A Vision of Global Suicide

A Vision of Global Suicide

Oct 26

A vision of global suicide…

Living in the Kingdom: Our Visit with Mother Antonia

Living in the Kingdom: Our Visit with Mother Antonia

Sep 16

Greg Mackie writes: “On August 21, Patricia and I had the great honor of visiting Mother Antonia, the ‘prison angel of Tijuana.’ It was a beautiful experience. As we saw how totally devoted Mother Antonia and the sisters who serve with her were to their mission of serving ‘the least of these,’ we felt like we were in the presence of people who, to a much greater degree than most, were really living in the Kingdom…”

UFO: Travis Walton Visits Sedona (Updated)

UFO: Travis Walton Visits Sedona (Updated)

Jun 21

Most of us have heard the story: In November of 1975 Travis Walton was thinning trees near Snowflake, Arizona, with a team of six other workers. While driving home after work, Walton and his six co-workers saw a UFO. They stopped their pickup to take a closer look and Walton, in a macho move he would live to regret, went to investigate. He jumped out of the truck, walked up under the UFO, and was struck down by a powerful beam of light that his friends thought killed him. Fearing for their lives, his friends drove off in a panic until the driver, who was Walton’s best friend, decided to return. But by the time Walton’s friends returned, both Walton and the UFO were gone. Walton’s co-workers went to the police. Extensive searches were mounted, but Walton could not be found. The authorities suspected his co-workers had killed him and invented the UFO story to cover their tracks. Five days later, after Walton’s friends had undergone (and passed) polygraph tests all telling the same story, Walton returned. Dehydrated, emotionally distraught, and unaware of how long he had been gone, Walton not only told the same story his friends had told, but also described what happened to him aboard the UFO that had abducted him. And the rest is history: Walton became an overnight celebrity and his case became “the best documented case of alien abduction ever recorded.” 35 years later, Walton still lives in Snowflake. And tonight he was in Sedona telling his tale to a packed room of enthusiastic listeners. The event took place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church…

An Open Letter To Cannon

An Open Letter To Cannon

Dec 26

An open letter to Cannon…

Trey Ratcliff: ‘Five Reasons Why I Don’t Care If My Stuff Is Pirated’

Trey Ratcliff: ‘Five Reasons Why I Don’t Care If My Stuff Is Pirated’

Dec 19

All of my stuff is pirated. Everything from my HDR Video Tutorial to eBooks to Apps. Fine. It’s all there on PirateBay and MegaUpload and all that stuff. Here are the reasons why I don’t mind…

Lytro: Breakthrough Camera Captures Entire Light Field

Lytro: Breakthrough Camera Captures Entire Light Field

Dec 12

SmartPlanet meets Ren Ng, founder of Silicon Valley start-up Lytro, to see how it’s re-imagining the digital camera with its patented light-field photography technology. They talk to Ng about his future plans, including the ability for users to capture images that are more three-dimensional…

45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

Dec 02

45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011…

Now This Is Cool: Wearable HD Sports Camera From GoPro

Now This Is Cool: Wearable HD Sports Camera From GoPro

Aug 22

Now this is cool: A small, lightweight, wearable, high-quality HD sports camera that shoots in a variety of formats at a reasonable price…

Time-Lapse Video: Sydney Harbour

Time-Lapse Video: Sydney Harbour

Jun 09

Time-lapse cinematography of Sydney Harbour by Murray Fredericks.

Rare Color Photographs From The Great Depression

Rare Color Photographs From The Great Depression

May 18

It was an era that defined a generation. The Great Depression marked the bitter and abrupt end to the post-World War 1 bubble that left America giddy with promise in the 1920s. Near the end of the 1930s the country was beginning to recover from the crash, but many in small towns and rural areas were still poverty-stricken. These rare photographs are some of the few documenting those iconic years in colour. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. The images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, shed a bleak new light on a world now gone with the wind…

iPad 2 Video Tutorials

iPad 2 Video Tutorials

Mar 09

iPad 2 Video Tutorials – Includes tutorials on FaceTime, Mail, Safari, iBooks, Videos, Photos, Find My iPad, iPod, iTunes, App Store, Maps, Airplay, GarageBand, and iMovie…

Photos & Resources: Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

Photos & Resources: Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake

Feb 25

Photos and resources from the 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake…

DxOMark: Best Cameras In The World

DxOMark: Best Cameras In The World

Nov 08

For all you photographers out there: DxOMark ratings of camera sensors at RAW level. The Sensor Overall Score (included below), shows the performance for a general purpose use case, the Portrait Score based on Color Depth, the Landscape Score based on Dynamic Range and the Sports Score based on Low-Light ISO…

Photo: Honk If You Love Jesus…

Photo: Honk If You Love Jesus…

Aug 30