Posts Tagged 'picture'

Photos Of The Week – Dec. 8, 2018

From The Guardian –

The gilets jaunes’ protests in Paris, the migrant caravan in Mexico, the aftermath of the wildfires in Paradise and the funeral of George H W Bush – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

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Photos Of The Week – Nov. 30, 2018

From The Atlantic –

The Knife Angel in England; tree-canopy tours in Ghana; soldiers on patrol in Ukraine; Christmas displays across Europe and the United States; wildfires in Australia; protests in Colombia, Turkey, and Belgium; and much more

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Largest Photo Ever Taken of Prague

According to TechCrunch –

Jeffrey Martin takes massive panoramic photographs of the world and his photos let you go from the panoramic to the intimate in a single mouse swipe. Now he’s truly outdone himself with a 900,000 pixel-wide photo of Prague’s Old Town that took six months to build.

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Photos of The Week – Nov. 24, 2018

From The Guardian –

The migrant caravan in Mexico, wildfires in California, the Copa Libertadores final and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

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Facial Recognition Software Identifies People in Antique Photographs

According to Slate –

Identifying figures in historic photographs poses a number of challenges. Given that the photography of the time was in black and white or sepia, potentially helpful information about skin tone and eye color is lost. Technological tools developed with modern photos in mind can also run into problems when faced with antiquarian material. Profile views, which were fashionable in the 19th century, are tricky for many facial recognition systems. Similarly, the iconic facial hair sported by many at the time (the word sideburns is an homage to Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside of the Union Army) helps human photo sleuths but hinders software because beards and mustaches can block the features the program is trying to map. While digital tools are extremely useful for drastically narrowing the field, human users still do better when it comes to weighing up several potential matches.

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Photos of The Week – Nov. 16, 2018

From TheAtlantic –

A fireworks festival in Burma, a rocket launch in India, political turmoil in Sri Lanka, early Christmas decorations, Central American immigrants trek north through Mexico, observations of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, starlings over Rome, an Allosaurus in Paris, wintry scenes in northern China, and much more

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Photos of The Week – Nov. 10, 2018

From The Guardian –

The migrant caravan in Mexico, wildfires in California, another fatal suspected stabbing in London, protests in Gaza and the US midterms 2018 – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists

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