Category: Photography


This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

 

 

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Image credits: Theo van Vliet

 

 

 

” These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from “Walking Dead”, they were actually taken at one of the biggest car cemeteries in the world – the Chatillion Car Graveyard, Belgium.

  According to an urban legend these cars were left behind by US soldiers from World War II, who could not ship them back to the US so they decided to hide them in a forest until they could come back and retrieve them. The locals disagree and say that it’s simply an old car dump of vehicles made after the WWII.

  At one point there were four car graveyards in Chatillon with as many as 500 retro vehicles. Unfortunately, most of the cars were stolen or removed by the locals and due to environmental issues the whole graveyards was cleared in 2010.”

 

Lots more photos at Bored Panda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Year’s Best Drone Photography, From Eagles To Fireworks

 

 

Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia

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” While small “drones” have raised controversy in the US, they’ve made a lasting contribution to the world of photography. A light camera and a quadcopter can capture beautiful aerial shots that might once have been difficult or impossible for most photographers. Last year, Dronestagram launched as a place for both amateurs and professionals to upload their work.”

 

 

 

 

Sofia, Bulgaria

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” This year, it opened a contest to find the very best ones. The winners, picked with the help of users and National Geographic, represent the spectrum of drone photography, from high-flying nature shots to athletic spectacles to people who are just wondering what’s up there looking at them. “Went back to my home town in the Philippines. I was flying in the park one Sunday morning when suddenly people had become really interested,” writes Jericsaniel, who captured the second-place photograph above. “Looking at this picture, I realized how happy my drone makes these people.” And the winning photographer, who deserves every bit of that accolade, has actually managed to make a drone fly with the eagles.”

 

 

See all the winners at The Verge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Someone Tried To Shame Her Body With Graffiti, But This Teen Took An Awesome Photo Instead

 

 

 

” When 14-year-old Carleigh O’Connell heard that a gibe about her body had been spray-painted on a cement block for her whole town to see, she responded in the unlikeliest, but most awesome of ways: She snapped a photo while posing proudly with the graffiti.

  She then shared the image on social media and told her mom, Daryl, to do the same.

  She wanted the image to go viral. She wanted to turn the story around.

” [Carleigh] decided that she was going to be stronger than hurtful words on the concrete and that she was going to be proud of her figure,” the teen’s mom wrote in a Sunday Facebook post. “She also told me that she feels complete sympathy for the teenagers across the country who face this everyday. She understands and wants all of them to find strength inside to rise above the nastiness and be empowered by who you are, how you are made and what is in your heart.” “

 

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See The So-Called ‘Honest’ Slogans Poking Fun At Some Of The World’s Biggest Firms

 

 

 

 

The Bic lighter must be the most pocketed item ever created … 

 

 

 

 

 

Who hasn’t experienced the giant bag of scented air posing as a flavored snack ?

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody’s a jock nowadays …

 

 

 

If only we could get this kind of truth in advertising in our politicians , then maybe we could institute some real change .

 

See more at the Daily Mail and follow the source at Honest Slogans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wisdom Of Ron Swanson

 

 

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A Reader Submits …

 

 

The End Of Arthur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What “Cool” Really Means!

 

 

 

” Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to be classy. Let’s take a lesson from these masters of “old school cool.”

 

 

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Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.”

 

 

 

   Even if you’re not impressed with Ms Beard and her accomplishments there’s no denying that Mr Eastwood was and is a master of “cool” .

 

 

 

 

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” Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954″

 

 

 

   While this product never caught on , and indeed would no doubt be banned by the “safety nazis” today there is a major “cool factor” to these motorized roller skates .

 

 

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” A salesman has his motorized roller skates refueled at a gas station (1961)”

 

 

 

To see much more about what was “cool” check out the other 47 photos at Distractify .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38 Hilarious Warning Signs That Prove Human Beings Are Literally The Worst

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve all seen the nit-wits wearing hats like these but how many of you have seen this one ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Here are three dozen more signs such as these indicating to us that humanity has reached the apex of it’s evolutionary journey and is now backsliding towards a well-deserved purging of the gene pool .

Do we detect a hint of skepticism on the part of our readers ? Think we’ve overstated the danger of our present path towards idiocy ? Have one more sample then , before seeing the rest . You’ll weep for mankind .

 

 

 

Told you so …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These 22 Optical Illusions Are Going To Blow Your Mind

 

 

 

Like the Energizer bunny , it just keeps going and going and going …

 

 

1.) And it just keeps going...

 

 

 

 

” Optical illusions are a fun art form that can completely trick your brain. By using color, light and patterns, images can be created that can be misleading. The stimuli our eyes gather can be altered to create some amazingly deceptive perceptions.”

 

 

 

Take a look at this one …

 

 

2.) These squares aren't what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

” The optical illusions you’ll see in the animated .gifs below aren’t extremely complicated. In fact, sometimes the simplest optical illusion can be the most impressive. Check these out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Glorious Awakening

 

Glorious Sunrise - Benjamin Williamson

 

 

    Prints of this wonderful photo and many others like it by Benjamin Williamson can be viewed and purchased at Fine Art America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Kitty Kitty …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The History Of A Tree (550-1891)

 

 

 

 

 

     The actual picture has interactive links pertaining to the historic events that are listed on the photo . To access those links go to the source here . Fascinating stuff .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind If I Play Through?

