Houses and buildings that are literally UP in the air

Thursday, 12 March, 2015

Image by Laurent Chehere

This collection of images by French photographer Laurent Chehere, reminds me of at least one relatively recent film, but how could they not?

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What becomes of the emptied out oil barrels?

Thursday, 12 March, 2015

There is, or was, especially in the latter part of last year, something of a global glut of oil, a state of affairs that essentially boils down to competing suppliers trying to push one another out of the market.

And where there is oil, there are oil barrels, in greater or lesser, quantity. But what becomes of an oil barrel once its contents have been extracted. Do they go back to the original supplier, or do they end up on a scrap heap somewhere?

Neither it would seem. The empty barrels quickly seem to find another purpose, at least if this Big Picture photo collection is anything to go by.

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iPhone photos too good to be smartphone camera photos?

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

The contract on my current phone, an iPhone 4, is coming up for renewal in the next few months, and I think I might opt for a 6, or a 6s, as the case may be, as a replacement. Then I shall become a professional iPhone photographer, and travel the world in the name of my work.

I’m probably not the only person considering such an occupation, given the incredible quality photos that the phone’s camera is capable of taking. Maybe you’ve already seen some of these images, taken by iPhone 6 owners across the globe, on billboards and the like, around the place.

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A photo of a particle of light, quite photogenic light is, isn’t it?

Monday, 9 March, 2015

Photo by EPFL

Researchers at Switzerland based École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, or EPFL, have succeeded in taking a photo of light as both a particle and a wave, since it is both, you understand. Whatever way you view light as, it’s certainly photogenic, isn’t it?

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Selfies on toast, for a whole new definition of dining with yourself

Monday, 9 March, 2015

I’m not sure what to make of this. I hope it’s not a sign of the apocalypse. What would we be up to here? The ten thousandth? But here we have a bread toaster that toasts selfies onto bread.

Would you want to eat that? Photos of yourself? Then again, I guess it depends whose selfie is cooked onto the toast. They’d have to be pretty hot though wouldn’t they?

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If San Francisco were Gotham City, would it look like this?

Friday, 6 March, 2015

Gotham City SF, timelapse footage of San Francisco filmed after dark, by Toby Harriman. Gotham here refers to the black and white photography style used by Harriman.

Via Hypnophant.

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Want to really get away from it all? Photos of remote camp sites

Wednesday, 4 March, 2015

Photo by Karol Nienartowicz

I’m looking forward to a week off later this month, but I’m certain I’ll not be getting as far away from it all as Polish mountain photographer Karol Nienartowicz does. His travels have seen him amass an impressive collection of landscape photos, and, as you will notice, he has often camped at many of the places he photographs.

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The head mounted pinhole camera for taking selfies back in the day

Tuesday, 3 March, 2015

Pinhole selfie camera, by Ignas Kutavicius

People who take selfies, especially those who do so often, have much to be thankful for. Consider digital and smartphone cameras, for starters. And where, it must be asked, would we be without selfie sticks?

But what if you had a hankering for taking photos of yourself in the early days of photography, when the photographic process was far slower, and more cumbersome, than it is today? How could you possibly obtain an image of yourself, to post on an early twentieth century version of Instagram, for example?

Lithuanian photographer Ignas Kutavicius gave the problem some thought, and devised a pinhole camera that is attached to a mount that the selfie photo taker fits on their head, as if they were wearing a hat, and as you can see, the resulting images aren’t half bad either.

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Goodness me, goodness me, it’s industrial decay

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015

Industrial decay indeed, a great collection of photos of factories, laboratories, warehouses, and offices, curated from the work of Flickr members, that have all seen far better days.

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There are millions of pigeons, and each of them has a story

Thursday, 19 February, 2015

There are about a bajillion pigeons in cities across the world, and they each, it would seem, have a story to tell. At least that’s the case for columbidae residing in London it seems…

Via Hypnophant.

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