In NSW, and I dare say in many other places, motorists are not permitted to handle their mobile phones whatsoever while they are driving. They are however able to pass their device to a passenger, but that’s about all. Needless to say taking Instagram photos is clearly out of the question.
Airline pilots appear to be bound by similar regulations, though as this collection of images goes to show, they don’t always seem to adhere to them, unless of course another crew member, someone who is non flight deck personnel, is actually taking the photos.
Perhaps airlines could consider assigning someone the role of flight photographer… many of these pictures, by sheer virtue of the circumstances in which they are taken, are stunning.
Feedlots is an intriguing collection of works by Manchester based artist Mishka Henner, assembled from satellite photos of cattle feed yards, being the places where livestock are sent prior to slaughter. What to make of those coloured, would they be liquids, accumulating at the lower right hand corner of the image then?
Rather than, say, annoy those you’re dining with, by taking photos of every dish to be served at the restaurant you plan on eating at tonight, why not put your DSLR camera to better use? Better use as in deploying it to search the night sky for exoplanets.
Sure, there are a few hoops to jump through, mainly in building a tracker, but discovering a planet beyond the solar system might rate as quite an achievement.
The above, a scene from a science fiction film? No, instead it is the rather clever application of external lighting on a building in Hong Kong, and is one of a series of images taken by Perth based photographer Peter Stewart, featuring the city’s many skyscrapers as seen from the ground looking up.
Passenger and freighter ships are usually dispatched into retirement with an announcement stating that they will be scrapped. They then sail for the last time to a shipbreaking yard somewhere, possibly in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, or another location.
Give the kids LEGO blocks and then leave them to build whatever they want… this was the advice that the toy building brick maker was issuing to parents in the 1970s. If they did stop doing so, perhaps they ought to resume?
What do these objects have in common? They were among sixty-three items that British artist Lenka Clayton retrieved from her son’s mouth during the time he was aged between eight to fifteen months.
Photos of which now feature in a book… maybe these could be given to babies in the hope they’ll look at the pictures of the things they put into their mouths rather than actually putting things in their mouths. Hope springs eternal, right?
Landing a probe, or a craft with a human crew, on another planet or moon, is hard enough, so imagine the know-how required to set down on a comet. Still, that’s what the European Space Agency succeeded in doing last week, when its Rosetta mission landed a probe on the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.