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24 Jun 09:52

‘Reservation Dogs’ Season 2: Release Date, Teaser Trailer, Cast, and More

by Rachel Leishman
Reservation Dogs cast

Season 1 of Reservation Dogs was exactly the kind of show I wanted (and expected) from a Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi team-up, and the series got the praise it rightfully deserved. So it was only a matter of time before we got a second season, but now it seems as if we’re going to get it sooner than we thought! A new teaser for the second season dropped along with a release date, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where our favorite teens take us.

The description of the series is as follows: “From Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. The show’s first-of-its-kind Indigenous creative team invites audiences into a surprisingly familiar and funny world.”

22 Jun 10:17

lescarnetsdehaku: The photographer, the natur...

lescarnetsdehaku:

The photographer, the naturalist & those who tame the seas.

Characters from a project with @koma-etoile

31 May 18:48

madcat-world: Night Mother - Mona Finden

31 May 18:46

desology:

31 May 18:43

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19 May 16:51

toughtinkart: ALT thinkin bout 1970s/1770s cro...

toughtinkart:

a sketch of 2 women, 1 with pale skin & one with dark skin, wearing bellbottoms with 1700s rococo bodices and high rococo-styled hairALT

thinkin bout 1970s/1770s crossover fashion 💕

12 May 01:33

quecksilvereyes: homosexual-having-tea: You...

quecksilvereyes:

homosexual-having-tea:

You ever think about how unified humanity is by just everyday experiences? Tudor peasants had hangnails, nobles in the Qin dynasty had favorite foods, workers in the 1700s liked seeing flowers growing in pavement cracks, a cook in medieval Iran teared up cutting onions, a mom in 1300 told her son not to get grass stains on his clothes, some girl in the past loved staying up late to see the sun rise.

there are scriptures all over the world painstakingly crafted hundreds of years ago with paw prints and spelling mistakes or drawings covering up mistakes. a bunch of teenage girls 2000 years ago gathered to walk around their hometown, getting fast food and laughing with their friends. two friends shared blankets before people lived in houses. a mother ran a fine comb through her child’s hair and told it to stop squirming sometime in the 1000s. there are covered up sewing mistakes in couture dresses from the 1800s, some poor roman burnt their food so well past recognition that they just buried the entire pot. there are broken dishes hidden in gardens of people no one even remembers anymore

08 May 08:36

yvfu: skluug: microdosing on being goth by ...

Suko

Heh.

yvfu:

skluug:

microdosing on being goth by wearing black jeans

microdosing on being goth by shoplifting in rome

28 Apr 09:06

eldritchscholar: #the wild hunt

eldritchscholar:

#the wild hunt

21 Apr 23:00

Brilliant Book Bracelet Includes 1,400 Drawings by Rembrandt

by Margherita Cole
Suko

I feel like Sithel might like this.

Brilliant Book Bracelet Includes 1,400 Drawings by Rembrandt

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt Drawings

For most art lovers, visiting a museum or gallery is the only time they can see priceless works of art in person. Otherwise, our knowledge of these masterpieces is based on seeing them online and in textbooks. Well, Amsterdam-based studio Duinker & Dochters is bridging the gap between the digital and material in their limited series of accessories. The small team of designers have created a special piece of jewelry that gives art enthusiasts a chance to hold an entire museum in their hand and flaunt it on their wrist. Rembrandt's Hands a Lion's Paw is a “book bracelet” containing 1,400 numbered pages based on drawings of hands by the Old Master.

From afar, the unusual piece resembles a thick cuff with a luminescent detail along the side. Luske Gais and Lisa Duinker—the founders and primary artists behind Duinker & Dochters—sourced 300 drawings and etchings by Rembrandt from the Rijksmuseum's public website as the material for this piece. Then, they identified 1,400 images of hands from these works of art and formatted them into numbered, double-sided pages. The unique form of the bracelet was created by binding all of the pieces together with a variation of cross-stitch called brocheersteek. In doing so, the many individual sheets fan around the wearer's wrist in a way that is secure, but still loose enough that the individual can thumb through the drawings and admire them.

