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Fun Shots of a Toy Plane Cruising in the Sky

Tuesday 04.22.2014 , Posted by
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Varun Thota’s Instagram (@vnthota) has been blowing up recently with his series of photos hash-tagged #mytoyplane. The Macau-based web designer and developer already had an accumulation of metropolitan based images, yet his new series of him holding a toy plane in real locations have taken his creativity to new levels. [Read more…]

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This Casual Photo of an Empty Barn Window Looks Like an HDTV Ad

Tuesday 04.22.2014 , Posted by
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Just a few hours ago, Reddit user Statussliver put up an image with the following curious title: Took this picture of an empty barn window, Turned out looking like a picture on the wall.

Now the image sits on the front page of the Internet, the most popular picture of the moment.

Something about the perfectly lit dock floating above a clear lake, matched with the unobstructed lighting in the foreground of the barn’s shadowed walls truly gives off the effect of a picture on the wall…or as the top comment on IMGUR notes, “(it) Looks like a nature show on an HDTV.

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This Art Is In The Bag: Beautiful Landscapes Made From Common Trash

Monday 04.21.2014 , Posted by
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The last time that you saw a plastic bag abandoned in a gutter, did you think of it as street art? Artist Vilde J. Rolfsen turns trash into treasure in her efforts to “make plastic bags look magical.” Illuminating the delicate creases of ordinary plastic bags, Vilde creates vibrant, abstract images that evoke mountainous terrains, cresting waves, and frigid caves.  [Read more…]

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Google’s “Lens Blur” Brings an SLRs Abilities to Your Phone’s Small Camera

Thursday 04.17.2014 , Posted by
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Google rolled out a big new update to their Camera app for Android yesterday, and it’s going to make your pictures way, way better. What’s so snappy? They’ve added a brilliant feature that makes your phone’s camera act really, really big. It’s called “Lens Blur.” [Read more…]

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Seph Lawless Explores the Abandoned Malls of America

Tuesday 04.15.2014 , Posted by
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With a name like Seph Lawless, you might understand why this pseudonymous artist chooses to keep his true identity a secret. His most recent series of photographs captures the decay of the american shopping mall. Here is a place that was once filled with bright storefronts, music, loud shoppers and bubbling fountains – now transformed into eerily empty halls by years of neglect and vandalism. [Read more…]

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A Rescue Dog and Her Little Boy Share Hats

Monday 04.14.2014 , Posted by
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Meet Zoey and Jasper – a rescue dog and her little boy. The duo are quickly making friends around the internet with their quirky collection of matching hats and the attitudes to match. Jasper is a spunky little 10 month old Chinese-Korean kid with loads of character and a big happy smile. Zoey is a rescue dog that had a rough start. Born in front of a small store in Taiwan, she was literally washed into the gutter before a schoolgirl rescued Zoey and her siblings and put them up for adoption with Animal Rescue Team Taiwan. Soon she was transported to Los Angeles and a happy new life, with a new mom – commercial photographer Grace Chon. [Read more…]

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It’s Not Stained Glass: Sunsets Reflected in Broken Mirror

Wednesday 04.09.2014 , Posted by
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The world is filled with sunset pictures – it’s one of those nature created artworks we can’t help but observe and capture with wonder. New York photographer Bing Wright has discovered a new and novel way of photographing these vibrant scenes – reflected in the broken pieces of shattered mirror. The images from his series Broken Mirror/Evening Sky look like incredible pieces of stained glass windows. [Read more…]

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This Camera Cafe Is One Big Shot

Wednesday 04.09.2014 , Posted by
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If you love cameras, coffee, copycat architecture, or some combination thereof, then The Dreamy Camera Cafe is the place for you. Located sixty miles east of Seoul, South Korea, the eccentric building imitates a vintage Rolleiflex and contains a camera museum as well as a fully-functioning coffeehouse.  [Read more…]

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Welcome to Yakutsk, the Coldest City in the World

Monday 04.07.2014 , Posted by
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There’s cold, there’s freezing, then there’s Yakutsk. Located in Eastern Siberia, Yakutsk is recorded as the coldest city on earth. In January, the average temperature is minus 40F (-40C), and negative 70F (-57C) is not unheard of. Yet, in this cold city lives 270,000 people going about their daily lives. [Read more…]

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Surreal Photographs with Real Animals

Thursday 04.03.2014 , Posted by
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In a world filled with Photoshop, these pictures are real. Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova (covered previously) has been creating a surreal world filled with wild animals and beautiful women. The result looks like a fairy tale come to life. [Read more…]

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