Mark Alan

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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>How to Store Ham<p>Hams like to sweat, so it’s important to not wrap hams firmly in plastic or foil to allow a level of circulation. For ham slices, …

Indonesia kills one militant after attack, search for more | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police killed one suspected militant and arrested two more in raids across the country on Friday, a day after an attack by Islamic State suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of the Southeast Asian nation’s capital.<p>Just seven people were killed in Thursday’s …

Extremism

Wind, solar power soaring in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels

Wind and solar power appear set for a record-breaking year in 2016 as a clean-energy construction boom gains momentum in spite of a global glut of cheap fossil fuels.<p>Installations of wind turbines and solar panels soared in 2015 as utility companies went on a worldwide building binge, taking …

Renewable Energy

Rooftopping Photographer Dies in NYC After Slipping Off 52-Story Hotel

The dangerous practice of rooftopping photography has claimed yet another victim, this time in New York City. 24-year-old Conner Cummings was killed …

Camera Review: A Month with the Sony A7Rii

<i>Adrian Murray is a father, dental student, and talented family photographer whose photos of his two boys (and now a little girl!) have made him a</i> …

Cameras

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

From Canon to Fuji to Sony. An A7RII User Review by Ben Jacobsen

23 Must-Do Hikes in the National Parks

Photo: Michael Matti<p>You can't see all the beauty of the National Parks from your car or the visitor center. You need to hit the trail and get into the wild to really capture all that the parks have to offer. Take a look at this list, lace up your hiking boots, and start planning your next hiking …

Highs and lows of the 395: road tripping down California's highway of superlatives

US highway 395 is California's backbone. Running east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's also a road of superlatives: highest, lowest, hottest, deepest, oldest – the 395 passes close by a whole host of -ests. And then there are the ghost towns, living towns, ski resorts, tufa formations …

Donating My Eggs Almost Ruined My Life

The money was too good to pass up—until it destroyed my body. Here, the dark side of egg donation that you don't usually see.<p>"Jesus, Jen, you look like hell," Manny told me. He was cooking that day at the restaurant where I worked in Chicago. "You're pale. You should sit down."<p>I couldn't focus on …

Eggs

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

Christmas Trees

Beautiful Vintage San Francisco Travel Posters

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

This hand-built, fuel-injected micro V8 is amazing

Model mayhem.<p>The internet has jaded me. I'll be honest. When I first set eyes on this tiny model V8 engine, complete with dual overhead cams, headers and a gorgeousintake, I thought it had to be fake. There's simply no way someone could reasonably craft something like this from scratch using …

This 1973 2.7 RS is Porsche purity at its finest

Petrolicious strikes again.<p>Minimum essence creates purity and elegance. That idea holds true for buildings, and it also holds true for Porsche, according to architect Jonathan Segal. If you can get past his interesting pants, the parallels between his architecture and Porsche's philosophy seem to …

Porsche

A 250cc middle finger to the government shutdown

Civil disobedience on two wheels.<p>As absurd as this whole "government shutdown" thing is, there's a silver lining. Our nation's national parks are, for the most part, now vacant. If you have the means, the determination, and the willingness to risk a brush with law enforcement, you can enjoy our …

31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps

They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. History books are one way to understand the passage of time, but there are also some …

Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

<b>Q</b>: Who wants to be a professional photographer?<p><b>A</b>: Everyone who owns a camera.<p>Okay, that answer might be a bit hyperbolic, but sometimes it really …

Profit

How to Create a Sunset Lighting Effect While Taking Photos Indoors

Indoor-sunset themed photo shoots are among the easiest and hottest trends you can experiment with to create cool, sexy and flattering photos to add …

Landscape Photography

Americana by moonlight - in pictures

Noel Kerns uses a technique called light painting to create vivid nightscapes of abandoned American roadside spots, from drive-ins to motels. His photographs combine long exposures of moonlight with spots of artificial coloured light. His photobook Nightwatch is available now

Jeff Zwart on why the Porsche 911 is special

The lineage, the tradition and the driving experience - all with the engine in the wrong place.<p>What was the first car that you ever drove? For most of us, it was whatever our parents had laying around, most likely something already full of dents and scratches - you know, teenager proof. For , …

The beauty and importance of the 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix

Full-size Pontiac steel should bring big bucks at auction.<p>It's difficult to explain how important a car the original 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Sport Coupe actually was. Many credit it with the shift away from the excessively chromed exterior fittings that had come into play in a big way throughout …

Ford's new Z460 small-block is 575 hp, and street legal

The largest small-block crate engine Ford has ever produced<p>Still searching for that perfect small-block to throw into your '66 Ford Mustang? Maybe you're looking for an engine for your track-day car, too? Ford's new Z460 crate engine can pull double-duty for you, and is the largest small-block …

When Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

I’ve met a lot of bitter photographers over the years, especially as high-end cameras have become cheaper and more accessible. They complain that …

This sinister 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG is a thing of beauty

Black magic Mercedes.<p>There's just something about a pillarless coupe that flips all the right switches. When that coupe is a painfully clean 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG that gets driven hard, it just doesn't get any better. The crew from Electric Federal recently trained its lenses on Kahren …