Friday, May 30, 2014

Rest in Peace: Wartime Relics Reclaimed by the Land and Sea

Saw this article on Flipboard. Photographs are beautiful.

Dietmar Eckell's series "R.I.P" is a utopian vision. His images of abandoned and neglected military installations and equipment around the globe suggest a peaceful world where these instruments of aggression, no longer needed, have been left to rust or sink into the sea. Since there are no people in the pictures, however, it's easy to imagine the series as a post-apocalytpic future where pieces of military hardware remain as monuments to mankind's folly.

{His website is cool.}

An abandoned Sherman tank off the coast of Saipan, a Soviet radio telescope in Latvia, runways on Tinian Island, Mariana Islands, launching point for the atomic bomb attacks against Japan, and this: Tower forts built during World War II to defend against air attacks off the coast of England.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lift that house

On Thursday 3 April 2014, as I turned onto Westminster Road, in Cedarhurst, I saw these trucks:

I thought back to when our house in Chichester had to be jacked up, to have the foundation fixed. Never saw that, just the before and after.

And yesterday, Thursday 10 April 2014, I saw this, the end result of the lifting; but, clearly, more remains to be done.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Photographer Explores the Very Extensive Network of Tunnels Under Montreal

Andrew Emond, a Canadian-based photographer and explorer, has been on a mission since 2009: he’s creating an absolutely incredible resource by documenting the 3,000 mile-long network of tunnels hidden underneath the streets of Montreal.
Titled Montreal Underground, Emond’s recently redesigned website takes you on an extremely unique journey of Montreal’s underground infrastructure, some of which dates back as far as 1832. The photographs he captures during his adventures shine a light — both literally and figuratively — on an entirely new, almost ethereal world, as you can see in a collection of his photos below:
St-Pierre collector sewer.
St-Pierre collector sewer.
Old Cote St Paul Collector Sewer.
Old Cote St Paul Collector Sewer.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high megapixel count or amazing composition or even subject matter — we’ve seen images of planets orbiting stars before — but because it is the first ever image of a planet and its star over 63 light years away.

The image was taken by the Gemini Planet Imager, an incredibly powerful instrument that sits right here on Earth — in Chile to be exact. Using the magic of Adaptive Optics, they were able to capture this groundbreaking image of the 10-million-year-old planet Beta Pictoris b orbiting the massive star Beta Pictoris. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Super Creative iPhone Photos