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THE ENTRANCE

By Jon Herbert

Camera: Nikon D300

Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G

Exposure: 15 seconds at f/16 (ISO100)

Jon says: «I wanted to capture the light trails going into the entrance of the bridge.l used a tripod and merged five exposures to create an HDR image. The longest bracket was used to get the light trails.»

LEE FROST: I love shooting at night, and Jon’s picture is a good example of why. There’ssomuch colour — in the sky.the floodlighting on the bridge and the light trails from passing traffic.

I have to say, I’ve never tried shooting an HDR sequence at

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The endemic mollies of the ABC islands

Lush tropical rainforests and pristine white beaches lapped by turquoise waters characterize the quintessential Caribbean shorescape. Travel to the southern belt of the Caribbean and you’ll encounter the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles-Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Aruba and Curacao are autonomous partners (countries) in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands. On this small cluster of islands, beautiful beaches give way to stunning fringing reefs full of tantalizing marine fishes. But head inland, and instead of lush tropical forests you will find dusty red earth dotted with cacti and Acacia trees. The

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THE ENDEMIC MOLLIES OF THE ABC ISLANDS: Van de Polls Molly

(Poecilia vandepolli)

Lush tropical rainforests and pristine white beaches lapped by turquoise waters characterize the quintessential Caribbean shorescape. Travel to the southern belt of the Caribbean and you’ll encounter the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles—Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. Aruba and Curacao are autonomous partners (countries) in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands. On this small cluster of islands, beautiful beaches give way to stunning fringing reefs full of tantalizing marine fishes. But head inland, and instead of lush tropical forests you will find dusty red earth dotted with cacti and Acacia

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The Economist August 3rd 2013

The world this week

Politics

A military judge found Bra­dley Manning, an American soldier, guilty of violating the Espionage Act for releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wild-Leaks in 2010, though not of «aiding the enemy». Mr Man­ning could be sentenced to 136 years behind bars for his role in the largest leak in American military history.

The Obama administration declassified a number of docu­ments connected with its electronic-surveillance programmes, in the «interest of increased transparency». The move was eclipsed by the Guardian, a British newspaper, which published secret docu­ments providing more detail about xKeyscore, a system which

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The Early days of Automatic Pistols

In the final years of the Great Depression, just before the start of World War II, only two U. S. manufacturers produced what were then known as «automatic» pistols. Foreign autoloaders were made, but relatively few were used in America. The revolver, designed and brought into common use in America, remained the most popular type of handgun.

During World War II, the American public understood the value of proficiency and knowledge related to firearms. After that devastating war was over, there was a great interest in firearms of all types, but in particular in semi-automatic pistols. Servicemen during the war

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The Dukes of Hazzard: Race for Home

Братья Д’Юкки.

Когда-то я был молодым и до неприличия долго заигрывался в Tiny Toon. Знаете, наверное — очень простой, но жутко симпатичный плоский платформер про какого-то там зайчика, утенка и бог знает кого еще. Тогда казалось, что Warner Bros — отличные ребята, потому что у них есть Багз Банни и этот самый “Тайни Тун”. Теперь по их лицензии сделали The Dukes of Hazzard, и я уныло вспоминаю прошлое… Верните зайчика, кровопийцы!

Не гонка и не квест… а нечто очень странное и сугубо американское. Где это видано — гоночная игра с сюжетом и безумным количеством видеовставок, пусть даже не самого лучшего

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THE DOCTOR IS IN!

Rossi is Back on Yamaha, and Back on the TopStep

The last 2 years have been rough for fans of nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi. And who isn’t a fan of the charismatic Doctor, one of the most successful motorcycle racers of alltime (second in overall wins only to the great Giacomo Agostini)? When Rossi left Yamaha-where he won four MotoGP championships between 2004 and 2010 — to join Ducati for 2011, it seemed like a match made in motor racing heaven: Italy’s greatest racer on Italy’s greatest motorbike. Instead, it was an unmitigated disaster.

Hopes were high when Rossi

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The Doha diaries

Our Doha-based columnist has his finger on the pulse of the city’s foodie scene.

The meat of the desert

Thankfully, things have developed somewhat in the last 150 years of culinary history.

Camel meat is prized in the Middle East. On a visit to Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the year. The Prince of wales was treated to a whole roasted baby camel by the Crown Prince, on a recent trip to the region, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, was so intrigued when he was served camel, that he whipped out his iPhone to take a photo. To

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The Distraction Monkey

Don’t let him get to you

SOME PILOTS ARE METHODICAL and thorough when doing a preflight inspection. Some are not.

And some, like me, find it difficult to stay focused and are always feeling the urge to get the preflight over with and get into the air. It’s like a monkey on your back. He appears when I’m first moving the airplane out of the hangar, jabbering away and urging me to just hurry up and get flying.

Usually, he confines himself to, “There’s never anything wrong with that,” or “Look! Everybody else is gonna take off now.” Although I’ve

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The DINING ROOM Mix

For homeowners and designers alike, it’s always helpful to start with a source of inspiration or a jumping-off point when creating a fabulous interior. In this case, it was the colours in a renowned textile that inspired the fresh look of this West Vancouver home.

When homeowners Linh Nguyen and Mike Tran enlisted designer Karla Amadatsu to decorate their 3,300-square-foot new build last year, they were already familiar with her work. «They saw one of my projects featured in the September 2012 issue of Style at Home and loved the new traditional feel that it had,» says Karla. And this

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