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Photo Of The Day By Dylan Higgison

Photo By Dylan Higgison Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Above The Clouds” by Dylan Higgison. Location: Westland, New Zealand. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in …

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How The Dead Kennedys Embraced Juvenalian Satire to Push Political Messages in Their Songs

Polyphonic takes a look at the manner in which the iconic punk band Dead Kennedys embraced juvenalian satire in the lyrics of their very pointed songs. Wielding ridicule as an abrasive weapon, the band took no prisoners in the political realm. I think no band has ever been so good …

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The Beautifully Melodic Sound of a Glass Armonica

In 2013, composer William Zeitler demonstrated for the Toronto Star the beautifully harmonic sound of a glass armonica, a musical instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. The instrument is created by spinning custom blown wine glasses of increasing sizes nestled into one another to create the delicate, melodic sound. …

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Host Your WordPress Blog With Laughing Squid

You may not realize this, but Laughing Squid is also an independently owned web hosting company with a focus on hosting WordPress blogs. The revenue from our hosting services helps support this blog. We’ve been in the web hosting business for a long time and know it well. We launched …

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Woodworker Makes Manly Version of the Leg Lamp From ‘A Christmas Story’ Based on His Own Leg

Woodworker Paul Jackman of Jackman Works made a manly version of the iconic leg lamp from A Christmas Story based on his own leg and documented his major award winning design process. This leg is an exact full scale model of my own leg. The leg and base are made …

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Off the Staff, Gorgeous Visualizations of Classical Music Plotted Into Vividly Colorful Patterns

Nicholas Rougeux, a self-described “Midwest web designer, data geek, fractal nut, and animal lover” has created “Off the Staff“, an amazing series in which he visualizes and plots different classical music pieces into colorful patterns. While these patterns might seem random, Rougeux uses a specific formula, which he graciously explains. …

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Appalachian Autumn: In Search Of Fall Color In West Virginia

Aspen trees in Canaan Valley State Park. Since the late ‘90s, I have visited West Virginia many times, scouting for photo workshops and conducting programs. Several of my favorite locations are in the northeastern part of the state (Pendleton, Grant, Randolph and Tucker Counties), where I have spent most my time, …

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Nikon D850 Hands-On Review

This is a perfect example of when the tilt-out LCD on the Nikon D850 makes life quite a bit easier. My camera was on a tripod very low to the ground, and using the tilt-out screen meant I didn’t have to crouch really low and crane my head to see …

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“F-Stop Collaborate and Listen” Podcasts, November 2017

If you could have a conversation with one of the world’s best nature photographers working today, what would you ask? We were recently approached by landscape photographer Matt Payne, host of the podcast series, “F-Stop Collaborate and Listen.” Would we be interested in sharing this podcast series with Outdoor Photographer’s readers? Absolutely! Payne …

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Editors’ Picks: Best Photo Gear 2017

Each year, we select top cameras, lenses and photographic accessories that we feel represent the advancements made in the art and technology of photography. While not a comprehensive collection of all of the noteworthy gear introduced in 2017, each of our Editors’ Picks has some unique quality or capability that made it …