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Jul 19

#879. Rediscovering fireworks

By pascaljappy | Opinion

Every July 14th, France celebrates Bastille day with much fanfare, in a three pronged event: military parades in the morning, fireworks in the evening, and louts destroying stuff in between, which appears to have become a new low IQ way of life in France (some people have a picnic, others burn motobikes, the thrills of […]

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Jul 10

#875. Funthropomorphism Challenge results !

By pascaljappy | How-To

Pareidolia: “a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects.”     It’s freakish how often our brain assembles pieces of a scene into something different than it really is. Particularly in peripheral vision. We turn around, and the object isn’t […]

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Jul 05

#873. Sailboats of Brittany

By pascaljappy | Travel Photography

  During travels to most countries, it’s often unavoidable for me to photograph cars. And particularly in London, where the bewildering variety of areas and models make it possible to shoot rare automobiles in their equally exotic decor, as if at a fashion show.     In Brittany, however, boats are much more compelling photographic […]

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Jun 15

#869. Getting to love deadpan aesthetics

By pascaljappy | Opinion

It wasn’t that long ago that the painterly effect of Mandler-era Leica lenses would have made me swoon. This was to my photographic world what the Jaguar e-Type is to my automotive world. Poetic, beautiful, romantic, comforting. And as far as imaginable from the austere look of acclaimed contemporary artists such as Andreas Gursky, Alec […]

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