Feb 26, 2013

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

An Urban Exploration Journey with Chris Luckhardt

Nara Dreamland, Japan | Photograph by Chris Luckhardt. Prints available at http://www.chrisluckhardt.com Wikipedia defines Urban Exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) as: The exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby. In the latest…

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Feb 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Let Sleeping Lions Lie

Picture of the Day: Let Sleeping Lions Lie

LET SLEEPING LIONS LIE Photograph by Ben Matthew Wong | twistedsifter.com I took this photo in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area located just outside of Serengeti National Park. It was mid-afternoon and these five lionesses were resting under a tree, shading themselves from the hot sun above. This was only the second group…

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Feb 25, 2013

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada myself), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for our readers in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena. Recent posts on…

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Feb 25, 2013

Cityscape Sculptures Carved from Scrap Wood

Cityscape Sculptures Carved from Scrap Wood

James McNabb is a Philadelphia-based artist specializing in woodwork. Together with his wife Stephanie and dog Buster, they are McNabb & Co., a design studio dedicated to developing heirloom quality products. In McNabb’s latest project, entitled City Series, the sculptures depict the outsider’s perspective of the urban landscape. Made entirely of scrap wood, this…

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Feb 24, 2013

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Under the Bridge

UNDER THE BRIDGE Photograph by Tea Kolo on Flickr In this perfectly timed and beautifully framed photograph by Tea Kolo, we see a sailboat passing under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. A hole in the fence perfectly encircles the sailboat, making for a creatively framed shot. The photo was first…

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Feb 24, 2013

Miniature Bonsai Tree Wire Sculptures by Ken To

Miniature Bonsai Tree Wire Sculptures by Ken To

Ken To is an artist from the United States with a deep fascination for Bonsai trees. In this amazing series of miniature wire sculptures, Ken creates wire trees from continuous strands that flow from the tip of the roots to the end of the leaves and branches. The ceramic pots used to hold each…

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Feb 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sombrero Galaxy

Picture of the Day: The Sombrero Galaxy

THE SOMBRERO GALAXY Photograph by NASA/ESA & the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope trained its razor-sharp eye on one of the Universe’s most stately and photogenic galaxies, the Sombrero Galaxy, Messier 104 (M104). The galaxy’s hallmark is a brilliant white, bulbous core encircled by the thick dust lanes comprising…

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