Tag Archives: Photos

New Flickr Album: A Corn-ucopia of Pictures | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

July 15, 2021 by Barbara Orbach Natanson

The selection of pictures shared in our latest album posted on the photosharing site, Flickr, made me reflect not only on the strong associations in my own past between summer and corn on the cob, but also how fertile corn’s visual potential is.

In fact, corn has traditionally been a symbol of life and fertility, particularly among the native peoples of the Americas, so I was delighted to see how artists and designers realized corn’s ripe possibilities in a variety of contexts.

Possibly my favorite is this musically inclined fellow composed of corn cob, leaves, and tassels (a composition that simultaneously demonstrates the rich linguistic play the word corn offers–I didn’t appreciate until I read the description that he is playing the cornet!):

Source: New Flickr Album: A Corn-ucopia of Pictures | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

You Have To See These 15 Photos Of Charleston In Bloom – Explore Charleston Blog

By Insider’s Guide, Explore Charleston

From article..

One of our favorite springtime activities is simply going for a stroll through the quiet streets of Charleston!

From the crepe myrtles to the magnolia trees to the jasmine, you’ll find something beautiful in bloom around every corner you turn.

Grab your camera, lose your map and get ready to be inspired by the heavenly flora of the South!

Source: You Have To See These 15 Photos Of Charleston In Bloom – Explore Charleston Blog

Ernest Hemingway’s Life in Photos | ESQUIRE

There’s so much we didn’t know about one of the greatest American novelists.

By Charlotte Chilton, Apr 21, 2021

Lloyd Arnold, Getty Images

Editor’s Note: Above photo, text: “1946: Living in Cuba.. The couple settled into Cuba on a plantation named Finca Vigía. They would live in the village outside of Havana for more than a decade.

Whether you’ve read one of his novels or have simply heard something described as “Hemingway-esque,” chances are you’re familiar with the direct prose the influential author adopted in the 1920s.

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Hemingway’s personal life is just as interesting as what lives on his pages. Now, more than 50 years after his death, take a look back at rare photographs of the American writer’s life.

Editor’s Note: 37 photos in online slideshow…

Source: Ernest Hemingway’s Life in Photos

Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

Featuring more than 30 controls to tidy up your videos

By Jon Porter@JonPorty, Apr 13, 2021, 7:50am EDT

Photo by Liza Summer on Pexels.com

Android’s Google Photos app is being updated with the improved video editing tools that were previously exclusive to iOS. Android Police spotted the rollout, and reports that it appears to be available for both Google Pixel devices and other Android phones. The tools appear to have arrived with a server-side update, though you can try updating to the latest version of Google Photos if they’re not yet live in your app.

As Google explained back in February, the new video editing tools include over 30 controls, covering everything from cropping, filters, and color grading options like adjusting contrast, saturation, and brightness.

Source: Google Photos’ much improved video editor arrives on Android – The Verge

Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI | Live Science

Amelia Earhart in 1937, standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra monoplane. (Image credit: My Heritage)
Amelia Earhart in 1937, standing under the nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra monoplane. (Image credit: My Heritage)

By Mindy Weisberger – Senior Writer 21 hours ago

In AI-generated animations, faces that were once frozen in time blink, turn their heads and even smile.

Artificial intelligence (AI) can now transform photos of people into short, highly realistic animations, much like the moving pictures in the newspapers and posters of Harry Potter’s magical world. 

In these AI-animated clips, faces that were once frozen in time blink, turn their heads and even smile, their movements wavering between astonishingly lifelike and deeply unsettling (and yes, downright creepy).

Source: Photos of Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and others come alive (creepily), thanks to AI | Live Science