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Writer and photography / Rosemary Horn
Vietnamese-born artist Binh Danh prints photographs onto living leaves. Seen here, The Leaf Effect: Study for Metamorphosis #2 , 2006, 11.5 x 9.5 x 2 inches, chlorophyll print, butterfly specimen and resin. From Danh's artist page at the Haines Gallery: Danh has invented a technique for printing found photographs (digitally rendered into negatives) onto the surface of leaves by exploiting the natural process of photosynthesis.
The majority of the photos depict the Baker shot of Operation Crossroads. Baker, the second test, was an underwater detonation and significantly more destructive (and radioactive) than the airburst Able shot, which is shown in the 5th photo (the print without a border). The Able shot utilized the so-called 'Demon Core,' which killed Harry Daghlian and Louis Slotkin in two separate criticality accidents. The Baker shot produced no visible flash and was therefore safe to view; the Able shot was marred by being more than 700 yards off-target.
Phototropism, photo by Tangopaso Wie orientieren sich Cyanobakterien im Licht
Light-induced chloroplast movements in leaves: seeing is believing Light-induced changes in the cellular distribution or orientation of chloroplast's have been observed in nearly all green plants including algae, mosses, ferns, and angiosperms. Under low light conditions, chloroplasts accumulate along the cell walls that are perpendicular to the incident light.
Now, I don't mean to belittle this. The single act of getting it to coalesce and hover in the middle of the room like a blob is ridiculously cool in it of itself.
Korean War March, 1950 This LIFE magazine picture is one of the earliest images of the Korean War. In it, American Marines march down a canyon road they dubbed “Nightmare Alley” during a retreat from the Chosin Reservoir. Segregated Water Fountains, 1950 This image of segregated water fountains in North Carolina was taken by Elliott Erwitt. With just one click, the photograph captured the deep-seated racism prevalent in American society in the 50s.
Napalm Girl, 1972 Taken by Huynh Cong Ut, this photograph of the devastating impact of a napalm attack is the most iconic image of the Vietnam War. The girl in the center of the photograph is 9-year old Kim Phúc, who is running away from the attack with severe burns. Kent State protest, 1970
Okay, first of all, this is NOT cosplay. Cosplay is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories and imitate characteristics to represent a fictional character they are a fan of. Basically, bringing the character to life. TThere is a level of acting that comes into the "play."
Here's a cute tidbit about Las Vegas in the 50's (from Iconic Photos): "The next phase came with the U.S. Army and its nuclear testing on a dried lakebed just outside the city; people came to Las Vegas to stand on the edge of the desert, and feel the ground shake, smoke billow and glass shatter around them. They stayed at the Atomic View Hotel, ordered Atomic Hamburgers, Atomic Hairdos, and Atomic Cocktails (equal parts vodka, brandy, champagne with a splash of sherry).
AuroraMAX / Canadian Space Agency The northern lights take on a weird, rippling shape in a super-wide-angle view captured Sunday night by the Canadian Space Agency's AuroraMAX webcam in Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories. There's more from AuroraMAX at the project's website and on Twitpic .
Aumentando la colección de impresionantes imágenes compuestas por miles de fotografías, os dejamos hoy con la panorámica de Barcelona de 60 Gigas, desde la que podemos hacer zoom para ver pequeños detalles de esta gran ciudad. Disponible en lainformacion.com nos permite cambiar de punto de vista, disfrutando de los detalles tanto de día como de noche.
first image ‘forest 70b’, 2007 (c-print)
Photos like this could pass for a Cold War-era Russian propaganda program, or perhaps shots straight from the set of the movie Moonraker — if not for a stray pair of late-20th century sneakers.