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Gotham 7.5K | Vincent Laforet | Storehouse | 10 January 2015
New York from an unusual and unreal perspective with stunning quality—so perfect it feels unreal.
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january 2015 by petulantskeptic
Town Hall | Reed Young | California Sunday Magazine | 04 January 2014
Whittier, Alaska, is a town of about 200 people, almost all of whom live in a 14-story former Army barracks built in 1956. The building, called Begich Towers, holds a police station, a health clinic, a church, and a laundromat.
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january 2015 by petulantskeptic
For What It’s Worth | Dillon Marsh | Behance | 11 April 2014
These images combine photography and computer generated elements in an effort to visualise the output of a mine. The CGI objects represent a scale model of the materials removed from each mine, a solid mass occupying a scene showing the ground from which it was extracted. By doing so, the intention is to create a kind of visualisation of the merits and shortfalls of mining in South Africa, an industry that has shaped the history and economy of the country so radically.
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august 2014 by petulantskeptic
The Ends of the Road | Alan Taylor | The Atlantic | 14 June 2013
Alan Taylor investigated where Google Maps' Street View coverage ends -- "whether blocked by geographic features, international borders, or simply the lack of any further road" -- and compiled a photographic look at the ends of the road.
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june 2013 by petulantskeptic
Fearless Adventurers Explore an Active Volcano Complex | Pinar | My Modern Metropolis | 22 April 2013
Livejournal user Lusika33 trekked to the active volcano complex of Tolbachik on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia with a few friends and managed to capture the magnificent molten rock flows following its eruption. The thrill-seeking photographer and fellow team of fearless adventurers got remarkably close to the action, setting up their tripods just a few feet away from the actual stream of boiling lava.
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april 2013 by petulantskeptic
Robots and Donuts Join Forces | Shawn Saleme | Visual News | 20 April 2013
Eric Joyner has made a name for himself over the past few years with his signature Robot and Donuts series of paintings.
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april 2013 by petulantskeptic
Shards of Turquoise Ice Jut Out of the World's Largest Lake | Alice | My Modern Metropolis | 17 March 2013
Lake Baikal, located in the southern part of eastern Siberia in Russia, is an incredible natural wonder of the world that one can only hope to visit at least once in their lifetime. It's not just the oldest freshwater lake on Earth, at 20 to 25 million years old, it's also one of the largest and deepest, holding an astounding one-fifth of the world's freshwater.
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april 2013 by petulantskeptic
Aerial Supermax Prison Photos Echo Shapes of Suburbia | Pete Brook | Wired | 05 April 2013
Short essay on American Supermax prisons, as well as a beautiful series of photographs demonstrating the similarity between American suburban planning architecture with that of prisons.
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april 2013 by petulantskeptic
High-Speed Photographs of Ink Dropped into Water | Alberto Seveso | TwistedSifter | 05 April 2013
Alberto Seveso's ongoing exploration with high-speed photography and colour, Seveso drops plumes of various inks into water, capturing the organic shapes that form with a high-speed camera. The results are breathtaking and the ongoing series continues to amaze
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april 2013 by petulantskeptic
Pigeons, in All Their Genetic Variety | Richard Bailey | NYT | 04 February 2013
They might be called the “rat of the sky,” but Charles Darwin certainly saw something in this bird. Now genetic scientists are using pigeons to study the mutations that produce radically new kinds of anatomy.
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february 2013 by petulantskeptic
China's Toxic Sky | Various | The Atlantic | 31 January 2013
Since the beginning of this year, the levels of air pollution in Beijing have been dangerously high, with thick clouds of smog chasing people indoors, disrupting air travel, and affecting the health of millions. The past two weeks have been especially bad -- at one point the pollution level measured 40 times recommended safety levels.
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february 2013 by petulantskeptic
Photos: The Sultans of the Streams | Charlie Hamilton James | National Geographic | 30 January 2013
Not long ago Britain’s otters were all but wiped out by chemicals leaching into rivers. They’ve made a comeback.
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january 2013 by petulantskeptic
Hurricane Sandy In Photos | Various | The Atlantic | 29 October 2012
Photo gallery. Forty great shots of fearsome waters in the Caribbean and preparations for Hurricane Sandy's arrival on the US east coast. Rarely can the public spaces of Manhattan have looked so empty
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october 2012 by petulantskeptic
Photos from Wyoming Paragliders Record Flight | Eddie Wrenn | The Daily Mail | 22 October 2012
Incredible images which capture the breathtaking views of two paragliders as they sailed into the record books with a 204-mile flight record.
