Tag Archive: Photography


Antelope Canyon Photo Sells For Record $6.5M

 

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” The world’s most expensive photo depicts Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, near Page on the Navajo Reservation.

  Landscape Photographer Peter Lik sold his print, titled “Phantom,” for $6.5 million to a private collector in November.

  The black-and-white photo depicts an underground cavern inside Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, a slot canyon formed as rainwater eroded the stone into narrow passageways.

  The canyon, first opened to the public in 1997, attracts photographers and sightseers to marvel at its uniquely smooth, flowing corridors and arches, Navajo Nation parks officials said.”

 

AZCentral.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy Of Space Exploration

 

 

Photo: The clearest picture of Mercury ever taken.

 

 

  This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER’s primary mission. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance the chemical, mineralogical, and physical differences between the rocks that make up Mercury’s surface. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If A Tree Falls In The Forest, Make Sure You Don’t Take A Picture With It

 

 

” Last month, the Forest Service proposed a regulation that would require permits costing as much as $1500 to take photographs or film on Forest Service land. The public response has been overwhelmingly negative [I tried but couldn’t make the sentence long enough for all the criticism]. To put this simply enough that a Forest Service bureaucrat can understand it, the First Amendment doesn’t allow the government to forbid speech in public places, to regulate the content of that speech, to subject speech to an arbitrary preclearance process, or to condition a government benefit on waiving the right to free speech. Somehow the Forest Service managed to do all of this in a single proposal.

  The proposal would require a permit for any “commercial” filming, which is broadly defined as any sound or video recording that could generate income and uses models, sets, or props. Say, for example, a nonprofit filmed a video in the forest that might generate donations [*cough* hint *cough*]:

  This video would require Forest Service approval, even though the filming took place in a public place and had no adverse impact on the environment.

  The regulation also prohibits unpermitted still photography if it uses models, sets, or props or causes any administrative inconvenience for the Forest Service (although it’s not clear why the permit regime isn’t itself an administrative inconvenience).”

 

Pacific Legal Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women Who Love Fishing, Tackle and Boats

 

 

Meet Christina …

 

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” Christina tapped the plentiful offshore waters of Marathon, Florida Keys, to haul in this dolphin. Even though Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West tend to be the most popular fishing destinations, don’t forget about the Forgotten Keys in the lower Keys, including Big Pine Key. These less-pressured keys offer exceptional fishing both inshore and offshore. “

 

 

And this here is Catherine …

 

 

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” Catherine, a University of Georgia gymnast, went fishing in Key West and landed this permit. Key West Harbor is one of the most dependable spots to catch permit, especially during the spring. This fishery is a great option for those who lack the time or patience to pursue these fish on the flats. “

 

 

Meet twenty three more ladies who love fishing at Sport Fishing magazine’s October edition of “Sport Fishing Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Hysterical Photo Collection From The Daily Buzz

 

 

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Do you think he likes the view ?

 

 

 

 

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Here , Let me help …

 

 

 

See the other 80 pics here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind-Blowing GoPro Photos

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s one more teaser …

 

 

 

 

 

The Daily Buzz has the other 98 beautiful photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hilarious Perfectly Timed Photos

 

 

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I don’t think she’s going to be happy …

 

 

 

 

 

 

I meant to do that …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of hurting …

 

 

 

 

See the other 48 pictures here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilot And Photographer Wayne Davis Gets A View From The Top

 

 

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” Photographer and pilot Wayne Davis shot these amazing aerial photos over the open ocean of giant tuna swimming in beautiful formations. Flip through all the images and you’ll even see the surprise shark and whale join them. You can view more images from Wayne Davis and contact him at his website:www.OceanAerials.com. “

 

 

Marlin Magazine has nearly two dozen more spectacular photos … see them here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women Who Love Fishing, Tackle And Boats

 

 

Tuna:

 

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” Jennifer landed this 120-pound yellowfin tuna off Panama in May 2014. She caught the tuna on a Black Hole Cape Cod special 250g jigging rod and Avet MXL Raptor reel with 65-pound Fins braid. Panama yellowfins can amass so thick around bait schools that it’s possible to motor right into the school and watch tunas fly through the air next to the boat.”

 

 

 

Little Tunny:

 

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” Cynthia landed this nice little tunny on a recent trip. The little tunny is often confused with similar species, mostly because it has different nicknames in different regions and looks like other tunalike fish. Find out the difference between a tuna and a bonito.”

 

 

See the other 23 pictures at SportFishing Mag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC Bodypainting Day: A Model’s Recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Yesterday, models of all shapes and sizes became walking canvases for body painting artists from all over the country in New York City’s first Body Painting Day, an event dedicated to accepting our bodies as we are as well as displaying beautiful art. (Photos can be viewed on Flickr and Gothamist.)”