All of the pages are gilt-edged, which accounts for the golden glow of the wristlet. Additionally, the book bracelet features an 18-karat gold clasp and comes inside of a stunning black leather and red suede case handmade by the Amsterdam workshop Elbel Libro. Duinker & Dochters' collection of unusual pieces makes world-famous images not only touchable but wearable, too. “Digitial collections have become an integral part of our lives, from the photos on your phone to museum collections,” the studio explains. “These bits and bytes make them tangible in a new art form.”

You can purchase this wearable work of art via Duinker & Dochters' website. The wait time is approximately six weeks.

Duinker & Dochters put together a unique “book bracelet” of Rembrandt's drawings of hands.

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsBook Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt Drawings

It includes 1,400 numbered, gilt-edged pages and an 18-karat gold clasp.

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsBook Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsBook Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsBook Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt Drawings

The wristlet is bound with a variation of cross-stitch known as brocheersteek.

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsBook Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt Drawings

Each book bracelet comes in a leather box.

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsBook Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt Drawings

The unique fashion statement costs €10,000 (about $10,850.69 USD).

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt Drawings

Book Bracelet Contains 1400 Rembrandt DrawingsDuinker & Dochters: Website | Facebook 
h/t: [Open Culture]

All images via Duinker & Dochters.

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READ: Brilliant Book Bracelet Includes 1,400 Drawings by Rembrandt

17 Apr 10:44

Just realized something about Our Flag Means De...

Suko

BIG SPOILERS in this if you haven't watched the show.

This post is all about the _delightful_ last line. Bwahahahaha!

Just realized something about Our Flag Means Death— it’s Peter Pan.

Stede is Wendy, telling bedtime stories to his ship of lost boys (and Jim). He’s bringing romanticized English domesticity to the high seas— and Blackbeard is enraptured by him, particularly by *that* part of him: the hidden closet of outfits, the cozy library full of books Stede has actually read, the sense of wonder and newness Stede brings to Ed’s old boring swashbuckling world.

Ed wants to become part of Stede’s world— trying out thimbles and kisses, or fine clothes in this case. They gather a crew of lost boys (and Jim) and Stede’s influence changes and softens them, while Ed challenges, endangers, and inspires them; their dream of the biggest, baddest, bestest lost boy there is. He’s immature, he’s fickle, he’s utterly captivating; he never grew up and he will always be the kraken on the dock.

Captain Hook, or the British empire, chases Peter Pan across the waves— for Ed’s legend but also for the harms he’s caused them— and then they eventually recognize Stede’s importance and use him against Ed, too.

And like with Peter Pan, Stede eventually leaves both Ed and the pirate life: Stede abandons Neverland to go home and “grow up”— returning to Mary. And here’s where he breaks the pattern: unlike Wendy, he comes back.

But even that is more complicated, and in interesting conversation with the original story: there is no “real world” to go back to, really. There is no correct way to grow up.

Stede cannot “go back” and “grow up”— because that path was always a lie. Mary, in his absence, has discovered a new path for herself into her own wondrous, adventurous world; she’s up-ended the fantasy of Growing Up, being serious, or a “normal” life and adulthood. It’s wonderful! I love Mary. He could go back, but their old life and marriage was fake— that was the real game of pretend.

Mary hollows out her life and their world in Stede’s absence and says: these parts were nonsense, and this worth keeping, and this worth building. It gives Stede the bravery to go back, but also the clarity and the context to see that neither world is more real than the other— that his love for Ed is real, too, and not something to be outgrown. He refuses the moral. Wendy goes back to Neverland to find the lost boys, to find Peter.

But most importantly: this means Izzy Hands is Tinkerbell

13 Apr 18:36

Teen Forges Knife From 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

by Jessica Stewart
Suko

Gorgeous knife

Teen Forges Knife From 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

Nebula Meteorite Knife by Tristan Dare

Bladesmith Tristan Dare is only 19 years old, but he's already making a name for himself. For the past five years, he has been crafting knives that are true works of art. And, interestingly, he often incorporates ancient materials into his blades. His latest piece, called Nebula, was crafted from one of the oldest meteorites ever recorded—it's estimated to be 4.5 billion years old. Set off with opal, gold, and an ancient wooly mammoth tooth, the blade is a masterpiece.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel last year, Dare shows how he takes meteorite and carefully crafts it into a blade. Step by step, the meteorite is worked over until it's perfectly sharp. Using meteorite as a material brings a unique touch to Dare's work. The pattern of the ancient metal is still visible, adding a visual interest beyond the cool factor of using a meteorite as a knife.

