A few nice world news images I found:
Image taken from page 323 of ‘Round the world with General Grant. A narrative of the visit of General U. S. Grant … to various countries … in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are added certain conversations with General Grant on questions connected with Ame
Image by The British Library
Image taken from:
Title: "Round the world with General Grant. A narrative of the visit of General U. S. Grant … to various countries … in 1877, 1878, 1879. To which are added certain conversations with General Grant on questions connected with American politics and history … With … illustrations"
Author: YOUNG, John Russell.
Contributor: GRANT, Ulysses Simpson – President of the United States of America
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10026.l.7."
Place of Publishing: New York
Date of Publishing: 1879
Publisher: American News Company
Find this item in the British Library catalogue, ‘Explore’.
Download the PDF for this book (volume: 01) Image found on book scan 323 (NB not necessarily a page number)
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Image by Stuck in Customs
Today we have a new photo from downtown Tokyo. By now, you have probably figured out that I just can’t get enough of these downtown shots. Each angle is nice and different in its own way. Sometimes I like to freeze the action, and sometimes I like to let it flow. It totally depends on my mood when I am shooting.
While I am there, I usually have a pretty good idea of how I want to execute the post-processing. It changes the way I take the shots. For example, if I want the action frozen, I’ll crank up the ISO so that the people don’t drag across the shutter too much. I have my 5 exposures so that the +2 (the longest) fires first. So I know if the middle exposure (the anchor, I call it) has a shutter that is open too long. I can just hear it. If it feels too long, I double the ISO and it halves the shutter speed of the anchor. This is always my action/reaction when shooting in aperture priority.
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Circumnavigating the Lake
Image by Stuck in Customs
This is yet another glacier-filled lake in the mountains between Chile & Argentina. I got up pretty high on a short hike to get this shot. I had seen this bright tuft of red leaves and wanted to work it into the final product. We were on the edge of autumn and a few leaves were starting to change colors. Most of the leaves were not in any interesting compositional angles or were impossible to get near! So this one took a bit of a hike to find and set up…
Also, thanks to everyone on Twitter and Facebook that became agitated when the cop threatened to arrest me because I looked like a professional photographer with my tripod in front of the Coke museum. Anyway, Coke saw the message on Twitter and via several emails that were sent in – so thank you Gail and all the others that helped! Props to Coke Social Media (see down in comment 55) for the response.
And last, I’ll be on FOX here in Austin this (Tuesday) morning for the morning news… A little interview at sunrise. It’s midnight and I should be asleep right now… okay here I go.
From the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com