Tag: united states

Dec 9, 2012

Picture of the Day: Chicago from Afar

Picture of the Day: Chicago from Afar

CHICAGO FROM AFAR Photograph by Robert Elves on Flickr In this stunning capture by Robert Elves we get a different view of the city of Chicago. I was personally surprised to see so much greenery! With one of the most incredible skylines in the world, this distant view of Chicago is reminiscent…

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Dec 7, 2012

Picture of the Day: Valley Fog in Yosemite

Picture of the Day: Valley Fog in Yosemite

VALLEY FOG IN YOSEMITE Photograph by David Kingham on 500px In this beautiful capture by David Kingham we see the famous ‘Tunnel View’ in Yosemite National Park, California. For many of the park’s visitors, this is one of the first views they see as they enter Yosemite Valley. While the valley only…

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Dec 6, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy

Picture of the Day: The Roller Coaster Submerged by Sandy

THE ROLLER COASTER SUBMERGED BY SANDY Photograph by Stephen Wilkes | Prints available The following is from Stephen Wilkes, who has offered limited edition prints of this photo as part of the Art for Sandy Relief Project in collaboration with TIME’s photo editors. All net proceeds from print sales go towards six…

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Nov 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: The POTUS is not Impressed

Picture of the Day: The POTUS is not Impressed

THE POTUS IS NOT IMPRESSED Photograph by Pete Souza President Barack Obama jokingly mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney’s “not impressed” look while greeting members of the 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams in the Oval Office, November 15, 2012. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, and Savannah Vinsant laugh at left. According to…

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Nov 10, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Maroon Bells of Colorado

Picture of the Day: The Maroon Bells of Colorado

THE MAROON BELLS OF COLORADO Photograph by Tom Cuccio Sifter reader Tom Cuccio submitted this wonderful photograph of the Maroon Bells in Colorado. The photograph was taken at ‘first light’ on October 26th after an early season snow storm. The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and…

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Nov 8, 2012

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 12 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices…

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Oct 20, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Serenity Swing

Picture of the Day: The Serenity Swing

THE SERENITY SWING Photograph by Mebi on Reddit Located at the top of hill on a big oak tree is the Serenity Swing in Poly Canyon. For those interested, it’s a short hike just outside of San Luis Obispo in California. The photo was taken and posted to Reddit by user…

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Oct 9, 2012

You’ve Never Seen a Trailer Park Like This [15 pics]

You’ve Never Seen a Trailer Park Like This [15 pics]

SuttonBeresCuller are an American art triumvirate from Seattle, Washington (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler). For over a decade the trio have been working together since meeting at Cornish College of the Arts Trailer Park is a mobile art installation first conceived in 2003 in Seattle, Washington. During that spring and summer, the…

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Sep 29, 2012

North America from 30 000 ft Above

North America from 30 000 ft Above

Luc Busquin is a Belgian fine art photographer and professional pilot. Now living in Phoenix, Arizona, Busquin pursues his passion for aerial photography which he describes as: “A place of different scale, colors and shapes whose great beauty I find irresistible. With aerial photography, my goal is to filter out the presence of the…

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Sep 14, 2012

The Largest Sea Evacuation in History

The Largest Sea Evacuation in History

On a day marred by tragedy, an uplifting story of the human spirit emerged on the shores of Manhattan. Along with the coast guard, a group of everyday citizens worked together to accomplish the largest sea evacuation in history. Half a million people were transported in a stretch of nine hours. It was…

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