To honor the King of Rock-n-Roll on the anniversary of his death, we’ve compiled a photo collection of recent Elvis memorials mixed with a variety of Elvis impersonators, many from within Maryland’s own hunka-hunka-burnin’ talent pool. So, if you’re lonesome tonight and looking to keep the King’s memory alive, there are plenty of impersonators willing to be your teddy bear.
Patuxent photographer Sarah Pastrana spent some time at the Howard County Fair last week, looking for its more interesting characters. With the help of photographer Jen Rynda on the editing side, they produced six video vignettes in which the photos literally come to life. Click here to see them all.
Crisis in Syria spills over into Lebanon, violence continues between rebels and Syrian government forces [GRAPHIC CONTENT]
The Syrian cities of Aleppo and Homs are under siege as government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad try to route out Syrian rebels. Meanwhile, violence has spilled over into Lebanon, one of four neighboring countries, where many refugees have fled to escape the crisis. United Nations investigators have reported that both Syrian government forces and rebels — to varying degrees — have committed war crimes including murder and torture.
August 15 Photo Brief: Flamingo chick, summer ski jumping, Night of Destiny at the Dome of the Rock and a rescue in China
Pink flamingos, a baby rescued, ski jumping in France, Palio racing in Siena and more in today’s daily brief.
About the series: As The Baltimore Sun commemorates its 175th anniversary, we revisit the subjects of our most iconic photographs, describing where their lives have led them since their moments in The Sun.
August 14 Photo Brief with a 17-foot snake, a 4-inch elephant fetus, a 60-foot beached whale and a giant panda’s 9th birthday
A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python weighing 164 pounds and carrying 87 eggs is caught, killed and studied in Florida, a 60-foot female fin whale perishes on the English shore, the first artificially inseminated elephant continues to thrive in utero and more in today’s daily brief.
Olympics Closing Ceremony, Perseid meteor shower, twin earthquakes kills about 300, injures hundreds more in Iran and more in today’s daily brief.
In the early morning light nearly 100 hot air balloons lifted off over the skies of Bristol, England as part of the 34th annual Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The event is one of Europe’s largest balloon functions taking place in the city seen by many as the home of modern ballooning.
The meeting takes place in the hills of Ashton Court located outside Bristol. Around a half a million people from across the country and beyond come to the Fiesta according to event officials.
Vietnam remembers the horrors of Agent Orange sprayed by U.S. troops in the 60’s, Indian Hindu devotees form a human pyramid during the Janmashtami celebrations, jets rehearse for the Russian Air Force’s 100th anniversary flight show and more in today’s daily brief.
If the Olympics reinforced anything, it’s our addiction to the animated gif — everyone from journalists to pop culture enthusiasts created them to add a little drama and pizazz in reporting the Games this year. Elspeth Reeve from The Atlantic provided a gif guide to “how the U.S. Team crushed the Russians,” meanwhile Buzzfeed highlighted the “most absurd moments of the Olympic Opening Ceremony” and Mashable presented “the most painful moments of the Olympics” via gifs.
We claim to be no pros, but here we add our own to the Olympics animated gif mix from the hurdles to weightlifting and even a First Lady Michelle Obama reaction, using photos and the power of layers and animation in Photoshop.