KATYA, 33

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; 
I have spread my dreams under your feet; 
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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uncultured:

jackviolet:

One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.

Yeah.

They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

Something something Ukraine something something Homophobia something something limits on free speech and press. 

Something something nobody care for your opinion something something can’t appreciate beauty without prejudice - shut up and scroll past it. 

September 1 marks 10 years since one of the most horrifying terrorist attacks in Russia, the Beslan school siege which saw over 300 people, 186 of them children, killed. Events to commemorate the massacre are taking place across the country.

What’s happening?

lots an lot’s of tweet with his in a sleeveless t-shirs with tha shoulders and stuff SINGING!!!!

Things that are going on with Jensen Ackles and Twitter are not ok. NOT. OK.

how do you make gif's? what do you use? and advice?

I usually “see” gif already while watching the movie. I watch the scene and know that it’s gonna make a good gifset. 

I use Free Video to JPG converter to make caps. It’s good and I like the quality of caps but it has one draw back, it can only make caps from the whole video. Like from the whole move I sometimes get from 100 to 200 thousands caps in one folder, and my computer really hates me for that ;)

It’s important to have best quality of initial video. I use no less than 720p 

After deleting most of the screencaps and rearranging what’s left in the folders (caps for one gif in one folder). I open the PhotoShop CS 5.1 and start making gifs. There are loooots of tutorials here on Tumblr about how to make gifs. This one is pretty good. 

So here in PS all magic is happening transferring caps into gif ;) Here I struggle with dark scenes, shaky cameras and weird colouring :((( It takes from 5 to 15 min on each gif, depending on dificulty and weather I can use old PSD or need to make new.

PSD is a saved set of features, like contrast, brightness, colour filters, textures and many others. I have several that work nice on dark scenes, and some to make B&W gifs (my favourite ;)

After all done I make sure that gif is within Tumblr parameters (500/245/160px wide 750 or 400px high max and less than 2mb). Sometimes I need to sacrifice something to meet all this but It’s now much easier than with 1mb limit ;) 

So, yeah… this is how I make them :) I can go into details if you’re interested or you can just ask questions.