my own captures

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Korean orchestra flash mob playing music from ‘Les Miserables’

‘On My Own’ and a choir rendition of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’ in Korean.

Imagine waking up to a smiley DK leaving kisses all over your face.

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The Skywalker siblings

(I’m a quite a fan of this theory)

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Changing the Way We Look at Ourselves with @petrafcollins and #MyStory

This story is the first installment of #MyStory — a new series that spotlights inspiring women in the Instagram community. Check out O, The Oprah Magazine to see more of their stories unfold throughout the coming months, and join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with #MyStory. To see more empowering images from the artist, follow @petrafcollins.

“#MyStory is about creating images for women or female-identifying people that are hopefully more truthful and inclusive. I struggled a lot academically when I was a young girl. I was like, ‘Oh I’m not smart so I’ll need to rely on my looks.’ But, everything I was looking at in magazines was from one point of view. I wanted to capture my own life. I wanted to create an outlet and images that felt like ‘Oh, this happened. This is real.’ Creating nostalgia is a way to make a place in the world, to cement my story — or other girls’ stories — in the landscape.

The way I’ve gotten to where I am now is because of the Internet and these platforms like Instagram or Facebook or Tumblr, where people, specifically teenage girls, are able to create their own worlds and post their own work. We live in an image-based world. We’re all constantly bombarded by images, but a lot of them don’t reflect the normal person or girl. And I think the selfie is a really important tool for girls because they can create images of themselves that aren’t the manipulated ones that they see.

I don’t want to create some sort of greater version of me. I’ll post photos of my body or me with my acne. When there are images of your natural self out there for other people to see, you just feel more like a human — and other girls can see them and relate. It’s crazy … I get really mean responses, but it’s always really nice to hear people be like, ‘Oh, I have that right now. I can post a photo like you’re posting a photo.’ That’s the best feeling.”

Day Three Hundred Sixty Six.

Lusting after foreign lands
Cobble stone streets 
Magical moonlit nights 
Craving an escape 
A never-ending search
For paradise 
Always looking for 
Something just out of reach
Something more 
Dreaming of a quaint corner
To call my own 
To capture a pocket of serenity
Between ready pages 
Breaking free of
Routine 
And carving a new path
Hand in hand
With you 

Fun Things To Do as a French Peasant in the 18th Century Pre-Revolution Apparently (a partial list)

-pay the king’s tax 
-pay the local lord’s tax 
-pay sales taxes
-re-purchase the land your parents “owned” 
-pay rent on land you don’t “own” 
-pay tariff taxes 

Keep reading

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*UGLY SOBBING NOISES*

Source: (x)

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Do you guys remember this post? 

This dog pushing water over a dead/dying fish was not doing so to save it’s life, it was to save it to eat later.

There’s been a few other examples of this. The dog nosing the blanket over the baby in a very similar fashion is one that comes to mind.

I captured my own dog doing this very same behaviour with a dried pig’s ear, a very important resource to her. I know she likes to save it for later and bury it in the garden so I closed all the doors to see what she’d do. Without anywhere logical to bury it (the dirt) she chose to bury it in the blankets instead.

The thing I find fascinating about this behaviour is how distinctive it is. From an observational point of view, It seems to follow a specific pattern with the dog pushing whatever they can find over their resource with their nose. 

- Moose

A great guest post by @mooseings

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My project, “Our Unheard Stories of 9/11,″ was inspired by the short film, “My Dear Americans,” which is about an Indian-American husband and wife adjusting to immigrant life in an American suburb. 

The format of my project is similar to that of the well-known Humans of New York blog, a photoblog that features street portraits and interviews collected in New York City. Although I will also be doing a photoblog, I am adding my own twist by capturing photographs of the Sikh Community in California and featuring their own personal quotes and anecdotes. Through this creative project, I plan to look into the diaspora of Sikhs, specifically those from Punjab to the United States, and the struggles they have faced.

The Sikh community has faced great “alienation from the hostland” (one of the key characteristics that defines diasporas), specifically post 9/11.  After 9/11, many innocent Sikh Americans were attacked because people mistakenly related turbans with terrorism. Unfortunately, this often led to incidents against Sikhs involving discrimination, teasing, and harassment. The “Unheard Stories of 9/11” aims to show the detrimental aftermath of these incidents and how it has affected and continues to affect the Sikh community in America.

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Self Portrait with close up wireframe
“I feel like I did a good job of capturing my own soul with this”
Artist: David OReilly
Software: FegudX + proprietary RealTools
Rendertime: 5 hours 11 minutes