May 5, 2011

Picture of the Day: Livin’ On The Edge

Picture of the Day: Livin’ On The Edge

LIVIN’ ON THE EDGE Photograph by ROOF TOPPER Insane capture by user Roof Topper on 500px. Shot in Toronto, the ‘shoe model’ is Jennifer Tse. Camera: Canon EOS 50D Focal Length: 8 mm Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec. Aperture: 7.1 ISO/Film: 400 And since I’m still on the music tip from yesterday’s Picture…

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May 5, 2011

35 Hilarious Illustrations by Glennz

35 Hilarious Illustrations by Glennz

Last June, the Sifter did a post on the awesome work of artist and illustrator extraordinairre, Glenn Jones aka Glennz. Glenn is a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand. ‘GLENN’ from ‘NZ’ = GLENNZ; which was his user name on the T-shirt design site Threadless.com. What started as a hobby quickly became…

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May 4, 2011

Picture of the Day: Free as a Bird

Picture of the Day: Free as a Bird

FREE AS A BIRD Photograph by MIKEY SCHAEFER Free-climber (i.e., no ropes) Dean Potter is beautifully captured, scaling a route on Glacier Point called Heaven in Yosemite National Park. An incredible shot by Mikey Schaefer that gives the Sifter goosebumps just looking at it. *shudder* It also conjures up memories of the…

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May 4, 2011

This Day In History – May 4th

This Day In History – May 4th

RHODE ISLAND FIRST COLONY TO RENOUNCE ALLEGIANCE – MAY 4, 1776 Aerial of Providence, Rhode Island – Photograph by Rhode Island State Archives Rhode Island was the first of the original thirteen colonies to declare its independence from Great Britain (May 4, 1776), and the last to ratify the Constitution, doing…

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May 3, 2011

Picture of the Day: Watching History Unfold

Picture of the Day: Watching History Unfold

WATCHING HISTORY UNFOLD Photograph by Pete Souza for The White House President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are:…

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May 3, 2011

Kinetic San Francisco by Scott Weaver: 35 Years & 100,000 Toothpicks

Kinetic San Francisco by Scott Weaver: 35 Years & 100,000 Toothpicks

Photograph by THE TINKERING STUDIO Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years (on and off) on his ‘Rolling Through the Bay’ masterpiece. A kinetic art sculpture of the beautiful city of San Francisco. Using more than 100,000 toothpicks, Scott meticulously recreates all of the famous landmarks and destinations. Why spend so much time…

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May 2, 2011

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

Picture of the Day: ‘Crystal’ Ice Cave in Iceland

‘CRYSTAL’ ICE CAVE IN SKAFTAFELL, ICELAND Photograph via Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson Photographer’s Description: Some of the magic beauty of glacier ice lies under its outer surface. One either needs to strip the surface layer or go underneath it to see its real beauty. The centuries old ice coming down the slopes of…

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