According to Dare, his interest in working with his hands began at a young age. At just 11 years old, he started woodworking, inspired by his grandfather who was an avid woodworker. After several years of woodworking and competing in contests, Dare began crafting his own chisels and tools. This is where his adventure with metal began.

Self-taught, he dove in to the world of bladesmithing and has not looked back. Now he's constantly pushing himself to new heights and is always on the lookout for interesting materials to incorporate into his blades. Dare often works with meteorite, which gives his blades a unique touch. For his handles, he also enjoys using rare and prehistoric materials like mammoth tusk or rare woods.

If you're interested in owning one of his creations, Dare puts his blades for sale in his shop when they are available and also takes commissions.

Tristan Dare has created a blade made from a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite.

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The talented teen also incorporated opal and an ancient wooly mammoth tooth.

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Dare, who is self-taught, enjoys using rare and ancient materials to create his blades.

 

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Take a look at how he transforms a meteorite into a knife.

Tristan Dare: Website | Instagram | Reddit | YouTube

All images via Tristan Dare.

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READ: Teen Forges Knife From 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

13 Apr 18:35

100-Year-Old National Park Ranger Finally Retires After an Incredibly Impactful Career

by Claudicet Pena
Suko

Betty is incredible! I've met her a few times and heard her Park Ranger talks. A well-deserved retirement (though I expect she'll be busier than ever)

100-Year-Old National Park Ranger Finally Retires After an Incredibly Impactful Career

At 100 years old, Betty Reid Soskin—aka Ranger Betty—became the oldest active park ranger for the National Park Service (NPS). Now, Ranger Betty has finally decided to retire—something that is certainly well earned! Soskin’s retirement marks the close of an influential 16-year-career with the NPS. In the early 2000s, the NPS and the city of Oakland, California, began planning for a new national park. a then-84-year-old Soskin was passionately interested in the park’s theme and played an active role alongside the NPS on a research project “to uncover untold stories of African-Americans on the Home Front during World War II.” She’s been sharing her research and her own experience as a woman of color during the Second World War with park visitors ever since.

“Being a primary source in the sharing of that history—my history—and giving shape to a new national park has been exciting and fulfilling,” Soskin admits. And her efforts have not gone unnoticed. “Betty has made a profound impact on the National Park Service and the way we carry out our mission,” says NPS Director Charles F. “Chuck” Sams. “Her efforts remind us that we must seek out and give space for all perspectives so that we can tell a more full and inclusive history of our nation.”

Soskin’s work and pioneering approach have also had a broader impact on how the NPS shares stories about racism, marginalization, and discrimination. The park ranger has received coverage from various media outlets, including a piece in The New York Times. She stepped into the spotlight during the 2013 federal government shutdown when she urged lawmakers to act so that she can return to her work. In 2015, she ws invited to participate in a tree lighting ceremony at the Obama White House. During the pandemic, she held weekly virtual talks.

Soskin spent her final day on the job at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. She spoke with the public and visited with coworkers. The park plans to celebrate Soskin and wish her a happy retirement on April 16, 2022.

Betty Reid Soskin was the oldest active park ranger for the National Park Service (NPS). She recently retired at the remarkable age of 100 and closed an influential 16-year-career with NPS.

The NPS filmed a special one-hour talk with Soskin which is now viewable online.

National Park Service: Website | Facebook | Instagram
h/t: [NPR]

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READ: 100-Year-Old National Park Ranger Finally Retires After an Incredibly Impactful Career

12 Apr 19:47

Organizing With ADHD: Book Review & My Top 5 Tips

by Jen
Suko

Very helpful advice!

Happy Tuesday, intrepid explorers of the interior realms!

(That's my new name for people cleaning out their closets.)

So I don't have ADHD, but most of my friends I help with organizing do. Organizing is a passion of mine, so for years I've barreled through various friends' homes, trying to make the systems I use work for them. And for years, far too often, I've watched those systems fail.

