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WELCOME TO A NEW FRIEND : Momento Histórico | daniel pátaro





Domingo passado, dia 07 de setembro, presenciamos um raro momento da música tradicional brasileira, o encontro do Mestre Sebastião Biano com o Mestre Zé do Pife. A ação faz parte do projeto Circulação Nacional – De Brasília a São José do Egito.

Estavam presentes, no palco do Centro de Tradições Nordestinas, em São Paulo, a Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru e o Mestre Zé do Pife e as Juvelinas.

Encontro Sebastião Biano e Zé do Pife Fotografia Daniel Pátaro


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This lady is selling and cooking meats and fish …

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photo by Joe |Welcome to a new friend: Joe La Bianca

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Verse 9: Paul prayed that the love of the Philippians would abound. But how does love exceed above the measure it is at present? How do we get love in abundance? How does love always grow in us, more and more, and to greater degree after greater degree?

First of all, this verse shows that the way we love doesn’t save us. For if we are growing in love, then God accepted us in the past, when we were less loving. God accepts us in the present even though in the future we will be more loving. If the way we love saves us, then God has a varying salvation that is not fixed and sure. It is far easier to believe that our love is the result of our saving faith and that we grow at our own speed. In this verse, our love is directly connected with our minds. What we believe will cause our love to grow. Just look at the words that Paul wrote. “I pray your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.”

See? Love grows in knowledge and judgment. When we have the precise and correct knowledge about Jesus through the simple gospel, the automatic result of such knowledge will cause our love to grow. Our love grows more and more through knowledge. It’s only through the simple gospel of divine knowledge that our love grows. The gospel didn’t come from us, and neither did our ever-growing love. We just believe and God does the rest. And never judge someone for having less love than you think he ought. You do not know at what stage of growth he is. God knows and will cause him to stand if he believes the cross.

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The Lively Morgue from The New York Times

Feb. 10, 2014

June 27, 1926: F. S. Townsley, chief ranger, officially handed a permit to Guz Petzel, allowing him to drive his “four-cylinder, home-made product” through Yosemite National Park — the smallest automobile to enter it. But it was a harbinger of bigger things: “Nature lovers, old-timers” and their allies had been working to keep a road out of the Yosemite Valley. As The Times reported a few weeks later, a new road built by convicts was opened, “so broad and level that it brings the valley within seven or eight hours of easy driving from the Golden Gate.” Officials expected a ten-fold increase of visitors to the park. Photo: The New York TimesJune 27, 1926: F. S. Townsley, chief ranger, officially handed a permit to Guz Petzel, allowing him to drive his “four-cylinder, home-made product” through Yosemite National Park — the smallest automobile to enter it. But it was a harbinger of bigger things: “Nature lovers, old-timers” and their allies had been working to keep a road out of the Yosemite Valley. As The Times reported a few weeks later, a new road built by convicts was opened, “so broad and level that it brings the valley within seven or eight hours of easy driving from the Golden Gate.” Officials expected a ten-fold increase of visitors to the park. Photo: The New York Times

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Last Public Execution by Guillotine | Iconic Photos

Last Public Execution by Guillotine | Iconic Photos.


There are some people still alive today who were present at the last public execution in France. Actor Christopher Lee, for instance. In the early morning of 17 June 1939, Eugène Weidmann bowed down before the blade of the guillotine, the last person to do so publicly.

Weidmann was the last person to be executed before a crowd in France. He had been convicted of multiple kidnappings and murders, including that of a young American socialite. His trial was a sensation in that tense summer of 1939; the Frankfurt-born Weidmann was quickly dubbed “Teutonic Vampire” by the tabloids. His execution outside the prison Saint-Pierre in Versailles was a noisy affair.

In the days following the execution, the press was especially indignant at the way the crowd had behaved. Paris-Soir denounced the crowd as“disgusting”, “unruly”, “jostling, clamoring, whistling.” Among the sins the lofty paper found unforgivable was the crowd “devouring sandwiches”. More shockingly for the authorities, the unruly crowd delayed the execution beyond the usual twilight hour of dawn, enabling clear photographs — and one short film! — to be taken. The government regretted that public executions which were intended to have a “moralizing effect” now produced “practically the opposite results.” President LeBrun signed an order to hold executions only behind closed doors.

By this time, France was already an anomaly; the proud tradition of macabre spectacle dating back millennia  was fast becoming forbidden in the West.  Most German states banned public executions in the 1850s. England carried out her last public execution — that of the Fenian agitator Michael Barrett — in 1868, and most of her dominions followed. From then on, momentum was with ban of public executions. Liberal Denmark banned public executions in 1882, and abolished the death penalty altogether in 1933. In 1936, Kentucky became the last American state to ban public executions.

