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Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Polish Sculptor Makes Water Complete Her Bronze Fountain Sculptures

When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Accidental Travelocity double booking leads to fee

Earlier this year, I booked a round-trip flight on American Airlines from Minneapolis to Shannon, Ireland, for May using Travelocity.com.<p>The next day, Travelocity sent me a message that American Airlines had increased the price. I accepted the increase, wanting to keep the schedule I had.<p>All was …

A Simple, Effective Noise Reduction Technique for Night Sky Photos

Noise reduction for night sky photos can be tricky, because the algorithms at play often reduce the sharpness of your stars while removing noise in …

Tutorials

The best five-star hotels in Ireland

An insider's guide to top five-star hotels in Ireland – from luxury country houses to plush city boutiques – including the best for gourmet dining, historic interiors, fabulous spas, cosy bars, tennis courts and outdoor pursuits, in places including Dublin, County Galway, County Mayo, Cork and …

Germany's 10 best Christmas markets

Sizzling sausages, Glühwein (mulled wine) and gingerbread: it will soon be Christmas-market time again. Across Britain, dozens of German-themed markets open in late November, ready to kick-start the holiday season. But just as the British pub cannot be reproduced abroad, so the British version of …

3 Tips for Traveling With Teens

Even the best laid plans have glitches. Before embarking on any trip, my husband warns us that issues will arise and we must go with the flow (I'm pretty sure he's talking to me).<p>My husband and I have always loved traveling together. Who knew that backpacking through Europe on a dime is an …

Teens

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

32 Majestic Landscape Photos to Inspire Your Wanderlust

This week is a deep dive into landscape photography here on dPS. Continuing on that theme I’ve selected a set of images that I hope will inspire you …

Digital Photography

10 Tips to Beating the Crowds at Prague's Top Attractions

Oftentimes, we need a break from the crowds. And we're guessing during your visit, you may too. Read on for a few of our tried and tested tips.<p>Tourists like Prague. And they eat up attractions like the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and Old Town Square. We get it. They're reasons why we've …

Prague

8 Secrets to the Perfect Brisket

As I went back through my notes (secret #1: always take notes when you smoke brisket and other meats--record what works and what doesn't), I found I made a few subtle changes to my usual method that took this brisket over the top.<p><i>Photo by Richard Dallett.</i><p>Brisket is the <i>summum</i> of Texas barbecue and …

Brisket

The UK's largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

South Wales is home to the UK’s largest earth sculpture in the form of a giant, leaping horse. Photographer Steve Brockett captured these stunning …

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> Snowdonia <b><br>Location:</b> Wales <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1951 <b><br>Size:</b> 823 square miles (2,132 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Park of Peaks</b> This Welsh landscape of mountains and valleys, forests, and lakes is punctuated by the park’s namesake peak. Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa in the local Welsh tongue, stands …

National Parks

30 landscape images of Scotland that will leave you stunned by their beauty

WITH everything from ice-capped mountains to glistening lochs, Scotland is a dream location for photographers.<p>And this is evident by the fact the …

What does it take to restore a World War Two Spitfire?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1174000/1174253_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537636184_fed31d1322bbd2d425563f36b938d96b<p><b>A rare example of one of the world's most iconic aircraft, a Mark 1 Spitfire that was painstakingly restored after being shot down during World War</b> …

Battle of Britain

Timelapse: Restoring and Colorizing an Old Damaged Photo

Argentinian professional photographer and retoucher Joaquin Villaverde has a knack for restoring and colorizing old photographs. The video above is a …

Time-lapse Photography

12 Incredible American Mansions That Are Open to the Public

What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.<p>What used to be homes for the rich are now playgrounds for history lovers and architecture buffs.

RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

The RAF is commemorating this year's 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a fetching makeover for one of its Eurofighter Typhoons, …

27 fascinating photographs of a London lost to time

The Broads, England

Travel<p><b>Name:</b> The Broads <b><br>Location:</b> England <b><br>Date Established</b>: 1989 <b><br>Size:</b> 117 square miles (303 square kilometers)<p>Did You Know?<p>• <b>Largest Wetland</b> The Broads includes Great Britain’s largest protected wetland and a sprawling inland waterway where six free-flowing rivers wander 125 miles (200 kilometers) …

Great Britain

Pixel Density vs Noise: Do Higher Megapixels make Noisier Pictures?

Cameras

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

Living Rooms

9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped …

Photography

Gallipoli: 5 myths of the campaign busted

A new exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy aims to debunk the most common myths about the Gallipoli campaign. Here we list the top five<p>Nick Hewitt is curator of a new exhibition about the ill-fated Gallipoli expedition at the <b>National Museum of the Royal Navy</b> in Portsmouth.<p>Here, he …

A former Navy captain just identified the biggest flaw in the US aircraft-carrier strategy

Now a retired Navy captain has offered one of the fullest arguments yet that the US needs to radically rethink its naval strategy and shift away from its focus on aircraft carriers.<p>Writing in the National Review, retired Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix makes the case that aircraft carriers are simply not …

Military

Square-faced dogs are now a thing in Taiwan

Geometry has never been quite so cuddly.<p>Due to a recent dog grooming trend, pooches in Taiwan have been sporting square- and sphere-shaped …

Pets