Listen, I love a good mess. The bigger the piles in the smaller the space, the more excited I get. Even so, I reached a string of projects where nothing I did seemed to be working anymore. My neatly labeled containers were quickly buried in mountains of clutter. I'd leave a space pristine, only to come back and find empty counters filled again, neatly hung clothing strewn in piles, stacks of bins unstacked and scattered ... in short, my organizing efforts felt like a band-aid on a tidal wave. I knew I was doing something wrong, but what?

Then I realized the one common denominator: everyone I was working for at the time had ADHD. A-ha! And since ADHD brains see and process things differently, it makes sense that they organize differently, too.

So I got to work. I did as much online research as I could, but quickly became frustrated. So many click-bait videos and articles, so little help.

Then I went old-school, and bought an actual book. This book:


Organizing Solutions For People With ADHD


It has rave reviews and multiple re-prints, so I was beyond excited to inhale the whole thing. Finally. Answers!

Within a few pages I realized this book is for people with ADHD, not for people trying to help people with ADHD. The advice it gives is brutal and matter-of-fact, with zero allowance for things like mental health, retail therapy, collections, etc. And because it's not aimed at the helpers, it also doesn't give any advice on how to start conversations about, say, purging. It just tells you to purge.

In fact the #1 tool in author Susan Pinsky's arsenal is purging. In many cases it is the only tool she offers, instructing the reader to purge as much as 80% of a given space. Listen, if you only have 4 pots in an entire kitchen cabinet, then you don't need an organizing strategy:
 
 
... which of course is her whole point.

 The book is filled with before-and-afters, each one with the "inventory" reduced to comically Spartan levels:



C'mon. No one is going to do this.

[Correction: from the comments I've learned some people DO do this, and love it. So don't let my disbelief stop you!]


With that said - and admitting I argued OUT LOUD with this book in every single chapter - Organizing Solutions did open my eyes to what I was doing wrong. It clearly explains why and how organizing is difficult for people with ADHD, and that perspective shift alone was worth the price.

With this new understanding came a whole new way of looking at organizing. Now I see why my methods won't work for an ADHD brain. I don't have all the solutions yet, but at least I can see the puzzle more clearly.

And with that loooong intro, let me share my 5 Top Take-Aways from Organizing Solutions For People With ADHD.

First, the easiest and most effective tip you can implement in 2 seconds:
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10 Apr 06:31

catadromously: séance

catadromously:

séance

26 Mar 16:39

Japanese Researcher Publishes Study on Quality of Sleep When Pet Cats Choose Location of Slumber

by Johnny
Suko

While this is clearly someone without back issues necessitating a bit more support while slumbering, the idea is pretty delightful.

the researcher spent 24 nights sleeping in the location their pet cats chose Due to physical and societal constraints, the typical sleep patterns of humans are largely fixated. For cats, however, there is a certain randomness to their sleep–sometimes under the bed, other times in the hallway–that is simply impractical for humans. But what if […]
24 Mar 06:28

sosuperawesome: nn__ee__zz on Instagram

23 Mar 19:20

The Delightful Queer Pirate Romcom ‘Our Flag Means Death’ Is Fandom’s New Obsession

by Kaila Hale-Stern
Suko

Massive spoilers in the article for the first four episodes, so proceed with caution, but I must concur that this show is super adorable and wonderfully silly, heartfelt, effervescently violent, and sweetly romantic all at the same time. If you like shows like What We Do in the Shadows (movie and tv show) or Galavant, then you'll probably like this.

Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet and Taika Waititi as Blackbeard share a moment in 'Our Flag Means Death'

If you need a distraction from doomscrolling, there is no more worthy and effervescent escape than HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death. The series defies any easy categorization—it’s a historical drama, a slapstick comedy, a fantastically diverse dive into representation, and it’s queer as all get-out. There’s never been anything quite like Our Flag Means Death before, and it’s setting a new standard as it sails on toward the season one finale.

The show is centered around brilliant lead performances by Rhys Darby as the “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet and Taika Waititi as the fearsome yet conflicted Blackbeard—two infamous marauding men whose paths crossed in the historical record and who appear to be falling in love on Our Flag Means Death. While Darby and Waititi anchor the action, a vibrant and hilarious supporting cast makes it sing. In record time, Our Flag Means Death has become a fandom sensation and lit up social media with fan art, fanfiction, commentary, memes, and key-smashingly enthusiastic reactions.