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october 2012 by petulantskeptic
Around The Solar System | Various | The Atlantic | 12 September 2012
"A recent photo album of our solar system as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries. [Includes] great shots from the new Mars rover Curiosity, a parting shot of the asteroid Vesta and some glimpses of Saturn and its moons"
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september 2012 by petulantskeptic
Harvest | Various | Big Picture | 10 September 2012
Wonderful photo gallery. Images of crops being brought in around the world (wild haying in Switzerland looks a perilous activity), harvest festivals, and a reminder that rain and agricultural plenty cannot be taken for granted
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september 2012 by petulantskeptic
Weird Cloud Atlas | Anonymous | Telegraph | 23 August 2012
Photo gallery of 22 spectacular cloud formations, each explained with helpful, concise notes. From lenticular clouds that resemble UFOs to ripple-like gravity wave clouds and destructive supercell storms
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august 2012 by petulantskeptic
National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012 | Various | The Atlantic | 18 July 2012
Gallery of 40 photos submitted for viewers' choice award. These images are drawn from four categories: Travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments.
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july 2012 by petulantskeptic
The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores In The World | Emily Temple | Flavorwire | 04 July 2012
Photo gallery. From converted Dominican churches and movie palaces to contemporary design and making use of the outdoors: Twenty bookshops from Buenos Aires to Beijing. A bookworm's delight
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july 2012 by petulantskeptic
Extraordinary Microscope Photographs | Various | Big Picture | 28 June 2012
Gallery of 19 beautiful and fascinating photographs from the Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, currently on display at the New York Hall of Science. Personal favourites: Stinkbug eggs, and a damselfly eye
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july 2012 by petulantskeptic
The Secret City | Various | The Atlantic | 25 June 2012
Photo gallery. Starting in 1942, the US government began acquiring 60,000 acres in Tennessee for the Manhattan Project – the secret WWII programme that developed the atomic bomb. Workers lived in a secret town called Oak Ridge
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june 2012 by petulantskeptic
Images Of Earth From Above | Various | The Atlantic | 23 April 2012
There really isn't much of a theme to tie these 39 photographs together, other than that they were all taken in the air, looking down. But, my, there are some beauties. Worth a few minutes of anyone's time
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april 2012 by petulantskeptic
Mustang: Nepal's Former Kingdom Of Lo | Taylor Weidman | Big Picture | 18 April 2012
Stunning gallery of photos from remote corner of Nepal, published to support Vanishing Cultures Project. "Today, Mustang is arguably the best-preserved example of traditional Tibetan life in the world. But it is poised for change"
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april 2012 by petulantskeptic
Forget Your Past | Timothy Allen | Human Planet | 28 February 2012
The abandonded Buzludha—Bulgaria’s largest ideological monument to Communism. Designed by architect Guéorguy Stoilov, more than 6000 workers were involved in its 7 year construction including 20 leading Bulgarian artists who worked for 18 months on the interior decoration.
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march 2012 by petulantskeptic
World Press Photo Winners | Various | BBC | 10 February 2012
Nineteen winners from latest World Press Photo of the Year awards are featured in this BBC slideshow. It is a miscellaneous selection, with images from categories including news, nature, portraits and sport
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february 2012 by petulantskeptic
A View Inside Iran | Various | The Atlantic | 06 January 2012
Miscellaneous photographs from Iran that may knock down a preconception or two. Christmas decorations and an Iranian Santa, the largest population of Jews in the region outside Israel, women's rollerblading races. All are here
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january 2012 by petulantskeptic
Why Is China Building These Gigantic Structures In The Middle Of The Desert? | Jesus Diaz | Gizmodo | 13 November 2011
We are constantly afraid of the unknown. For "the West", China represents the unknown: Its rising power, potential economic dominance, capitalism shrouded in communist mystery. But what are they up to with these titanic structures?
