Akshay Harshe

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Nature's global warming 'sink' isn't clogged anymore, studies say

The Southern Ocean around Antarctica absorbs a significant share of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity. For a while, it seemed to be …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

Pay Dirt or Fool's Gold? Panning in Fairbanks: To Denali and Fairbanks on the Looney Front, Part 4

Yes, we're panning for gold at Gold Dredge 8 just outside Fairbanks, and Yours Truly -- of course -- is doing it all wrong. They keep on coming over to show me how to shake the pan once I've got water in it. It seems I'm using a self-pleasuring motion instead of a full-blooded hearty to-and-fro …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

This is the Upcoming Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 for Nikon

We reported at the end of last year that Yongnuo was planning to expand beyond Canon lens clones and begin offering thrifty lenses for Nikon DSLRs by …

A 3D Flythrough of the Milky Way Created with Over 400K Telescope Photos

Want to be blown away by the size and beauty of the Milky Way? daveachuk of Vancouver, Canada, created this 8-minute-long flythrough of our galaxy in …

Just Norway, being awesome.

Quick Tutorial Shows You How to Create a Tilt-Shift Effect in Photoshop

Tilt-shift images can be made one of two ways: one is to capture them in-camera using a tilt-shift lens, and the other is to create the effect in …

4 California artists tell their stories of how they #dreambig

ON FEBRUARY 28, 2014, Visit California took over YouTube and launched 24 videos in 24 hours as part of their Dream365 Project, telling the stories of …

One Way to Convert Color Images to Black & White in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro 2

Whether you’re just starting to convert color to black and white or you’ve just never been satisfied with how your previous attempts have turned out, …

DigitalRev Speed Shooter: How to Capture High-Speed Photos of Fire and Water

About a month ago, the folks at DigitalRev TV launched a new series called “Speed Shooter” in which they show you how to take great high-speed shots …

A System That Aims for Perfection: A Fuji X-Pro-1 Review

Yes, I know. The <b>Fujifilm X-Pro 1</b> is far from new. But as the old saying goes, better late than never. 🙂 A couple of months ago, I wrote up a first …

How much room would the missing Malaysia Airlines flight need to land?

<b>Update (March 15):</b> The Malaysian prime minster, Najib Razak, confirmed earlier reports in a press conference, saying the missing plane had veered from its planned route because of “deliberate action by someone on the plane.” The last communication from the plane could have come from one of two …

Airplanes

Philip Seymour Hoffman Had 5 Empty And 65 Full Bags of Heroin

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found with five empty heroin bag as well as many as 65 more bags that were still unused, police told ABC News.<p>Police …

Adobe Revamps Photoshop Express for Android KitKat

Adobe has released a new version of the free Photoshop Express for Android, taking advantage of the new KitKat version of the operating system to …

How Photography Can Make a Difference

Can a photograph really make a difference? Marcus Bleasdale, a British photojournalist, believes it can. Take a look at his telling images and listen …

Africa

The Observer science quiz 2013: part 3

Beavers, badgers and space monkeys feature in the picture round of our annual science test

How to Create a Winter Wonderland Holiday Photo

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk'

<b>Vodka martini, "shaken not stirred" - often said as part of a bad Sean Connery impersonation - is one of the most quotable lines from Bond.</b><p>Yet Her Majesty's top secret agent's love of the bottle would leave him impotent and at death's door.<p>Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond …

James Bond

Sunset in the Alps

The 7 Deadly Sins of Portrait Photography

Everybody makes mistakes, even the best photographers out there make them. The key isn't to not make mistakes but to be aware of them and to learn …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

Google Street View has become 'the backbone' of Maps

Google Maps' Street View mode can easily seem like an exercise in mapping indulgence. Is it really necessary to drive cars mounted with high-tech cameras around dozens of cities just so that people can view the front door of a local business? According to a profile of Google's mapping efforts in <i>The</i> …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

At Work With a Professional Tennis Photographer

Tennis is an internationally popular sport, played and watched all over the world. Given that it is generally played by only two to four people, it …

Rafael Nadal

Capturing The Complexities Of The Colorado River

As a photographer, how do you visualize something that can't always be seen? Like, how do you show the complex relationships between water, energy and modern society?<p>It's not easy, but that was my task as I worked on a photo essay for a capstone class at Ohio University last fall about life along …

How Do You Start a Photography Business?

The business of photography is something you really need to approach based on an honest assessment of your abilities, strengths, and interests. From …