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    The guy with the gun in the picture above makes me want to yell "watch where you point that thing!" That's a violation of the cardinal rule, whether it's loaded or not.

    Also made me realize how little (public) aviation technology has changed since the 1950's. Imagine how long we have had more advanced tech hoarded away from us. And that old TV looks space-age.

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    Quote Posted by A Voice from the Mountains (here)
    Also made me realize how little (public) aviation technology has changed since the 1950's. Imagine how long we have had more advanced tech hoarded away from us.
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    So true, the Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in the photo was hailed as the most advanced, luxurious and fastest (604 km/h - 375 mph max speed) commercial airliner of the day (1947 - retired in 1963).

    It was so "futuristic" for the period, people would stop just to take photos of it.

    (It wasn't however, very reliable: it was an event if it didn't experience one or two engine failures on its regular transatlantic route.

    By the time it was retired, the (then secret) Lockheed Blackbird SR-71 and commercial SST Concorde were well into development - aviation speed-wise, we kinda went backwards.)


    Love the "Americana" pics!



    Now I'd better post something ON Topic - click to enlarge

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    ... more here ...

    http://www.instantshift.com/2014/10/...motion-photos/

    https://www.pinterest.nz/pin/348395721149784251/
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    Love the one with the boy and the cat.
    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous""l "Let yourself stand cool and composed before a million universes." Walt Whitman

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    More photos, please! They alone can sometimes do the talking. That's the entire point.


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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    [a very well-intended mod note from Bill]

    Kudos to all, but please let the images do the talking.

    This is the entire theme here. It's not really a discussion thread. THX.

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    More photos, please! They alone can sometimes do the talking. That's the entire point.

    Thanx all for the contributions, especially from various angles I had never thought of.
    There are great pictures, interesting and touching. And thank you, Bill, for caring.

    My personal guideline was: Less is more. Try to catch the core message. Drop anything you donít consider essential. A bit of text every now and then is okay. Some personal remarks, too. If you come across an image that catches your eye, that means something to you or doesnít let you go anymore, give it enough space ... to talk, to make an impact. Let it stand alone - or just together with one or two others which are complementary or mutually reinforce each other. The impression will be more intense.

    Iím not following my own guidelines so strictly and Iím thinking: let the kids play Though I find your reminder important and helpful in creating and maintaining a beautiful place. It is a good idea to keep it in mind. Be blessed all.

















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    One of the cruelest things I've ever seen. (posted earlier by norman)

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    The Pain...










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    The Beauty.........








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    Macao:

    Last edited by Bill Ryan; 23rd April 2018 at 11:57. Reason: (mainly) images only, please. THX!

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    Then and now, 9/11











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    "Tim took this photograph in 2008 at a remote American outpost in Afghanistan called Restrepo.
    The first time I saw him taking photos of sleeping soldiers, I asked him what he was doing, and
    he said, 'Don't you get it? This is how their mothers see them.' War is fought by vulnerable boys
    who are desperately trying to be tough, grown men. This image shows that truth much more
    powerfully than any combat photo ever could." (Sebastian Junger)

    Photographer Tim Hetherington was killed in 2011 while on assignment in Libya. He was 40.


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    1963 / 2014


    1945 / 2015


    1975 / 2015


    1982 / 2014


    1970 / 2010


    1926 / 1946 / 2016
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    Inspired by your post, Star Mariner



    Forty Portraits in Forty Years.
    The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975.

    (photographs by Nicholas Nixon)



    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...rty-years.html

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    Morning light ... images like that help me to stay calm and grounded when the feeling occurs that my thoughts and emotions are tampered with, or possibly not entirely my own ... although village life is hard ...

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