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november 2011 by petulantskeptic
Sámi | Erika Larsen | Phaidon | 28 September 2011
Gallery of beautiful photos illustrating life of indigenous Sámi people of the Arctic circle. Semi-nomadic reindeer herders by tradition. Larsen spent four years with them
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october 2011 by petulantskeptic
Extreme Rock Climber Alex Honnold | Anonymous | Telegraph | 22 August 2011
"Honnold fearlessly climbs cliff faces around the globe without even using a rope. With his immense upper body strength and superhuman agility he has been hailed as the best climber of his generation." This photo gallery shows why
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august 2011 by petulantskeptic
Southern Ethiopia | Anastasia Karpenko | African Digital Art | 18 August 2011
Utterly absorbing gallery of photographs from a recent trip to southern Ethiopia. People and landscape. Some beautiful colours and very well-crafted compositions
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august 2011 by petulantskeptic
Picturing The American Drought | George Steinmetz | Time | 11 August 2011
Seventeen aerial photographs illustrating the drought in Texas, New Mexico and Georgia. Inevitably, the golf courses stand out, both beautifully green and shockingly thirsty for what water is left
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august 2011 by petulantskeptic
London Riots | Various | Boston Globe | 08 August 2011
Series of 26 photos charting first two nights of riots that started in Tottenham and quickly spread across London. Buildings and cars set ablaze. Looting commonplace. Police outnumbered and unable to restrain disaffected youth
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august 2011 by petulantskeptic
Ferocious Tire Sculptures of Wild Animals | My Modern Metropolis
Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji has mastered a medium most artists wouldn't even dare think about using....tires. The exquisite level of anatomical detail he can achieve by gluing and screwing all types of tires onto his resin-cast skeletons is, in and of itself, a true feat of engineering. Every muscle and facial expression you see on these animals was created with a surgeon's-like precision.
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august 2011 by petulantskeptic
Inside North Korea | Alan Taylor | The Atlantic | 03 August 2011
Earlier this year, David Guttenfelder, chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, along with Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief in Seoul, were granted unprecedented access to parts of North Korea as part of the AP's efforts to expand coverage of the isolated communist nation. The pair made visits to familiar sites accompanied by government minders, and were also allowed to travel into the countryside accompanied by North Korean journalists instead of government officials. Though much of what the AP journalists saw was certainly orchestrated, their access was still remarkable. Collected here are some of Guttenfelder's images from the trip that provide a glimpse of North Korea.
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august 2011 by petulantskeptic
On The Road In Iceland | Beth | Beers & Beans | 25 July 2011
Beautiful collection of travel photographs from recent road trip across Iceland. Breathtaking landscapes brought to life by a digital camera, from snow-covered peaks to volcanic beaches and eerie sunsets
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
Extreme Instability | Marcus Hirn | TriggerPit | 21 July 2011
Collection of 37 remarkable photographs of extreme weather conditions by specialist storm chaser Mike Hollingshead. Blanket fog, lightning, tornados and ice storms visualised at their most powerful and intense
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
This Is Iraq | Ed Ou | Reportage | 18 July 2011
Compelling photo essay from Iraq, framed around work of the Red Cross. Shows decrepit nature of basic infrastructure, struggles of those maimed or widowed. Not always comfortable viewing. Some very well-conceived shots
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
Ash Covered Landscape | Lloyd Young | Boston Globe | 06 July 2011
Extraordinary photo essay charting damage caused by ash from the Puyehue volcano in southern Chile that erupted in early June. Patagonia as you have never seen it before – and hopefully never will again
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
roomba light paintings | designboom | 04 July 2011
long used for more than just cleaning, as a popular choice for robotics programming courses and competitions, the roomba vacuum cleaner takes on a artistic undertaking in a series of timelapsed, 'light painting' photographs. in the most basic renditions, roomba owners attach coloured LEDs to the devices and let them roam for the duration of a long-exposure photograph. more enterprising photographers, like the IBR algorithm group at germany's braunschweig university of technology, create designs by constructing obstacles, thereby designating space that the roombas cannot pass into and which thus remains dark. flickr user reconscious utilized accelerometer-driven LEDs so that the colour light varied depending on the roomba's movement.
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
Evolution Of The Map Of Africa | Various | How To Be A Retronaut | 06 July 2011
Treasure trove for map enthusiasts. A series of 27 fascinating historical maps, all expandable to large readable size, charting European engagement with Africa. Made available by Princeton University library
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
Wildfire threatens nuclear facility | Leanne Burden Seidel | The Big Picture | 01 July 2011
The Las Conchas wildfire in New Mexico spread dangerously close to the Los Alamos National Laboratory this week, causing the evacuation of the town and the shutdown of the lab, which is the headquarters for US military research. The laboratory was created during World War II to develop the first atomic bomb for the Manhattan Project and houses highly sensitive materials. As a precaution, scientists are monitoring radioactivity in the air. The fire is the largest wildfire in the state's history, covering more than 100,000 acres.
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july 2011 by petulantskeptic
Paradise Lost | Alessandro Grassani | Foreign Policy | 09 June 2011
Photo essay revealing harsh living conditions for Mongols. Inhospitable climate, and a sprawling capital city where electricity and water supplies are scarce and alcoholism is a growing problem
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june 2011 by petulantskeptic
Dazzling Photographs Of Earth From Above | Erin Wayman | Smithsonian | 09 June 2011
Collection of extraordinary satellite images of earth more at home in an art museum than a scientific archive. From mountains to glaciers and deserts. Easy to agree that "nature often inspires art, but sometimes it is art"
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june 2011 by petulantskeptic
Arizona wildfire rages on | Paula Nelson | The Big Picture | 11 June 2011
A vast wildfire, measuring half the size of the state of Rhode Island and described as the second worst fire in Arizona history, continues to surge across eastern Arizona. The fire has jumped past firefighter's containment lines to reach the edges of residential areas, prompting more evacuation orders.
