With a lovely winter wonderland, wishing everyone a wonderful end of year and season of festivities!
Stay safe, take care, and see you all in the new year.
Oh. Wow. Check out these very fun photomontages of wonderful locations… and GIANT CATS!
Chilling in NYC…
Or, even better, in Toronto!
Something a bit more secluded (and surprising!)
No one seems all that concerned, fortunately.
Of course, they love modern architecture too, and visit Calatrava’s WTC Transportation Hub.
Before ascending to the stars above.
All so much fun!
(Made by lighting a candle, opening the camera lens, and leaving it open until the candle burned out. Very nifty idea, and one heck of an entrancing and beautiful result.)
I’ve just been introduced to these great works by Hilla and Bernd Becher. There’s something cool within repetition that isn’t exact actual repetition. It’s like a harmony, where each overlapping individual thing produces a richer whole and thus a distinct experience. On top of that, they can be truly intriguing, inviting fascination with the collection and collectiveness and patterns and similarities and differences and organization of them all.
(Also, check out Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Seascapes series. It is equally interesting and fascinating… especially when coupled with some great architecture and artistic placement such as at the Benesse House by Tadao Ando!)
Wow… an amazing photo of a hyper-bright meteor illuminating, well, just about everything in this photo of Lake Louise taken at night. Not twilight, but in the full dead of night. That’s just how bright this thing was. Intense and cool!
photo by Hao Qin
Though it might also be a bit of nightmare fuel…
Photo by Adam Skalzub
Oh I so love these works by Abelardo Morell! Turning an entire room into a camera obscura, then photographing the result. There’s something very mystifying and fascinating about the real world projected into 3D space rather than a flat screen, interacting with the room, a mix of the mundane and the fantastical (and it’s up to us to choose which of either the room or the world is the mundane one and which is the fantastical). So nifty.
I can’t possibly link them all, so find more at his gallery here!
Pale Blue Dot, 1990, taken 6 billion km from earth by the Voyager 1 spacecraft, the last photograph it took during its mission, enhanced by modern computing techniques in 2020.
The Day the Earth Smiled, 2013, taken from the orbit of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft.
And if you’ve not heard Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot thoughts, do so here:
Wonderful scenery within wonderful nature with wonderful words (in Inuktitut, I believe) with wonderful music (created via sampling Inuit instruments).