 

 

 

 

”  I was fortunate enough to participate as one of the models. Mind you, walking naked through one of the most crowded cities in the country was never on my bucket list, however it was definitely an experience and a message I was proud to promote. I arrived at the southwest entrance to Central Park at about 12:15pm and met with my artist, Margie Nugent, who I had coordinated with prior to the event to avoid any stress upon arriving. She was provided with the paint and we made camp next to a bench. “You ready?”, asked Margie. Off came my dress. There I stood in a thong in front of a surrounding crowd, cell phones ready to upload to social media, as my artist went straight to work. Another artist sharing our bench came prepared with her iPod and speakers. Shenanigans in our corner with sing-alongs and naked models shaking what was hanging. Hours in, it was time for the lady parts to be painted to complete the look. I was not nervous about showing my bits to public; I was more concerned with how the inevitable gawkers would release their inappropriate images to the interwebs. Fortunately, it was a quick cover.”

 

OutsideTheBoundsNYC

 

 

 

    On a similar note the World Body Painting Festival was held several weeks ago in Austria . Below is a video of some of the highlights .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian has many pictures and details of the 17th annual festival …

 

 

 

 

This year, the festival took place from 29 June to 3 July.

 

 

 

” The 17th annual world bodypainting festival has taken place in Pörtschach, Austria. Thousands of visitors arrived to observe the bodypainting work of artists from 47 different countries on the theme of Pop Art. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia

http://www.dronestagr.am/bali-barat-national-park-indonesia/

 

 

 

” 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

http://www.dronestagr.am/sofia-bulgaria/

 

 

 

” 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Glorious Awakening

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix: Showcasing The Best In Racing

 

 

 

 

 

” Two years ago, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix made what was supposed to be its triumphant return after a three-year hiatus.

  Public and private officials in Detroit touted the event’s return as another significant step in turning around the city. But in reality, Belle Isle itself wasn’t ready for the severe beating three days of racing can do to a course and nearly 100,000 people.

  The 2012 nationally televised event was delayed for hours due to patches of the track becoming unearthed. Race fans, media and drivers all looked on in bewilderment.

” It was like playing Russian roulette, and I just pulled a bullet,” said James Hinchcliffe, who crashed his car into a safety barrier after hitting a piece of the unearthed track in 2012.

  However, those days have now long passed, according to this attendees this weekend at the 2014 Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. 

” It’s much better laid out,” said Molly Bogardus during Friday’s practice and qualifying rounds. The 46-year-old Eaton Rapids, Mich., resident has attended the Grand Prix with her husband, Jeff Bogardus, every year since its return three years ago.”

 

 

Race Weekend Photos(85): Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The two links here and here have many fine pictures from race day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right Wing News

 

 

 

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There’s a threat in there someplace . Can you see him ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model Turned Iconic Pin-Up Photographer Bunny Yeager Passes Away At 85

 

 

 

 

” Leaving behind a pioneering legacy, pin-up model turned pin-up photographer, Bunny Yeager, has sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Born March 13, 1929 Yeager started her career as a pin-up model herself, eventually switching sides of the camera and becoming one of the most commercially successful female photographers of our time.” 

 

 

Bunny Yeager in one of her famous self-portraits from 1960.

Bunny Yeager in one of her famous self-portraits from 1960.

 

 

” A well-respected figure, known for her more provocative approach to pin-up photography and connections in the industry, her work drew the attention of some of the best in the business. None other than Diane Arbus, one of Yeager’s contemporaries, once said on record that Yeager was “the world’s greatest pin-up photographer.” “

 

 

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Bunny Yeager preparing to photograph the pinup idol Bettie Page and cheetahs in Florida in 1954;
 she specialized in exotic settings and vibrant models. Credit "Bunny Yeager's Darkroom" 
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Read more on the legendary photographer  , her life and her passing here , here and here . Visit her website here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Acting Like Dudes

 

 

Apparently not only guys scratch their butts …

 

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Or light their farts …

 

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    See the other 18 examples of women mimicking “male” behavior here … Apparently we’re not so different as the stereotypes might lead one to believe … LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Awesome Adventurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

   This is a most bizarre post but at the same time we found it highly creative , amusing and slightly disturbing . See the others and decide for yourself . Skeleton Sex at The Awesome Adventurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Trippy Photos That Will Surely Pop Your Eyeballs Out And Leave Your Brains Hurting… WHOW!

