Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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60 Examples of Beautiful Night Shots

60 Examples of Beautiful Night Shots



night photography

When the sun goes down and sky gradually turns dark doesn’t mean you’ll have to keep your camera in the bag. In fact, it is during the night where some of the most beautiful photos are snapped. No doubt shooting under low light is challenging, but by getting familiar with the shutter speed, exposures, lightning and taking advantages of surrounding objects often help compensate the light and create amazing output.

Here’s a collection of 60 Examples of Beautiful Night Shots, taken by avid and professional photographers who jumped into action when the sun sets.

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Poisonous Darts
by 13thWitness

94th Floor, Chicago, IL
by shutterBRI

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
by Christopher Chan">Hong-Kong night citiscape lights from Victoria Peak
by QT Luong

New York City, USA
by QT Luong

Toronto Skyline
by CarbonSilver

Eiffel Tower
by kayess2008

City of Lights
by paul (dex)

City Night View
by inoc

by VJ Spectra

Rush Hour
by Stuck in Customs

by VJ Spectra

by VJ Spectra

Merlion Night Scene
by fravenang

Rays From Above
by VJ Spectra

Wow Macau
by VJ Spectra


A Night at The Bay Bridge
by MattGranz

Red Bull Illume
by CarbonSilver (gbenz)

Night Photography
by bob west

Night Waterfront Cityscape
by 32tsunami

Westmister Palace, London at night
by QT Luong

Sea Of Tranquility
by VJ Spectra

Night Sky
by VJ Spectra

City of Niagara Falls
by Jon Ramsey

by Kamuro

Night Life
by marcelgermain

by Christopher Chan

Sydney Opera House
by shrillian

The Louvre at Night
by dealived

OAKA Main Entrance View
by NikGr

Ghent by night
by nonkelduvel

Florence Night scene
by choongcheehuei

by VJ Spectra

Blue Hour
by веканд

by VJ Spectra

Shoot that Bridge
by tomalu


Another late night Drive
by John A Ryan

The Glass House
by darklogan1

Candelária Nights
by Leonardo Paris

Pigeon Point Lighthouse
by Susanne Friedrich

Aurorus Reflectus Colosseo
by Stuck in Customs

by mara-mara

Night Walk
by Gerrit Wenz

Milan Train Station at Midnight
by Stuck in Customs

Capitol View
by Todd Klassy

Invisible Sun
by jrtce1

by VJ Spectra

Night at Loch Lomond
by guillaume-dauphin


If you are fan of firework photography, check out this entry we’ve previously written: 100 Most Breathtaking Fireworks in The World

