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Synchronicity discussed by expert Cynthia Cavalli

Synchronicity is the topic in an upcoming Coast to Coast AM radio program featuring Cynthia Cavalli, Ph.D. Human & Organization Systems, MBA, B.S. Physics. She discusses how it can guide us through challenging life changes and transformations.

Synchronicity is Carl Jung’s theory of meaningful coincidence.

Synchronicity is when an inner event, such as a dream, a thought, an image or a premonition, is matched by an event in real life where there is no way one caused the other.

Tumbleweeds from the Santa Ana Winds

The corner of Jamboree Road and Chapman Avenue in Orange, California is hardly desolate. This single tumbleweed was driven by the Santa Ana winds, common at this time of year in Southern California.

Did you know that tumbleweeds actually propagate when they tumble. They also suck up water in an arid land, making it more arid. They can be very dangerous as they pile up and no longer tumble. They cause a hazard to vehicles because they are very flammable and easy to ignite.

See the Wikipedia about tumbleweeds excerpt below…

The tumbleweed’s association with the Western film has led to a highly symbolic meaning in visual media. It has come to represent locations that are desolate, dry, and often humorless, with few or no occupants. A common use is when characters encounter a long abandoned or dismal-looking place: a tumbleweed will be seen rolling past, often accompanied by the sound of a dry, hollow wind. This is sometimes used, for comic effect, in locations where tumbleweeds are not expected. (One example is in the opening scene of the film The Big Lebowski.) Tumbleweeds can also be shown to punctuate a bad joke or a character otherwise making an absurd declaration, with the plant rolling past in the background and the wind effect emphasizing the awkward silence, similar to the sound of crickets.

Source:  Wikipedia

Fireworks Spectacular with fusion photography

This hybrid and fusion photography of the Disneyland fireworks spectacular
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is a set of still photos morphed into a video and set to music. The music is royalty-free, which means I purchased the rights to use it in this manner. Premium Beat is my source for music. Disneyland is my source for fireworks throughout most of the year.

Slow shutter speeds (e.g., 1/10 sec) allow the shutter to stay open long enough to capture the fireworks light trails.

Want to learn more about this technique? Join us on a photography field session to set up your tripod and do this yourself!