Dec 4, 2012

Faces Drawn Onto Maps by Ed Fairburn

Faces Drawn Onto Maps by Ed Fairburn

Ed Fairburn is a self-described painter, scribbler, maker and thinker. The artist says most of his work is figurative and can be found on a variety of surfaces and contexts. In the series below, the Sifter explores Fairburn’s map portraits where faces are drawn onto actual maps as they emerge from the chaotic lines…

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Dec 4, 2012

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute. The Blackbird was so fast that its strategy against surface-to-air missiles was…

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Dec 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: Pine Cones Burning in a Fire

Picture of the Day: Pine Cones Burning in a Fire

PINE CONES BURNING IN A FIRE Photograph by Joshua Hubert In this red-hot close-up, photographer Joshua Hubert literally stuck his camera into the fire to get the shot. Submitted by the photog earlier today to Reddit, Hubert explains: Yes. I did need to stick my camera into the flames to get this…

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Dec 3, 2012

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake in Australia

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake in Australia

Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News (via Exposing the Truth Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, a group of about 105 islands and over 1,200 ‘obstacles to shipping’. The tiny lake only…

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Dec 3, 2012

Organic Wooden Sculptures by Henrique Oliveira

Organic Wooden Sculptures by Henrique Oliveira

Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Henrique Oliveira is an award-winning artist that has exhibited his work around the world. Born in 1973, Oliveira received his BFA and Masters in Visual Poetics from the University of São Paulo. While Henrique is also well-known for his paintings, this post focuses on his incredible wooden sculptures and…

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Dec 2, 2012

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT AT NIGHT Photograph by Andrew Choy In this fantastic capture by Andrew Choy we see the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at night. The photo was taken from a cessna plane on November 16, 2005. It was a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2006.…

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Dec 2, 2012

A Model Train Travels Across Canada

A Model Train Travels Across Canada

Jeff Friesen is an award winning photographer that has exhibited his work all around the world. All of Jeff’s series begin life as a personal project and grow from there. In his latest series entitled, The Canadian: Ghost Train Crossing Canada, Jeff takes photos of the beautiful Canadian landscape as he makes his way…

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