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Behind the lens: Star trail time-lapse over Death Valley

Behind the lens: Star trail time-lapse over Death Valley

Posted On: 1:16 p.m. | January 23, 2013

For photographers, personal projects are often a way to express an independent vision, or are just an excuse to get out there and shoot. When filmmaker Gavin Heffernan and his friends, producers Michael Darrow and Rachel Payne, needed a break, they set out to do a time-lapse project in Death Valley National Park. The result is the video "Death Valley Dreamlapse." The three did their... View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 23, 2013

Pictures in the News | January 23, 2013

Posted On: 10:38 a.m. | January 23, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News starts out in a winter wonderland, where visitors walk through the snowy landscape at Grosser Feldberg in Germany. Cold weather was on the menu across the Atlantic, where commuters bundled up against the cold on New York's 34th Street, in Midtown Manhattan. The temperature was around 12 degrees, but with wind gusts of 15-20 mph, it felt more like five below as... View Post»

Michael Todd wins best picture Oscar
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Michael Todd wins best picture Oscar

Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | January 23, 2013

Elizabeth Taylor and her third husband, producer and showman Michael Todd, react after he receives an Oscar for Best Picture for "Around the World in 80 Days." View Post»

Rural Docs
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Rural Docs

Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | January 22, 2013

Thirty years ago, Drs. Oscar and Marcia Sablan moved from tropical Hawaii to dusty Firebaugh, Calif., and started a medical practice in a trailer on the corner of O and 9th streets. They're still there. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Jan. 22, 2013

Pictures in the News | Jan. 22, 2013

Posted On: 10:31 a.m. | January 22, 2013

In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: Emergency personnel respond to a 28-vehicle pileup in northern Greece; French soldiers keep watch near Diabaly, Mali; snowy scenes in Canada and Scotland; British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne's cat, Freya, sits on a table in a room at 10 Downing Street where a meeting between Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad... View Post»

Volkswagen toting
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Volkswagen toting

Posted On: 12:05 a.m. | January 22, 2013

Kappa Alpha fraternity men strain under the burden of a Volkswagen during a race with other University of California fraternities. View Post»

Honoring MLK

Martin Luther King Day highlighted with service projects and celebrations

Posted On: 2:53 p.m. | January 21, 2013

Washington, D.C., wasn't the only city celebrating on Monday. Various groups in Los Angeles marked Martin Luther King Day with service projects and celebrations, some of which coincided with President Obama's second inaugural ceremony in the nation's capital. View Post»

Pictures in the News | January 21, 2013
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Pictures in the News | January 21, 2013

Posted On: 9:52 a.m. | January 21, 2013

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»


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