"These remarkable hand-colored images from the early 20th century, unearthed from Oregon State University's public domain archive, offer a rare look at Japan's rich cultural legacy."OSU_japan5_notes_on_the_road

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 23:50

Klaus Kampert Photography

VERY IMPRESSIVE!

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:48

The Burning House

Foster Huntington reached out to friends and acquaintances asking them each to submit a photo and list of items they would take if their house was burning. He's showcasing the responses on a site called The Burning House. What would you take?

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Monday, 16 May 2011 20:16

Rain of Spring by Kouji Tomihisa

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Friday, 13 May 2011 22:01

The Edge by Marsel van Oosten

From the photographer

"It's hard enough to make original pictures, but with some subjects it simply borders the impossible.

When I was at Victoria Falls last year, I thought about the billions of photographs that must have been taken there, and I almost decided to just visit the place without my camera. That was until I spoke with some of the local people, who told me that they had seen a bull elephant crossing the Zambezi river the day before. During my research I had not seen any images of the falls with an elephant in it, so I decided to stay a few extra days and try my luck. 

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Thursday, 12 May 2011 11:03

Food Fashion

"Each model's clothing in the series was made entirely of real food and depicts a meal that the person was craving. This project was shot in January of 2009 (pre Lady Gaga). 15 designers, led by Ami Goodheart of SOTO Productions, were involved and each garment took hours to cook, create and assemble. The artichoke gown was designed by Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault of Project Runway fame. It took over 6 hours to finish (the model stood the entire time while they attached each, individual leaf)."

 

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:50

Ode to a Hummingbird

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White-bellied Woodstar (Chaetocercus mulsant)

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Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii)

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Magenta-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox bryantae)

 

 

Ode to the Hummingbird by Pablo Neruda

The hummingbird

in flight

is a water-spark,

an incandescent drip

of American

fire,

the jungle's

flaming resume,

a heavenly,

precise

rainbow:

the hummingbird is

an arc,

a golden

thread,

a green

bonfire!

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