...is apparently shooting photographs through a microscope, and is the focus of Nikon's Small World Microphotography competition, which has been going on since 1975. For example, one of these photos is a closeup of a honeybees' eye, this year's winner is human skin cells. Go here to see all the winners past and present, go here to read a bit of explanation.
Local man Mark Truelove has been working for several years on adding colour to old black and white photographs, starting with WW1 as part of the "First World War in Colour" project by the Vimy Foundation, and now just general life. (Click on the link, the sliders way of displaying them is pretty awesome)
It seems to make them more realistic, and hopefully impactful, once they are in colour. "When you look at old black and white photos, the past seems very far away." "Once the photos are colourized, the faces look like they may have been in a war last year."
News video/interview showing the process here. Check out how many layer masks he's using!
Clever Icelanders, using an idea seen in New Dehli, made the school crosswalk look like it was floating to get cars to slow down "What the?". Story and more pics here. Looks like a fun tourist photo op too.
Normally drone footage is of beautiful scenery, here's a case where it's actually used for the good of humankind: There's a refugee crisis right now as oppressed Muslims are fleeing Myanmar. The drone footage helps to show the scale. Click here to see the video (3 min).
And click here where Global News explains why. "If you thought Vancouver's fall colours were brighter this year, you weren't dreaming." It has to do with our weather lately.
Fall is my favourite season, for the temperature and the colours, and it always feels like here in Vancouver we actually don't get the fall colours for very long or this vibrant, so I've been pretty happy.
Glad we were able to visit Sunstone for our Landscape photographs last week, the leaf colours should help make them great.
My first thought with photo/photoshop/film isn't usually "How can I make the world a better place?" but I need to ask that question more often.
...to Sarah and Dee! Their stopmotion won their category (Secondary, Long 1+min Animation) in the Delta Interschool Film Festival. Their block was pretty happy to win a pizza party as the prize! Their film, and all the winners this year, is located at deltalearns.ca/diff. Next year, let's work on getting our movies done on time so we can enter more categories!
Just because there's video of something, or a photo of something, doesn't mean it's proof. What's the context, what happened before or after? Does the article really say what the "click bait" headline implies? Is it manufactured "fake news"? This is illustrated in this classic advertisement for The Guardian (newspaper).
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