This photo essay on Iran is beautiful, both artistically and humanistically. Take 5 minutes and treat yourself to a virtual vacation in a land that promises to emerge from its Dark Age very soon. Photo Album – Imgur.
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Paris being virtually unchanged from the turn of last century, these photos look almost like Photoshopped, Instagrammed modern pics. This one’s my fave: A dreamlike shot of the Grand Palais filled with old-timey balloons and planes, which of course were cutting edge technology at the time. Extremely Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris « […]
http://torontoist.com/2010/09/the_exhibition_rides.php I appear to be the only Torontoist reader on SU, which is a shame as it’s quite a fun site and exhibits far more love for my hometown than I can muster. Today’s photo feature: Slow-shutter shots of the midway rides at the Canadian National Exhibition, also known to Toronto kids as the Death […]
http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2009/03/13/photo-manipulations-by-erik-johansson/ Those paintings of landscapes becoming very different landscapes made the SU rounds a while back, but I wasn’t a fan. These, though, I love. All the same WTF-ness, but with a good sense of composition and a damn sight more wit.
http://www.photographyserved.com/Gallery/100-Abandoned-Houses/196639 Thumb up for the chronicler, thumbs-down to the idea of such beautiful, formerly vibrant houses abandoned to rot. And it can’t even be blamed on the sub-prime mess, as Detroit has looked like this for years. What a waste.
http://yawoot.com/post/2073 The Moon, Venus and Jupiter over Los Angeles Light pollution aside, how beautiful is this?
http://www.sleeponthegreatwall.com/qtvr/great_wall_jinshanling_sunset.html The first time I encountered a QTVR (QuickTime Virtual Reality) movie, my mind was officially blown. Thinking back now, though, the early versions were blocky, pixellated, jumpy and basically products of their time. Now, with better cameras and smoother processing, we get this. My mind is officially pink-misted.
http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/02/13-photographs-that-changed-the-world/ As the comments point out, calling these “photos that changed the world” isn’t exactly accurate, as the list is very America-heavy. And the accompanying text, while well written, is poorly researched. (The entire Brady blurb is erroneous, and so is the photo credit.) Nonetheless, they’re great, iconic shots, worth a look if you haven’t […]
http://www.webpark.ru/comments.php?id=17677 Some stellar aerial photography here, cribbed from the yannarthusbertrand.org website. I’m ashamed that the parallel I draw to some of these views is to the animated earth in SimCity; it’s proof that my mind isn’t big enough to take all this in on its own terms.
http://www.webpark.ru/comments.php?id=17677 Some stellar aerial photography here, cribbed from the yannarthusbertrand.org website. I’m ashamed that the parallel I draw to some of these views is to the animated earth in SimCity; it’s proof that my mind isn’t big enough to take all this in on its own terms. \