America Online (AOL) proposed its readers to view the best pictures (to their taste) of astrophotography of 2009.
It is the beauty that dazzles, I highly recommend you to take a look at it ;)
Very artistic, creative and original.
Gotta try to do something like this :)
One guy rented a helicopter and made stunning photographs of Dubai at a bird's eye view.
You must see this indescribable beauty
All the pictures are clickable.
Time is flying relentlessly and soon the year 2009 will be history.
This collection contains the best photos of the year.
Plus, I made all the pictures clickable, so if you want to see them in higher resolution, simply click on the picture
A big set of wonderful pictures of patterns that nature creates from National Geographic, as so to say – natural beauty ;)
And it’s only the first part. If you like everything that has to do with nature, don’t miss the next two selections :)
To fully contemplate the pictures, click on them to open in a big format.
Those aerial shots from Klaus Leidorf are truly beautiful!
So here it is, a huge selection of aerial photography on diverse themes such as landscapes, industry…etc. Enjoy!
Each pic can be enlarged by clicking on it.
Santas are sometimes really creepy, if you’re not convinced of that, then take a look at this selection!
Lots of priceless pictures await you after the jump... ))
These are not just very powerful and profound, touching and emotional photos, each one has its own story.
These are real masterpieces that won’t leave anyone indifferent.
You should see them.
Different pictures gathered all around the world are waiting for you after the jump.
All of these photos are presented by International Color Awards.
Here's the link to a previous part:
Pictures of different news agencies
Here’s a set of original and creative pictures from Spanish photographer Chema Madoz.
I can describe this as ‘interesting thoughts in simple things.’
As said in the title, you will see here some truly beautiful photos from different corners of the world.
Very interesting to see, so have a look!
Aaron and Rosie never met in real life, it is not surprising, he is a photographer and lives in the USA, and she is also a photographer, but lives in the UK.
They were never in the same room, but it turned out that Flickr and high technology united these two people.
Every Sunday Rosie took a photograph in Britain and sent it to Aaron, who in turn took a snapshot in the U.S. and combined the two photos, as if there was no distance between them.
Thousands of people closely watched their love story, the photo set was perfect, and it all ended up very great too. After nine and a half months, they met on Valentine's Day.
This is a collection of photos taken by Achim Lippoth, a German photographer and film director best known for using child models to stage scenes from everyday life.
A load of cuteness inside the post…
Photographer Matt Logue shows with his Empty L.A. photo project what the City of Angels would look like if it was totally people-less.
The photos were taken over a period of 4 years (he began in 2005) at different places of LA.
Very interesting work. Check it out!
After a year of various failures, the 27 km particle accelerator is now fully repaired. Actually, it has been launched last weekend and the test was successful… and we’re still alive :))
So here are gathered cool pics of this “big bang machine” while being repaired and during some experiments. I’m still fascinated by all of this…
Photographs, taken at the right time and under the necessary angle, in most cases are masterpieces.
View the new compilation and don’t forget about the first one.
The APA competition (Advertising Photographers of America) took place not long ago and there are a lot of excellent photos.
Here are gathered the best pics of the 26 winners.
Seriously people, stop doing that!
It’s stupid and it’s not sexy!!
Though, they’re a lot of sexy girls in there… ;))
Here is an interesting collection of black and white pictures of criminals taken during the early 20th century (1900-1919) in Chicago.
It was all just before Al Capone and Johnny Torrio built their criminal empire.
The ocean hosts some wonderful forms of life,.
And here is a glimpse of it thanks to these beautiful photos.
Don’t miss it!
That’s an animal you don’t want to be next to! Look at its teeth!
That’s funny though because the animal in question is kinda cute and doesn’t seem dangerous at first sight…
More incredible pics await you inside the post as well as the answer to the title’s question.
Posted in RANDOM
11 Nov 2009
The title sums it up pretty well, you will see here pictures that are famous or not, but which are all interesting.
Each of them comes with a very interesting story, so take some time reading it!
Cold War on the Court
The U.S. team came to the final having won every game in Olympic play for the past 36 years.
But the Soviet Union’s team surprised the Americans with an aggressive offense in the 1972 Munich Games.
With six seconds left, the USSR was clinging to a one-point lead when American Doug Collins was deliberately fouled.
Collins sank both of his free throws, giving the US. its first lead, 50-49, with three seconds left.
The Soviets failed to score, time ran out and the Americans erupted in celebration.
But Soviet coach Vladimir Kondrashkin claimed he had called a time-out that was ignored, and Britain’s R. Williams Jones, the Secretary-General of the International Amateur Basketball Federation, ordered the clock set back by three seconds.
When play resumed, Soviet star Sasha Belov pushed past two U.S. defenders to sink the winning basket...
Those are the shortlisted entries in the ‘This is Britain’ category of a recent photo contest of Digital Camera Photographer of the Year.
It’s a very interesting collection of pics depicting life in general and things you can observe everyday.
We made another post about Photos from Life. Take a look on this post too.
Those pictures are just wow!
Check them out…
We often see photos of animals taken in the wild or in zoos but it’s not often that you can see them on white backgrounds!
A Belgian team named Life On White and led by Eric Isselée has taken “nearly 10,000 images of around 480 different animal species in an attempt to create the largest collection of animals photographed in front of a white background by a single photographer.”
You can purchase those pics online; parts of the benefits go to organisations that deal with the protection of animals.
This is another great selection of HDR photos. This is really an interesting technique, those photos are surrealistic.
They are big enough to use them as wallpapers, so if you want to put some color on your desktop, feel free to click on a pic inside the post to enlarge it and save it.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition looks for originality and images that are creative, fresh and surprising. I think it’s the case here, those pics are truly beautiful.
Another set of beautiful macro pictures about nature and animals, mostly insects.
Very interesting to see, so take a look!
Photograph Per-Anders Pettersson travelled on the Chinese part of the Silk Road. It was a 3200-kilometer journey from Xian to Kashgar that took 3 weeks by train, bus, plane, 4x4…
He did that experience to describe the life along the Silk Road in today’s China.
Have a look, it’s interesting to see.
Extreme Therapy is a photo project of the photograph Brent Stirton about adaptive sports rehabilitation for severely injured U.S. soldiers.
Here you can see pictures that depict people who don’t give up despite the tragedy they are going through.
Touching and kinda inspiring.
Take a look!