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30 Jul 08:49

The Milky Way Over Yellowstone Will Take Your Breath Away

by Dainius

Sometimes an artist can show you what the naked eye would miss. Kansas photographer David Lane spent four months photographing the Milky Way over Yellowstone Park, and the result is a stunning night-time rainbow.

Night photography always requires some technical know-how. One significant change that Lane made was adjusting airglow saturation. The night sky is never completely dark due to the faint emission of light by a planetary atmosphere; Lane increased its saturation by 10%. For certain photos he also combined up to 16 shots in order to get the image just right.

Some insight to what motives Lane can be found on his Facebook page’s comments. He writes, “Get away from the light drive out 20-30 miles out of town and look up on a clear dark night and you may see something that will forever change your life. This is what a galaxy looks like from the inside.”

More info: davidlaneastrophotography.com | Facebook | 500px (h/t: demilked)

“Get away from the light drive out 20-30 miles out of town…”

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“…look up on a clear dark night and you may see something that will forever change your life”

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“This is what a galaxy looks like from the inside”

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20 Jul 16:10

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16 Jul 15:04

“Skeleton Flowers” Become Transparent When It Rains

by George East

Say hello to the Skeleton Flower, a white woodland blossom whose petals turn crystal clear when they make contact with water.

Diphelleia grayi, the scientific name of the Skeleton Flower, can be found in only three parts of the world. The plant grows on moist, wooded mountainsides in colder regions of Japan, China and the Appalachian Mountains in the United States, and is instantly recognizable by its large, umbrella-like leaves.

Oh, and when the the leaves dry out, they turn back to being white.

You can also watch these miraculous flowers in action in the video at the bottom of the post.

More info: plantdelights.com (h/t: rocketnews24mymodernmet)

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08 Jul 07:39

F*ck That: A Guided Meditation For Today’s World

by Dovas

“Gradually let the horseshit of the external world fade from your awareness” Jason Headley’s soothing voice says invitingly in his awesome “F*ck That: A Guided Meditation” video. He uses somewhat uncouth language to connect with modern listeners, though meditative and spiritual purists may not appreciate being asked to breathe out their “bullshit” while meditating. Headley is a great short video director, so once you’ve finished meditating, check out his other videos, too.

More info: jasonheadley.com | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: laughingsquid)

16 Jun 14:31

Delicate Crocheted Leaf Sculptures By Susanna Bauer

by Dainius

Delicate leaves and other natural objects decorated with fine crocheting are Susanna Bauer’s specialty. She was taught how to crochet as a small child in Germany, but was more interested in making tiny items instead of blankets and covers. These skills led Bauer into a career in model-making, but her love of nature drew her back.

“There is a fine balance in my work between fragility and strength,” Bauer writes on her website. “…the tenderness and tension in human connections, the transient yet enduring beauty of nature that can be found in the smallest detail, vulnerability and resilience that could be transferred to nature as a whole.”

Bauer now lives in Cornwall, England. An exhibition of her work will be on display at the Lemon Street Gallery through June 27th.

 More info: susannabauer.com | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: thisiscolossal)

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Image credits: art-photographers.co.uk

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Image credits: Susanna Bauer | art-photographers.co.uk

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Image credits: Simon Cook

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Image credits: Susanna Bauer

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Image credits: Simon Cook

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Image credits: Simon Cook | art-photographers.co.uk

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Image credits: Susanna Bauer

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16 May 05:51

witamy na planecie wol-wo

by vontrompka

łał, naprawdę macie wolną wolę? i możecie robić wszystko, co chcecie? tak. oczywiście w granicach możliwości, genów, nawyków, oczekiwań rodziców, małżonków, dostępnych funduszy i akcesoriów, a także kreatywności, w zasadzie wszystko. a potem się z tego spowiadamy.

04 May 15:42

Self-Taught Polish Astrophotographer Captures High-Res Moon Photo By Combining 32,000 Shots

by Dainius

Last week, amateur Polish photographer Bartosz Wojczyński combined an amazing 32,000 images to create a super high-resolution picture of the moon. It took only 28 minutes to take the photos from his balcony in Piekary Śląskie, but the total file size for the photos was a whopping 73.5 gigabytes. Wojczyński spent 5-6 hours combining the images.

Moon photography is an old art. John William Draper was the first person to take a picture of the full moon, 175 years ago. While Wojczyński spent $3500 on his equipment, Draper used a simple daguerreotype camera to capture his subject. You can compare Draper’s photo with Wojczyński’s photo to see how far we’ve come.

And while Draper’s photo was black and white, Wojczyński used advanced image acquisition and processing techniques to color the photo. He told PetaPixel that he had to map violet and infrared images of the moon to blue and red channels in the final shot.

More info: Bartosz Wojczyński (h/t: petapixel)

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You can see the full high-res image here.

21 Apr 19:17

Trailer: The Little Prince

by Jack Lowe

On Animation Studios has just unveiled the very first trailer for its upcoming star-studded animated film The Little Prince, which is based on the 1943 novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Directed by Mark Osbourne (Kung Fu Panda), the film combines computer-generated animation with traditional stop-motion animation techniques and stars Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, James Franco and Jeff Bridges.

