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The Many Haunting Forms of Snow and Ice 

The Many Haunting Forms of Snow and Ice 

In light of today's not-so-historic New York snowstorm, many of us have been left pondering the true nature of the white menace. Luckily, there are photographers like Paula McCartney who has made it her personal endeavor to reveal the many beautiful forms of snow and ice.

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Michael Hession

January 27th

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Beautiful Lonely Railroads Winding Through America’s Landscape

Beautiful Lonely Railroads Winding Through America's Landscape

Railroad tracks have been a constant presence in the ever-changing American landscape since the 1800s. Whether they are carrying cars of people and goods, or have fallen into disrepair, the site of train tracks is familiar site to all. For photographer John Michael Sanderson, the railroad and its surrounding landscape is an opportunity to to capture the beauty of these environments from a unique perspective.

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Michael Hession

January 26th

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The Many Play Areas Nestled Into New York’s Metropolis

The Many Play Areas Nestled Into New York's Metropolis

New York is an epicenter of commerce and culture. But even busy Manhattanites need recreation to sooth their nerves. Luckily, NYC has no shortage of parks, fields, and courts for sporting types. Franck Bohbot's series of cityscapes documenting these various sites scattered throughout the metropolis are an ode to our unceasing desire to get out there and run around.

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Michael Hession

January 23rd

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Panasonic LX100 Review: A Small Camera So Good At So Many Things

Panasonic LX100 Review: A Small Camera So Good At So Many Things

The Panasonic LX100 might just be the best small camera ever made.

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Michael Hession

January 20th

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Fujfilm’s 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens Is an All-Weather Zoom With No Compromise

Fujfilm's 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens Is an All-Weather Zoom With No Compromise

Probably the most common lens that pro photographers use is a standard zoom with a constant aperture. Up until now, Fujifilm has lacked such a lens for their X series of cameras. That's all changing with the announcement of a 16-55mm f/2.8 lens to add to their already impressive lineup.

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Michael Hession

January 6th

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Can 4K Make Camcorders Worth Buying Again?

Can 4K Make Camcorders Worth Buying Again?

Remember camcorders? They were those things you shot crappy video of your friends and family with, back before every phone and still camera on Earth gained the ability to shoot decent high-definition video. This year, they're trying to ride 4K all the way to a comeback.

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Michael Hession

January 5th

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7 Gifts for the Adorably Obnoxious Coffee Snob

7 Gifts for the Adorably Obnoxious Coffee Snob

Coffee connoisseurship has reached epic levels in the past few years, and we all seem to know someone who is just never content with a no-frills cheap coffee. Well, I am one of those people, and I'm here to guide you toward some lovely, useful gifts for the coffee snob in your life.

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Michael Hession

December 3rd

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Leaked Sony Sensor Has Potential to Supercharge Future Cameras

Leaked Sony Sensor Has Potential to Supercharge Future Cameras

If a leaked document from the Chinese site Cnbeta holds true, within a couple of years consumer cameras could see a significant bump in quality and low light performance. The leak describes a Sony image sensor that uses a completely new way of gathering light called Active Pixel Color Sampling.

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Michael Hession

November 12th

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Canon 7D Mark II: The Best DSLR For Sports and Wildlife, But That’s All

Canon 7D Mark II: The Best DSLR For Sports and Wildlife, But That's All

When the Canon 7D came out in 2009, it soon became one of the most popular DSLRs ever. It was fast, rugged, with great video features, all for a whole lot cheaper than the more pro-oriented 5D Mark II. Five years later, the 7D Mark II makes its debut with plenty of powerful specs, yet it's not likely to be the same wide-reaching hit as the original.

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Michael Hession

October 20th

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You Could Soon Be Using Photoshop Right From Your Web Browser

Today at the Adobe MAX event in Los Angeles, the software maker demoed a bunch of nifty new things they have brewing for future releases. One of the coolest was a web version of Photoshop that allows some pretty impressive image editing capability without the need to install any software.

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Michael Hession

October 8th

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