Thursday, February 28, 2013

Photographer's Amazing Pictures of Girlfriend Leading Him by The Hand Around The Globe

Photographer Murad Osmann creatively documents his travels around the world with his girlfriend leading the way in his ongoing series known as Follow Me To. Chronicling his adventures on Instagram, the Russian photographer composes each shot in a similar fashion. We see each landscape from the photographer's point of view with his extended hand holding onto his girlfriend's in front of him.

Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for the others in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena.

Instagram Photos from North Korea

The rest of the world got another recent rare glimpse into the secretive realm of North Korea. Jean H. Lee, the Associated Press’ Korea bureau chief based in Seoul and Pyongyang, released what are believed to be the first Instagram pictures to come out of the reclusive totalitarian country.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Something Violet

According to Wikipedia, Violet is a bright bluish purple color that takes its name from the violet flower. On the traditional color wheel used by painters, it is located between blue and purple. Violet is at the lower end of spectrum of light, with a wavelength between approximately 380-450 nanometers. Light with a lower wavelength is called ultra-violet, and is invisible.

In western culture, violet is the color most commonly associated with the extravagant, the individualist, ambiguity, the unconventional, and the artificial.

Incredible Ice Hotels

Photos from visitors of Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) in Quebec, Canada, and Snow Village in Lapland, Finland -- all of which feature temporary accommodations made of snow and ice that are reconstructed annually.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

She Wore Lemon

Portraits of Coney Island Sunbathers

Washington DC-based photographer Caitlin Teal Price supplies us with a series of bright and sunny images that satisy the people watcher within us. Washed Up captures New York sunbathers catching rays on the sandy shores of Coney Island and Brighton Beach. Price’s approach is perfect, it’s almost like she—and us—are invisible, leaving the sunbather undisturbed, unaware of the capture. Each subject seems to have mastered their restful pose in varying ways, leisure being the unifying force.

WKC Dog Show 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Coldest Region of the World

Photos from the Republic of Sakha, northeast Russia. This inhabited Siberian region has recorded staggeringly cold temperatures, which recently reached -67.8 degrees Celsius (-90 degrees Fahrenheit) in its "Pole of Cold" village of Oymyakon.

London Night in The 1930's

These atmospheric images of London streets in the 1930s, before the Blitz, before the clean air act, before sodium lighting. It was a city of gloomy back streets lit by dim lamps, with forbidding alleys and the occasional welcoming light. The photographs are from a book called London Night, by John Morrison and Harold Burdekin, which was published in 1934.