36 More Perfectly Timed Photos Last time we asked you to send in the best “perfectly timed photos” you’ve taken during your photography career or seen on the Internet. Thank you to all the pandas who have emailed and posted all these funny pictures in our comment section! As we talked before, you may be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes to take the best shot is being in the right place at the right moment. It doesn’t even matter if you take it with your cell or high-end DSLR. Often, you won’t even notice you made an incredible picture until you come home and transfer your photos to a computer. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop improving your photography skills and just wait for that one and only moment. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” So be prepared for it and be lucky! Image Credits: andyfoulds.co.uk Image Credits: strangecosmos Image Credits: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Image Credits: Marko Popadic Image Credits: meflipalamoda.blogspot.com Image Credits: adme.ru
The Pacific island that never was For more than a decade it has featured on the world's maps. Viewed from Google Earth, Sandy Island appears as a dark, tantalising sliver, set amid the shimmering vastness of the Pacific Ocean. But when marine scientists arrived at the island in the Coral Sea off Australia they were in for something of a shock: it didn't exist. Where there was supposed to be a sandy outcrop complete with palm trees, a few coconuts and maybe a turtle there was merely blue undulating water. The Australian scientists, led by Maria Seaton, a geologist at Sydney University, had embarked on a voyage to study plate tectonics. But there were several puzzling discrepancies: though the island appeared on the Google Earth map, there were no images of it. It had also featured for the past 12 years on the usually reliable world coastline database. "And so at that point we thought: Well, who do we trust? The scientist added: "This was one of those intriguing questions. "It's unlikely someone made this island up. Laputa
25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World Every city that you visit has its own unique sculptures and statues, but some really make you look twice—and then some. The most unique and amazing sculptures known to capture the eyes of all who pass can be found tucked along secret streets and broadcasted in popular city squares. There are many sculptures and statues (both new and old) currently provoking conversation and intrigue. 1. As light creeps out of the cracks of this statue’s body, a world of messages are portrayed by artist Paige Bradley. 2. Look for the Salmon on Salmon Street! 3.The Shoes On The Danube Bank, Budapest, Hungary This memorial in Budapest created by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer memorializes the Jews killed by the fascist Arrow Cross during World War II. 4. This statue signifies all of the souls lost, imprisoned, or otherwise harmed by the oppressive Communist regime that existed in Poland for many years. 5. When Zenos Frudakis created this statue he strived to depict an image that all of mankind could relate to. 6.
Real Weddings I love the rich jewel-toned colors of this wedding! Captured by Jen Stewart Photography , Emilie and Anthony were married this past June in a gorgeous ceremony in a rose garden in Sacramento, California. The couple met during medical school and their ceremony was performed by a doctor friend/instructor. The ceremony aisle was decorated with trails of big blooms, leading to a bamboo chuppah draped in airy, white fabric. Rich, jewel tones and peacock feathers were used throughout the wedding party attire and decor. At the reception, lush floral arrangements decorated each table in the penthouse room. A few words from the bride: Anthony and I met during our first year of medical school at UC Davis.
15 Cool and Creative Tea Infusers Now that we’ve looked at 15 Creative Coffee and Tea Cups it’s time to pick a tea infuser! The tea infuser (often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg) gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century. By the time of Queen Victoria, no respectable British household would be without one. However, some argue that when you use a tea infuser, tea cannot flow freely as it traps much of the flavor between and in the leaves. Common shapes for infusers include spherical, conical and cylindrical, but usual things doesn’t interest pandas. Which one do you like most? 1. “Mr. 2. “Use this charming robot stainless steel tea infuser to prepare your favorite loose tea. 3. “Add whimsy and mirth to your teacup with the DCI Tea Duckie Tea Infuser. 4. “With a design inspired by flower pots, the unique Arta Tea Leaf Infuser is a stylish choice for brewing your favorite loose leaf tea, with its brown lid features a green plastic stem that looks like its growing out of ground.” 5.
The Land of Tulips Tulip fields, wind turbines and canal, Holland. Photo by: Anna Paulowna There are reportedly 3,000 varieties of tulips. There is a Dutch organization that maintains the list of registered tulip varieties. Photo by: unknown Traditional Dutch windmill in middle of heavenly beautiful tulips field. When it comes to the usage of windmill technology, Holland is considered the leader. Katwijk Aan Zee beach, Holland. Laser show in Utrecht, the fourth largest city of Holland. Aerial view of Utrecht center. Amsterdam has more canals than Venice, while Venice is the most well-known canalled city in the world, this isn’t because of quantity., Amsterdam boasts over 165 canals. Winter in Amsterdam. Amsterdam may soon disappear. Infrared photo of blossom, Amsterdam. Fort Bourtange is a star fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, it was built in 1593 under the orders of William the Silent.
Iconic Images From 125 Years Of The National Geographic Society Published 28 January 2013 In January 1888, a small group of scientists and enthusiasts founded the National Geographic Society (NGS) with the aim of creating “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." The first issue of the magazine was published in October 1888. Today, 125 years later, the society is one of the largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations in the world. To mark the occasion, the society is sharing photographs from its archive of more than 11 million images -- photographs that represent some of the most iconic moments in its history. (25 PHOTOS) Gilbert H. By setting off a camera trap, a female tiger captures her own image in Bandhavgarh National Park in India in 1995. The “Ice Maiden,” the 500-year-old mummy of a young Inca girl found on a Peruvian mountaintop by archaeologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence Johan Reinhard. Three figures on camelback behold the pyramids of Giza in 1938. The rusted prow of the "R.M.S.
The Three Phases of Life One of life's great fascinations is watching people evolve over time. Some people grow and develop, while others seem to be stuck in patterns that limit their happiness and well-being. Others excel in certain areas of their lives while failing miserably in others. A small few are spectacularly successful by conventional measures yet are perpetually dissatisfied. Is there a simple model we can use to make sense of these observations? Many years of watching and thinking have led me to believe that we can further our understanding by simplifying the problem. I want to be a little precise with words here. Why is this important? Schlepper Let us begin with the first state. This term comes from the Yiddish verb "schlep," which means "to drag." Literally, a schlepper is a carrier. First of all, just because you are schlepping does not mean you are forbidden to think. In general, we all need to schlep. Schleppers quickly perceive the great injustice of life. So, we all start out as schleppers.
21 Logo Evolutions of the World’s Well Known Logo Designs The evolution of logo designing could be traced back to the Ancient Greece, when the rulers and their dynasties used to use cipher as a monogram in their coins. However, the modern logo designing dates back to the early days of the Renaissance, around the 13th Century. Goldsmiths, masons, paper makers, and potters, were among the first trades people to use marks-pressings into gold, chiseled symbols, watermarks on paper, and simple thumb-prints on pottery. Today there are many corporations, products, brands, services, agencies and other entities using an ideogram (sign, icon) or an emblem (symbol) or a combination of sign and emblem as a logo. However, only a few of the thousands of ideograms people see are recognized without a name. Let’s look at the history and evolution of the well known logo designs. P.S.: I’ll try to keep this logo evolution post up-to-date as much as possible. Pepsi Logo Evolution (via boredpanda) Response to the New Pepsi Logo Coca-Cola Logo Evolution