Jan 31, 2013

Picture of the Day: New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano

Picture of the Day: New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano

New Zealand’s Most Active Volcano Photograph by x-oph on Flickr Whakaari/White Island is an active stratovolcano, situated 48 km (30 mi) from the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, in the Bay of Plenty. It is New Zealand’s most active cone volcano, and has been built up by continuous…

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Jan 31, 2013

Translucent Fruit Paintings by Dennis Wojtkiewicz

Translucent Fruit Paintings by Dennis Wojtkiewicz

In this series we look at the incredible, over-sized oil paintings of fruit by Ohio artist, Dennis Wojtkiewicz [voy-KEV-itch]. While the realism is impressive, it’s Wojtkiewicz’s use of light and translucence that allows each painting to take on a meditative quality. Regarding his work, Wojtkiewicz states: “Each painting is constructed by beginning with a…

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Jan 30, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Hoggar Mountains of Algeria

Picture of the Day: The Hoggar Mountains of Algeria

The Hoggar Mountains of Algeria Photograph by Brigitte Djajasasmita In this beautiful photograph by Brigitte Djajasasmita we see the Hoggar Mountains of Algeria. The Hoggar Mountains, also known as the Ahaggar, are a highland region in central Sahara, or southern Algeria, along the Tropic of Cancer. They are located about 1,500 km…

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Jan 30, 2013

Cross-Sections of Sandwiches by Jon Chonko

Cross-Sections of Sandwiches by Jon Chonko

New York City graphic designer Jon Chonko has been faithfully scanning his sandwiches since February 20, 2009 (#12 below was the first ever). He posts the results on his addictive tumblr site Scanwiches.com. From the colossal Dagwood to the classic BLT, you’ll find an extensive archive of both homemade and store-bought sandwiches. The successful…

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Jan 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Singing Ringing Tree

Picture of the Day: The Singing Ringing Tree

THE SINGING RINGING TREE Designed by Tonkin Liu The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill (Crown Point) overlooking Burnley, UK. From far and wide, the tree’s profile is visible on the horizon, appearing and disappearing in the mist. The tree is constructed of stacked…

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Jan 29, 2013

Dramatic Rooftopping Captures by Aurelie Curie

Dramatic Rooftopping Captures by Aurelie Curie

Aurelie Curie is an urban and industrial photographer. On Flickr she has an incredible photostream of urban exploration (or Urbex) and rooftopping photos. ‘Rooftopping’ is a niche of Urban Exploration that involves scaling the roofs of tall buildings (usually without permission). In the series below you can see the dramatic photos that can result…

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Jan 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Polar Vortex

Picture of the Day: Saturn’s Polar Vortex

SATURN’S POLAR VORTEX Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute The center of this vortex was imaged in unprecedented detail by the robotic Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn. These clouds lie at the center of the unusual hexagonal cloud system that surrounds the north pole of Saturn. The sun rose on Saturn’s north pole just…

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