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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.

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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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Mt. Fuji over Peach Blossoms
Ootsuki City, Yamanashi Pref., Japan

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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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+AAEON has launched a compact embedded computer based on Nvidia Jetson TX2 processor module with 8GB RAM, four GbE ports, HDMI, USB and RS-232 ports designed for robotics, drones and security/surveillance projects.

https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/02/19/boxer-8120ai-jetson-tx2-mini-pc/

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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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This Chick Read: Fall (VIP #3) by Kristen Callihan

Fall is the third novel in VIP, a rock star romance series by Kristen Callihan. Having had the story of two previous members in this band (well, #2 was about their Manager but..) we already know Jax Blackwood’s history. He was the catalyst to Killian’s escape from reality in VIP. Jax is the best friend who tried to kill himself and sent the band whirling into despair and confusion. Knowing this, I wondered how Ms. Callihan was going to inject a lightness into this troubled man’s story. That injection came in the form of Stella, a funny “free spirit” who dares to knock down Jax’s mental blockade and make him feel again.

https://thereadingchick.com/2019/02/12/this-chick-read-fall-vip-3-by-kristen-callihan/
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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".

(Posted by +rasha kamel )
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CRISPR gene editing makes stem cells 'invisible' to immune system

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Most cases of type 2 diabetes are preventable and some can even be reversed. Your food choices matter a lot when you've got diabetes. Here are the 11 best foods for diabetics, both type 1 and type 2.

https://medmd.org/11-foods-diabetics-should-eat-daily/
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We are introducing you top 10 potentially habitable exoplanets, that is based on estimates of habitability by the habitable exoplanets catalog (HEC), and data from the NASA Exoplanet Archive.

https://thetechinside.com/top-10-potentially-habitable-exoplanets/
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Steve The Cat sitting on the bed wondering why I'm doing this. Please Like,Share,And Subscribe for more videos.
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Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, and it’s not always easy to tell what’s going on. Consider these symptoms a good reminder to see your doctor about heart health and your risk for heart disease.

https://www.thehealthypage.com/7-weird-signs-might-heart-problem/
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Top 10 Massive Things in the Universe

With technology rapidly advancing, astronomers are finding more and more objects in the universe. Here are 10 biggest things in the universe.

https://rxscience.org/top-10-massive-things-in-the-universe/
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Over 53,000 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017, and over 43,000 die from it. Symptoms often aren’t noticeable until the disease is in the advanced stages, but if you notice any of the following pancreatic cancer signs, talk to your doctor.

https://www.howfitness.info/10-warning-signs-of-pancreatic-cancer/
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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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What might future explorers of the solar system see? Find out by taking an interactive tour

https://9to5spot.com/10-wonders-of-the-solar-system/
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