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Finding the skewed: digital image forensics

Image tampering has been around since the advent of the photographic process. In the 150 years commencing with the invention of conventional photography by Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, and before digital photography was introduced, photographers were staging images (Loch Ness monster, Cottington fairies) and/or creating seemingly real but actually false photoART (Stalin’s ‘erasures’, Abraham Lincoln / John C. 973 more words


Blind Date

I’ve been told to wait for him inside the metro station, the one off the city’s flea market, across from the Old Mosque and the ruins of Hadrian’s Library. 2,216 more words


There's a Light Burning in the Fireplace*

If you’ve ever been on a road trip, you may know this feeling. You’ve been driving for a while, and decide to stop somewhere for the night and start looking for a place to stay. 1,284 more words

Agatha Christie

Dust - Part 3

We’ve all faced times in our lives where what one anticipated or expected was not what one found. We’ve all had those moments thinking everything is okay only to find that it is anything but. 1,067 more words


Fierce Hummingbird - 01Aug2014

Late in the evening, when hummers are wanting to top off before retiring, this guy was playing guard on all seven feeders in back. 

You can see the result of one encounter with what it considered trespassers on more sugared water than it could drink in a month.  638 more words


Summer wraps up wide bodies

Wide bodies. Prairies and beaches have that in common.

Giddy sunny days too encouraging of free spirits and freewheeling.

Big uncovered and discovered.

By August roasted tourist stuff themselves back into their cars, then, disappear on down the roads as the clouds roll in to erase any trace of their visits. 477 more words


It's a Light and Tumble Journey*

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit animal preserves and sanctuaries on three different continents. They can be breathtakingly beautiful places, and certainly give one a perspective on a lot of things. 1,288 more words