional harmonious instrumental music by Peter Heaven

#instrumentalmusic

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Roger Stone knows how to win friends and influence people

The federal judge in Roger Stone's obstruction of justice and lying to Congress case has not treated the DC mover-shaker with much deference. In fact, given his publicity campaign regarding his arrest, she slapped a gag order on him and his legal team about the case.

Which makes his next step even more remarkable: an Instagram post, soliciting money for his legal defense fund, featuring both a named picture of the judge (with what appears to be crosshairs by her head), and this bit of politic speech:

'Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson , an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime. #fixisin Help me fight for my life at @StoneDefenseFund.com'

Because nothing charms federal judges more than being accused of being politically corrupt, unless it's maybe being threatened.

Stone quickly took down the post once it started drawing fire, posting:

'A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted. This was a random photo taken from the internet. Any inference that this was meant to threaten the judge or disrespect the court is categorically false'

He then reposted the whole thing, with a more tightly cropped image of Judge Jackson's head, omitting the crosshairs, but leaving in all the #fixisin verbiage.

Yeah, no "disrespecting the court" there.

I'm not sure if this is just Roger Stone being his usual charming self, or if he's trying to provoke a change in venue since, of course, he couldn't possibly be treated fairly by a court he just insulted as corrupt and, possibly, threatened.

In either case, I do hope it turns out to be that he's been a bit too clever for his own good.
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Mystery of purple lights in sky solved by Astronomers

You might have seen a bright, white-purple ribbon weaving up into the sky, unlike anything you had ever seen before. Could it be lighting? Fireworks? Maybe a spaceship finally bringing the first wave of envoys from the nearest habitable planet?

https://rxscience.org/mystery-of-purple-lights-in-sky-solved-by-astronomers/
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Space exploration has helped us discover many things related to the universe we live in and here are the 10 most amazing space discoveries made by humans.

https://9to5spot.com/most-amazing-space-discoveries-made-by-humans/
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"Scientists have discovered that grasses are able to short cut evolution by taking genes from their neighbours.

The findings suggest wild grasses are naturally genetically modifying themselves to gain a competitive advantage.

Understanding how this is happening may also help scientists reduce the risk of genes escaping from GM crops and creating so called "super-weeds" - which can happen when genes from GM crops transfer into local wild plants, making them herbicide resistant.

Since Darwin, much of the theory of evolution has been based on common descent, where natural selection acts on the genes passed from parent to offspring. However, researchers from the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield have found that grasses are breaking these rules. Lateral gene transfer allows organisms to bypass evolution and skip to the front of the queue by using genes that they acquire from distantly related species.

"Grasses are simply stealing genes and taking an evolutionary shortcut," said Dr Luke Dunning.

"They are acting as a sponge, absorbing useful genetic information from their neighbours to out compete their relatives and survive in hostile habitats without putting in the millions of years it usually takes to evolve these adaptations."

Scientists looked at grasses - some of the most economically and ecologically important plants on Earth including many of the most cultivated crops worldwide such as: wheat, maize, rice, barley, sorghum and sugar cane.

The paper, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, explains how scientists sequenced and assembled the genome of the grass Alloteropsis semialata".

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This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Book-Blogger Mashup!

At work the other day someone described a friends personality as you would describe a fine wine. You know “she’s bold with an undertone of ripe raspberry’s growing on the coast of California, with a hint of salt”. It got me thinking, I have been following many of you for a few years and after reading some of your reviews, can almost provide my own Book-Blogger Mashup.

https://thereadingchick.com/2019/02/17/this-chicks-sunday-commentary-book-blogger-mashup/
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Regardless of the outcome of special counsel #RobertMueller’s investigation into Donald #Trump’s presidential campaign team’s alleged conspiring with #Russia, the president may face even greater difficulties stemming from the the Southern District of New York's separate inquiry. The Department of Justice’s guidelines, which Mueller is subject to, does not permit the indictment of a sitting president. But some former prosecutors in the Watergate scandal, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, believe the Southern District of New York, for which they also worked, isn't subject to the precedent.

The Southern District's investigative team was a big part of Trump’s former lawyer #MichaelCohen’s downfall. In August, Cohen struck a deal with the Southern District, pleading guilty to several financial crimes.The Southern District also issued a subpoena to Trump’s inauguration committee, to investigate several allegations.


#WorldEconomy #AmericanPolitics #POTUS45 #Politics #AmericanPoliticians #RepublicanParty #TrumpAdministration #TrumpOrganisation #Republicans #SDNY
NEW YORK INVESTIGATORS COULD 'INDICT' DONALD TRUMP WHILE HE'S STILL PRESIDENT, WATERGATE PROSECUTOR SAYS
https://www.newsweek.com/new-york-investigators-indict-trump-president-1334917
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In the good old days, human space flight ruled. But robotic space missions have taken over, and advanced technology is helping us find new planets, better understand our universe, and discover clues to extraterrestrial life

https://mirrorcrunch.com/top-10-space-missions-set-to-explore-new-frontiers/
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CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

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