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. Here are more photos that will make every poster in the comment section scream "FAKE!" but are absolutely real. JONETSU IN REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE : MELISSA & TRAELACH ALBUM Fresh on the news stands is Real Weddings featuring Melissa & Traelach’s incredibly elegant, fun and touching wedding at Terminal City Club. One of our first weddings ever published was in Real Weddings back in 2002. The local feel and beautiful story telling continues with M&T’s inspiring write-up. We’ve really got a great bunch of fantastic Canadian Wedding publications for brides and grooms these days. Here is their lovely spread: (As always, the publishers make the final decision on the images that get published and the complete layout.)
Photographer Turns his 91-Year Old Grandma into a Superhero to Cheer Her Up A few years ago photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. So to cheer her up, and put a spark back into her life, he turned her into a superhero! He took a series of awesome photographs of her wearing costumes in unusual superhero type posses. "Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn't stop smiling." Frederika isn't only a superhero in these photos, but she was a real hero during World War II.
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. Still Looking For Paradise? Maldives - justpaste.it Double chain of twenty-six atolls… The Republic of Maldives, or simply the Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a submarine ridge 960 kilometers long that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean and runs from north to south. Crystal clear waters, beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and fabulous dive sites – that’s why the Maldives, is known for being one of the best tropical holiday destinations in the world. ...and no need to climb ;)
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. 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.
The Longest Photographic Exposures in History - The Latest - itchy i The tremendous popularity of this article with more than half a million (!) clicks in one month inspired me to contact the artist Michael Wesely himself. I felt there were questions by readers which I couldn't answer correctly without talking to Michael. And I also wanted to tell him how much his worked was loved and how many people saw it as an inspiration for their own works and lives. From the many comments I learned, that many of you were astonished by the beauty of the images but also by the technical aspects of their making.
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.
Eyjafjallajökull Photos by Skarphéðinn Þráinsson : SITEAnd by Marco Fulle : SITE Photos by Skarphéðinn Þráinsson : SITEAnd by Marco Fulle : SITE 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. A dog named "Leao" sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011.
22 Incredible Photos of Faraway Places Thailand Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. Abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans I met fellow explorers Mike Rosati and Minda Vermazen for the first time in the Las Vegas Airport, en route to New Orleans to photograph the abandoned Six Flags Theme Park that closed when Hurricane Katrina struck in August 2005. We read online that the park was being dismantled and sold for scrap beginning in January 2011, so with little time to spare, we hastily made plans to visit during the first week of December 2010. Our plane landed around midnight, and we drove straight to the park on a cursory scouting mission. We took a couple night shots from outside the park, made a plan, then headed to the hotel for some rest. Gaining Access
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.