Going to Try Something New

Going to try something new on my Blog, I do not know why I hadn’t  thought of it before. After 15 years of blogging I think I should have thought of it.  My idea is to feature readers of my blog. Intentionally I will ask some of you who have been reading my blog since time began for French la Vie. What I hope is that each person will write whatever they want a poem, a story, about themselves, their hopes or ideas on whatever as a way for us to know each one better. Comments have lead many of yo...
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Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography

Women photographers, and black African women photographers in particular, are largely absent from early histories of the medium. This is slowly changing The post Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Surprise! Billie Lourd and fiancé Austen Rydell welcome baby boy Kingston Fisher

Billie Lourd took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that she and her fiancé Austen Rydell have welcomed their first child together.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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The sunrise of the third day of fall followed a delicate sequence.

Please comment on any subject here. No need to discuss the sunrise! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Phumlani Pikoli and the art of quitting school to make it

Writer, skater and now filmmaker Phumlani Pikoli says his artistic intention was ‘to play’ The post Phumlani Pikoli and the art of quitting school to make it appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The Portfolio: Jamal Nxedlana

The national lockdown provided photography Jamal Nxedlana with a chance to push the boundaries of his practice as he transitioned into a new creative cycle The post The Portfolio: Jamal Nxedlana appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Bow Wow Confirms Birth of Son With Instagram Model Olivia Sky: “You Gone Take All the Girls” (PHOTOS)

Bow Wow is a dad … again! The rapper took to social media Thursday (Sep. 24) to share the first photo of his second child, his son with Instagram model Oliva Sky. “Man you gone take all the girls,” Bow captioned the photo of his baby boy on Twitter. Man you gone take all the girls. ? — Bow Wow (@smoss) September 24, 2020 He also posted the same picture on his Instagram Story before sharing one of his “twin”, his 9-year-old daughter Shai. Bow Wow sparked rumors that...
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Disappearing Tokyo drinks and smiles

Back in the spring of 2018, I took these 3 frames of the old lady below. She initially pretended she didn’t want to be photographed, then happily slid the door open to be in full view of the camera. A brief but enjoyable moment, and one I am very happy to have captured. Sadly, however, I never saw her again. The old, former shop is still there, as is the bicycle in exactly the same position, but the drinks machine, and much more importantly the smiles that accompanied it, have now disappe...
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Black Panther mural pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman at Downtown Disney

A former Walt Disney Imagineer is paying tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman with a mural of the “Black Panther” star making the Wakanda salute on the side of a Downtown Disney building. Artist Nikkolas Smith with his two-story tall mural of Chadwick Boseman at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA, on Sept., 24, 2020. The digital artwork, titled “King Chad”, will be on the side of the former ESPN Zone building until New Years Eve. Boseman died of cancer at the age 43 in late August. The act...
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Facebook Removes 3 Networks in Russia for Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

Facebook's coordinated inauthentic behavior train made another stop in Russia, picking up and removing three networks that originated in the country. Head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher shared details about the removals in a Newsroom post Thursday. The first network was made up of 214 accounts, 35 pages, 18 groups and 34 Instagram accounts, and...
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‘Black Panther’ Mural With Chadwick Boseman Unveiled at Disneyland

Wakanda forever. Disneyland unveiled a Chadwick Boseman mural in its Downtown Disney shopping district. The artwork from Nikkolas Smith shows the late Marvel star giving the Wakanda salute to a young fan wearing a “Black Panther” mask. Smith shared photos of his work on Thursday via Instagram, in which he is giving the Wakanda salute in […]
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Canon has released a 0.71x EF to RF speed booster adapter

Canon has announced a new EF to RF 0.71x speed booster adapter. Like the speed boosters from Metabones and similar items from Viltrox and others, it allows you to use lenses designed for a larger sensor on a camera with a smaller sensor while retaining a wider field of view and, as the name suggests, […] The post Canon has released a 0.71x EF to RF speed booster adapter appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Leading Thoughts for September 24, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Steve Farber on doing what you love in the service of people: “It doesn’t matter whether the leaders are in the front or the rear. What matters is the way they are leading the pack. In either case, the leaders are serving other members. The leaders in the front are forging the path, providing direction, and making it easier for others to go where the...
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8 Social Media Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

We live in a smartphone-centric world, and social media is one of the most powerful things in our society. With social media, people get their fix of news and information, connect to people with the same interest, and create new connections and relationships. And people even use it to scour deals as well! In this article, we’ve collated eight social media facts you ought to know: Twitter has the least amount of employees among the big social media platforms Among Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter...
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Stop making these mistakes when shooting with a wide-angle lens

photography, it comes with its own set of challenges when you’re new to using it. In this video, Mark Denney talks about the three most common mistakes photographers make when shooting with wide-angle lenses. I know I’m certainly guilty of some, are you? 1. Prime effect For the first six months of using a 16-35mm […] The post Stop making these mistakes when shooting with a wide-angle lens appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Nightstream Unveils Full Program Slate Including Run, Nia DaCosta & More!

