Earth, from space

Thursday, 21 August, 2014

Actually from a couple of months ago, not that my delay in posting makes this collection of In Focus curated photos taken from Earth orbit any less impressive. I especially like this shot of the Grand Canyon… not quite the way we’re used to seeing it, no?

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The combat gear of British soldiers since 1066

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

Photo by Thom Atkinson

I was into the knights of old when I was a kid, so this photo series, by Thom Atkinson, of combat outfits worn by British soldiers from 1066 through to today, was absorbing to say the least.

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Having a great time living off the grid, wish you were here

Monday, 18 August, 2014

While trekking about some little way from the beaten track in the north of Portugal, in bush in the vicinity of Peneda-GerĂªs National Park once, I happened upon an expatriate American who was determined to make a go of living off the land there.

Home was an abandoned, and somewhat dilapidated caravan, and he told me of a plan to start farming livestock as a source of both food and income. I often wonder how he fared, or, who knows, still fares. At least he couldn’t be faulted for the location he’d chosen.

So what is life like for those who decide to live on the fringe, off the grid, and far from the rest of society? French photographer Antoine Bruy has spent the last two years going around Europe, looking for, and photographing, people doing exactly this, for his “Scrublands” photo series.

I think it’s fair to say that the lifestyle is not for those who enjoy their creature comforts…

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Putting a name to the place where grandpa took these photos

Friday, 15 August, 2014

The family of an Australian man, Stephen Clarke, who recently moved into a retirement home, are looking for help nailing down the locations of a stack of photos he took while travelling the world in decades past. Maybe you know some of the places that still haven’t been identified?

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The beauty of Iran, in photos

Tuesday, 12 August, 2014

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, photo by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji

If you’re wondering whether or not to ever visit Iran, these stunning images by Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji, will leave little doubt in your mind as to how to proceed.

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These toys appear to be perfect working order, or so say their x-rays

Friday, 25 July, 2014

Sydney based photographer Brendan Fitzpatrick casts toys in a new light through his collection of x-ray images of mechanical and motorised playthings.

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Photography inspired by nightmares, but nothing to lose sleep over

Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

Disturbing. Unsettling. The stuff of nightmares. This collection of works by US photographer Arthur Tress, based on the bad dreams of children, is a combination of all three.

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Filming the aerobatic maneuvers of the USAF Thunderbirds

Monday, 21 July, 2014

Sergeant Larry Reid Jr is a photojournalist tasked with recording the aerobatic maneuvers of the USAF Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron. It’s not a job for any photographer though considering you’re moving at speeds of 800 kilometres an hour, at altitude, and your subjects may only be but a mere metre away.

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The camera never lies, but what when they see… optical illusions?

Monday, 21 July, 2014

The camera never lies, or so we are told. Still, you may not be quite sure what to make of the images captured by Berlin based photographer Erik Johansson’s camera.

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Photos of a tilt-shifted universe

Thursday, 17 July, 2014

Image via Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, ESA, STScI

If the images collected by the Hubble Space Telescope were taken with a camera with a tilt-shift lens, this is what they might look like.

Via MetaFilter.

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