 

 

” You may have come across some photos which makes your brain do a double take. At first glance, you will likely get some of these funny pics, but there are quite a few that may take you a little longer to figure out – and some that will blow your mind altogether.

  Here’s another collection of mind-bending optical illusions; perfectly timed shots and artistic creations that would leave you scratching your head, questioning yourself what you know to be real, and wondering how they amazingly created.

Get ready to be blown away by some of these awesome optical mind benders.”

#2. This resemblance of a stringed instrument brings music to my ears.

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#3. The shadow of these two strangers tells something more of a love story.

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Here’s our personal favorite … LOL

#11. How dumb this guy is to get his head in this dog’s a**.

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See all the other perfectly timed photos at Amazng Facts

 

Where The World’s Unsold Cars Go To Die

 

” In the past several years, one of the topics covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better known as “channel stuffing”, of which General Motors is particularly guilty and whose inventory at dealer lots just hit a new record high. But did you know that when it comes to flat or declining sales and stagnant end demand, channel stuffing is merely the beginning?

Presenting…

 

Where the World’s Unsold Cars Go To Die (courtesy of Vincent Lewis’ Unsold Cars)
 
 

” Above is just a few of the thousands upon thousands of unsold cars at Sheerness, United Kingdom. Please do see this on Google Maps….type in Sheerness, United Kingdom. Look to the west coast, below River Thames next to River Medway. Left of A249, Brielle Way.”

 

 

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” There are hundreds of places like this in the world today and they keep on piling up…

  Houston…We have a problem!…Nobody is buying brand new cars anymore! Well they are, but not on the scale they once were. Millions of brand new unsold cars are just sitting redundant on runways and car parks around the world. There, they stay, slowly deteriorating without being maintained.”

 

 

 

 

 

” There is proof that the worlds recession is still biting and wont let go. All around the world there are huge stockpiles of unsold cars and they are being added to every day. They have run out of space to park all of these brand new unsold cars and are having to buy acres and acres of land to store them.

  The images on this webpage showing all of these unsold cars are just a very small portion of those around the world. There are literally thousands of these “car parks” rammed full of unsold cars in practically every country on the planet. Just in case you were wondering, these images have not been Photoshopped, they are the real deal!

  Its hard to believe that there are so many unsold cars in the world but its true. The worse part is that the amount of unsold cars keeps on getting bigger every day.”

 

 

    Go to ZeroHedge for many more photos and much more info on the millions and millions of brand new , unsold cars stockpiled and rotting around the world . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Russian Kids Who Take The World’s Riskiest Photos

 

 

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Photo Credit: Ivan Kuznetsov

 

 

 

” Walking briskly, Ivan Kuznetsov leads Kirill Vselensky and Vasilisa Denisova out into the courtyard of a 30-story building in Moscow’s business district. He turns and perches alertly on his heels, anxiously looking for a security guard like a bird watches for a garden cat. There are none, as far as Ivan can tell, and he continues to the entrance of the underground parking garage and down a sloping driveway. He’s searching for a way to the building’s roof — then a way to get off it.

  Past a few parked cars, the trio head for a service door. It’s locked, but with one solid shoulder slam it flies open. Everyone is now inside the building. So far, so good. They’ve done this before.

  Behind the service door are service escalators and stairways and weary workers who pay no attention to the three young people, who find an elevator and ride it as far as it goes, to the 16th floor. They exit and quickly climb 14 flights of stairs. They are now where they wanted to be, where they aren’t supposed to be — on the roof, taking in the illegal view of Moscow’s old and new city stretching out before them. Skyscrapers loom imperiously, and the Moskva river winds its course through the heart of the city.

  Ivan, a slim 19-year-old student with dark hair and an air of blissfully ignorant confidence, steps to the edge and peers down to the street below. “One hundred meters,” he says, eyeballing the distance to the ground.

  He spies a needle-like shard of metal jutting out from a parapet. With no safety harness nor net, no rope nor hesitation, he steps onto it. There’s just Ivan, a thin piece of metal and the sky.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Ivan, Kirill and Vasilisa are “roofers,” a loose-knit group of insanely non-acrophobic daredevils who scam and sneak their way to the tops of Russia’s highest buildings. Once they get up there, they perform death-defying tricks — hanging by their fingertips, standing on one leg — that they capture in photos and videos that frequently go viral, garnering multiple millions of YouTube views and widespread awe and disbelief at their vertiginous Instagram photos, a heap of which could lay claim to being among the most dangerous selfies ever taken.”

 

 

   Rolling Stone profiles these crazy Russian thrill-seeking kids and we’ve touched on this subject before as a young Russian woman lost her life in an attempted “dangerous selfie” just two weeks ago .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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