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A giant recently climbed out of the ground in front of Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary… or so it appeared. The towering outdoor sculpture was part of a pop-up installation for Art Market Budapest, a contemporary art fair that happened earlier in October. The sculpture …read more
With the announcement of the new Capture NX-D, Nikon stopped supporting the previous Capture NX2 version, which means that you will not be able to use the software if you have one of the newest Nikon cameras. Peter Wijn has an alternative solution …read more
Meselech Melkamu is one of the most talented runner in the marathon at this time. Meselech has run 29:53.80 (in 2009), the second fastest time EVER over 10,000 meters! Meselech Melkamu setting Frankfurt record, 2012, photo by PhotoRun.netFor much of the past decade, track fans have watched Meslech run World …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Breathe to one side and you might be able to see the beautiful Austrian side of Lago di Resia; breathe to the other side and you may be able to see the the majestic Ortler Glacier in …read more
Life is Beautiful kicked of yesterday in Downtown Las Vegas. Here are some of the scenes we captured throughout the first day of the festival:
<img src="http://www.artsvegas.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/lib12.jpg" alt="lib12" …read more
German news broadcaster Deutsche Welle created this short feature on the history of Leica in light of the 100th year anniversary of the brand’s existence. Oskar Barnack created his first functional Leica model back in 1914, and its compact size sparked a revolution in photography.
The …read more
The firm James&Mau Arquitectura designed an innovative home in the picturesque Tarragona Province, Spain. The house was built by Infinski and instead of using shipping containers as the main building blocks, the builders chose to use 4 prefabricated metal modules made of Corten Steel. The finished home is called Mint …read more
Not only is this dragon holding my beer and taquitos for me, he’s kneeling in supplication while doing it! How pathetic. Come on, Puff, Jackie Paper’s not coming back. It’s time to start rebuilding your manhood. See if Smaug can help you. He seems pretty testosterone-driven. Maybe not the most …read more
Tomma Abts at David Zwirner Gallery
September 10 to October 25, 2014
519 West 19th Street, between 10th and 11th avenues
New York City, 212 727 2070
Asymmetry, illusion and odd numbers all add up in this, Tomma Abts’s second exhibition at David Zwirner. She was last seen in New York in solo …read more
In his series Impermanence, South Korean artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates wonderfully distorted photographic portraits by growing emulsion-eating fungus on his film. Oh first allows the fungus to partially destroy the developed film in a process that takes months or even years. He then digitally prints the distorted images …read more
Almost every smartphone camera comes with a dedicated panorama mode nowadays. Normally, this mode is used to capture large areas in a single image. However, its true abilities are only limited by your imagination.
As YouTubers Sam and Niko show us in the above video, …read more
Mark Kiptoo finished second in the BMW Frankfurt marathon last year, by a scant second! His 2:06.16 is his personal best. It was also his debut. In his second marathon, this past April, Mark ran 2:13.39 for ninth, as he learnt, the hard way, that the marathon is, as they …read more
One piece of advice to Instacube users: don’t drink & stream. While the real-time digital display frame does make it easy to share photos of the grandkids with family or schmoopy, pathetic shots of you pining for your girlfriend away on a business trip to St. Louis for the entire …read more
If there’s such a thing as too safe, then The Proviz REFLECT360 cycling jacket takes you there. It seems to glow white… …read more
Nikon technical specs for the D800 flash sync speed are: up to 1/250 sec, synchronizes with shutter at 1/320s or slower (flash range drops at speeds between 1/250 and 1/320s). A reader did some testing and sent me his findings on pushing the D800 flash sync limits – you can …read more
It’s been a busy week here in the office as we’re working hard on some post-Photokina reviews and preparing for PPE next week. We also got a serious dose of Pacific Northwest fall weather, and the rainy afternoons and evenings left us plenty of time to go poking around the …read more
John Flaig uses weather balloons with cameras attached to make amazing photographs. Known as Near Space Ballooning, his technique entails creating a custom box crammed with cameras and sending it to the edge of space, then waiting for the balloon to pop and send the package back …read more
Less scary, more literary: book-inspired jack-o-lanterns are in this year.
The ’90s was truly a great decade for witches in pop culture.
With only six northern white rhinos left on Earth, it’s best to learn about them sooner rather than later.
Broadway buffs …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. During our aquatic travels around the world, we have occasionally hired a local mariner to boat us over to an uninhabited offshore island and played Robinson Crusoe for a few hours. We usually spent as …read more
Michael Rodrigues and Coco Ho conquered the Oceano Santa Catarina Pro 2014, an ASP 6-Star event held at Praia da Joaquina, Florianopolis, in Brazil.
Rodrigues defeated Santiago Muniz, the younger brother of Dream Tour campaigner Alejo Muniz, with a wide collection of aerials and moves on the small wave faces.
“I feel …read more
No invention was born outside the mind of man. So, every once in awhile, it’s worth mining a few sci-fi visions for the dark, twisted, unexpected, hopeful, or inspiring.
Astrophysicist Kip Thorne—whose book on black holes sits on my shelf—recently teamed up with director Christopher Nolan of Dark Knight fame to …read more
After our lengthy road trip to a land of many beers an no radio signals my friend Cornelius told me I either have to find tapes of something other than Appetite for Destruction and Hall & Oates: Greatest Hits or get one of these Bluetooth cassette adapters.