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31 Mar 10:16

Artist Paints Ocean Stones With Thousands Of Tiny Dots To Create Colorful Mandalas

by Dovas

Elspeth McLean, an Australian artist based in Canada, creates hypnotizing paintings of mandalas on smooth and perfectly round ocean stones that will soothe your soul and fill your wold with color. She paints her beautiful explosions of color with tiny dots, which makes her works even more symmetrical and soothing.

Her rocks are insanely popular, and sell out of her Etsy shop very quickly! But she also has tons of other artwork, so be sure to take a look!

More info: Etsy | elspethmclean.com | Facebook (h/t: mymodernmet)

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Beautiful stones and other artwork can be found on McLean’s Etsy shop.

07 Feb 10:00

Sew Wanderlust: Instead Of Taking Photos, This Designer Embroiders Her Travels On-Site

by Julija K.

Most of us bring a camera to our travels, capturing the images of anything that interests us, while annoying the local residents. Designer Teresa Lim decided she did not want to look like an average tourist, so she thought of a very unique way on how to preserve the memories from her trips.

Anywhere Teresa goes, she takes the time to make an embroidered souvenir, depicting the landscape or landmarks that she visited. As of now she has brought these little souvenirs from such places as Vietnam, Tokyo, Prague, Germany.

On her website Teresa explains how and why the project began: “I started the project late 2014 after I realised that with today’s state of the art technology, taking pictures becomes so easy. I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of that place with me. When I’m done with a piece, I actually feel like I KNOW that place, and that gives me a huge sense of satisfaction that I think just taking a photo wouldn’t give.”

If you liked Lim’s “Sew Wanderlust” series, be sure to check our her website for more of her amazing works.

More info: teeteeheehee.com (h/t: modernmet, designtaxi)

Vietnam, Ha Long Bay

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Tokyo (left) | Perth, Serpentine Falls (right)

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Prague

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Germany, Laufersweiler

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London, Big Ben

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Hanoi

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Berlin

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Prague, Charles bridge

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Amsterdam

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31 Jan 23:48

Video: Stephen Fry Explains What He Would Say If He Was Confronted By God

by Staff

Speaking on RTÉ One's show The Meaning of Life, British comedian, actor, and novelist Stephen Fry stunned host Gay Byrne when he explained exactly what he would say if he were ever confronted by God. "Suppose it's all true, and you walk up to the pearly gates, and are confronted by God," said Bryne. "What will Stephen Fry say to him, her, or it?"

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19 Dec 14:11

Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons To Strangers’ Instagram Photos

by Dovas

Lucas Levitan, a Brazilian illustrator based in London, has a wild imagination that seems to invent alternative stories for everything he sees. In an image series that he calls “Photo Invasion,” Levitan invades other Instagram users’ photos with silly, inventive and sometimes awkward illustrations.

Levitan’s no common thief – he makes sure to credit the people whose images he has “invaded” by linking to their Instagram accounts.

More info: lucaslevitan.com | Instagram

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16 Nov 19:34

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”

- George Bernard Shaw
12 Nov 10:06

15-Year-Old Artist Creates Awesome 3D Notebook Drawings

by Dovas

Artist João Carvalho, a.k.a. J Desenhos, draws notebook pages, which might seem boring until you see how he manages to twist and turn these notebook pages into amazing 3D drawings. And he’s only 15 years old!

Carvalho bends the blue “notebook lines” that he draws across the page and then adds shading to complete his drawings. The resulting characters and shapes seems to pop out of or even through the 3D notebook page. The talented youngster also shares other artists’ work on his Facebook page, so take a look!

We’d like to thank Carvalho for telling Bored Panda about his work!

More info: Facebook (h/t: twistedsifter)

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21 Oct 23:27

"To the dumb question ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: ‘Why..."

“To the dumb question ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: ‘Why not?’”

- Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
18 Oct 17:57

"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what..."

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next.”

- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
04 Oct 15:02

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11 Sep 10:01

New Playful Underwater Puppy Photo Series By Seth Casteel

by Dovas

Seth Casteel, the New York- and L.A.-based photographer who became internet-famous with his infectiously happy diving dog photo series, has taken things to the next level. His new “Underwater Puppies” photo series, which will be published as a book on September 16th, captures adorable puppies as they dive into a pool.

There’s no doubt that taking this photo series must have been heaps of fun, but it wasn’t all fun and games. “To create this series, I taught swimming lessons to over 1500 puppies, building their confidence in the water and helping them develop safety and survival skills,” says Casteel. “Most of the puppies only swam for a few minutes and were not ready for pictures, but some decided to start jumping in on their own and chase after toys!

More info: Facebook | littlefriendsphoto.com | Instagram | Barnes & Noble (h/t: time)

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Seth Casteel’s book, Underwater Puppies, will be on sale at Barnes & Noble.

20 Aug 14:52

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31 Jul 06:21

drzewo wiadomości krajowych i zagranicznych

by vontrompka

powiecie, że to przez Putina. przestańcie, takie jabłka mogliście kupić w każdym sklepie.

19 Jul 02:05

"All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow."

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”

- Leo Tolstoy
17 Jul 23:56

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13 Jul 20:30

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10 Jul 22:17

"A writer is a world trapped in a person."

“A writer is a world trapped in a person.”

- Victor Hugo (via maxkirin)
10 Jul 18:45

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08 Jul 07:37

badania napawają optymizmem

by jokohana@NOSPAM.gazeta.pl


01 Jul 20:48

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30 Jun 17:08

krótka przerwa na uzupełnienie mikroelementów

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