Nightstream unveils full program slate including Run, Nia DaCosta & more! Nightsream, the virtual even uniting genre festivals Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook and Popcorn Frights, has unveiled its full programming slate including the world premiere of the Sarah Paulson-led thriller Run, a panel with Candyman filmmaker Nia DaCosta and more beginning October 8! RELATED: 2020 Beyond Fest Slate Revealed Including Freaky, Bad Hair & More! PB ...
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How to recreate the original title card from “The Thing” completely in-camera

The Thing is arguably one of sci-fi’s finest masterpieces, of that there is no doubt. Released in 1982, its creators didn’t have access to even the most modest of modern CG tools that can run on just about everybody’s desktop or laptop computer today. They had to do things practically. For real. In-camera. Amongst those […] The post How to recreate the original title card from “The Thing” completely in-camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Nightstream Online Horror Film Festival Announces Films and Special Events

Nightstream, the online horror festival that brings together Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, North Bend, Overlook, and Popcorn Frights, has announced its film lineup as well as its special events. The fest will serve as the world premiere of Run, starring Sarah Paulson. The four-day festival includes a line-up of feature films selected by all five festival programming teams, alongside eighteen distinct short blocks and an impressive slate of events, panels, and masterclasses, including con...
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The Canon EOS C70 is Canon’s first RF mount cinema camera – 4K 120fps (without overheating?)

We knew it wouldn’t be long before Canon finally started switching their cinema cameras over to the RF mount and they’ve finally done it. Today, Canon has announced the new Canon EOS C70 Super 35mm cinema camera. They say it’s in a “mirrorless-style body” although it actually looks a lot more like a big ol’ […] The post The Canon EOS C70 is Canon’s first RF mount cinema camera – 4K 120fps (without overheating?) appeared first on DIY Photography.
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Leaf peeping: How to photograph fall’s changing leaves

Planning on leaf peeping this fall? Here's how to capture photos of all those colors, from planning ahead to editing.
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Instagram says it has fixed a bug that would allow hackers take over targets' smartphones and spy on them just by sending a photo with malicious code

Instagram Reels CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images Cybersecurity researchers found a vulnerability in the Instagram app that would allow hackers to remotely take over someone's smartphone. The vulnerability, which has been patched, enabled attackers to gain access to a target's camera, microphones, and photos just by sending them a picture that carries malicious code. It stemmed from how Instagram uses third-party code to process images in users' photo libraries. Users can patch the vulnera...
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These are the best cheap GoPro deals for October 2020

In the market for an action cam? Learn more about the GoPro line and the best GoPro deals available right now.
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Stacey Solomon's secret photo wall features adorable photos

Stacey Solomon took to Instagram on Thursday to share a clip of her partner Joe Swash doing...
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Facebook's former director of monetization says Facebook intentionally made its product as addictive as cigarettes — and now he fears it could cause 'civil war'

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File A former Facebook director lashed out at the company's business model during testimony before Congress on Thursday, saying Facebook's focus on driving engagement outweighs its consideration of potential harms. In his prepared remarks before a House committee hearing, Facebook's former director of monetization Tim Kendall said Facebook "took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook, working to make our offering addictive at the outset." Now, Kendall says he's worried...
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Reviving the Dye Po(e)t

T here she is , holding the earth and the sky (and me) all at once. Indian Summer has taken hold, at least for a bit.  The most glorious of days. Just to test the water really, the water that rises from this earth. Here, almost dry. (there is a little video over at Instagram of the same) This was a quick, (impatient) bundle around a can, silk noil. Dogwood leaf, Oak leaf, Coreopsis, fresh Indigo, some flowering Weed. The bath, soaked acorns plus some concentrated leftover walnut brew that I a...
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The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a pair of puffins, fighting foxes, and a perfectly camouflaged hippo

A red-shanked douc langur languishes in a treetop in Vietnam's Son Tra Nature Reserve. Arshdeep Singh/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition celebrates photographers who highlight the fragility of wildlife on our planet. This year, the contest received more than 49,000 entries from photographers in 25 countries. The front-runners' images show the burning Amazon, endangered langur monkeys, and a camoufla...
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Armed with a camera and a grapefruit, she channels racial injustice into art

Photographer and Leica Women Foto Project award winner Eva Woolridge shares her experience as the grant opens up to three new female photographers.
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube reach deal with advertisers on online harms

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have reached a deal with their largest advertisers on harmful content online. The agreement sets common definitions of online harms, common reporting standards, and allows for independent oversight over brand safety. The deal will also give advertisers tools to better control where their ads are placed. The deal came to fruition after 15 months of negotiations at the World Federation of Advertisers supported by other industry bodies. These negotiations accelerated...
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India’s ShareChat raises $40 million, says its short-video platform Moj now reaches 80 million users

an Indian social network that focuses entirely on serving users in non-English languages, said on Thursday it has raised $40 million from a clutch of investors after the Indian startup added tens of millions of new users in recent months. The five-year-old Bangalore-based startup said Dr. Pawan Munjal, chief executive and chairman of giant two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp, Ajay Shridhar Shriram, chairman of chemical manufacturing company DCM Shriram, and existing investors Twitter, SA...
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