June 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

175 ft Snake Skeleton by Huang Yong Ping

Ressort is the name of the recently commissioned and acquired sculpture by Chinese-French artist Huang Yong Ping for the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). The gigantic aluminum snake skeleton spirals over 53 meters (173.88 ft). Huang was born in Xiamen in southern China in 1954. Along with artists such as Zhang Xiaogang…

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June 7, 2013 at 9:20 am

The Shirk Report – Volume 217

The Shirk Report - Volume 217

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com!…

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June 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Picture of the Day: Inside a Hot Air Balloon

Picture of the Day: Inside a Hot Air Balloon

INSIDE A HOT AIR BALLOON Photograph by MARK FREEMAN #408 In this amazing capture by Rockstar-sponsored athlete, Mark Freeman #408, we get to see the inside of a hot air balloon. The photo was taken with a GoPro camera on a pole, as he embarked on a hot air balloon ride with…

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June 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Portraits of People with Everything they Own

Portraits of People with Everything they Own

Sannah Kvist is a photographer currently living in Gothenburg, Sweden. In an ongoing series entitled all i own, Kvist takes photos of people posing with all of their possessions. The only guideline was that to participate you must have been born in the 1980s. This means it is likely these people are either in…

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June 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

The 13 Coolest Things Chris Hadfield Taught Us About Space

The 13 Coolest Things Chris Hadfield Taught Us About Space

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut and the first Canadian to walk in space. On December 21, 2012, the former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot became the first Canadian to command the ISS (Expedition 35). Until his departure on May 12, 2013, Hadfield was incredibly active on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, raising awareness…

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June 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Picture of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

Picture of the Day: Rice Terrace Sunset

RICE TERRACE SUNSET Photograph by AGUSTIN RAFAEL REYES In this beautiful photograph by Agustin Rafael Reyes, we see the Doya rice terraces at sunset. The terraces are located in Matsuura-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. In agriculture, a terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively…

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June 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hyperrealistic Portraits Drawn with Pencil

Hyperrealistic Portraits Drawn with Pencil

Franco Clun is a self-taught artist from Italy known for his hyperrealistic portraits drawn with only a pencil. All of his works are done on watercolor paper and take upwards of 50 hours to complete. Clun tells the Daily Mail: “At the end of each drawing, I feel I know so much more about…

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June 4, 2013 at 11:37 am

Picture of the Day: Shelf Cloud Over Timisoara

Picture of the Day: Shelf Cloud Over Timisoara

SHELF CLOUD OVER TIMISOARA Photograph by ERVIN BOER In this amazing capture by Ervin Boer, we see an intimidating shelf cloud over Timisoara, Romania. The photo was posted to Timisoara’s official Facebook page (via my friend Mihai). A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud. They are attached to the…

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June 4, 2013 at 10:50 am

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

http://www.behance.net/alexis-persani In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if they were dressed in modern-day clothing. Through meticulous digital photo manipulation, Persani is able to create the illusion that the statues are actually wearing clothes by achieving realistic lighting, shadows…

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June 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

Photo Tour of Iceland in Black and White

Photo Tour of Iceland in Black and White

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Peter Zéglis is a self-taught photographer and Civil Infrastructure Engineer with a background in graphic design and classical arts. In a fantastic photo series posted to Behance entitled island I, Zeglis takes us on a black and white photo tour of Iceland using his analog medium format camera. On his…

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