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25 Mind-Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

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. 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. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND continued… In the 90s, under the patronage of UNESCO, Yann embarked upon his most ambitious project: creating an image bank of the Earth seen from above. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

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The Ultimate Maldives Gallery [30 pics] Photograph via Beautiful places to visit Just like Bora Bora, the Maldives is another tropical paradise that feels like a fantasy world. Hundreds of lush islands, lined with the whitest sandy beaches, and surrounded by the bluest of water; the Malvides is a slice of heaven. The Best in Bird Photography: 50 Crystal Clear Bird Shots Bird photography is among the most popular types of nature photography. This is no surprise, considering the fact that they live all over the globe, they can be very colorful and come in different shapes and sizes. Immortalizing birds in photos can be quite challenging – specialized skills and equipment are required – but the outcome is definitely worth it all the effort and investment. Today’s 50 images showcase is dedicated to the ones that love nature, to the photographers that want to get inspired and learn more in this field of art, or simply to the ones that love beauty.

Incredible time-lapse shows the Milky Way from the plains of South Dakota The spiral galaxy that is the Milky Way is beautifully portrayed in the latest must-see time-lapse video shot by Randy Halverson. Halverson wowed us previously with his Sub-Zero time-lapse that was shot during the frigid midwestern winter. The snow has since melted and Halverson is back in the same locations, showing the awesome night skies of the South Dakota plains. The Milky Way, which has upwards of 400 billion stars, was captured by Halverson who spent the month of May shooting the footage when time and weather permitted. He said the biggest challenge was getting a clear night, as many were cloudy and windy, and few were clear enough for capturing the stars.

Old Garage turned Mini Dream Home! Hello there! It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Minox's Micro-Sized Retro Chic Digital Camera Is Like Mini Leica It's never too early to start your holiday shopping, and we just found the perfect gift for the Wes Anderson wannabe in your life. After unboxing this tiny retro-chic digital camera from Minox -- a recreation of the German manufacturer's "legendary" 35mm film cameras from the 1950s -- he'll grab a French beret and start filling his Facebook profile with fussily symmetrical snapshots like there's no tomorrow. [In pictures, it's hard to appreciate just how small the camera is.]

Switzerland Switzerland In June 2011, we spent a week in Switzerland, flying into Geneva, with an initial stop in Montreux, followed by a picturesque stay in Wengen, located above the Lauterbrunnen valley. The alps provided a stunning backdrop to explore the area.

Photoshop Light Effect Tutorials I’ve selected various Photoshop tutorials that I’m liking at the moment for light effects, some have quite cool techniques on how to achieve the end result that can be applied to a million different designs (try and experiment with them), check them out below. You might also enjoy: Design a Vista Styled Wallpaper Windows Vista Aurora Effect Fall in Northern Michigan: Photos & Trip Report » deadman's hill I've never hiked it, but the Jordan River Pathway is supposed to be one of the nicer places to backpack in lower Michigan. Deadman's Hill would be the starting point for such a hike and it offers a panoramic view of the Jordan River Valley. We lucked out and caught the trees at peak color.

A former Cement Factory is now the workspace and residence of Ricardo Bofill Image Courtesy of Ricardo Bofill Architect: Ricardo BofillProgram: Architectural offices /archives /model laboratory /exhibition space /Bofill's-apartment /guest rooms /gardensLocation: Barcelona, SpainTotal floor area: 3,100 square meters and gardensHouse area: 500 square metersDate Completed: 1975 There is nothing as good as an aged bottle of wine; and in this case the aged bottle of wine is a project which was completed in 1975, but is still worth mentioning! First and foremost we would like to thank our friend and founder of Room Service design store in Greece, Katerina Xynogala for providing us with the necessary information regarding The Cement Factory, which is featured in the latest Room Service catalogue. The Cement Factory was discovered in 1973, it was an abandoned cement factory and partially in ruins, comprised of over 30 silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms; Ricardo Bofill bought it and began renovation works.

Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics] Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.” That’s sad, but much of New Orleans has not been restored to her former glory. Chiles Puyehue Volcano Erupts - Alan Taylor - In Focus On Saturday, a volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain of south-central Chile erupted after lying dormant for more than 50 years. The government evacuated several thousand residents as Puyehue threw ash more than 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, pushing the plume toward neighboring Argentina. Authorities had already put the area around the volcano on alert after a flurry of earthquakes earlier on Saturday -- at one point, the tremors reached an average of 230 per hour. Collected here are a handful of spectacular photographs of the eruption this weekend and its effects in Chile and Argentina. [21 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:

The marble cathedral of Chile: Natural wonder could be world's most beautiful cave network By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 14:27 GMT, 1 August 2011 Welcome to the Marble Cathedral - a natural wonder that could be the world's most beautiful cave network. An azure temple created by nature, the walls of this network of water-filled marble caverns show just how magnificent the precious geography of our planet can be. 25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which can’t be seen with the naked eye. For example, while we can see the fly on the wall, our eyes aren’t equipped to make out the fine details of the hairs on it’s face. This is where macro photography comes in.

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