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Huffingtonpost. Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy. Working from his studio in Alpine, Texas, artist Mark Lovejoy creates richly textured images of mixed paint, but although he’s somewhat secretive about his process, one thing is clear: they aren’t just photographs of mixed paint.

Swirling Photographs of Mixed Paint by Mark Lovejoy

The act of creating the color formations alone sounds more like an act of chemistry than art as he mixes resins, oils, diluents, waxes, and drying agents to create the gloppy textures you see here. Portions are then photographed, reworked, and reshot. In the end, we’re left staring at beautifully colorful images that exist somewhere between salt water taffy, Jackson Pollock paintings, and an alluring industrial accident. Whatever they are, Lovejoy is extremely proficient, cranking out several images each day which he shares on his website. Prints are available of every image. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument. A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China. "To Adrian Rodriguez, With Love" series by Melanie Willhide. Melanie Willhide.

"To Adrian Rodriguez, With Love" series by Melanie Willhide

(This post contains nudity.) For most photographers, having your computer stolen is the stuff of nightmares—it happened to photographer Melanie Willhide, and she knows your next question: “Yes, [the thief] also took our backup drive.” Convinced she would never see the images again, Willhide was shocked when the Pasadena, Calif., police contacted her after they found her computer in the back seat of a car they had pulled over. Tom Robinson's Travel Photography.

Stunning black and white photography by Hengki Koentjoro. Black and white photography is one of my favorite things on Earth, and let’s call Hengki Koentjoro’s work Exhibit A as to why. I love the way fog, mist, and water are used as natural special effects to soften and distort the images, and how they take on a life of their own. The key to great black and white photography is contrast, and these photos have it in spades. The interior of instruments photographed by Mierswa-Kluska. "Both Sides Of" series by Alex John Beck. Both Sides, 2013 Two beliefs. 1) a perfectly symmetrical face is most beautiful. 2) the face is representative of the character.

"Both Sides Of" series by Alex John Beck

Yet each face, beautiful or otherwise, can be made symmetrical. Thus maybe beautiful. We give weight to each side of the face, making two faces from one face, two faces from one moment captured by one photograph. And in within these new forms we see the two characters that are ever-present, embedded in the single face. Surreal Shadow Portraits by Alexey Bednij. Double Exposure Portraits taken by Dan Mountford. Jay Roode's aerial photography of Africa. As one of only a handful of fine art aerial photographers in the world, husband and wife team Jan and Jay Roode show an undeniable passion for capturing natures magnificence and preserving its legacy.

Jay Roode's aerial photography of Africa

With endless hours spent patiently in the sky and on the ground they have attempted to bring to life magical moments in time that tell the story of the ancient spirit of Africa. Based in Johannesburg South Africa, they are master photographers, passionate aviators and conservationists. Having collectively travelled to over 56 countries this couple are modern day nomads and seem content only when free to wander the skies in their specially modified aircraft or explore life on the ground in the more remote regions of Africa. Pics that won't make you laugh but are still cool. I hop you don't mind if I use this thread as an excuse to post some Earth porn: My current Wallpaper, The Havasu Falls The Guilin Mountains "Elephant Foot" Glacier My favorite at the moment: Rainbow(Northern Lights?)

Pics that won't make you laugh but are still cool

"Paint Pigment" series by Rob and Nick Carter. Google Earth captures the odd, the strange and the ugly. Bursting water balloons captured by Edward Horsford. By timing his photographs to fractions of split-seconds, Edward Horsford produces amazing photography of exploding, colorful water balloons. About the series that brought him fame and loads of Internet popularity, he says “I started these as a way to challenge myself technically and creatively.”

The photographer essentially aims to reveal to the human eye, those instants that usually escape us, as they are too elusive and at the same time too mundane to be noticed. He times his shots beautifully and manages to do this thanks to a customized, self-made trigger he produced in order to capture the precise speeds he requires in order to create his art. Daniel Fuller Photography. "Behind a Little House" series by Manuel Cosentino. Photography from The Wall Street Journal. Photography by Hengki Koentjoro. Hengki Koentjoro is an amateur photographer from Jakarta, Indonesia. ↑ Back to top. CRACKED: 21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photosphopped. This is the latest edition of our most popular feature, in which we demonstrate that the truth is stranger than Photoshop.

CRACKED: 21 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photosphopped

Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE! " but are absolutely real.