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Anilo, Batangas

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These photos were captured in the Philippine Islands.  Most international flights arrive late in Manila.  It might have been 1:00 AM when I cleared customs followed by 45 minutes of looking for the driver.  Despite the unholy hour, the airport was crowded.  In the wee hours it was roughly a three hour drive Arthur’s Place, a secluded scuba diving resort in Anilo, Batangas.  The hotel is old style Asian.  Windows had shutters, but no glass.  It’s built on a hillside near the beach and is lovely.   Scuba diving in the area was exceptional with beautiful soft corals abundant.  Arthur’s seems to be mostly a weekend place used by folks living in the Philippines.  One night mid week we were the only guests there.  I took my meals at the hotel because of a lack of proximity to  other restaurants.  The food was good, but it did get repetitive after a while.

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The Mountain Life Cool, Calm, Serene+ Peaceful Himachal

A phorty-something, phemale, phlogger |Welcome to a new friend: earthSTILLS

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I am a phorty-something, phemale, phlogger, I photograph and I blog, from the tip of Africa, somewhere near Cape Town to be more precise.

I dream about taking photographs, sometimes even during the day, when I earn my living doing very concrete tasks such as managing IT, writing specifications, manuals, procedures, planning projects, reviewing progress, reporting to management, a very mundane life…

Sometimes I am fortunate enough to have my dreams and reality meet arbitrarily, when I get asked to take a picture of something we have designed in our labs and made into a product:


But mostly, I am happy and extremely grateful to be gainfully employed, which allows me to follow my hobby passionately. When I am sad, I find solace in places that I carry with me as images, moments that gave me pleasure that I can revisit. I love music, but above all favour when words, images and music collide to create a moment of totality where your mind, spirit and senses shout that you are alive. It feels a little like this in my imagination:


My favourite quote, which is always in my mind, is from the renowned photographer Ansel Adams:

‘When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.’


All photographs published here are have been taken by earthSTILLS Photography. Please do not upload my images onto applications such as Pinterest, Facebook, Travel Guides, or similar, and claim ownership. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of these photographs without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to earthSTILLS Photography and, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. © earthSTILLS Photography and, 2013.

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First Look at Cuban Revolution |Catching up with Iconic Photos

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Many who criticize the communist regime in Cuba compare it with the halcyon days before the Revolution. However, Cuba of Col. Fulgencio Batista was no picnic either. In 1952, when he staged a coup, Cuba was relatively prosperous country, whose GDP per capita was roughly equal to that of Italy. However, the society was deeply unequal — as it is often the case in many one-crop economies. Landlords, plantation owners, and union bosses controlled all the wealth and power. Batista tackled the problem by introducing a service economy in the form of legalized gambling. Havana became a centre of gambling, prostitution, and drugs. Meanwhile, Batista was never coy about his own extravagance ; he used a gold-plated telephone presented to him by the United States. He and his wife were exempt from all taxes.

Fighting this capitalist system was a group of guerrillas in Sierra Maestra mountains, for long a bed of insurgency; their leader was a bearded, bespectacled figure largely unknown to the outside world. Fidel Castro was an illegitimate son of a wealthy farmer, who had already spent time in jail for an attack on a barrack. As Cuba’s press was censored, Castro contacted foreign media to spread his message. After 1957, his fame was on its ascendant; a New York Times journalist came to interview him for a story which would become widely publicized.

Also in Castro’s hideout was a young photographer from Madrid. Enrique Meneses spent a few weeks in Havana unsubtly asking about the rebels before finding  someone to take him to the rebel-occupied area. He spent a month photographing the rebels; a young woman, smuggled his film out of Cuba to Miami in a petticoat. His editors at Paris Match were pleased. On the cover on the magazine on April 19, 1958 was a gun-toting Castro, taglined “the Robin Hood of the Sierra” and “Le Maquisard” (a French resistance fighter during the Nazi Occupation). Batista and his feared secret police were less pleased; they arrested and tortured Meneses.

But his sultanistic regime was now in its final months. The U.S. government ceased supplying him weapons. General strikes surrounded him, and many of his soldiers had defected to Castro. By November, the rebels controlled half of Cuba. On New Year’s Eve, Batista fled, taking with him $300 million from the treasury. 

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Enrique Meneses died in January 2013. His work was credited with introducing the world to the Castro Brothers, Che Guevara, and the Cuban Revolution.

