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The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2011. Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day.

The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2011

Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Click any of the pictures below to be taken to the individual post to learn more about the photographer and picture taken. Enjoy and stay sifty my friends! The Top 25 Photo Galleries of 2011. Dec 29, 2011 Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s top 25 galleries posted in 2011.

The Top 25 Photo Galleries of 2011

Often the most popular posts on the site, the galleries not only take our readers around the world, but back in time as well. Some galleries even show us the farthest reaching points of the Cosmos and the thriving microscopic world invisible to the human eye. Click any image or title to be taken to the original post, enjoy! And see ya’ll in 2012. 25 Mind-Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World. Rano Kau volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile – Photograph by YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND For me, the allure of aerial photography is the unique perspective it gives.

25 Mind-Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

The world feels so different when viewed from above. It always gives me a newfound appreciation for this pale blue dot we call home. In my opinion, there is no better aerial photographer than Yann Arthus Bertrand. His volume of work is incomparable, and he has an incredible eye for the interesting and provocative. 2. Photograph by YANN ARTHUS BERTRAND 3. 4. 5. Born in Paris, France on March 13, 1946, Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a world-renowned photographer specializing in aerial photography.

Upon his return to France, he published in 1981 his first book Lions, first release of a series of 80 books. Gripping Black and White Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries. Photograph by LEE JEFFRIES Lee Jeffries career began as a sports photographer, capturing the beautiful game of football in Manchester.

Gripping Black and White Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries

Then a chance meeting with a homeless woman living in the streets of London changed his life forever. He has since dedicated himself to capturing gripping portraits of the disenfranchised. Shooting exclusively in black and white, Lee Jeffries’ 135+ pictures can be viewed in his Flickr Photostream. The majority are closeup portraits with incredible detail. Photograph by LEE JEFFRIES Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: «Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.» If you enjoyed this article, the Sifter highly recommends: 15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World. Sep 21, 2010 1.

15 Spectacular Skylines Around the World

Toronto, Canada Photograph by Rob Smith Photography A defining characteristic of any major city centre, skylines offer a glimpse into the development of a city’s core, typically dotted (or completely dominated) by tall buildings and signature landmarks. Akin to a fingerprint, each skyline is unique; an artificial horizon cast in front of the skies that surround us all. 2.Manhattan, New York City Photograph by David Gardener 3. Photograph by Taylor Miles 4. Photograph by Spren Ben 5. Photograph by William Graf. 25 Stunning Skylines Around the World. Mar 8, 2011 New York City – Photograph by DIGITALFREAKART Following up from the Sifter’s first skyline post, here are 25 more stunning skylines around the world.

25 Stunning Skylines Around the World

These are by no means the ‘best’ skylines, just a collection of incredible photographs taken by some amazing photographers around the world. Almost all photographs are from the wonderful community over at deviantART. If you haven’t been, I recommend you check out their site, many of the artists sell their artwork and prints as well. I tried not to duplicate too many of the cities covered in the first skyline post, so places like Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai were omitted. Cityscapes quotes rainbows Sydney Australia Douglas Everett - Wallpaper (#430069.

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1. 2. 20-Striking-Natural-Disasters.jpg (JPEG Image, 900x630 pixels) Maria-Luisa (dite Coré) In this design, John Galliano for Dior combined the elements of a robe à la française with the vast crinolined silhouettes of the mid-nineteenth century.

Maria-Luisa (dite Coré)

The stomacher, open overskirt, and petticoat are expressly eighteenth century, but the huge wired cages that support the skirts over nine feet wide are constructed more like the hoops of the Second Empire than the discrete by comparison panniers of the ancien régime. While the eighteenth-century woman could at least sidle through a doorway, Galliano's beauties, because of the depths of their skirts, would have to torque and deform their hoops to squeeze their way through.