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[REPOST] Japanese Love Hotels by Peter Marlow

Love hotels are a uniquely different Japanese tradition. In a country where homes are small and families stay together because of high living costs, love hotels originally began as a private refuge for young couples still living at home, but

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Apply Multiple Hald-CLUT Presets in a Single Action with a Bash Shell Script

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Hald-CLUT files offer a straightforward way to apply color corrections to an image (read the Linux Photography book to learn more about Hald-CLUT and its usage). Install ImageMagick on your system, and you can easily apply a Hald-CLUT preset to

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[REPOST] The Weird and Wonderful Gas Stations of Iraq (Yes, Gas Stations)

The 70-mile stretch of dusty highway connecting Kirkuk to Sulaymaniyah in Northern Iraq looks like any other road in the world—except for the 70-plus gas stations lining the shoulder. Some look more like a temple. Or have gold-plated pillars. Or

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WD My Passport Wireless Linux Hacks

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While WD My Passport Wireless is a rather useful device in its own right, the fact that it powered by a lightweight yet complete Linux distribution means that its capabilities can be extended even further. Deploy, for example, rclone on the device, and you can back up the photos and raw files stored on the disk to any supported cloud storage service.

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Sonnenhut: a Script to Run before a Photo Walk

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Before you head for a photo walk, it makes sense to check the weather and ensure that you won’t miss the golden hour. And Sonnenhut can help you with that. This simple Python script fetches and displays current weather conditions

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[REPOST] Eiji Ohashi, Roadside Lights (Japan)

There is something rather charming about a quiet elderly gentleman wading through terrain, season and weather to photograph vending machines across Japan. Continue reading Eiji Ohashi, Roadside Lights (Japan)

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[REPOST] Remarkable Photos Capture the Light That Plants Emit

The plants in Craig Burrows’ photos look like something plucked from an alien planet, sprouting wild shades of violet, pink and green. But the plants, and the colors are real. Continue reading Remarkable Photos Capture the Light That Plants Emit

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