May 07, 2010
Violet-backed starling — Episode 2
As did Flautist, who burned the midnight oil hunting down the spectacular photo up top.
'Cause that's how we roll.
Can your mirror do that?
Didn't think so.
Religions of the World by Adherents
Cat Butt Air Freshener
"There's nothing like the smell of cat butt in the morning."
"With the image of a cat walking away and showing you a classic cat butt, you might expect it to stink. But in reality, this thing carries the scent of hyacinth like a cat carries a dead bird."
Mihai Albu's 12-inch skyscraper heels — Nine Inch Nails are so over
Pictured above and below and topping out at 12.2 inches, the shoes are made from three sandals stacked on top of one another.
Like I always say, why turn your head when you can turn your ankle?
I like that.
Perfect for everyday use — if you plan to try out for Cirque du Soleil.
Fire Kit Lamp
Photography's longest exposure
How about six months?
Does that work for you?
From household name:
Six months. That's right. This dream-like picture shows each phase of the sun over Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge taken during half a year.
The image was captured on a pin-hole camera made from an empty drinks can with a 0.25mm aperture and a single sheet of photographic paper.
Photographer Justin Quinnell strapped the camera to a telephone pole overlooking the Gorge, where it was left between December 19, 2007 and June 21, 2008 — the Winter and Summer solstices. (That's a 15,552,000 second exposure.)
'Solargraph' shows six months of the sun's luminescent trails and its subtle change of course caused by the earth's movement in orbit. The lowest arc being the first day of exposure on the Winter solstice, while the top curves were captured mid-Summer.
(Dotted lines of light are the result of overcast days when the sun struggled to penetrate the cloud.)
Quinnell, a renowned pin-hole camera artist, says the photograph took on a personal resonance after his father passed away on April 13 — halfway through the exposure. He says the picture allows him to pinpoint the exact location of the sun in the sky at the moment of his father's passing.
[via Joe Peach]
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