A co-worker pointed showed me an interesting abstract sports photo using a technique called “strip photography.” Naturally, I did the smart thing and did a search for “strip photos” in Google. Then I quickly closed that tab and did a search for “strip photography” and found a great article on this interesting art.
This diagram sums it up nicely:
The concept is simple enough, but the results are breathtaking. Thanks for the tip, Tim!
via Sports Shooter
In Afghanistan from 2006 to 2008, there were 461 attacks on schools for girls, and in 2008, 15 girls were attacked with battery acid on their way to school.
Koba, 22, has been teaching for two years. She was the only teacher who allowed the photographer to take her picture. (Other teachers feared reprisal if their families found out they’d been photographed.)
This takes light painting to another level. The “making-of” video is below.
Andrew McDonald keeps a set of photos on his camera just in case it is ever misplaced.
Here is a wonderful collection of photos by Adam Voorhes showing the wonderful innards of common things. Enjoy!
I use Flickr as my online photo archiving tool. As such, I have about 27k photos uploaded ranging back to 1999. Sometimes, I want to put together a collection of photos to print or upload into a different gallery. Putting those photos in a set in Flickr is much faster than digging through my DVD archives.
Now, instead of downloading each photo individually in a set, I can download the entire set with a few clicks using Photo Grabbr (for Mac).
The ship on the left is a hand-crafted sculpture by Willard Wigan. The thread and needle on the right is for scale comparison.
I echo Darren’s sentiment of: Whoa.
"You have to control the whole nervous system, you have to work between the heartbeat – the pulse of your finger can destroy the work." Wigan uses a tiny surgical blade to carve microscopic figures out of rice, and fragments of grains of sand and sugar, which are then mounted on pinheads. To paint his creations, he uses a hair plucked from a dead fly (the fly has to have died from natural causes, as he refuses to kill them for the sake of his art). His sculptures have included a Santa Claus and a copy of the FIFA World Cup trophy, both about 0.005mm tall, and a boxing ring with Muhammad Ali figure which fits onto the head of a match.”
Nice find, Darren!
What a perfect example of scientific serendipity. The International Space Station just happened to be floating over “Matua Island, in the Kuril Island chain, northeast of Japan” just as Sarychev Peak erupted in a spectacular fashion.