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This is What Happens When You Ask the Internet to Help Edit Your Vacation Photo

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Be careful when asking the Internet to Photoshop a photo for you. The results may be unexpected and you could find yourself turned into the latest Internet meme. A Dutch food blogger named Sid Frisjes found that out recently after one of his vacation snapshots took off online.
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102-Year-Old Dancer Looks At Old Imagery of Herself for the First Time

Check out the wonderful power cameras have in helping us relive old memories. The video above shows what happened when a 102-year-old woman named Alice Barker was shown old footage and photos of herself when she was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1930s and 1940s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo and Cotton Club for legends that included Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill Robinson.

“Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia have been lost over the years,” the description says. She had never seen footage of herself dancing prior to what we see in this video.

(via Tenfresh via Reddit)

A Time-Lapse of the Calbuco Volcano Eruption in Chile

Yesterday, the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in over 42 years, sending an enormous ash cloud 7 miles into the air and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes in a 12 mile radius. A man named Rodrigo Barrera was on the scene with his camera, and he managed to capture the above time-lapse video showing both the beauty and terror of the eruption.

An Incredibly Rare Photo of a Quadruple Rainbow

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New Yorker Amanda Curtis was waiting for a train in Long Island, New York, this past Tuesday when she spotted something incredibly rare: a quadruple rainbow in the sky. She quickly snapped and shared a photo of it online, where it became one of the most talked about images over the past couple of days.
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Man Has Edward Weston Prints Appraised for $260K on Antiques Roadshow

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A man named Andrew recently brought four old photographs by Edward Weston to Antiques Roadshow when the show made a stop in Santa Clara, California. After having his prints assessed by expert Aimee Pflieger, Andrew was surprised (and delighted) to learn that they are worth up to $260,000.
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This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

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Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter speed, and ISO — affect the outcome of photographs. It’s not a complete picture, of course (for example, it doesn’t say why you’d ever choose a higher ISO versus a lower one), but it could be a nice illustrated reference for those just starting out in photography.

The image was made by Daniel Peters of Photoblog Hamburg, where you can download a printable PDF of it.

(via New Mobile Life via Lifehack)

This is What a 343x Camera Zoom Would Be Like

In addition to the megapixel war, major camera companies are also engaging in a new superzoom war with their latest compact cameras. We recently shared the incredible reach of the 64x zoom on the Canon SX60 and the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900. If we ever somehow get to the point of 343x zooms appearing in cameras, the video above shows what that would be like.
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Photographer Catches Drone at Last Moment Before It Falls Into the Sea

Photographer Ryan Chatfield was recently flying his camera drone over a beach when it unexpectedly ran out of battery power and began an automatic and uncontrolled descent. Seeing his drone falling slowly into the ocean, Chatfield sprinted across the beach, over some rocks, and managed to catch the drone at the last moment before it hit the surface of the water.
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Dog Shoots Marriage Proposal for Her Owner

People often ask friends to secretly capture their proposals on camera. Some ask strangers. Kurt Gies asked his dog, Roo.

When Gies proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Wiseman on a beach earlier this month, he strapped a GoPro camera to Roo’s back using a special camera harness. Roo ended up shooting the proposal better than many humans would have: no vertical video and no camera shake — just some sweet and memorable footage of Gies popping the big question.
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The Official NASA Portrait for Astronaut Leland Melvin Includes His Rescued Dogs

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NASA astronauts often pose for lighthearted portraits, and here’s another fun example: astronaut Leland Melvin‘s official NASA portrait includes his two very excited rescue dogs, Jake and Scout.
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