before and after photos not fake/fake

Check out these the pick up artist images:

before and after photos not fake/fake
the pick up artist

Image by pumpkincat210
constructive criticism welcome. self portrait. As you can tell, i’m not too into natural and even with a great makeup artist, the camera’s today pick up every detail. While it’s great for some pictures(photographers don’t pay 1000′s of dollars for a camera that doesn’t pick up detail), other pictures, like makeup ads, etc, need extra help. This is not a good representation of photoshop retouching.

blueberries, getting ripe, in AM after an evening rain, SOOC
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Image by Martin LaBar (going on hiatus)
The title pretty well describes the photo. I picked our first few blueberries (Vaccinium) yesterday, from bushes given us years ago by friends. We ate some on our breakfast cereal. It had rained the night before. The focus looks pretty good here, but it’s not quite so clear at the larger sizes. This is straight out of the camera — no processing except a crop. Isn’t God a great artist?

There are more photos of blueberries, including flowers, leaves, and some food, in the Blueberries set that this photo belongs to.

The blueberry fruit on the left was almost ripe. The one behind it, and the two on the right, are less ripe. You can clearly see the sepals, left over from the flower, on these fruits.

There are wild blueberries that grow in Upstate South Carolina, but these aren’t wild.

For more photos, from other people, of blueberry fruit, leaves, and flowers, see my blueberries gallery.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
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Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat:

The Grumman F6F Hellcat was originally conceived as an advanced version of the U.S. Navy’s then current front-line fighter, the F4F Wildcat (see NASM collection). The Wildcat’s intended replacement, the Vought F4U Corsair (see NASM collection), first flown in 1940, was showing great promise, but development was slowed by problems, including the crash of the prototype.

The National Air and Space Museum’s F6F-3 Hellcat, BuNo. 41834, was built at Grumman’s Bethpage, New York, factory in February 1944 under contract NOA-(S)846. It was delivered to the Navy on February 7, and arrived in San Diego, California, on the 18th. It was assigned to Fighter Squadron 15 (VF-15) on USS Hornet (CV12) bound for Hawaii. On arrival, it was assigned to VF-3 where it sustained damage in a wheels-up landing at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. After repair, it was assigned to VF-83 where it was used in a training role until February 21, 1945. After numerous transfers 41834 was converted to an F6F-3K target drone with the installation of sophisticated radio-control equipment. It was painted red with a pink tail that carried the number 14. Its mission was to be used in Operation Crossroads – the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. It flew on June 24, 1946, with a pilot, on a practice flight and was launched, unmanned, soon after the first bomb test. Instrumentation on board and photographic plates taped to the control stick obtained data on radioactivity. Three more manned flights preceded the final unmanned flight on July 25, 1946, which evaluated the first underwater explosion. Records indicate that exposure of this aircraft to the radioactive cloud was minimal and residual radiation is negligible.

F6F-3K 41834 was transferred to NAS Norfolk and logged its last flight on March 25, 1947, with a total of 430.2 flying hours. It was assigned to the National Air Museum on November 3, 1948, and remained at Norfolk until October 4, 1960, when it was moved by barge to Washington and placed in storage. In 1976 this Hellcat was loaned to the USS Yorktown Museum at Charleston, South Carolina. A superficial restoration was performed at the museum, but because of the harsh environment and its poor condition the Hellcat was returned to NASM on March 16, 1982. In 1983, it was sent to Grumman Aerospace where a team of volunteers completely restored the aircraft. In 1985, it was shipped back to the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland, and put in storage. NASM’s F6F-3 Hellcat is scheduled to be displayed in the new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy center at Dulles International Airport in Virginia in 2004.

Transferred from the United States Navy.

Manufacturer:
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation

Date:
1943

Country of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
Overall: 338 x 1021cm, 4092kg, 1304cm (11ft 1 1/16in. x 33ft 5 15/16in., 9021.2lb., 42ft 9 3/8in.)

Physical Description:
Heavy armor plate, reinforced empennage, R-2800-10W engine, spring tabs on the ailerons (increased maneuverability), could carry rockets as well as bombs.

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