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june 2011 by petulantskeptic
Awash In Salt | Anonymous | Inspiring Travellers | 02 June 2011
Photo gallery of the world's biggest salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni. Covering an area of more than 10,000 square kilometres high in the Bolivian Andes, the flats contain at least half of the world's known lithium reserves
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june 2011 by petulantskeptic
Inside the Ghost Ships of the Mothball Fleet | Scott Haefner | Beyond the Photos | 07 May 2011
For decades, dozens of forgotten Navy and merchant ships have been corroding in Suisun Bay, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. These historic vessels—the Mothball Fleet—served their country in four wars: WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. After a decade of impasse, the ghost fleet is slowly dwindling as the ships are towed out one-by-one for scrapping.
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june 2011 by petulantskeptic
Land Of The Thunder Dragon | Steve Evans | Life Force | 30 May 2011
Photo essay from the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Founded in the eighth century, it remained closed to the rest of the world for 1,200 years. The first road wasn't built there until 1960
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june 2011 by petulantskeptic
Scenes From China | Various | The Atlantic | 18 May 2011
A tour of China in 48 photographs, shot as we approach 90 years of Communist rule. Landscapes, cityscapes and portraits from across this vast country
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
Scenes From Pakistan | Various | The Atlantic | 13 May 2011
Some lovely shots in this collection of 45 photographs from Pakistan. Including a few snapshots of Pakistani life little known to the outside world, such as skiing and fashion shows
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
The Price Of Gold | Robin Hammond | Robin Hammond Blog | 17 May 2011
Stunning photo essay of Zimbabwean gold mining. Discovery of gold saves lives in a desperately poor country. But the search can kill too, with miners regularly sifting through toxic mercury deep underground. (Auto-play slideshow)
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
Scenes From Patagonia's Wildest, Most Threatened Terrain | Various | Matador Network | 12 May 2011
Beautiful photo essay from Chilean Patagonia, where plans for a huge hydroelectric scheme threaten to destroy one of the wildest, most pristine areas of our planet. Stunning landscape shots, and a sight of the area's last gaucho
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
War Dog II | Rebecca Frankel | Foreign Policy | 13 May 2011
Part two of photo-essay on military dogs. Canines have served in the army for past 100 years but are no longer classified as "equipment". Remarkable olfactory senses make them valuable team members. And yes, they can even skydive
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
War Dog | Rebecca Frankel | Foreign Policy | 04 May 2011
Incredible photo-essay on military dogs. Canines have served in the army for past 100 years but are no longer classified as "equipment". Remarkable olfactory senses make them valuable team members. And yes, they can even skydive
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
Dorothy | Casualties of War
Re-shaping green army men to show the negative impact of war on soldiers
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
Google Street View Art | Jon Rafman | 9 eyes | 29 April 2011
Extraordinary collection of screen grabs from Google Earth's Street View project, hand curated by Montreal based photographer. A creative art project offering new perspective on our surroundings - from the bizarre to the beautiful
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may 2011 by petulantskeptic
Unpopular Science | Christoph Niemann | NYT | 25 October 2010
Whether we like it or not, human life is subject to the universal laws of physics.
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april 2011 by petulantskeptic
Japan Earthquake: Before And After | Andrew Kesper | ABC News | 12 March 2011
Aerial photos of north-eastern Japan superimposed to show extent of earthquake and tidal-wave devastation. Compare what was there before, with what little remains now. Great use of Google Earth. Worth thousands of words
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march 2011 by petulantskeptic
Recent Scenes From Antarctica | Alan Taylor | In Focus: The Atlantic | 4 March 2011
Breathtakingly beautiful photo-essay recording varied Antarctic environment. As the tourists and scientists retreat for the season and head north, sit back and enjoy the most remarkable sights from the region of the past year
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march 2011 by petulantskeptic
Photo Opportunities : Corinne Vionnet
Series of photographic works entitled "Photo Opportunities", from hundreds of snapshots of tourist locations found on the Internet.
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february 2011 by petulantskeptic
Back to the Future | Irina Werning | Photography
Photos of people in the same clothes/poses many years apart.
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february 2011 by petulantskeptic
It's a bird | Josef Hoflehner
Photos of airplanes landing at Maho Beach.
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february 2011 by petulantskeptic

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