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Stefanie Atkinson

I recently discovered a new photographer whose work (and attitude) I love, not least because of the way she photographs light. Here's what she says on the front page of her site (obviously she too knows about looking at life through a "beauty lens"):

"I often hear the question: "What lens were you using?" People most often
refer to the camera lens – and while the camera lens is important, the
real lens is what we bring to it, shaped by who we are and where we're
coming from – our perceptions, our unique perspective and the context of
our lives.
"

Here's one of her images (check out others on her website):

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Singing Ringing Tree

A recent day trip to the Main Headlands revealed an unexpected musical interlude when the wind whistled through the open pipes of a structure built near one of the old forts just north of the Golden Gate bridge. I Googled it when I got home, but couldn't find anything. I did however, find evidence of a Wave Organ built on a jetty east of the bridge – I'll have to check that out. I also found the Singing Ringing Tree in northern England and this video of the haunting sounds it makes.

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The Secret Powers of Time

A fascinating RSA (animated) video on Philip Zimbardo's ideas about time … how different cultures (and generations) experience time differently and what that means for life as they know it:

 

 

Pothole Gardening

Steve-WheenCheck out this article about a young man from Australia who plants miniature gardens in potholes all across Europe!