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Photos - November 2008

Sand Photography by Mitchell Feinberg

November 28th 2008 05:43
Mitchell Feinberg is one of the world's best fashion photographers. The only difference is he doesn't use models, instead letting the fashion items stand out on their own. Mitchell also extends his craft to include food, drinks, cars and advertising. Check out his website here.

One of Mitchell's innovations is the use of sand photography with imprints of various fashion items and accessories. See some examples below sourced from

Sand photography - shirt

Mitchell Feinberg photography - handbag

Sand imprint pictures - purse

Louis Vuitton handbag Mitchell Feinberg sand photography

Imprint of pants in the sand

Night Photography

November 26th 2008 01:49
Night time photography has always been very difficulty due to the low availability of light. The only way to achieve an image is with a long shutter time which creates problems for the photographer such as blur. However, by using a tripod to hold the camera steady and a shutter release cable to prevent slight movements caused by a manual shutter, spectacular images can be obtained of our world after dark.
Smashing Magazine has an excellent selection of night photography submitted from all of the work here. A selection of the best is below:

Night time photography - Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Towers

Photography after dark - Colosseum in Rome

Beautiful Venice at night

night photos

Planet earth at night - lights

Preikestolen (Preacher's Pulpit)

November 24th 2008 01:30
preacher's pulpit, Norway

Preikestolen or Prekestolen, also known as Preacher's Pulpit or Pulpit Rock, is a massive cliff face located 604m above the fjord in Forsand, Norway. The top of the cliff is about 25m by 25m in size and has become a popular tourist attraction for its unusual shape and spectacular views from the top.
In order to access Preikestolen tourists must make the 3.8 km hike which can take 1-3 hours as it's very steep in places. There are a number of other walking trails in the area for those interested is seeing more of the rugged landscape.
preikestolen cliff in Norway

*These images are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. They came from the Wikipedia page for Preikestolen

Strangest Buildings in the World

November 21st 2008 13:35
Thanks to Village of Joy, here are some of the weirdest, most inventive and crazy building designs on the planet. If these aren't unusual enough for you, many more architectural wonders can be seen here.

Unusual Buildings - Ripley's Believe it or Not
Ripley’s Building (Ontario, Canada)

strange buildings - books. Kansas City Public Library
Kansas City Public Library (Missouri, United States)

Crazy building of the world - Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States)
Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States)

Weird buildings - Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)
Erwin Wurm: House Attack (Viena, Austria)

different building architecture - Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic)
Dancing Building (Prague, Czech Republic)


Satellite Photo of a Volcano Erupting

November 19th 2008 02:47
This amazing satellite image of an erupting volcano in Alaska is provided courtesy of NASA.

satellite picture of a volcano

Michelle Obama's Wardrobe

November 17th 2008 01:30
Michelle Obama (née Robinson, born January 17, 1964) will be the first African-American First Lady of the United States.
She will also be the first young and attractive First Lady for many years. As such the public will watch what she wears and often follow suit. Her fashion choices will also be subjected to intense scrutiny, probably for the rest of her life.
Michelle Obama has been known to wear American designers such as Calvin Klein and also had her wardrobe filled with designers of Hispanic origin such as Oscar de la Renta, Isabel Toledo or Narciso Rodriguez. She has also made use of other lesser known designers, such as Donna Ricco or Maria Pinto. See below some of her outfits from the campaign, including the well known election night dress

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Invisible Art

November 14th 2008 07:12
This Chinese artist makes their subjects blend into the environment.
I think they do an incredible job, you would swear these people were transparent!

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Ring of Brodgar

November 12th 2008 01:22
Located in Orkney, Scotland, the Ring of Brodgar sometimes spelt Brogar is a henge and stone circle 104m in diameter making it the third largest in Britain. The exact age of the monument or its purpose is unknown, however it was most likely constructed between 2500 - 2000 BC. There are 27 stones standing today of the 60 originals.
The area surrounding the Ring of Brodgar is also of historical importance. There are other stones, mounds and tombs. Excavations have uncovered many buildings, bones, tools and even a huge wall. Thanks to damncoolpics for these images of the ring.

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Close Up Photos of Eyes

November 10th 2008 01:18
Next time you gaze into someone’s eyes, take a closer look. They are as varying and unique as a fingerprint, except the extraordinary range of colours make them far more beautiful!

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Horseshoe Bend

November 7th 2008 11:49
Located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States and slightly downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, as it's name suggests this is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River. It's amazing what shapes the ancient sandstone has been swirled into by the forces and wind, water and time.
A visit to the Horseshoe Bend is a very unique experience.

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World Record Skydive

November 5th 2008 11:27
Colonel Joseph Kittinger holds the world record for the highest ever parachute jump set back in 1960. He was involved in Project Excelsior, which researched high altitude bailout. Col Kittinger wore a pressurised suit, and on August 16th he jumped from a helium balloon at a height of 102,800 feet (31,300 m). He fell for 4 minutes and 36 seconds reaching a maximum speed of 988 km/h or 274 m/s before opening his parachute at 18,000 feet (5,500 m). He set and still holds world records for highest parachute jump, longest drogue-fall (4 min), and fastest speed by a human through the atmosphere. See a picture of Kittinger's famous jump below:

world's highest sky dive

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Camel Spiders

November 3rd 2008 01:44
Camel Spiders, also known as wind scorpions, sun scorpions and sun spiders belong to the Arachnid order Solifugae. They are not true spiders, although they can look very similar.
Camel Spiders and their relatives live in desert regions around the world feeding on termites, beetles, other insects and occasionally lizards.
They can grow moderately large as seen in the picture (up to about 12 cm), move on land at about half the speed of a human, and they carry no poison

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