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Oct 12

fastcompany:

We all love sharing our beautiful and fun pictures on Instagram, but is there a “right” way to use Instagram for your business? Here are 5 handy tips on using Instagram to make your brand stand apart.
Pictured above: Kevin Systrom, Founder of Instagram, Instagramming at our #MCP11 event. Pic via @CiaEATS

fastcompany:

We all love sharing our beautiful and fun pictures on Instagram, but is there a “right” way to use Instagram for your business? Here are 5 handy tips on using Instagram to make your brand stand apart.

Pictured above: Kevin Systrom, Founder of Instagram, Instagramming at our #MCP11 event. Pic via @CiaEATS

(via fastcompany)

Sep 13

The Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec 2011, a slideshow of the cull

Good stuff from JUST north of the border:

If you haven’t been north to the french speaking cities of Quebec and Montreal you are missing a whole host of things to see and piles more to do. Now, if 400+ years of history weren’t enough, the Pro-Cycling circuit has two stops scheduled and they are ALL the reason you need to track down your passport and head up.

This year’s edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste had the added drama of a late season run to be the king of the season long pro cycling points race. Phillipe Gilbert of Belgium came to Quebec needing just a few few points to take the lead from Tour de France winner Cadel Evans who had announced that he was done for the season.

A peleton of more than 170 riders tackled a tough course that winds through the lush park-lands of the Plains of Abraham, shoots down to the St. Lawrence for a long flat and then tackles two grueling climbs up to the iconic Chateau Frontenac. While an early three man break managed to take a lead of as much as five minutes on the main pack the brash break was quickly reeled in within a few laps of the end of the race.

With less than 20km go a more start studded break of 10 formed including a number of the sports big stars, American Levi Leipheimer found himself up front with Dutchman Robert Gesink but also with this year’s one day star Phillipe Gilbert. The crux of the race came on the last major climb as Gilbert dropped the group in emphatic style, while Gesink was able to separate himself from the chase group he was unable to regain contact with Gilbert and the powerful Belgian swept to his 18th victory of the year.

This is a great event, worth every second of the drive. We certainly intend to cover the event next year, but, having said that…don’t take a photographer’s word for it, start planning for next year

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Sep 06

Hmmm…I have an M2 sitting right next to me…but you can’t have it.

Hmmm…I have an M2 sitting right next to me…but you can’t have it.

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Aug 23

life:


On Aug. 23, 1966, humanity welcomed its first view of Earth taken by a  spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to  Earth by NASA’s unmanned Lunar Orbiter I — a robotic surveyor sent into  orbit to map possible lunar landing sites years before the Apollo  program — and was received at a NASA tracking station near Madrid,  Spain. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the landmark  transmission, LIFE.com presents other remarkable, moving, humbling  photos of our lonely blue and green planet taken from the depths of  space.
Out of this world, literally: Earth Seen From Space

life:

On Aug. 23, 1966, humanity welcomed its first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by NASA’s unmanned Lunar Orbiter I — a robotic surveyor sent into orbit to map possible lunar landing sites years before the Apollo program — and was received at a NASA tracking station near Madrid, Spain. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the landmark transmission, LIFE.com presents other remarkable, moving, humbling photos of our lonely blue and green planet taken from the depths of space.

Out of this world, literally: Earth Seen From Space

Aug 04

The back story for this makes it all that much better.

latimes:

Nov. 19, 1946: Early morning view of scores of jackrabbits watching activities at Los Angeles Municipal Airport, slated to open to major airlines about three weeks later. Heartily recommend clicking through to get the scope of the image.
Photo credit: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

The back story for this makes it all that much better.

latimes:

Nov. 19, 1946: Early morning view of scores of jackrabbits watching activities at Los Angeles Municipal Airport, slated to open to major airlines about three weeks later. Heartily recommend clicking through to get the scope of the image.

Photo credit: Art Rogers / Los Angeles Times

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

Aug 02

keithwj:

Cuba TV - Photographs by Simone Lueck, via boingboing

keithwj:

Cuba TV - Photographs by Simone Lueck, via boingboing

Jul 18

wnyc:

Remember when the Strand had no AC but you went anyway and after sweating it out in “mass market paperbacks” and “Americana” for an hour it seemed so much cooler when you stepped back out onto Broadway plus you had an armful of new-to-you books so who cared how hot it was? —A.P.

wnyc:

Remember when the Strand had no AC but you went anyway and after sweating it out in “mass market paperbacks” and “Americana” for an hour it seemed so much cooler when you stepped back out onto Broadway plus you had an armful of new-to-you books so who cared how hot it was? —A.P.

kenpooley:

Carny-mania! (Taken with Instagram at Yarmouth Clam Festival)

kenpooley:

Carny-mania! (Taken with Instagram at Yarmouth Clam Festival)

(Source: kenpooley)

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