Yes, I still have …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. FINA is the world’s governing body for swimming and, by far, the most powerful force in the aquatics world. FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur) oversees the aquatic disciples for pool swimming, open water swimming, …read more
Photos submitted by Doug Bursnall, “Here’s a few pictures of the new 1.2 mile extension to the Chamberlain… …read more
Direct-seller Superstar is known for very strong value, and this Proline kit is a good example. The 16 tools inside the box are sturdy and functional, if not flashy.The long, ball-ended Allen keys are crisply made. Their sizes run from 2mm to 10mm, and they have their own …read more
X-Night flagship carbon cyclocross machine is a grand leap forward from the
previous incarnation with not only a vastly reduced weight but also tremendous
improvements in ride quality and efficiency. The frame geometry is still
prototypically Euro, though, which may or may not suit your style.Highs: Super light frame, hugely
improved ride …read more
Ian Holyoak captures the spirit of adventure and fun of young swimmers before the 2.5-mile interisland Bente Weber Memorial Swim or the Nevis to St. Kitts Cross-Channel Swim in the Caribbean Sea. From World Open Water Swimming Association’s Daily News of Open Water Swimming
With these exercises, even city dwellers can get into prime shape for the slopes. …read more
Known for their 2 wheel drive systems on vehicles with only two wheels, Christini has been developing 2… …read more
The Natural History Museum has announced winners of its 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. This year’s winning photos document all manner of creatures, from a pride of lions in the Serengeti, to a yellow scorpion in the northeast of Spain. The competition recognizes both adult and youth winners …read more
Hey there, Air Breathing Mammal. Think you get oxygen just like the other creatures around? Not even close. Eleanor Lutz is at it again, continuing her series of designerly graphics that teach us fascinating science. This installment features a GIF …read more
This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Power, Privilege and Responsibility in Yoga. Read Part 1 here. by Kerri Kauer Privilege is complex. Because while I have white privilege, I do not have heterosexual privilege. Many images of yogis in popular press, and in advertisements often reflect …read more
Courtesy of Scott Zornig of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association. I have a great deal of respect for those who completed and even attempted swims in the early years. These strong-minded and courageous people paved the way for me (a former drop dead sprinter …read more
Vincent Kipruto wins 2013 BMW Frankfurt Marathon, photo by PhotoRun.netVincent Kipruto arrived in Frankfurt on Thursday afternoon. The defending champion at the BMW Frankfurt Marathon battled cold, wind and Mark Kiptoo in 2013 to take a hard won victory by one second! One second! Consider that for a moment. …read more
Shots: they’re a staple of college life, avoided like the plague in other stages of life, and have even been the subject of a song or two. And whether it’s a warm rush of Fireball or the licorice flavor of Jägermeister, shots inevitably leave their consumers with an interesting reaction.
It’s …read more
Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:
→ patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart …read more
An adorable but possessive Siamese kitten noisily enjoys a piece of corn that he is very loath to part with when his human tries take it away, despite the huge stack of corn sitting right next to him and the lack of …read more
The low budget movie from a Roger Corman disciple that became a huge movie franchise. …read more
In the latest episode of The Fine Brothers series Kids vs. Food (previously), a group of kids taste and react to Brussels sprouts. Most of the children admit to having tried them before, and the sprouts get a surprisingly positive reaction …read more
Pixelmator has long been around on the desktop, finding its niche as a much more affordable (albeit less-polished) version of Adobe Photoshop. But starting this week, its life as a desktop-only app is over. Now, Pixelmator has officially arrived on the iPad as well.
The app, which features a …read more
The New York Times is offering a free mobile app for the popular Scientific 7-Minute Workout and the new Advanced 7-minute Workout. …read more
Talk show host Conan O’Brien recently got in a Twitter fight with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. The dispute started when O’Brien tweeted plans for his Halloween costume.
I picked out my Halloween costume. I’m going as “Slutty Madeleine Albright.”
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014
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You know those caricatures you can have street artists draw for you for a small fee? The kind where your facial features are exaggerated to strange proportions? Well, photographer Bert McLendon creates that kind of thing for people, except he uses photos and Photoshop instead of paper and drawing …read more
Unless you’re deep in the world of triathlon, Ceepo might not be a brand on your radar. Originating… …read more
Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When elite athletes come barreling into the finish line and smack the touch plate, they often have no clear idea of their final placing. Unlike pool swimmers or water polo players who look up to a scoreboard …read more
Ooh, it’s like getting forked but way more visible at night and slightly less embarrassing for the homeowner. Also less likely to instigate an elaborate payback plot. Even better, Lawn Lights make all holiday, party, and redneck lighting needs as easy as a roll and a stake.
In 10 to 15 …read more
This is a story about networking, giving back, friendship, trust, #sharingiscaring and steampunk.
Before I moved to Cardiff, Wales, I decided that I wanted to do some “pro bono” projects since I’ve noticed that they provide inspiration and sometimes good things you didn’t even expect.
With this in mind, I was browsing …read more
A fluffy orange tabby named Tora snoozes away in the afternoon sun using a juicy red pepper as his pillow, while his feline friend Mimi stares out the window with her yellow pepper cast aside. It appears that all of shironekoshiro‘s cats, …read more
For years Texas has led the nation in executions, but it has also led the nation in wrongful convictions overturned by DNA. CBS-Dallas Fort-Worth reported that state experts are taking notice and reconsidering capital punishment. Kristin Houle, executive director of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, says Texas …read more