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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Beach of Right Angles

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Beach of Right Angles

What’s cooler than bending reality from a panorama into a 90-degree angle? Bending a panorama into two 90-degree angles. This experimental shot, like something out of Inception, does just that: The image comes from Indonesian graphic designer Jati Putra Pratama, whose flair for surrealism has granted him some notoriety on Instagram. His pictures often play with washed-out colors that look ripped from 1960s magazines, but […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Selfie String From 1935

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Selfie String From 1935

You may have seen the selfie stick—but have you seen the selfie string? It seems this is how inventive photographers were shooting selfies back in 1935, apparently: Pictured here with a fabulous sable collie is John Jard’s grandfather. According to Jard, his grandfather achieved this shot in Ontario, Canada, pretty easily. He tied a piece of string to the camera’s […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Bird’s-Eye Wedding Portrait

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Bird’s-Eye Wedding Portrait

It’s what every couple wants from a wedding photographer: someone dedicated and passionate, who goes above and beyond expectations. Here’s one that takes that philosophy dangerously literally: The shot was snapped by South Dakotan wedding photographer Wes Eisenhaur, whose style of rustic simplicity feels at once classic and strikingly contemporary. He’s clearly got an eye for odd angles: “They thought I was […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Moonset Over Big Bend

Interesting Photo of the Day: Moonset Over Big Bend

When Andrew Takano drove all the way from Austin to Big Bend National Park, he was expecting to spend five full days there, taking photos around the remote and little-visited desert. Instead, he arrived the first morning at 6 a.m., and his car began to break down. He spent most of the day fixing it and […]

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5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

5 Tips for Taking Travel Photos in Dangerous Countries

On a recent trip I stumbled upon a slum along the riverbank of Iquitos, an isolated Peruvian city in the Amazon jungle, and walked down rickety wooden boardwalk with my old Canon T2i in hand—snapping shots of the decrepit homes, crumbling wooden stilts, tattered clothes drying in the humid air—until a local security guard walked […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Chicago Painted Gold

Interesting Photo of the Day: Chicago Painted Gold

It only happens a few times a year. Chicagohenge, where the sun’s rising and setting lines up perfectly with the city’s east-west streets: Captured by a Chicago photographer with his Nikon D3 and a 70-200mm lens. The beautiful image was snapped with a 1/100 of a second shutter speed, at ISO 200, and f/4, giving […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: Climbing to the Top of the Empire State Building

Interesting Photo of the Day: Climbing to the Top of the Empire State Building

In 2000, Vincent Laforet climbed to the top of the Empire State Building to shoot some maintenance workers fixing the iconic skyscraper’s antenna. When he reached the three-foot-wide crow’s nest at the peak, he turned around, lay down on his stomach, hooked his shoes into the gap near the needle because he wasn’t wearing a harness, held […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Speedy Snail

Snails are so slow they’ve become a metaphor for lack of speed. “At a snail’s pace”, “snail mail”—none of these are complimentary. That’s what makes Manuel Cafini‘s shot of a snail zooming along in an isolated black abyss so profoundly perplexing: It’s a bit of a mystery how the enigmatic Cafini shot this one. It’s […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: A Tiny Tidal Wave

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Tiny Tidal Wave

Some photographers risk their lives for a shot. Jack Cohen risked his camera. Holding it out sans waterproof housing toward an approaching wave (dangerous move, Jack!), the American photographer managed to walk away with a miraculously dry camera and this fun play on perspective: Cohen came out lucky this time by sparing his Nikon D300s, with speedy hands […]

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Interesting Photo of the Day: On the Nose of a Dog

Interesting Photo of the Day: On the Nose of a Dog

If you’re procrastinating on the Internet right now, you probably want to see something cute. Something like, I don’t know, a butterfly sitting on a bulldog’s nose, for example: Austria-based photographer Anne Geier captured this adorable image with a Nikon D750 using a 50mm lens at f/2 to create the soft focus surrounding the pup, then balanced out the […]

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