15 Mar 08:31

rabbitinthemeadow: The light, oh that disso...

rabbitinthemeadow:

The light, oh that dissolving light // Part 43

15 Mar 08:31

tamberella: Flying with the gryphons 🌤 ...

tamberella:

Flying with the gryphons 🌤
Instagram I Twitter

03 Mar 08:01

anonbeadraws: Illustration commission for @...

anonbeadraws:

Illustration commission for @secretsnailor of their mermaid Carys, looking over their found spoils! 🐠🐠🐠

✨commission info in source link below✨

26 Feb 03:25

Greek Letters

Suko

I've definitely had the "oh no, it's one of _those_" thought.

If you ever see someone using a capital xi in an equation, just observe them quietly to learn as much as you can before they return to their home planet.
25 Feb 09:44

Watch This Journalist Report in 6 Different Languages

by John Farrier

How many languages can Philip Crowther of the Associated Press speak? At least six. We know this because he's recently reported on the war in Ukraine in English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, and Luxembourgish.

The last of these is not surprising once one learns that Crowther was born in Luxembourg to a German mother and a British father. He was raised and educated in Luxembourg, as well as the UK. His travels have taken him around the world, where he rounded out his linguistic versatility.

So as this compilation of his recent reporting shows, Crowther is a very useful person to have when a news organization needs to understand and deliver information about rapidly changing current events.

-via Althouse

02 Feb 19:38

photographss-world: Şimdilerde kağıttan gemil...

photographss-world:

Şimdilerde kağıttan gemiler yapmak yerine , kağıttan denizler yapıyorum. Satır satır dalgaları olan. Dalga dalga senin kıyına vuran . Yolcu ettiğim bir mısra ancak senin kıyına vurabilir zaten .


Hikmet Anıl Öztekin…

29 Jan 11:22

argumate: radio is kind of wild really, the f...

argumate:

radio is kind of wild really, the first thing we did after discovering an ethereal field that permeates the universe is infuse it with music.

27 Jan 22:53

Artist Creates Beautiful Hairstyles That Look Like Ornate Flowers

by Margherita Cole

Artist Creates Beautiful Hairstyles That Look Like Ornate Flowers

Cute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat Tri

Who doesn't want to look like a flower in bloom? Vietnam-based artist Nguyễn Phát Trí transforms hair into complex floral designs that look like sculptural works of art. Each updo is made up of layers of gently-sculpted petals which create a mesmerizing flower that appears to grow from the person's head.

Originally a biotechnology student at An Giang University, Trí moved to Ho Chi Minh after graduating to pursue a career in hairdressing. There, he quickly gained recognition for his one-of-a-kind results. Most of his clients are brides, who pay up to $300 to receive a flower-inspired updo for their big day.

While many of us are accustomed to spending time on our hair, Trí often invests multiple days, if not months, practicing his techniques on mannequin dolls. The payoff is worth it, however, as his finished designs look like avant-garde masterpieces. He manages to fold locks of hair into petal-like shapes, which are then layered on top of one another to mimic the volume and form of a real-life flower.

You can see more amazing hairstyles by liking Trí's Facebook page and following him on Instagram.

Vietnam-based artist Nguyễn Phát Trí creates beautiful hairstyles that look like ornate flowers.

Cute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat TriCute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat TriCute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat TriCute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat TriCute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat TriCute Hairstyles by Nguyen Phat TriNguyễn Phát Trí: Instagram | Facebook | TikTok

All images via Nguyễn Phát Trí.

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25 Jan 08:10

Time Slice Photo Captures A Stunning Photo Of The Sky

by sodiumnami

British student Cal Cole received attention for a photo he uploaded on Reddit that went viral. The 18-year-old posted a photo of a pylon against a colorful sky. The pylon, with its wires outstretching in the image, served as a sort of a stained glass window and framed the different colors in the sky. According to Cole, 14 photographs were used to create the image above. The post-production process took about five or six hours. “For a long time, I wasn’t sure how well it would turn out,” Cole told My Modern Met. “But I sent the image to my friends— something I always do as they give me an honest opinion—and they said it was one of my best photos. That’s when I realized it was something I was very happy with.”

