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Fake or not fake. Do you see the difference? Take the test!

These days fake is a common word. Many people present alternative facts and want us to beleive in their truth. This is a very interesting test I noticed in the Washington Post. Read the article and do the test. I have. The research was done in England.

So amid this fakery and our obsession these days with “fake news,” just how good are we at separating fact from fiction when it comes to photos?

Not good at all, says Sophie J. Nightingale, who researches cognitive psychology at the University of Warwick in England.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/07/17/many-people-cant-tell-when-photos-are-fake-can-you/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_fakephotos-825pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.3680317a245d

However, a personal thought. If something is added on a picture, or removed, is very difficult to see and understand. The image of the person at the top of the article is easy. Don´t you agree?

Anyway, we need to be aware and look out for this.  By the way, I had 4. But it could easily have been zero.

Pelle   😉

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Old Town, Stockholm

The other day I went to Old Town here in Stockholm. Already filled with lots of tourists. A great place to be. Many cafés and restaurants. Galleries and shops. I went there to test a favorite lens. A TS 45 mm. I like the way I can handle it. Like how I work with my Sinar view  camera. Though it is so much smaller and comfortable to bring a SLR on a walk. This is how my images looks like. 😊 If you get a chance, visit our Old Town! You don´t have to walk among all the tourist shops. There are small adventures on every narrow side street. Perhaps you, as I did, just can stumble upon a small concert in a church.

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Same same, but always different

I see mostly the same jockeys and the same horses, but it is never ever the same. The weather changes, and my angles. And everything else. Some of my images are not about racing but still lifes/details from the horses or jockeys. It is a colorful and very exciting sport! The owners and trainers often pimp their racing darlings. Now I am looking forward to a dirty dirttrack, AND a couple of exhibitions with my images. Exciting!   From yesterdays races at Bro Park.      😊🏇😊  Pelle

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There are many dogs visiting the races…

Back to the future

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38815948

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The inventors of digital cameras have won the highest international engineering prize.

This year’s £1m Queen Elizabeth Prize recognises the development of the technologies that turn light into digital signals.

The Royal Academy of Engineering judging panel said the inventors’ work had “revolutionised” the world.

It sure did…😊                  This story was told by BBC.

My first digital camera was a 4×5″ scanner, a Dicomed, with a file size of 129 mb.

A study of industry data by Prof Fossum suggests that 100 digital cameras are made every second and a billion photos are uploaded each day.

Asked if he was proud that his development gave rise to a technology that is so ubiquitous, Dr Tompsett told BBC News he had some mixed feelings. Yes, he felt some pride, but he “also felt the opposite”.

“I feel frustrated by all these people who have cameras, taking pictures of everything in sight – and selfies. You are walking along and a selfie stick suddenly appears.”

And he added wryly: “I sometimes think whoever invented this technology should be dealt with.”

A photographer’s poetic images of paper

Whao!!! Amazing and beautiful. The best i have seen for a very long time.

I found it, to my happiness, in The Washington Post. See the whole series with the link.

“Counterpoint #11.” (Scott F. Smith) is the image above.

There is no guiding force in Scott F. Smith‘s series, “Paper,” except instinct. Beginning with a pristine sheet, Smith makes a series of clean slices. It’s an engaging process of delicate manipulations: pulling the paper, carving it, and modulating light to reveal its inner corridors.

In addition to his studio lighting setup, Smith has a collection of tiny flashlights that he uses to target nooks in his pieces. He uses them to experiment on various types of paper.

Smith is fascinated with the idea of using simple materials as a conduit for expressing different qualities of light. It started when he was a photography student and was given a “white on white” assignment — shooting a white object on a white background — to demonstrate that a huge range of tones could be produced by harnessing light. Smith has since also studied light’s interaction with stone and ice.

Having worked for years printing photographs in darkrooms before going digital, part of this project is connected to his nostalgia for the manual parts of the process. “The draw is just the physical connection,” he said, “In the old days when you had a print in the developer, or you try to massage highlights to get details. … It’s a way to stay in touch with physical, tactile engagement with materials.”

The paper in this project, though, is simply a means to an end. Although he hasn’t thrown any of his paper pieces out (“I’m a little attached,” he said), he primarily hangs on to them to show viewers what his pieces are made of. His main goal is to create abstract images that remind the viewers of other objects or emotions. The most important thing in Smith’s eyes is not the paper, but the resulting photograph.

http://wpo.st/ZTH92

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😊 Pelle