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The wind creates an intricate pattern in the sand at the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Utah-Arizona stateline. The "Totem Pole" formation is in the background. The rhythmic pattern and contours formed by the wind are ever-changing. I took this photograph shortly before dusk when the lowering sun warmed the colors and shadows of the dunes graceful shape.

The "Totem Pole" is one of the great icons of Monument Valley. It has appeared in many TV programs, commercials, and Hollywood movies, especially in Westerns. The movie "The Eiger Sanction" (1975) was filmed here with Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy on top of the Totem Pole. It has been designated off-bounds to climbers ever since.
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N 308 B 7.7K C 91 E Jul 9, 2022 F Jul 9, 2022
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Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses on the West Coast, has been guiding mariners since 1872. Its five-wick lard oil lamp, and first-order Fresnel (pronounced fra-nel) lens, was first lit at sunset, November 15, 1872. Although the original Fresnel lens is no longer in use, the lighthouse is still an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation using an automated LED (light-emitting diode) beacon.
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A subterranean walkway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is illuminated by Hayden's neon. The work, by Canadian artist Michael Hayden (1943- ), is entitled 'Sky's The Limit' and was constructed in 1987. Sometimes called "The Gershwin Tunnel", this somewhat bizarre walkway connects concourses B and C of Terminal 1, which is operated by United Airlines.

Truly a remarkable journey.......as one traverses the tunnel the sounds of Gershwin's 1924 musical composition of Rhapsody In Blue permeate the area. The sound is synchronized by computer with the color changes of the neon, for the final effect.

The effects in this photograph are the result of an image transformation application called "Prisma". Prisma transforms normal photos into amazing images that attempt to replicate the human artistic touch. This phone-based app turns photographs into digital art in the style of drawings, watercolors, and paintings.

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La Escaliers de Montmartre (The Stairs of Montmartre), Paris, by Hungarian-born French photographer, Jules (Gyula) Halasz (1899-1984), better known by his pseudonym 'Brassai'. Brassai liked to photograph so-called 'night people' (dancehall girls, drinkers, lovers, hoodlums) and scenes of Parisian streets, bridges and tourists.

This photograph was taken by Brassai in 1936 at the top of the funicular stairway at Rue Foyatier on Montmartre in the Montparnasse District of Paris. This unusual street was opened in 1867 and named after the sculptor Denis Foyatier (1793-1863). It is particularly representative of the atmosphere that can reign in the neighborhood on a winter morning. Images of rue Foyatier, and other staircases leading up la butte Montmartre, have become iconic images of Paris thanks to the work of Brassaï.

Seen on exhibit and photographed at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).



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The colors of the sunset result from a phenomenon called "scattering". Molecules and small particles in the atmosphere change the direction of light rays, causing them to scatter.

Scattering affects the color of light coming from the sky, but the details are determined by the wavelength of the light and the size of the particle. Scattering also explains the colors of the sunrise and sunset. Because the sun is low on the horizon, sunlight passes through more air at sunset and sunrise than during the day, when the sun is higher in the sky. More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colors continue on their way to your eyes. That is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red. And because red has the longest wavelength of any visible light, the sun is red when it’s on the horizon, where its extremely long path through the atmosphere blocks all other colors.

This photograph was taken at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve Refuge in Central California, near the town of Lodi.
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