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52 Week Smartphone Challenge: Week 12: Trash?

I had to look this up. I always thought these little spike balls had no practical value. These are sweetgum fruit. Inside each capsule are one or two small, winged infertile seeds, which are a naturally occurring source of shikimic acid, one of the main ingredients in the manufacture of Tamiflu. My daughter made some art from the little spiked balls. Thief Images Photography asks us to find the story in her image. I see a pet bowl, so perhaps…

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Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark

For this challenge, I decided to visit Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. I drove up to Ocean Avenue from Asbury Park, New Jersey. The road is lined with the beach homes of the wealthy. I imagine it was like driving down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. I don't know. I've never been to Beverly Hills. To enter New York Harbor, ships need a deep channel. Until the 1900s, that…

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Joanna

This weekend Scott Wyden-Kivowitz arranged a studio lighting session hosted by Dynalite in Union, NJ. The event was limited to 30 people. I was fortunate to be among the thirty. Scott started the afternoon with a presentation called " Photography Studio Lighting On A Budget" before handing things over to Dynalite's Jim Morton. Designed and manufactured in the USA, Dynalite has earned its reputation as the flash equipment with power and performance in a small and lightweight package. Professional photographers…

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