Photography
Saturday, July 31, 2021

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The adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image, or that an image of a subject conveys it's meaning/essence more effectively than a description does. It also aptly characterizes one of the main goals of visualization, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of data quickly.

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Battle of Borodino France vs Russia 1812

The quote is sometimes attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, who said "Un Bon Croquis Vaut Mieux Qu'un Long Discours," or "A good sketch is better than a long speech". While this is sometimes translated today as "A picture is worth a thousand words," this translation may not predate the phrase's common use in English.

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For the first time in 42 years, Chile's Calbuco volcano has erupted into life, spewing tons of ash and lava. As the surrounding countryside is being evacuated, weather conditions have caused a spectacular lighting storm around the peak. The resulting photos are both terrifying and mesmerizing.

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Calceolaria Uniflora

 The flowers included in this article have two things in common:  They're beautiful, and they remind the human eye of something else entirely.

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Trees are great: They give us shade in the summer, wood for our fires in the winter, we can build awesome treehouses on them, and most importantly - they produce oxygen!

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The great Jungles of the world house a variety flora and fauna that hold potential cures for diseases. Oh, let's not forget that all of your favorite fruits grow on trees.

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Is it possible to built this triangle or is it just an optical illusion?

illusion_13If you take a look at the following  picture , you should now it is not animated.  Your eyes are making it move.  To test this, stare at one spot for a couple seconds and everything will stop moving.  Or look at the black center of each circle and it will stop moving.  But move your eyes to the next black center and the previous will move after you take your eyes away from it.