this is actually a photograph

eblairproject  asked:

I knew The Orange would try to say that he had the biggest crowds in the history of inaugurations, but I find it even more hilarious given the photographic documentation of the ten people who actually showed up lmaooo I live in a small town and we literally have more people show up to our five minute long Memorial Day Parade than attended that inauguration. I hope his ego has shriveled to the size of his tiny little hands.

They blamed it on the supposed purposefully damaging framing of the photos and the fact that according to him they have never used grass coverings before (this is of course false!) which made people look fewer than reality. Let’s examine the facts for a second:

  1. There are pictures I’ve seen that were taken from the exact same angle at the exact same time with the same grass protections from 2009 and 2017. All of the photos can’t be framed to damage you. Impossible. 
  2. If the pictures are the same angle and it makes your crowd look smaller then doesn’t that mean Obama’s numbers are even bigger than people are saying? The photos can’t just lie for you. 
  3. Your stands were literally fuckin empty. 
  4. The city released the amount of people that had ridden the train yesterday up until around 11am and it was lower by the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS than it had been in past inaugurations. 
  5. Most people are estimating it was between 250,000-400,000. He’s claiming he had 1.5 million people there. Obama had about 1.8 million in 2009. Pictures prove that is impossible. He’s not even CLOSE. 

Shut the fuck up you lying, sour tangerine. 


Mornings in St. Petersburg 
or alternatively titled: Viktor Nikiforov’s Instagram is A Katsuki Yuuri Appreciation Account

You have photographic memory…well actually, you have the power to wander into your own mind and relive your life starting from your first memory (up until whatever past point you want). To everyone around you it will appear as if only a moment has passed, but there is no fast forwarding.


Matthew (5) by Greg Burger, Sutro Baths, San Francisco, 2016-11-14.

These are long-exposure images; the lens remained open for about 30-60 seconds.  Much of the light - all of the light in the 3rd and 4th pictures here - is moonlight.  It was actually very dark.

What appears as a sea of fog in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th pictures is actually the blurring of ocean waves.

Photographer Greg Burger began each image by first allowing moonlight to accumulate, then added light from in front and from the side (red, blue, green and orange in this set) with a hand-held device (much like a flashlight) capable of projecting many colors.  He then returned to close the shutter.

The game for Matthew, as model, was to hold perfectly still while each image was constructed around him.  The slightest motion of eyes, head or mouth, especially when his face was lit, would blur the image.  Thus, where Matthew appears slightly blurred, it’s not because the shot was out of focus, but because he moved very slightly.

anonymous asked:

I was thinking about that as well. My first instinct was "wow, Louis followed her, maybe she's collaborating with Harry and Louis did something like the *photographer thing* but now I actually think Harry was trying to bring attention to Dua Lipa because Louis is the one collaborating with her. We know that unfortunately hart cannot promote Louis but he can bring the fandom attention to Dua...

Originally posted by redloho

Sam’s Song in the Orc Tower - JRR Tolkien

Well, friends, it’s been some time since we had some calligraphy on this blog. I actually made this one a while ago, but only got round to photographing it today. And then I had a bit of fun in photoshop, because walnut ink refuses to be correctly photographed, it seems.

In the world of ballet, The Nutcracker is sort of a gateway drug. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon danced his first Nutcracker when he was 11, with London’s Royal Ballet. After he moved to the U.S., he danced the Balanchine production with the New York City Ballet.

“If I’m going to approach a classic like The Nutcracker, how can I put my stamp on it?” Wheeldon asked. “You know, why is it worthwhile to look at this?”

The key for him was setting the new production in Chicago — specifically at the famous World’s Fair of 1893, a period that’s actually contemporaneous with the original ballet. Doing research, Wheeldon came across a photograph of a worker’s shack, surrounded by towering buildings under construction.

Taking A Crack At A New ‘Nutcracker’: This One’s Set At The World’s Fair

Photo: Cheryl Mann/Joffrey/Boneau/Bryan-Brown


Sweet summer child Yugyeom’s struggles during girlfriend-related missions


1940s beach babes