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a life of living amongst her native California backdrop of towering redwoods and evocative Pacific shoreline:Welcome to a new friend: bribruceproductions

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Bri Bruce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in post-modern literature and creative writing from the University of California at Santa Cruz, along with post-graduate work with UC Berkeley’s professional editing program. Currently a writer, photographer, and both a freelance and professional editor and graphic designer, her work has appeared in over 15 anthologies, magazines, and literary publications, including Celebrate!, The Sun Magazine, Tattoo Highway, Ampersand, Red Fez Entertainment, The Cossack, The Avocet Review, Atom Magazine, Northwind Magazine, The Soundings Review, The Wayfarer Journal, and Third Wednesday. Her work reflects a life of living amongst her native California backdrop of towering redwoods and evocative Pacific shoreline. She was nominated for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Poetry Prize in 2009 as a student of Santa Cruz’s first poet laureate, Gary Young. Bruce lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

I provide copywriting/editing, photography, and custom eBook cover design services. Contact me for more information.

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My photography has appeared in The Sun Magazine (Issue 455), Atom Magazine (Winter 2012), and Ampersand Magazine.

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Photo of the Week: Benoit Leray

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Benoit Leray by Clément Le Gall.

This antenna is located in an enormous telecommunications centre which is doomed to disappear. At about 30 metres above the ground, you’d best manage your speed as falling from there wouldn’t be forgiving. Benoit Leray enjoys the view and this unusual session to stick a backside flip for his mates.

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Happy in Brussels – A Day Trip to the Belgian Capital.

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Recently, I had the opportunity to spend one day in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In my mind, there was always this idea of Brussels as the little sister of Paris, and I was wondering if it’s worth visiting.

And judging by its appearance, Brussels actually IS Paris’ little sister. And this makes sense: In the middle of the 19th century, then King Leopold II along with Mayor Jules Anspach decided to tackle an ambitious endeavor: the urban restructuring of Brussels. At the time, Belgium hadn’t been an independent country for long and a new urban planning was supposed to turn the city into a prestigious capital.

Anspach had been a great admirer of Baron Haussmann, the man who carried out the massive modernization program of Paris between 1853 and 1870. Paris as we know it today is mostly due to him: star-shaped spaces, wide straight boulevards connecting the most…

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Rain from the corner….singing out loud


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And it rained all night and washed the filth away
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The click click clack of the heavy black trains
A million engines in neutral

It’s relentless

So how come it looks so beautiful?
How come the moon falls from the sky?

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Catching up with JW Digital Images: It’s Been A Long, Long, Long Time

It’s Been A Long, Long, Long Time

Here’s some recent work. Enjoy.

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Welcome to a new friend: Photographer Veeraj Nair

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Jubin Nautiyal’s music video shoot

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The Thunderball Cafe is now closed.  It took its name from a James Bond movie and was located on Staniel Cay in the Exuma chain of the Bahamas.  That day I also visited a beach with a large population of lizzards.

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home grown fresh roasted photography|Welcome to a new friend: Organic Optics

To be honest with you, I still have not figured myself out yet.

I have so many passions and not enough receptacles to plug them into, so I am just taking it as it goes.

One minute I am craving video editing techniques, the next minute I just want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.

I had always had a desire to capture the moment on film, but never really took it seriously until just recently.

I am definitely a work in progress.

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365 days through the lens, is my journey through deep sorrow to happiness|Welcome to a new friend: kelzbelzphotography


This blog 365 days through the lens, is my journey through deep sorrow to happiness. My way of coping with the world is through my photography. My passion to see the world through a new way everyday. Hope you enjoy all my photos :)

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Day 66 – Breaking your kids hearts.


How do you deal with making hard decisions for your kids, where you know it’s right in the long term. But in the here and now it’s going to shatter there little hearts into a million pieces. Where you want and dream for something so badly, but no it’s not going to happen???

[Terry:  From the perspective of a couple of decades, I’m not at all sure parents are all that pivotal in what a kid becomes. Sure, if you beat them daily or drink and ignore them, they come out twisted. But if you love them, they pretty well turn out the way they were always meant to be. In the end: Don’t worry so much. Just enjoy them before they disappear.]

Day 69 – Feeling of dread.

Have you ever sat there and out of the blue felt like something bad is going to happen. Your gut and chest physically hurts. And your heart is suddenly fill of overwhelming dread?

At 1:50pm today this feeling over whelmed me. Scared me even. So much so I contacted people close to me to make sure they were ok.

The feelings getting stronger. It feels surreal. So sending positive vibes to the world.

Kelz @ kelzbelzphotography xx

[Terry: I have that feeling all the damn time. In my case, it’s just depression. I have to sit down, think about what’s really going on rather than what I’m afraid of, and then I have two options. If it’s real–go solve it. If it’s just in my head–that’s what God made anti-anxiety pills for.]

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