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A metallic charm

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The young leaf of a greenbrier vine (Smilax bona-nox) in Great Hills Park on April 15th came out looking like a metallic charm when I photographed it using flash and a tiny aperture of f/25. I took pictures of a different young leaf on the vine using natural light and a broad aperture of f/3.2 for a dreamy look with little in focus. Compare and contrast, say teachers.


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“Anyone can do evil acts, regardless of their color.” That’s a line from a video in which Ndona Muboyayi talks about how her children’s schoolteachers were promoting the notions of “white supremacy” and “white privilege” while conveniently not mentioning that in the Rwandan genocide all the victims and all the murderers were black. You’re welcome to watch the 6-minute video, which includes Ndona Muboyayi’s belief that “The envelope doesn’t mean anything, ’cause eventually it’s going to go away. It’s what’s inside that matters, and that’s what we need to teach children.”

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 3, 2022 at 4:32 AM

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