Andy Chooch

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Episode 29 – The Rains of Castamere – Analysis

Losing the Crutch: Red Weddings and Narrative Expectations in Thrones<p>By Tyler Davis<p>“My honored guests. Be welcome in my walls and at my table. I …

Episode 28 – Second Sons – Analysis

Navigating the Expected: The Second Sons of Westeros<p>By Tyler Davis<p>The second sons of Westeros are a troubled bunch, but one thing <i>Thrones</i> makes clear …

Episode 26 – The Climb – Analysis

Climbing Without Rope: Littlefinger’s Dangerous Game<p>By Tyler Davis<p>The Iron Throne is but one of countless fictional sources of power that now …

Episode 25 – Kissed By Fire – Analysis

Honor’s Price and Mad Kings: Breaking Oaths in Thrones<p>By Tyler Davis<p><i>“If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”</i> <br>– Anton …

Episode 24 – And Now His Watch Is Ended – Analysis

Erosion and Growth in “And Now His Watch Is Ended”<p>By Tyler Davis<p>Roots bind earth together while overtaking the most expertly laid stonework–they need …

Episode 23 – Walk of Punishment – Analysis

Walking and Falling: The Anxiety of Choice in Game of Thrones<p>by Tyler Davis<p><i>“We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from</i> …

Winning Battles and Losing Wars? – In Defense of Robb Stark

<b>Introduction</b>:<p>Spencer Ackerman, the well-known national security blogger, recently posted an article criticizing Robb Stark’s military strategy in the …

The Grimnoir Chronicles: Detroit Christmas by Larry Correia

The Grimnoir Chronicles: Detroit Christmas<p>by Larry Correia<p><b>December 25th, 1931</b><p>Detroit. One of the greatest cities in the world. The crossroads of …

Crime

Episode 22 – Dark Wings, Dark Words – Analysis

Pathways of Communication in “Dark Wings, Dark Words”<p>by Tyler Davis<p>Much has been written about the creative choices showrunners David Benioff and Dan …

Episode 21 – Valar Dohaeris – Analysis

Here now is Tyler Davis (aka NousWanderer) with his in-depth thoughts and analysis of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 3 premiere episode, “Valar …

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Ten beach-free things to do in Rio de Janeiro

One of the world’s most captivating cities, Rio de Janeiro has indisputably beautiful beaches and fantastic nightlife. But after taking in the comely sands of Ipanema, ticking off key attractions like Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer and dancing the night away in Lapa, what else does Rio have to …

Island-hopping in Greece: five must-sees in the Dodecanese

Island-hop your way around the Dodecanese Islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, from the raw natural wonder of Karpathos to the holy sites of Patmos. In this excerpt from a <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine article, we discover medieval castles, walled cities and exquisite beaches.<p>Karpathos: best …

European Travel

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Hands-on Photo Tips: How to remove halos in your HDR images

HDR halo removal – example: The original image is tonemapped with quite extreme parameters and exhibits notable halos (1). After the halo removal in …

Tutorials

ON1 – Photo Editing Apps Designed by Photographers

ON1 Photo RAW 2018.1<p>Your entire workflow in one app. The perfect plug-in or alternative to Lightroom® & Photoshop®. Learn more »<p>World Class …

How to Take Great Portraits Outdoors

Have you ever taken a picture outside only to realize afterward that the sky is white instead of blue? Or the subject of your image is too dark? Or …

A Guide to Photographing the Light of Sunrises and Sunsets

One of our authors, Christopher O’Donnell, has just released another photography eBook entitled <i>The Golden Hours: A Guide to Photographing the Light</i> …

Quick Tips for Great Photography Compositions

Joe McNally is a giant of modern photography. For more than two decades he has been shooting for National Geographic, and in 1994 he was hired on as …

Landscape Photography