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Shoot Stunning Flower Images - Digital Photo Magazine

<i>Alstroemeria Medley: I photographed this arrangement of Alstroemerias (Peruvian lilies) straight down on a light box, then used a series of LAB color</i> …

Depth Of Field

28 Ways to Take Better Vacation Photos

Spring break is here, and so are terrible vacation photos. You know the ones: The honestly pretty-underwhelming sunset. The pals in a dim restaurant who look like looting raccoons, caught in the act.<p>People love telling me their phone’s camera stinks and that’s why they’re going to upgrade. I …

Mobile Photography

Timelapse Tips From The Ace | Sony

Drew Geraci is a master of timelapse. He's taken the time-bending genre beyond something that’s simply eye-catching to create visual stories that …

Time-lapse Photography
Architecture

PHOTOS: A Drone's View Of The World

At Goats and Soda we're always watching the developing world.<p>A group of international photographers is doing the same thing — but from a drone's perspective.<p>We mined the website dronestagram (think Instagram for drone pics) for the most riveting drone photos of the developing world from the past …

Drones

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

Trains

Beyond smartphones: next-step cameras

If you’re taking your photography more seriously, and would like to upgrade from camera or phone, here are six top models with connectivity<p><b>Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II</b><p><b>with a M.Zuiko Digital 14‑42mm 1:3.5‑5.6 II R lens; 16MP; 503g; £549</b><p>Mirrorless cameras are relatively new and should offer the …

Cameras

Why the F/A-18 Is Such a Badass Plane

The 35-year odyssey of the mighty Hornet.<p>On the first day of the Persian Gulf War, four F/A-18Cs took off from the USS <i>Saratoga</i> to bomb an airfield in southwestern Iraq. These F/A-18s were heavy. Each carried four MK 84 2000-lb. bombs, two AIM-7 Sparrows, two AIM-9L Sidewinders, and a centerline …

These Incredible Images Capture the Passage of Time as Light Changes Throughout the Day

Fong Qi Wei is a photographer with a unique vision: He wanted to depict the passage of time with still images rather than with video as is …

10 Spine-Friendly Yoga Poses for the Office Drone Who Wants Better Posture

All in favor of fixing that computer hunch.<p>Thing you already know but conveniently forget: Your desk job is silently killing you. Sure, there's the increased risk of cancer, obesity, and heart disease, but there's also the heightened likelihood that your computer situation is turning you into the …

Yoga

Inside the strange cynical world of wannabe pick-up artists

A forum set up by men to help them work out how to seduce women has reached almost 250,000 followers – and it even has its own language.<p>The seduction …

Relationships

5 Reasons You Feel Lonely Even When You're Not Alone — And What To Do About It

Have you ever wondered why you feel lonely, even when you're not alone? I know it sounds like a pretty depressing topic, but hear me out: Loneliness …

Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet<p>‘Beauty and horror’ in the industrially scarred landscapes of south Wales

Environment

The Winning Shots From This Action Photography Contest Will Leave You In Awe

These breathtaking adventurous photos from this year’s Red Bull Illume Image Quest will get your blood pumping just by looking at them.<p>More than 5,600 photographers around the world participated in the company’s fourth edition of its international photography competition focused on action and …

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21 overlooked architectural masterpieces in the US

The United States is home to several iconic architectural landmarks — everyone knows the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty — but the country also has a great number of lesser championed masterpieces.<p>We have compiled a list of the coolest works of architecture in the country that often …

Architecture

30 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime

After sinking untold sums of money into their construction, we can walk through the finished products and even live inside them.<p>Here are some of the most ambitious projects from architects around the world, and whose works span thousands of years.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of this</i> …

European Travel

Step into the amazing 6.5m wide house!

La Casa Desnuda, today’s feature property, is an impressive Mexican house that boasts a particularly surprising architectural feature. At only 6.5 …

Swimming Pools

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

Water

Mercedes-Benz shows off the first fully electric heavy urban transport truck

Daimler isn’t about to let Tesla own any more ‘firsts’ in electric transportation; the German company revealed the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck today in Stuttgart, an all-electric truck with a total admissible weight capacity of 26 tonnes (29 U.S. tons), which makes it the first clean energy big rig …

Internal Combustion Engine

Living on water: Are waterborne cities more resistant to climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> By the year 2050 about 70% of the world's population of 10 billion people will be living in cities, according to the United Nations.<p>The question is, will there be enough land to go around?<p>Not according to Jason Pomeroy -- founder of Singapore-based green architecture firm Pomeroy Studio -- …

Sea Level

Turkey coup attempt raises fears over safety of US nuclear stockpile

About 50 nuclear bombs are stored at Incirlik airbase, which was closed after Turkey claimed coup plotters used it<p>The attempted coup in Turkey on Friday and the subsequent closure of the Incirlik airbase in the south of the country have raised fresh questions about the wisdom of the US stationing …

South Asia

VW Just Found a US Bomb from World War II in its Wolfsburg Factory

Luckily, the 400 pound bomb from the forties contained no complicated software and was easily defused by the bomb squad.<p>According to a spokeswoman for the Wolfsburg city administration, construction workers found suspicious metal pieces at four locations at Volkswagen's plant in the German town …

Porsche

HSBC escaped US money-laundering charges after Osborne's intervention

UK chancellor and a British banking regulator warned of ‘global financial disaster’ if bank were prosecuted, House report says<p>The US government decided not to pursue criminal charges against HSBC for allowing terrorists and drug dealers to launder millions of dollars after George Osborne and the UK …

Corruption
Japan

Use of police robot to kill Dallas shooting suspect believed to be first in US history

Police’s lethal use of bomb-disposal robot in Thursday’s ambush worries legal experts who say it creates gray area in use of deadly force by law enforcement<p>For what experts are calling the first time in history, US police have used a robot in a show of lethal force. Early Friday morning, Dallas …

Law Enforcement

Automation And Your Career: McKinsey Predicts Your Destiny

Is the blue tide of automation going to sweep away the basis for you — a human — to do work that machines can handle faster, cheaper or better? Or does your job involve so many unpredictable elements that it’s in the cheery red zone of work that only people can do for many years into the …

Automation

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

Writing

URLify makes your links ridiculously shady

There are a lot of reasons to use URL shorteners – not a single one of them is to look like you’re joining ISIS.<p>It’s not the first way to get the FBI on your heels for your search history, but it’s definitely the most creative. With URLify you can now make sure nobody will ever click your links …

Learning to make Korean food with a graphic cookbook

"We are a very 100-percent-or-nothing culture," says Robin Ha, the author of a new graphic cookbook <i>Cook Korean!</i> Cold noodles may be served with ice …