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Dog of the day (a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

Boing Boing reader Benjamin G. Levy shot and shared this photograph in the Boing Boing Flickr pool, where you can also share your images.

"This Bulldog in Amoeba Records showed very little interest in the Jazz section," says Benjamin. Awesome shot, man!

Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s

Left to right: Bob Burden, Daniel Clowes, Jaime Hernandez (Photo by Jackie Estrada)

Bob Burden, creator of the great Flaming Carrot comic book series of the 1980s, says:

Jackie Estrada, one of the directors of San Diego Comicon is doing a Kickstarter for a book on the photographic history of the con. She was a shutterbug from the jump, and took hundreds of pictures every year.

This book is a virtual TIME CAPSULE of all the comic con people, from Dave Stevens, to Mobius, to Kliban to Alan Moore etc. Jackie combed the floor in the day and hit all the parties at night and has preserved a treasure trove of of the comic culture's .birth, adolescence and coming of age.

It's going to be an incredible book.

I think so, too! I reserved my copy for $45.

Comic Book People: Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s

Hugh Turvey's X-ray art

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We've posted previously about artist Hugh Turvey's X is for X-ray digital book app for children. Turvey, artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology, has continued his work to show the hidden interiors of everyday objects: “I view most of the world around me in terms of how I imagine it is internally and how it would look if we were to try and x-ray it.” Learn what motivates him in this Smithsonian profile: "X-Ray Art"

Use the Creative Commons to nurture photojournalists

Photographer Jonathan Worth, a National Teaching Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, describes his photography program and a new open course of learning from World Press Photo

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Animals from 60 different species are best pals at this Arkansas critter refuge (photos)

Via Bored Panda, photographs from Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, a facility that cares for abused and abandoned animals from some 60 domestic and wild species. [Facebook, website].

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Grand Canyon (a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

"Grand Canyon," a photo shared by reader Clovis Ravion in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. Photographers, share your photos with us here if you'd like to submit them for consideration on Boing Boing!

Chinatown Lunar New Year's parade (photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)

"The prettiest girl in China Town," a photo shared by reader Asgeir in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. What I love most about this shot is the expression on the child's face, gazing up at the painted performer. Share your photos with us here if you'd like to submit them for consideration on Boing Boing!

Low-cost housing. Saint Louis, Mo. 1936

From Shorpy, a photo taken in March 1936. "Low-cost housing. Saint Louis, Mo." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration.

Frosty eats raccoon: the story of the carnivorous snowman

Here’s a great twist on the classic snowman theme: a bloody, carnivorous Frosty caught in the act of devouring a raccoon. It’s been an unusually cold and snowy winter in Cincinnati so it’s good to see that someone is making the most of it. I was driving my daughter home from a friend’s house when we saw it. Of course, I had to go back and get a picture, which I posted to my Instagram and Twitter feeds. When David asked about posting it to Boing Boing, I was happy but curiously apprehensive. Even though this guy sits in plain view of a busy intersection, I had walked right up to him to make the picture and now I was beginning to feel like I should have asked permission because I had ventured onto private property.

When I worked at a newspaper, we had clear rules for when you needed permission to publish a photo. If the subject of the photo was at public event (baseball game), or in a public place (park) or visible from a public place (street), it was understood that there was no expectation of privacy. An obvious exception would be a photo taken through the window of a private home even if taken from a public street. If you entered private property to make a picture, you got permission.

I find it interesting that I hadn’t thought about these issues with regard to social media. I haven’t shot professionally for a long time but I post regularly to Instagram and share my pictures on Twitter, Flickr and Facebook. I’m under no illusion that those sites are private but for whatever reason, they feel more personal. Boing Boing, on the other hand, feels like having your picture on Page 1 of the morning paper. Maybe that’s why I felt the need to go back and ask permission.

I’m glad I did because the creator of this fearsome snow monster is a pretty cool guy.

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Video of sand grain microphotography

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Last week, Cory posted about Dr. Gary Greenberg's marvelous microscope photography of sand grains. Greenberg literally wrote the book on sand grain microphotography, titled A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder. Above, is a beautiful video promo for the 2008 book.

Theory of dick pic excellence

Madeleine Holden maintains Critique My Dick Pic [NSFW], a site where she offers to "critique your dick pics with love." After a season of looking at photos of strangers' penises, she has come up with a set of handy tips [NSFW] for people with penises who want to take photos of same.

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Revisiting the Internet K-Hole of vintage snapshots

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Babs has posted another slew of personal and found snapshots from the 1980s and 1990s over at the Internet K-Hole. NSFW! Curious about Babs? Here's a 2012 interview with her.

Pleasing video from a timelapse photography class in Moab, Utah

Photographer Ron Risman taught a group of newbies how to create timelapse photography. Here are the dramatic results of the four-day workshop.

Moab, Utah is not only home to hundred's of natural arches, it's also home to incredibly dark skies - making it an ideal spot to capture footage of the night sky. In October 2013 a group of photographers got together for a workshop event called Timelapse Moab, where they learned how to capture timelapses and more importantly, timelapses of the night sky.

Timelapse Moab Workshop

Photo exhibition of women and motorcycles

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Portland-based photographer Lanakila MacNaughton created the Women's Motorcycle Exhibition of her photos "to document the new wave of modern female motorcyclists." It's currently on view at the Riverside Art Museum near Los Angeles. To me, MacNaughton's photos have a timeless quality to them, depicting women who are basking in the thrill and freedom of the ride. You can see many of the images online: The Women's Motorcycle Exhibition

Stunning photo of NYC's last 2013 sunrise

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BB pal Scott Matthews took this magnificent photo of New York City during the last sunrise of 2013. The view is looking east from Morningside Heights, across Harlem and Central Park, toward the smokestacks at Queens' Astoria Generation Station. Click to see it larger. Scott says:

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