by VJ Spectra

by VJ Spectra

Australia Day
by VJ Spectra

Light Trails and Star Trails

Berlin at Night
by d5e

Quantum Photonic
by VJ Spectra

Poteet Strawberry Festival 2007
by bceichman02

Interstellar Overdrive
by VJ Spectra

by VJ Spectra

by VJ Spectra

Human Pendulum
by Kirpernicus

Star Trails
by bob west

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Howard Cosell:        It may very well have been one of the most astonishing
                      events to grace the annals of history.  An historic,
                      unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt
                      such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to
                      homo sapien pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurence.
Plato:                For the greater good.
Karl Marx:            It was a historical inevitability.
Machiavelli:          So that its subjects will view it with admiration,
                      as a chicken which has the daring and courage to
                      boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom
                      among them has the strength to contend with such a
                      paragon of avian virtue?  In such a manner is the
                      princely chicken's dominion maintained.
Hippocrates:          Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its
Jacques Derrida:      Any number of contending discourses may be discovered
                      within the act of the chicken crossing the road, and
                      each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial
                      intent can never be discerned, because structuralism
                      is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!
Thomas de Torquemada: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out.
Timothy Leary:        Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment
                      would let it take.
Douglas Adams:        Forty-two.
Nietzsche:            Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road
                      gazes also across you.
Oliver North:         National Security was at stake.
B.F. Skinner:         Because the external influences which had pervaded its
                      sensorium from birth had caused it to develop in such a
                      fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while
                      believing these actions to be of its own free will.
Carl Jung:            The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt
                      necessitated that individual chickens cross roads at
                      this historical juncture, and therefore
                      synchronicitously brought such occurrences into being.
Jean-Paul Sartre:     In order to act in good faith and be true to itself,
                      the chicken found it necessary to cross the road.
Ludwig Wittgenstein:  The possibility of "crossing" was encoded into the
                      objects "chicken" and "road", and circumstances came
                      into being which caused the actualization of this
                      potential occurrence.
Albert Einstein:      Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed
                      the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.
Aristotle:            To actualize its potential.
Buddha:               If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-
Salvador Dali:        The Fish.
Darwin:               It was the logical next step after coming down from
                      the trees.
Emily Dickinson:      Because it could not stop for death.
Epicurus:             For fun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:  It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.
Johann von Goethe:    The eternal hen-principle made it do it.
Ernest Hemingway:     To die. In the rain.
Werner Heisenberg:    We are not sure which side of the road the chicken
                      was on, but it was moving very fast.
David Hume:           Out of custom and habit.
Jack Nicholson:      'Cause it (censored) wanted to. That's the (censored)
Pyrrho the Skeptic:   What road?
Ronald Reagan:        I forget.
John Sununu:          The Air Force was only too happy to provide the
                      transportation, so quite understandably the chicken
                      availed himself of the opportunity.
The Sphinx:           You tell me.
Mr. T:                If you saw me coming you'd cross the road too!
Henry David Thoreau:  To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow
                      out of life.
Mark Twain:           The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.
Molly Yard:           It was a hen!
Zeno of Elea:         To prove it could never reach the other side.
Chaucer:              So priketh hem nature in hir corages.
Wordsworth:           To wander lonely as a cloud.
The Godfather:        I didn't want its mother to see it like that.
Keats:                Philosophy will clip a chicken's wings.
Blake:                To see heaven in a wild fowl.
Othello:              Jealousy.
Dr Johnson:           Sir, had you known the Chicken for as long as I have,
                      you would not so readily enquire, but feel rather the
                      Need to resist such a public Display of your own 
                      lamentable and incorrigible Ignorance.
Mrs Thatcher:         This chicken's not for turning.
Supreme Soviet:       There has never been a chicken in this photograph.
Oscar Wilde:          Why, indeed? One's social engagements whilst in
                      town ought never expose one to such barbarous
                      inconvenience - although, perhaps, if one must cross a 
                      road, one may do far worse than to cross it as the 
                      chicken in question.
Kafka:                Hardly the most urgent enquiry to make of a low-grade 
                      insurance clerk who woke up that morning as a hen.
Swift:                It is, of course, inevitable that such a loathsome,
                      filth-ridden and degraded creature as Man should assume
                      to question the actions of one in all respects his
Macbeth:              To have turned back were as tedious as to go o'er.
Whitehead:            Clearly, having fallen victim to the fallacy of
                      misplaced concreteness.
Freud:                An die andere Seite zu kommen. (Much laughter)
Hamlet:               That is not the question.
Donne:                It crosseth for thee.
Pope:                 It was mimicking my Lord Hervey.
Constable:            To get a better view.  

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Jackson Doodle

What a face!

Hi Nice to meet ya!

Concentration is so important!

Whatcha got for me?

For Context, this is Jackson with Max, who is 75 pounds!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jesse Ventura: You Give Me a Water Board, Dick Cheney and One Hour, and I'll Have Him Confess to the Sharon Tate Murders

Jesse Ventura: You Give Me a Water Board, Dick Cheney and One Hour, and I'll Have Him Confess to the Sharon Tate Murders

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On Larry King Live Jesse Ventura takes on the Bush administration chickenhawks and Rush Limbaugh, and defends Colin Powell. After being waterboarded himself in the SERE program, Ventura makes no bones about it. Waterboarding is torture. I'd like to see Hannity have Ventura on his show to debate the issue.

King's reaction to Ventura's straight talk on how terrible of a President W was is amusing. He's shocked...just shocked I tell you, that anyone would talk so badly about our former President.

KING: Joining us now, Jesse Ventura, former wrestler, former governor of Minnesota, former Navy SEAL, the author of "Don't Start The Revolution Without Me." That book is now out in paper back. Welcome to have you back, Jesse. There you see the cover of the book. How's Obama doing?

JESSE VENTURA, FMR. GOV. OF MINNESOTA: Too early to tell, Larry, really. In my opinion, George Bush is the worst president in my lifetime.

KING: Have an opinion, will you?

VENTURA: I will. I will. And he's the worst president in my lifetime. So Barack Obama, President Obama inherited something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. You know? Two wars, an economy that's borderline depression. So it's far too early to judge him 100 days in. I think if you have me back about two years from now, I can give you a much better of how he's doing.

KING: He poked fun at himself at the White House correspondents' dinner Saturday night. Let's watch.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Finally, I believe that my next 100 days will be so successful I'll be able to complete them in 72 days. And on the 73rd day, I will rest.


KING: He's very likable.

VENTURA: Oh, yes.

KING: Right?

VENTURA: Very intelligent, which is a change from our previous president.

KING: All right already with Bush.

VENTURA: No, I live in Mexico now, Larry. So I do a lot of reading. I don't watch much TV. This year's reading, I covered Bush's life. I covered Guantanamo and a few other subjects. And I'm very disturbed about it.

I'm bothered over Guantanamo because it seems we have created our own Hanoi Hilton. We can live with that? I have a problem. I will criticize President Obama on this level; it's a good thing I'm not president because I would prosecute every person that was involved in that torture. I would prosecute the people that did it. I would prosecute the people that ordered it. Because torture is against the law. KING: You were a Navy SEAL.

