10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe | Earth Traveling From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow. Reaching some of these European beauties requires extra effort, yet the rewards are dazzling. Your eyes will thank you. Hallstatt, Austria The storybook town of Hallstatt in central Austria enjoys a gorgeous setting on the bank of the Hallstätter See, between the pristine lake and a lush mountain that rises dramatically from the water’s edge. A history of salt mining dating back thousands of years has translated into enduring prosperity for the town, which is most evident in the beautiful square ringed with ivy-covered buildings. Manarola, Italy Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. Image Source Bibury, England Image Source Colmar, France Image Source Reine, Norway Image Source Pučiśća, Croatia Image Source Telč, Czech Republic Image Source Cong, Ireland Image Source
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 2 [19 Pics] Oct 2 2012 Our first post highlighting rare photos was quite successful (1,300 views). Now you can travel back in time again with our second installment of interesting historical photos. During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag. Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. John F. The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912. 1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945. Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. George S. Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.
Storm chaser Marko Korosec captures dramatic US cloud formations on ca The foreboding phenomena were spotted in Texas, Kansas and Colorado - and observed from a safe distance By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 16:13 GMT, 11 September 2013 | Updated: 16:15 GMT, 11 September 2013 Menacing storm clouds gather over green fields and quiet roads, about to embark on a path of destruction. Like a spaceship hovering above the earth, the cylindrical formation spells trouble for anything in its wake. As it sinks closer to the earth, clouds of golden dust are kicked up beneath the gloom by the tornado's rotating force. It's called Tornado Alley for a reason: The car and trees in this photo are dwarfed by the gigantic cloud Storm chaser Marko Korosec, 31, was on an expedition in the USA for 26 days when he came across these cloud formations. Marko, a system administrator for road weather information, snapped the shots of the three storms in Tornado Alley in Texas, Kansas and Colorado. The alley's unique conditions mean tornados form frequently here.
22 Rare Historical Photos 22 Rare Historical Photos Jul 6 2012 Take a look at this collection of rare photos that is sure to blow you away! Charles Godefroy taking his Nieuport 11 “Bébé” through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on August 7th, 1919. Construction of Brasilia city, which would later become the capital of Brazil. 1960. Construction of the Eiffel tower in July, 1888. A Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” was the bomber that dropped the “Little Boy” (nuclear bomb) over Hiroshima, Japan during World War 2. Famous album cover art for The Beatles album Abbey Road, correct? Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Albert Einstein's matriculation certificate that he received at the age of 17, showing his final grades from the Aargau Kantonsschule (on a scale of 1-6). Filming Star Wars inside of the iconic “Millennium Falcon” spacecraft. The US-built ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the first computer ever made. The unbroken seal on King Tut's Tomb. The First Google Team in 1999. Dec 2 2011
The Top 75 Pictures of the Year for 2013 Update: if you liked this post, you’ll adore our latest post on the 38 Most Haunting Abandoned Places on Earth HERE. Following on from our very successful blog “100 of the Best Street Art Images of 2013″ (see HERE), we’ve widened the net and thanks to the guys over at Sifter, we bring you the Top 75 Pictures of 2013. All credit goes to the individual photographers and their inspiring visions of our beautiful planet. What’s your favorite? Photograph by strummingmusic on Reddit Photograph by HALEY LUNA Photograph by HANS HANSEN Photograph by Capt. Photograph by Adam Klukowski (ENT108) | klucznik.net Photograph by JENNY DEAN Photograph by LAURA WILLIAMS Photograph by SCOTT MCCRACKEN Photograph by Alexander Van Driessche Photograph by ROLF MAEDER Photograph by RADO GADOCZI Photograph by Peter Rivera Photograph by DEVEN STROSS Photograph by Randy Kokesch Photograph by NothingI5True on Reddit Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Photograph by SPRENG BEN Photograph via waitomo.com
53 Colorized Black & White Photos From History Subscribe Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share Tweet Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular. Take a trip back in time through these photos below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Jordan J. 6. 7. 8. 9. Jordan J. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Jordan J. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. Patty Allison 35. 36. 37. Jordan J. 38. 39. 40. 1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. Jordan J. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. Source: Reddit Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world that we’ve never even seen. Share these amazing photos with others.
These 20 Photographs Will Leave You Speechless. Especially The 6th One. There Are No Words. Take a look at these 20 powerful photos that will leave you speechless. Some of these photos are of truly historic moments, while others, are quite heartbreaking. World War II veteran from Belarus Konstantin Pronin, 86, sits on a bench as he waits for his comrades at Gorky park during Victory Day in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, May 9, 2011. Konstantin comes to this place every year. This year he was the only person from the unit to show. Reddit 100s of galaxies seen through the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), as they were 10 billion years ago. Sunset on Mars, taken in 2005 by the Spirit rover. A soldier making the long walk to defuse a car bomb in Northern Ireland. wikipedia Neil Armstrong after his Moonwalk. This was taken moments after Jewish refugees realized they weren’t being sent to their deaths at the horrible concentration camps and were in fact being saved. Ignorance is bliss – Homeless man sleeps outside a diner in Milwaukee. Nazi rally at Nuremberg in 1937. Undulating clouds. Credits: Viral Nova
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 Rare Historical Photos Pt. 5 [20 Pics] Nov 16 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the day he recieved his American citizenship. The valuable stallion Nearco is led from his personal bomb shelter on the Beech House stud farm. Times Square, New York, USA. 1972. Looks like a bad day to mow your lawn. Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85 battle rifle. An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo. 1942. Construction of the Statue of Liberty, 1884. Tearing the Berlin Wall down, 1989. Einstein's office at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, photographed on the day of his death, April 18, 1955. Luftwaffe pilots playing cards during the African campaign, 1942. Elisabeth "Lilo" Gloeden stands before judges, on trial for being involved in the attempt on Adolf Hitler's life, 1944. A Grumman X-29 experimental aircraft.
Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock Go Discovery! It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She’s beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage. On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. We thought that we should put some of the space photos together as a tribute to him and the whole ISS crew. The following space photos are all visible on Astro_Wheels’ twitpic account, and we are eternally grateful to him for sharing these space photos with the world. Incredible Photos from Space: ‘Earthshine’… The Space Station basking in blue Earthshine as the rising sun pierces our razor-thin atmosphere to cover the Space Station with blue light. NASA astronaut Douglas H. Incredible Photos from Space: Isle Juan de Nova In the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the African mainland. Incredible Photos from Space: Aurora Borealis In the distance on this beautiful night over Europe.
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Rare Historical Photos Pt. 6 [19 Pics] Dec 28 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. People having a picnic in the middle of a highway during the 1973 oil crisis. Two lend-lease Bell P-63 “Kingcobra” aircraft flying over the Niagara falls. A drive-in plays "The Ten Commandments" in Utah, USA, 1958. People entering a makeshift bomb shelter. Construction of the Manhattan Bridge. 1908 The original “Blue Angels” flying in formation over Niagara falls. Construction of the Berlin wall. Tom Hardy (who recently played 'Bane' in “Batman: Dark Knight Rises”) and his son as Batman for Halloween. Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” somewhere in the Pacific. 1943 A Christmas party for Hitlers officers and cadets. Adolf Hitler's pants after the assassination attempt at the Wolf's Lair. John F. Times Square. Ferdinand Porsche showcasing the Volkswagen Beetle to Adolf Hitler. ~1935.
Black S02 25~500X USB Digital Photography Microscope Magnifier w/ 8-LED White Light To enable volume discounts on this site, use coupon code: BULKRATE during checkout. You will see a discount applied at the bottom of the shopping cart. Competitive pricing is available. Contact us for details. What is Bulk Rate? Looking to get even more? Or Contact Us Directly Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7 Rare Historical Photos Pt. 7 [20 Pics] Feb 5 2013 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Titanic in dry dock. The headquarters of Benito Musolini and the Italian Fascist party. Crew members of Apollo 1 rehearsing their water landing. 1966. Hindenburg flies over Manhattan in 1936. Construction of Mount Rushmore. 1934-1939. Buzz Aldrin, sitting inside Apollo 11 lunar module. A Russian Sukhoi Su-25 close air support jet that was damaged by a Georgian MANPADS (Man Portable Air Defense System). Folsom Street in San Francisco, USA after the great earthquake of 1906. Soviet cruiser “Murmansk” that ran aground off the Norwegian village Sørvær during the transfer to be scrapped in India. 1994. Hoover Dam penstocks and outlet pipes such as this one were fabricated from 45,000 tons of steel and welded into nearly three miles of pipe varying from 8.5-30ft (2.6-9m) in diameter. See more photo posts View Post
Top 10 Digital Photography Tips | Top 10 Photography Tips Compose in Thirds To use the rule of thirds, imagine four lines, two lying horizontally across the image and two vertical creating nine even squares. Some images will look best with the focal point in the center square, but placing the subject off center will often create a more aesthetically composed photograph. When a photograph is composed using the rule of thirds the eyes will wander the frame. A picture composed by the rule of thirds is more interesting and pleasing to the eye. Avoid Camera Shake Camera shake or blur is something that can plague any photographer and here are some ways to avoid it. The Sunny 16 Rule The idea with the Sunny 16 rule is that we can use it to predict how to meter our camera on a sunny outdoor day. Use a Polarizing Filter If you can only buy one filter for your lens, make it a polarizer. Create a Sense of Depth When photographing landscapes it really helps to create a sense of depth, in other words, make the viewer feel like they are there.
60 Rare Photos from The Past Barack Obama on his high school basketball team Source: i.imgur.com Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York for the first time in 1968 Source: imgur.com Bill Gates' mug shot for driving without a license 1977 Source: i.imgur.com Muhammad Ali talking someone out of jumping - 1981 Source: i.imgur.com Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer, Ip, in Beverly Hills, CA -1958. Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger - 1969 Source: i.imgur.com Madonna, Sting and Tupac hanging out. Paul McCartney, John Lennon & George Harrison performing at a wedding reception, 1958. Source: twitter.com The Rolling Stones circa 1963 Source: i.imgur.com Ernest Hemingway's passport photo - 1923 Source: twitter.com President FDR's funeral in 1945 Robin Williams dressed like a cheerleader - 1980 Source: i.imgur.com The original Star Wars cast seen just before filming Cameramen recording the lion roar for the MGM logo Elton John at the piano bar aboard his private plane - 1976 Charlie Chaplin and Albert Einstein Source: i.imgur.com