Rio Art Museum (MAR)
Murals and graffiti are the most prevalent art in Brazil because, simply, they are everywhere. The art begins with the Brazilian artists who range from graffiti experts to experienced muralists and who cover the city with art.
Amazing murals and graffiti make Rio sizzle.
Ever woken up in the morning wondering what happened to card catalogs? Probably not, that is unless your a retired librarian. If you’re old enough the words call number and subject heading might ring a bell.
The index cards with holes in them, neatly stacked inside of long narrow drawers had been the librarians Bible, packed with goofy number/letter combinations that made students’ heads spin. I can hear the ghost of library past now, “Go look it up in the card catalog. Go look it up in the card catalog.” Only a select few would attempt to show you where a book was. You were supposed to know because of that quick lesson you got about the Dewy Decimal System.
Have a keen interest in libraries? If so, check out The Story of Libraries, Second Edition: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age”
Welcome back to Text and Image Photography where you’ll visit faraway places via text and images loaded with rhetorical devices from metaphor to personification and symbolism to hyperbole on topics from utopia to death and dying. Come on in.
Today we have a nightclub sign, complete with real hanging tuba and neon.
Sonoma City Hall
Shaking hands can wreck havoc with your images? It’s called camera shake—can happen to anybody no matter how still he/she feels the camera is while shooting.
Camera shake is related to shutter speed and focal length. Recall that fast shutter speeds can freeze camera shake, and long shutter speeds can cause softness in the frame, so that you either need a solid surface on which to place your camera for longer shutter speeds or a high ISO speed, which limits shutter speeds so blur can be avoided, the former being better bet for a more dramatic photo.
Focal length is also a factor with regard to sharpness in a photo. A 400 mm focal length needs to be handheld at a shutter speed of 1/400 second or less in order to create a sharp photo.
Notice the image above taken at a shutter speed of 20 seconds. If you tried that with a hand-held shot, your photo would be so soft that the subject might be unrecognizable. Set the camera on a solid surface and your photo will twinkle with incredible clarity.
Your gear for shots with longer shutter speeds must be high-quality. A kit with everything you need for shots like this is a Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens + 10pc Bundle 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit.
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Have you ever wanted to express your opinion when there’s no paper and pen, no can of spray paint nor any crayons?
If you’re in the desert you there’s always a cactus around to scrawl on–no need for anything but a stick.
To be sure, you could do the same with sand, but with a result that is only temporary. On a cactus the writing will last for years, just as graffiti made with spray paint does.
The only problem with cactus graffiti is that it’s ugly. After it’s finished, the plant seemingly screams with pain until a scab forms, one that doesn’t take away the text, but, instead, enhances it.