Daniel

12 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 4 Following | @Touchstonedan | Keep up with Daniel on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Daniel”

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world

I’d been thinking about Robin Williams a bit recently. His manager Larry Bresner told me that when Robin was asked by a German journalist on a press junket why the Germans had a reputation for humourlessness that Williams replied, “Because you killed all the funny people.”<p>Robin Williams was …

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part II)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part I)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

Ukraine's revolution and Russia's occupation of Crimea: how we got here

Recent history<p>The standoff between Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces continues as global leaders push for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops near Ukraine's border to return to their bases as the US secretary of state, John …

Skull fossil challenges evolutionary history

Discovery of 1.8-million-year-old human ancestor skull in Georgia offers new evidence that early man was single species.<p>The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village offers new evidence that early man was a single species with a vast …

Syria, Iraq and moral obscenities big and small

Other governments should be held to the same standard as Syria when it comes to use of chemical weapons.<p>Question: Can a government that supported the use of chemical weapons in one conflict claim any moral, political or legal authority to militarily attack another country for using the same weapons?<p>…

Indonesia's burning question

Environmentalists allege officials are being bribed to ignore illegal forest fires.<p>Campaigners say that illegal slash-and-burn clearance by large corporations is causing rampant deforestation but persists because of widespread corruption among local officials.<p>The dry season inaugurates a period of …

Performance anxiety: Why captivity is killing the killer whale

Phasing out orca captivity is not only humane, but easily manageable.<p>Of all the spectacles we've seen at SeaWorld, my kids agree that Shamu Rocks! is the most entertaining. Granted, our anticipation was spurred by the park's ubiquitous promotion of its favourite mascot, which has been plastered …

Over the Wall to play Beethoven in Jerusalem

The Ramallah Orchestra's journey through - and over - Israeli barriers to star in the Holy City.<p><b>Jerusalem</b> - Beethoven's 4th Symphony has inspired countless thousands of musicians since it was first performed more than two centuries ago. Yet few, it's safe to say, have risked arrest and prison time …

These Two Simple Elements Can Improve Your City Photography Compositions

We've all been there at some point or another – how do you find a different way to shoot a well-photographed subject?<p><b>Reflections & distortions</b> can …

US deploys bombers amid Korea tensions

"Deterrence" mission flown as Pyongyang cuts off last direct communication with South Korea and warns of nuclear war.<p>The United States has deployed two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over South Korea as part of a "deterrence" mission over the Korean peninsula.<p>The deployment of B-2 bombers on …