Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Photos from the World’s First Underwater Nuclear Explosion

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In in 1946, the United States conducted a series of nuclear weapon tests at Bikini Atoll in what’s known as Operation Crossroads. A total of two bombs were detonated to test the effects nuclear blasts had on naval warships. The second, named Baker, was the world’s first nuke to be detonated underwater. Due to the unique properties of underwater explosions, the Baker test produced a number of unique photographs that the world had never seen before.
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Civil War Reenactments Photographed with a Large Format Pinhole Camera

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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, photographer Michael Falco is shooting a project titled “Civil War 150 Pinhole Project.” His goal is to highlight the haunting beauty of civil war battlefields and to chronicle the various battle reenactments that are happening all across the country. To do so, he’s using large format pinhole cameras that gives the poetic images an old fashioned look.
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Photographs of Commonly Paired Foods Bound Together With String

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Nashville, Tennessee-based food photographer Kyle Dreier has a curious project titled Pairings. The main theme of the photographs can be summarized with the questions: “What food really go well together?” and “What are the stereotypical food pairings?” Dreier finds a good and a drink that are commonly consumed together, binds them together with some string, and shoots a photo of the pairing.
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Flickr Celebrates Commons’ 5th Birthday with Galleries of Most Popular Photos

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Flickr celebrated the 5th year anniversary of the launch of The Commons today. The massive collection of public domain photos now includes more than 250,000 images from 56 different libraries, archives, and museums.
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Christmas Lights, the Moon, and Snow Covered Trees

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If I get a photography idea, I tend to just go with it and see if it works. I had driven out to my parent’s place early in the day and the idea just came to me. I think at first I thought, “Man, I wish I had thought to shoot moon-lit snow the day before when you could make a snow man for the op.”
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Creative Conceptual iPhone Photographs by Instagram Shooter Brock Davis

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If you’d like to receive a regular injection of photographic inspiration, you should consider following along with photographer Brock Davis’ Instagram feed. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist regularly shoots conceptual photos with his iPhone that have the same creative touch as photographs Davis shoots for major commissions.
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Mugshot Websites Sued for Violating People’s Right to Publicity

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Several mugshot websites — including Just Mugshots, Busted! Mugshots, Mugshots Online, and MugRemove — are ringing in the new year with a massive class action law suit. According to NPR, hundreds of people who have been exonerated of all charges and had their records sealed are suing the websites for not only keeping their mugshots up and using them in banner ads, but refusing to take them down and “scrub” them off the Internet unless the victims pay a hefty fee.
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A Necklace That Turns Your Neckline Into a Mini Photo Wall

Check out this unique necklace created by artist Ashley Gilreath last year. Called “I Am Who They Were,” the piece is designed to represent Gilreath’s memories of climbing up the stairway in her grandparents’ house — a stairway lined with family photographs.
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Humor: Photographs of Cars with Their Namesakes

Art director Jim Lasser and his friend, photographer Ray Gordon, have a humorous ongoing photo project titled Namesake Motors. They observed that car makes and models often have names inspired by (or similar to) famous people or people groups, so they decided to shoot a series of images that play on words by pairing the cars with their namesakes (using the term very loosely).

The photograph above is titled, “Homer’s Odyssey.”
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First Batch of Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Sample Photos Released, Shows Impressive IQ

Sigma has released the first batch of sample photos shot using the company’s new 35mm f/1.4, which costs $899 and competes against the significantly more expensive 35mm f/1.4 lenses of major camera manufacturers. The images were all shot by photographer Kimio Yajima using the Sigma SD1.
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