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Photo Of The Day By Eunice Eunjin Oh

Photo By Eunice Eunjin Oh Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Dreaming of White Sands” by Eunice Eunjin Oh. Location: Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico. Canon 5D Mark II. Exposure: ISO 200, F/22, 1/80sec, 20mm. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly …

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Frosty Foto Fun

It’s winter, and baby, it’s cold outside. Appropriate for the season, I’ll provide some cold weather tips to make your frosty weather outings more comfortable and productive. Break Out The Macro Lens: Break out that macro lens that mostly gets used in the summer. Go local and look for ice …

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Showcase: November 2017

“Renewal” By James Papp “This is a view of Grouse Meadow during an eight-day backpacking trip in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. Here, along the John Muir Trail, LeConte Canyon widens and the tumbling middle fork of the Kings River becomes a placid pool in a welcome meadow. On this …

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Ralph Carney (1956- 2017), A Brilliant Musician and Composer Who Collaborated With Tom Waits

On December 16, 2017, Ralph Carney, the brilliant wood and brasswind musician who was a good friend of Laughing Squid, passed away at the age of 61 in Portland Oregon. The Akron, Ohio native who lived in San Francisco for many years, had collaborated with such acclaimed artists as Tom …

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How Producer and Composer George Martin Created the Iconic Orchestral Sound of The Beatles

In another one of his truly insightful video essays, YouTuber Polyphonic dives into the career of the George Martin, the very talented producer, composer and musician in his own right, who provided The Beatles with their iconic full orchestral sound for much of the the band’s lifetime. While Martin is …

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Homeless Youths Talk About the Unique Bond They Share With Their Pit Bulls in ‘The Firmest Friend’

“The Firmest Friend” is a really touching, award-winning documentary about forgotten homeless youths in New York City and the incredibly unique bond they share with their pit bulls, a breed that is often demonized as being vicious. Filmmaker Andrew Fixell sensed a real kinship between misunderstood humans and misunderstood dogs …

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A Little Dog Sits Comfortably On Top of a Completely Oblivious Long Haired Sheep

When farmers in Fordongianus, Italy went out into the field, they were surprised to find that a small dog had climbed onto the soft, downy back of one of their longhaired sheep and got comfortable. The oblivious sheep didn’t seem to mind the canine interloper and just went about grazing …

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How to Make a Cardboard Gingerbread House For Cats in Households That Can’t Have Christmas Trees

Due to a serious predilection for the destruction of Christmas trees by one of their cats, Chris and Jess, the humans belonging to Cole and Marmalade, decided to forego the challenge this year and instead found a fun and simple alternative. Using inexpensive feline-safe materials, the couple created a giant …

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An Interactive Soundboard Celebrating the New Year With ‘Auld Lang Syne’ Arranged in Four Part Harmony

New York City sound designer Matt McCorkle, a member of New Museum incubator NEW INC, who previously made a spooktacular interactive Halloween Soundboard, has created the New Year’s Music Box, an interactive soundboard to celebrate the New Year. This online soundboard lets users experiment with the instruments of a four-part …

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Photo Of The Day By Frances Feagin

Photo By Frances Feagin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lightning At The Mittens” by Frances Feagin. Location: Monument Valley, Arizona. “I was supposed to go on a tour, but rain caused a cancellation,” explains Feagin. “I set my camera to shoot 4-second exposures on continuous shooting. This is a …