Image credit: Cal Cole 

23 Jan 23:43

Don't Bring Cougars in the House

by Miss Cellania
Suko

Some very creative and hilarious meme/gif exchanges going on here.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation sent out a Tweet a couple of days ago that referenced an old animal welfare campaign that said, "If you're cold, they're cold. Bring them in." It was about not leaving your cats and dogs outside when the temperature drops. That doesn't apply to wild predators, or at least it didn't until the phrase became a meme

This being the internet, the Tweet had the opposite effect of making folks want a mountain lion in their house. Or at least the chance to pet one. Hey, look, the kitty is offering its belly for rubs!

The wildlife office wasn't going to put up with such nonsense.

But the internet as whole has a serious case of toxoplasmosis.

I think by now you can guess the wildlife department's favorite TV show. The wildlife folks took it all in stride and made a corgi meme about the Tweet, which was gradually expanded to include an entire pack of corgis.

The original Tweet has a growing number of jokes, memes, and cat pictures underneath, but you also need to check out the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's feed to catch updates on the situation. -via Fark

19 Jan 22:17

Fog Helps Photographer Capture Rare Photo of the Milky Way and the Golden Gate Bridge

by Jessica Stewart

Fog Helps Photographer Capture Rare Photo of the Milky Way and the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge and Milky Way by Michael Shainblum

Photographer Michael Shainblum proves once again that being in the right place at the right time and keeping yourself open to creative possibilities can have big rewards. Shainblum, who is known for his stunning astrophotography, recently took a photo that he once felt was impossible. Thanks to some fog, he captured the Milky Way and San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge in the same photo.

The Golden Gate Bridge has long been a muse for Shainblum and he's photographed it previously in extreme weather conditions. But nothing prepared him for that evening on the San Francisco Bay. Shainblum has always dreamed of photographing the iconic bridge under the Milky Way, but typically the city's light pollution makes it impossible. Luckily, he was in the right spot when the perfect weather conditions made his dream a reality.

“It felt really awesome to get a shot like that in such a familiar spot,” Shainblum tells My Modern Met. “Having gone up there for the last nine years, countless times. It was so cool to see a unique moment like this and spend the night gazing at the stars/fog. Overall the evening was just such a great mix of photography and timelapse.”

The low-lying fog provided the perfect cover for the light pollution that previously hampered Shainblum's chances at photographing the Milky Way. But in order to create the perfect exposure, Shainblum stitched together several horizontal images until he was satisfied with what he had created. The end result is a beautiful cityscape where the Milky Way is clearly visible above the San Francisco Bay. As fog rolls across the landscape, the lights of the bridge and one of its towers are visible in the left part of the frame.

But this wasn't the only incredible image that Shainblum captured that evening. He also took the time to get creative with the Golden Gate Bridge and the fog. These highly atmospheric images are a unique, artistic look at a well-worn piece of architecture. As an extra treat, Shainblum also published a fascinating video that takes us behind the scenes of this special evening.

Go behind the scenes with Michael Shainblum as he photographed the Milky Way over the Golden Gate Bridge.

The evening fog helped block light pollution from the city and let the Milky Way shine through.

Milky Way Over San Francisco Bay by Michael Shainblum

The fog also allowed for some incredibly artistic photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fog Over the Golden Gate Bridge by Michael Shainblum

Fog Over the Golden Gate Bridge by Michael Shainblum

Fog Over the Golden Gate Bridge by Michael Shainblum

Fog Over the Golden Gate Bridge by Michael Shainblum

Fog Over the Golden Gate Bridge by Michael Shainblum

Michael Shainblum: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Michael Shainblum.

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READ: Fog Helps Photographer Capture Rare Photo of the Milky Way and the Golden Gate Bridge

19 Jan 07:02

toothsalad: 1rakus: transgenderer: offici...

toothsalad:

1rakus:

transgenderer:

official-kircheis:

transgenderer:

never not thinking about giant cisterns. THATS immanentizing the eschaton. when we get to heaven and its a bunch of giant wet concrete tunnels with vast columns holding up the ceiling, then you will see…

you know about the tokyo storm drains, yeah?

yeah that’s what inspired this post :)

im very exited to go here when i die :)

basilica cistern in istanbul

houston’s is pretty spooky