A weekend with small strobes learning from Christopher Morris
A week’s adventures in Havana
- Focal Length
- Canon EOS 50D
SUP paddlers in the Comox Valley
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- Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Portraits of various members of Eastern Bolivian Mennonite Communities by Jordi Ruiz Cirera from the London College of Communications.
Jordi’s striking photos earned him the 2012 Student Photographer of the Year Award by the Association of Photographers.
via Creative Review
On the New York Times Lens blog, Getty photographer John Moore writes of his recent trips to Mexico and Arizona. In the former, he photographed recent deportees at the San Juan Bosco Shelter in Nogales. On the other side of the border, he photographed immigrants whose journeys to the U.S. ended at the Maricopa County Tent City jail in Phoenix. He writes:
The immigrants who allowed me to photograph them shared stories of a hard life. Most had come to the United States to provide for their families. But even with the challenges of crossing through the desert, being caught by immigration authorities and serving time in detention, most of the immigrants told me the same thing. They will try to come back.
Photos by John Moore/Getty Images
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- Canon EOS-1D Mark III
The Overseers, Goose Spit, Comox, BC
Eagles watching the Sea Lions - Hungry for fish
Bill 8 - Mass Virtual Privatization of BC’s forests
This week in the B.C. Legislature, the government is tabling Bill 8. The bill’s Section 24 would hand over our remaining public forests (Timber Supply Areas) to private forestry corporations in perpetuity. Once handed over (converted into Tree Farm Licenses), tenure over this land is considered an asset of these corporations. They can then sue British Columbia for compensation if anything threatens their profits. This privatization, being planned without consultation or fanfare, is a radical move and one that threatens the opportunity of the province to responsibly manage our forest lands. Furthermore, we have no control over who owns these corporations. For more info, click here. See also valuable work by Independent MLA Bob Simpson on his site here.
Many biologists and foresters do not feel this is a wise move. it compromises our ability to make science-based decisions about BC forests.
If you are concerned, please make your feelings known IMMEDIATELY by emailing and if possible tweeting:
Sign the Avaaz campaign letter.
Send the BC Liberal party this one-sentence email (or add whatever you like):
I value BC’s public forests and I demand that you remove Section 24 of Bill 8.
Forests Minister Steve Thomson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister Mike de Jong: email@example.com
Minister Pat Bell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Premier Christy Clark: email@example.com
BC Liberals email addresses in one line:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Optional CC: Bill 8’s sole critic, Independent MLA Bob Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org
NDP: You can also choose to write a separate letter to the NDP who have been disturbingly quiet on this issue and may be complicit: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment on the BC Liberal Caucus Facebook page
Tweet this: I value BC’s forests and I demand that you remove Section 24 of Bill 8
Hashtags: #stopbill8 #bcpoli - or or just find some tweets to re-tweet on our Twitter.
BC Government backgrounder on forestry and TFLs (pdf)
Tyee: Sweeping Forests Bill Gathers Foes
Sun: Tree Farm License Rollover Has No Public Benefit