Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Collection of Tokyo HDR shots

March 29th, 2010 by Ian

The Yakitori-ya Fort

Many of the shots have much higher res copies available on Flickr, so be sure to click through.

80 HDR Photographs of Tokyo en at (via Gruber)

Flickr flow visualises the seasons

March 14th, 2010 by Ian

An algorithm was used to calculate the colors in pictures uploaded to Flickr. The resulting diagram highlights the prevalent colors across the seasons. Pretty.

Flickr Flow

Flickr Flow (via Kottke)

The Kopp-Etchells Effect

November 25th, 2009 by Ian

The Kopp-Etchel effect

Named after British and American soldier who died in Helman province, Afghanistan, this weird halo-like effect has been spotted around the rotor-blades of military helicopters. It is a result of static electricity that occurs when the CH-47s fly though dust storms.

View combat journo Michael Yon’s page for more great photographs.

Berlin and the wall: 61-89

November 16th, 2009 by Ian
Looking across No Mans Land to East Berlin

Looking across No Man's Land to East Berlin

Flickr have created a set that commemorates the fall of the Berlin wall. What’s great about this is that whenever we pick up a paper we see the same pictures and video: The Brandenburg gate, that guy with the hammer… etc. You know what i mean? Sometimes you need to step back from the same old cliched images and get more of a sense of the scale of the thing and the effect it had on the architecture around it. This set has regular folk who visited in the dark old days to show off their photos which often show the city, not just the wall, and from the angles you tend not to see on tv.

Picture by flickr user Richard and Gill

Trippy helicopter time exposure shot

August 19th, 2009 by Ian

Time-lapse helicopter

This is an album cover awaiting a band. From a series of photography in the vast Google-hosted Time Magazine archive.

Alphabet Trucks

December 26th, 2008 by Ian

Not sure why I like this, but I do. Apparently, these shots were taken over many thousands of miles and four years between Santa Barbara and LA.

Now I know my A, B, Cs.....

Now I know my A, B, Cs.....

Remember what Ted Stevens told us. These aren’t internets. They are big trucks. Thanks.

Alphabet Truck print via

Tokyo Twilight Zone by Sato Shintaro

September 22nd, 2008 by Ian

Twilight Zone is a collection interesting urban photography. All shots were taken in Japan from the emergency staircases of buildings (not from the roofs) in the twilight. The contrast between the endless drab concrete surfaces and the lights is beautiful.

Twighlight zone, Tokyo photography in the twilight

Found at Visual Evasion