German art photographer Ralf Brueck shifts our sense of reality in this gripping series he called Distortion. Using Photoshop, he digitally manipulates pictures until he creates horizontal or vertical lines that appear like barcodes. “My interest is the point at which a photo becomes more than a picture and goes beyond its originally shown content.” More images via http://www.ralfbrueck.com/ via - bitchville
A customs official holds a confiscated Indian Roofed Turtle during a press conference at the Customs Department in Bangkok, Thailand.
Thai customs officials found 451 turtles and seven freshwater crocodiles stashed in suitcases offloaded from a passenger flight from Bangladesh. The animals seized at Bangkok’s bustling Suvarnabhumi airport were worth 1 million baht ($33,000), authorities said.
The alleged trafficker, a Bangladeshi national, did not collect the luggage and fled on arrival in Bangkok.
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Hundreds of Tourist Photos Weaved into One | Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow - Look closely and you’ll see dim shadows, vague silhouettes that aimlessly wander around. More than anything, these haunting figures make us think about our own fading memories and the inevitable passage of time. “Why do we always take the same picture, if not to interact with what already exists?,” Vionnet asks. “The photograph proves our presence. And to be true, the picture will be perfectly consistent with the pictures in our collective memory.”
Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world’s most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. After conducting an online keyword search and sifting through photo sharing sites, this Swiss/French artist carefully layers 200 to 300 photos on top of one another until she gets her desired result.
Hell is here, right here on earth. Tucked away in a place that can not be seen. We are blind to the true hands of Satan that gradually steal food, home and life of humans, human … just like us.
We complain every day about things that we can have another day.
They are expecting a little more than half of what you throw away. (via tranquilheart) Photograph by James Nachtwey. Sudan, 1993
my heart just broke.. Ohemge.. i have no words for this I am going to help these people when I grow up. I will. I will. heartbreaking, im speechless.
Heartbreaking :(((( Let’s stop complaining about every little thing and devote our time helping those who are in need. abbiealmasco:
Seeing photos like this is like slapping me real hard in the face everytime.
Photograph by Marco Fulle… - Scientists aren’t sure why electrical discharges are visible during some volcanic eruptions, butt one theory is that that the spewing magma bubbles or particles of volcanic ash are themselves electrically charged, and by their motion create separately charged areas. (via) - simko:
“No photoshop! To take this photo, I set up some white paper for a background in a dark room. I laid strawberries on a table and separately stood up a banana with some cardboard and tape. With the lights on, I set up a quick-release tripod properly framing the banana (this makes it much easier later). Now the lights are off. So now I set my camera to bulb and used my built-in pop up flash to shoot straight down on the strawberries, filling the frame. Keeping my finger on the shutter button, I put my camera on the tripod and then hit the pilot button on an external flash. The flash hits the white background behind the banana, silhouetting it briefly. Effectively, this washes out all of the original photo of the strawberries except for where the silhouette is, thereby superimposing the first image into the second. And you get a cool glossy product-shot-reflection-look that results from the shadow drop off of the external-flash (although if you look closely, you’ll notice the “reflection” is actually just other strawberries from the initial shot) And now you can have a strawberry-banana! Canon 20D 17-55 IS lens @ f/22 ISO 200 13s (multiple focal length)” - Jason Yore (via eft:)