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Editing a Night Photo in Lightroom

In this post I am going to step you through how I edited a photo I took last night to arrive at the photo above. As I mentioned before, I use Adobe Lightroom 5 (affiliate link). By no means is this the only way to edit a night photo, nor is this the "right" order to process images. Show More Summary

A Different View

The perspective of others can offer ideas you never imagined.

Sunday Open Thread: New Muni Metro

If David Lawson’s Frequent Network Plan had a website this snazzy.

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Transit Wins at the Polls

Voters across the U.S. support transit at the polls, but more work needs to be done at the federal level.

Indonesia’s president makes a point about travel classes

How worried must (or mustn’t) Qantas and Virgin Australia be on news that the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, flew economy class between Jakarta and Singapore on Friday? If the head of the rapidly emerging economic power to our immediate north is happy to rock up to the Y class queue at the Garuda check-in [...]

Pierce Transit Introduces New Day Pass

On Monday, December 8th, Pierce Transit’s new fareboxes will “go live” on all Pierce Transit buses, bringing an end to Pierce Transit’s intra-agency paper transfers and introducing a new Pierce Transit All-Day Pass. Customers who currently pay their fare with cash or a ticket, and who need more than one Pierce Transit bus to reach […]

Social media is controlled by the coupon-clippers

Many people use social media to try to save ourselves from energy waste and energy wars. The solutions we suggest threaten the income of bond holders.They control social media and their strategy is to eliminate anonymity.If they succeed, the discussion can be turned away from ideas and to personalitiesThen they can apply the carrot and stick.

Virgin Galactic states its case anew, but there are issues

The Virgin Galactic website has been relaunched, and makes a dignified, respectful, deeply moving and encouraging case for opening the experience of sub orbital (and eventually orbital) space flight to far more of us than has so far been possible. But there are, in the aftermath of the loss of Virgin Space Ship Enterprise and [...]

Facebook Groups to Watch

Several years ago, the best way to keep informed of rail happenings was to subscribe to email lists. Those lists are still around, but a lot of the traffic has moved to Facebook groups. I think there are a few reasons for this: MoreShow More Summary

TX: Houston Rail Line Delay Gives Metro Time to Acquire More Cars

Metro's four-month delay in opening two rail lines will give the agency time to obtain enough cars to prevent severe crowding when trains start rolling.

PA: SEPTA Board Approves Contract, Skirting Strike

SEPTA's board of directors on Thursday approved the recently negotiated contract with 5,000 bus drivers, subway and trolley operators, cashiers and mechanics.

PA: PennDOT: Proposed $80M CAT Maintenance Facility Could be Dropped

A proposed $80 million new maintenance facility for Capital Area Transit in Susquehanna Township is likely dead in its current form.

Flight Review: “We Flew Right There, We Flew Ryanair!”

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 – Photo: Steven Paduchak That’s right, people, it happened! Last weekend, I flew Ryanair with my buddy Dan. It was a quick weekend getaway from Frankfurt to London. We’re here in Germany on a semester abroad, and neither of us had been to the United Kingdom. Before coming over “the pond”, [...]Show More Summary

NH: Big potential, Big Subsidies Projected in New Rail Study

Commuter rail from Manchester to Boston would feature four New Hampshire stops and create 5,600 permanent jobs and 3,600 new residential units along the rail corridor by 2030, according to a study's preliminary findings out Thursday...

MN: County Explores Local Option Sales Tax to Fund Transportation

It's a well known fact that many of Carlton County's non-state-aid roadways are crumbling and badly in need of repair. Others -- primarily gravel roads -- are seeing greater and greater traffic counts and are beginning to present maintenance challenges of

WA: Sound Transit to Seek New Tax, Fees to Extend Light-Rail Routes

Citing popular demand, Sound Transit's governing board Thursday unanimously voted to seek a new sales tax, a new car-tab fee and/or a new property tax. Next, the agency will ask the Legislature for authorization before sending a proposal to the November 2

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