Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Nature is like whoah

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Lightning over the Parthenon June 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

37 great hi-res pics of extreme weather from The Big Picture.

Taxi Dancers

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Nice tilt shift photo of an Athens street by photographer/artist  Ben Heine. (click to see larger)

Airbus 380 cockpit zooming panorama

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

360 degrees:

Surfing in Munich

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Nice! Images and narration of Munich’s unlikely surf scene.

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Color Aftereffect

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Fantastic example of this optic phenomenon here. Stare at the small black dot in the middle for 30 seconds, then mouse-over the image, and though the new image is black and white, you will see it in completely convincing color. A different sort of example and explanation at omnivision.


Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Then zoom some more! Just amazing. Bet you can’t stop zooming.

That Sinking Feeling

Monday, March 20th, 2006


Great, great face in a sink from moonbird. For more fun, felicitous face photos, see Flickr’s “Found Faces” group pool. This one is great, and so is this. And this. Too many to list… just go have a look.

Fabulous Fire Photo

Saturday, March 11th, 2006


John McColgan, a fire behavior analyst for the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska, snapped this photo of two elk standing in a river during a huge forest fire in Bitterroot National Forest in Montana in August, 2000. (large image here, from this page of nature wallpapers.)

See the Boom!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Photos (and a video clip) of jets breaking the sound barrier.

Flight Site’s Top Sights

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

The most popular photos of all time from the database of nearly a million aviation photos, like this one (click for larger view):


See also, most popular images from the: last 365 days | last 180 days | last 30 days | last 7 days | last 48 hours | last 24 hours. Or have a look at the Editors’ Choice of best photos.

Spy Photos that Made History

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Historic surveillance images presented as a part of Nova’s Spies That Fly special. The timeline of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) is also cool.

Grow your own Film Poster

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

Create fun customized movie posters from your digital photographs at flagrant disregard (example inside). Many more fun imaging toys here.

Fiat Lux

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Armed only with a few mirrored spheres and a digital camera, Paul Debevec set out to make a film like no other…

Gorgeous computer animation set in St. Peter’s Basilica. New Scientist article. Fiat Lux main site.

The Kittays can JUMP!

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

The Kittays can JUMP!” href=”″>Fun with flying felines..

Cri-Cri plane

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Link: Cri-Cri plane, the world smallest twin engine aircraft. Information page here and videos here.


Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Link: EagleCam: click through to “MiniCam in Action”.

R/C Camera Controller project

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Link: RC-CAM Projects: CamMan-Aiptek Camera Controller – Hacking an Aiptek Pencam Mini for remote shooting. From, also see the avi video clips page.

*Try* to Line Up With the Runway

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Landing Mishaps” and lots more at Unusual Aviation Pictures.

Happy, Happy Clown Day

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Seen on the streets of Thessaloniki…

Colorization Using Optimization

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Link: Colorization Using Optimization.

Absolutely amazing! Try it yourself with a Java applet.

The oops list

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Link: The oops list.

Photos of aviation, military, etc. mishaps.