VENTURA: That's right. I was water boarded, so I know -- at SERE School, Survival Escape Resistance Evasion. It was a required school you had to go to prior to going into the combat zone, which in my era was Vietnam. All of us had to go there. We were all, in essence -- every one of us was water boarded. It is torture.

KING: What was it like?

VENTURA: It's drowning. It gives you the complete sensation that you are drowning. It is no good, because you -- I'll put it to you this way, you give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders.

KING: Even though you know it's not going to happen -- even though before it, you know you're not going to drown.

VENTURA: You don't know it. If it's -- if it's done wrong, you certainly could drown. You could swallow your tongue. You could do a whole bunch of stuff. If it's it done wrong or -- it's torture, Larry. It's torture.


KING: A lot of things to go into, Jesse. What do you make of the Cheney/Limbaugh --

VENTURA: I don't have a lot of respect for Dick Cheney. Here's a guy who got five deferments from the Vietnam War. Clearly, he's a coward. He wouldn't go when it was his time to go. And now he is a chicken hawk. Now he is this big tough guy who wants this hardcore policy. And he's the guy that sanctioned all this torture by calling it enhanced interrogation.

KING: Do you think Rush Limbaugh's a better Republican than Colin Powell?

VENTURA: No, not at all. In fact, if you compare the two, let's look at Colin Powell, who's a war hero, who strapped it on for his country, and didn't run and hide.

KING: Twice.

VENTURA: And then you look at Dick Cheney who ran and hid. I have no respect for Dick Cheney. I have tremendous respect for General Powell.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

40 Useful and Creative Infographics

40 Useful and Creative Infographics

May 10th, 2009 by Jacob Gube |Stumble It!Delicious

Information graphics (or infographics) are graphical depictions of data and information. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers.

In this collection, you’ll find forty beautiful and educational infographics, displaying the uncommon spectacle of "art meets science".

1. Coffee Drinks Illustrated

The proportion of ingredients for popular coffee drinks and their pronunciation keys.

2. Piggy Trouble

This infographic showcases the history of the Swine Flu, starting from 1976.

3. Best selling movies are not the most pirated ones

4. History Lesson: The Story of Beer

5. The Best Beer in America

The top breweries and beers in the U.S.

6. Making Sense of the Financial Mess: The Global Financial Crisis

7. 389 Years Ago

A rundown of the historic events in African-American culture.

8. Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human

9. Our Favorite Drugs

10. On Driving: Automobile History

11. TheGlobalWarming Infographic

An illustrated guide at how the Global Warming phenomenon works.

12. Periodic Table of Typefaces

13. SSSMOKIN! The Global Tobacco Trade

A packed visual piece on tobacco chemicals and tobacco trade worldwide.

14. Choose Your Weapon: The Global Arms Trade

15. Breakdown of Average Student Budget

16. Who’s Buying That?

A graphical representation of consumer spending across the globe.

17. Visualizing the US and China Trade Relations

18. Get to Know Your Street Vendors

The types of street vendors you may encounter in urban cities of the U.S.

19. Where we live

The distribution of population in the U.S.

20. Who’s Coming to America?

The top nationalities that immigrate to the U.S.

21. Global Internet Traffic Flow Map

An infographic on internet information flow around the world.

22. Classifying Experiences

This is in PDF format. An informative graphical piece on User Experience (UX).

23. Black Hawk Down

An illustrated guide to the events that happened in Somalia in 1993 when a U.S. helicopter was shot down by rebels.

24. A Year in Iraq

A visualization of fatalities related to the War in Iraq.

25. Glass Half Empty: The Coming Water Wars

An infographic on the global water shortage crisis.

26. The Magic Bean Shop & The Fries That Bind Us

A graphical representation of how Star Bucks and Mcdonald’s are proliferating across the globe.

27. Cover Drive

An informative piece on insurance.

28. What’s in the Customer’s Mailstream?

This is a PDF file, infographic on page 4. This piece shows a breakdown of what people get in the mail.

29. Flickr User Model

Networking connection of users on Flickr.

30. Disney World’s Huge Footprint

The cost in resources of Disney World operations.

31. Evolution of the Household - 1950’s to Present

32. The Pyramid of Internet Piracy

This is a PDF file. A piece on the structure of the people participating in internet piracy.

33. Making Sense of the Financial Mess: Where Did All The Money Go?

An illustrated guide on how the financial crisis started.

34. Consumers’ Savings Behaviors

35. A Visual Guide to Pissing Off The Financial World

An infographic on the history of AIG.

36. Anatomy of an Energy-Efficient Home

37. A Visual Guide to Inflation

38. Web Trend Map 4

A graphical representation of the top 50 most influential websites.

39. Employment-Based Immigration Chart

A visual guide on how to immigrate to the U.S. based on employment.

40. Where to Cut

Consumer spending trends juxtaposed with Indian consumers.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2008 Contractor Awards












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Monday, May 11, 2009

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