 

 

 

 

 

 That old duffer Obama , he’ll do anything to stay out of the sandbox , er , trap …

 

 

Fore !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Cup 2014: 17 Pictures Of Shocking Violence As Police ‘Open Live Fire’ On Anti-Fifa Protesters

 

 

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” A Brazilian police officer was filmed firing what appear to be live rounds at anti-World Cup protesters this weekend.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The incident was captured by the Associated Press close to Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium during the Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina match on Sunday.

  The scenes also saw a man in plain clothes who identified himself as a police officer fire two shots into the air. He continued firing as he was driven away. The news agency was not able to confirm his identity.

  Some residents have turned to artistic protest – daubing walls with anti-Fifa graffiti.

  These powerful images show a nation discontent with corruption, greed and injustice. “

 

 

” One mural in particular, at a Sao Paulo school by renowned street artist Paulo Ito, has gone viral on social media, showing a weeping, starving Brazilian boy, knife and fork in hand, being served a football on a plate.”

 

Lots more here and at the link below:

 

 

RIO OFFICER SHOOTS LIVE ROUND DURING CUP PROTEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right Wing News

 

 

 

 

 

This Boy’s Dad Decorates His 1st Grader’s Lunch Bag With A New Cartoon Everyday

 

 

 

 

 

Behold another the the Father’s creations . We’ll bet the boy is the envy of all his classmates .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Dad’s creations are too cool to throw away . See fifteen more here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laughing At Pain: 13 Hilarious Sunburn Photos

 

 

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” Every summer, millions of us venture out into the sun in hopes of a perfect, fun-filled day without any negative consequences. The problem is, as much joy as the sun giveth, it can also taketh away. The worst sunburns ever are what happens when the sun takes away that joy, but there is a silver lining. Sometimes, awful sunburns are pretty darn funny, and laughing at the pain is the only way to get through it.”

 

 

If further proof is needed , look here …

 

 

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For those still unconvinced venture over to Mandatory to see 10 more reasons to use sunscreen …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40 Clever & Funny Signs That Will Convince You Those Who Believe In God Must Have A Sense Of Humor

 

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” God has an awesome marketing department. Just take a gander at these humorous and clever signs…”

 

 

There are 39 more bits of evidence that Christians know how to laugh here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, A Wildfire Starts Burning Around You And It’s Terrifying, Sure. But It Also Makes For A Hell Of A Wedding Photo.

 

 

Seriously, Michael and April might not have been able to take their time, but they ended up with some mind-blowing wedding photos.Photo Credits: Josh Newton

 

 

 

 

” Michael and April Wolber had picked the perfect place for their wedding, Rock Springs Ranch in Oregon. They couldn’t wait for an idyllic outdoor wedding with all their friends and family.

  Except when their ceremony began on Saturday, firetrucks pulled up, warning the wedding party that the Two Bulls wildfire was heading straight for them at a dangerous pace.”

 

 

After they both said "I do," Michael, April, and their friends and family rushed off to their back-up location safely.

 

 

” So, as firefighters looked on, Michael and April rushed through their vows in half-time, racing to make sure they were able to have their dream wedding in their perfect place.

Josh Newton, the couple’s photographer, was snapping photos of the whole thing and ended up grabbing some absolutely incredible shots.”

 

 

See more of the connubial conflagration at Buzzfeed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From America’s Freedom Watcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowe Bergdahl gets his shots prior to deployment to Afghanistan .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These Photos From Imgur Have A Surreal Creepiness That Is Impossible To Shrug Off

 

 

What to make of this image ?

 

 

 

 

 

Children Of The Corn anyone ?

 

 

 

 

WTF ?

 

 

View the rest at Imgur , with a tip of the hat to Mandatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman Charged With Wiretapping For Filming Cops Wins $57,000 Payout

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A local New Hampshire police department agreed Thursday to pay a woman who was arrested and charged with wiretapping $57,000 to settle her civil rights lawsuit. The deal comes a week after a federal appeals court ruled that the public has a “First Amendment” right to film cops.

  The plaintiff in the case, Carla Gericke, was arrested on wiretapping allegations in 2010 for filming her friend being pulled over by the Weare Police Department during a late-night traffic stop. Although Gericke was never brought to trial, she sued, alleging that her arrest constituted retaliatory prosecution in breach of her constitutional rights. The department, without admitting wrongdoing, settled Thursday in a move that the woman’s attorney speculated would deter future police “retaliation.” 

” Unfortunately, sometimes, the only thing that changes entrenched behaviors is if it becomes too costly to continue those behaviors,” attorney Seth Hipple said. “This settlement helps to make it clear that government agencies that choose to retaliate against videographers will pay for their retaliation in dollars and cents. We are confident that this settlement will help to make arrests of videographers a thing of the past.” “

  The First US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) in Gericke’s case last week that she was “exercising a clearly established First Amendment right when she attempted to film the traffic stop in the absence of a police order to stop filming or leave the area.”

 

 

 

Read more on this big win for citizen’s rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mandatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camel Tow – “We’ll snatch you out of a tight spot” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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