Freediving Mexico: The Surreal Reality The cenotes of the Maya Riviera in Mexico have been on my shooting bucket list almost as long as I have been interested in underwater photography. For years, I have poured over the work of fellow photographers and marveled at the lush, dramatic cascades of cathedral lighting that gush through these extensive subterranean systems. But when I finally got a chance to plan a trip, instead of just scouting the cenotes with the magnificent lighting they are famous for, I found myself ferreting out the spookier, dark, and almost fairytale-like sinkholes in hopes of creating a sort of dreamlike sequence influenced by a youthful love of fables. I did five days of immensely enjoyable scouting in order to get a sense of the range of landscape contained in the cenotes. As a result of five days of scouting and two of actual shooting, I produced a rather mixed batch of imagery. But through shooting and exploring, you often uncover inconvenient truths.
Colosseum Rome - Pictures in 360 degrees Panorama QTVR Photo From Wikipedia: The Colosseum, or the Coliseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium, Italian Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo), is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under Titus, with further modifications being made during Domitian's reign (81–96). The name "Amphitheatrum Flavium" derives from both Vespasian's and Titus's family name (Flavius, from the gens Flavia). Capable of seating 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.
Image of the Day: Aquarium Phonebooth - Food - GOOD - StumbleUpon Lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino transformed this phone booth in Lyon, France, into an aquarium, as part of the city's annual Festival of Light. In an accompanying statement, the artists explain the inspiration behind the piece: With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused. It's a creative way to transform disused infrastructure into an everyday source of wonder and beauty—or, if you're of a more pessimistic frame of mind, a vision of our climate-changed future. On top of that, there's something whimsically compelling about seeing tropical fish interacting with a phone: cross-species communication, anyone? Story and images via PopTech, via the Institute for Augmented Ecology.
Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. A world where the individual potential and freedom is celebrated and brought to the forefront. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Ranking the List We thought it would be interesting if we could coagulate the most commonly cited dystopian movies and rank them not to preference, but to an average score made up of both Rotten Tomatoes (RT) and IMDB ratings. 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47.
+ Castro Isolée depuis des millions d’années, l’île de Socotra abrite les paysages les plus “extraterrestres” de la Terre Il existe une mystérieuse île au large du Yémen isolée depuis des millions d’années et dont une grande partie de ses paysages est introuvable ailleurs sur la surface de la Terre. Des arbres et plantes à l’aspect bizarre et jamais vu… DGS vous propose d’explorer les fascinants paysages de Socotra que l’on surnomme déjà « l’île extraterrestre » ! L’île de Socotra qui se trouve au large du Yémen, dans le Nord-Ouest de l’océan Indien à la particularité d’abriter une flore qui ne pousse qu’à cet endroit précis du globe. 30 % de sa végétation est composée d’arbres et de fleurs très étranges, ce qui a valu à l’île le doux surnom d’île ‘‘extraterrestre‘‘, mais également de se retrouver sur la liste du patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco. L’île est restée coupée du monde pendant près de 6 millions d’années après sa séparation du continent et les quelques touristes qui s’y aventurent, s’accordent à dire que les paysages sont littéralement à couper le souffle.
Unbelievable and Incredible Staircase…!! - StumbleUpon Sometimes architects can get a bit carried away. These staircase designs are truly incredible and truly fabulous….!! Some of these have been taken from designer / architecture websites and most of them are unimaginable in the normal thinking. It seems, some might be impossible to climb or taken care of. let us know which one is the most incredible in terms of design and aesthetics or if you have any picture which can be a part of this post we will be glad to share it with readers. Post your images in comments and we will display them here with your name. [ad1] [ad2] Ads by Google
How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done - Archives By John Perry I have been intending to write this essay for months. Why am I finally doing it? Because I finally found some uncommitted time? Wrong. I am working on this essay as a way of not doing all of those things. All procrastinators put off things they have to do. If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him to do it. To make structured procrastination work for you, begin by establishing a hierarchy of the tasks you have to do, in order of importance from the most urgent to the least important. The most perfect situation for structured procrastination that I have encountered occurred when my wife and I served as resident fellows in Soto House, a Stanford University dormitory. Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. At this point you may be asking, "How about the important tasks at the top of the list?" Let me describe how I handled a familiar situation last summer.
Shuffler.fm Inside Antelope Lower Canyon in Page, Arizona Reddit user remizik recently went on an adventure that made me foam at the mouth with jealousy. He decided to go inside Antelope Lower Canyon, which is located in Page, Arizona. He had been to Page from France once before, but he was unable to go inside. So now, returning in 2013, he was determined to do it. What he discovered is beautiful, natural awesomeness. This is the entrance. As soon as you enter, you’re immediately blown away by the beauty. The colors are gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. It was 9am and the sun was rising. The sun beaming inside is a sight you never forget. An incredible sand cascade. I MUST see this for myself. “remizik” gave some advice to anyone who wants to check it out for themselves: “This place is so peaceful.Note that it is the “LOWER” canyon. Source Officially adding this to my bucket list.