A Nature lover photographer “Nathan Wirth” captures stunning "slices of silence" in his striking, on-going series of desolate landscapes. The remarkable black and white pictures portray solitary trees on rolling hills in Marin and Sonoma counties in Northern California, where majestic marbled-gray skies every so often cast ominous backdrops over the grassy knolls. San Francisco-based photographer says, it gives us the feeling and essence that at any moment, something could easily go awry. Nathan Wirth images are separated into three series, all under the name “Infrared Silence”. Moreover, he tries to give them such a distinctive look; and he took the photographs by using an infrared-converted camera. A big thanks this alteration, what were once low-light scenes and drab skies now take on a prominent visual presence as if they’re not of this world.
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
When you think of polar bears mostly you often envision them frolicking among a snowy Arctic landscape. Blooming' beautiful! Canadian Photographer Dennis Fast captures playful polar bears having the time of their lives in a field of wild flowers. In the summer season, these majestic animals tend to migrate to South and as evidenced by these gorgeous images occasionally into fields of vivid pink wildflowers. The skillful photographer snapped these spectacular shots near Northern Canada's Hudson Bay in the province of Manitoba. The lively white giants can be seen relishing themselves in the beautiful sun, rolling around and stretching in a field of fireweed. He has been long been awaited of photographing these wonderful animals. Although he admits that he particularly likes to do so in the warmer months when temperatures aren't at a shocking -40 degrees Celsius, as they are in the winter. Besides being arguably the largest carnivore on earth, they are also one of the most adorable and their demeanor is mostly calm and inquisitive.
It is not just their color that makes them a favorite shot of my camera. They have a slow, ambling gait as they drift about looking for anything that moves. It looks like they don't have a care in the world, and that there is nothing they are afraid of. It is really wonderful to spend quality time with my favorite animal. Wild animals need to become somewhat used to your presence and learn that you won't harass them that are when they begin to behave normally. However, now that the bears have become used to Dennis, who every so often frequents the Churchill Wild lodges near Hudson Bay as the resort's chief photographer, he's able to showcase their true private, yet playful nature. He further added that you don't have to be a professional to capture these animals in their natural habitat. The Arctic safari company's outpost is situated in the small coastal town of Churchill, famous as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” and hosts aspirant shutterbugs of all experience levels.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
The gifted craftsman “Tez Gelmir” built his daughter an extremely rocking horse that's fit for an intergalactic princess. Although, I have built lots of projects for my son, but for my daughter's first birthday coming up I felt it was her turn now to prepare some unique project love and what better way than with her own “Speeder Bike”?! Tez Gelmir wrote on Instructables? This exclusive venture was inspired by the “74-Z Speeder Bike” that's famous for its appearance in the 1983 movie Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. On Instructables, Gelmir has share and recorded the whole process with step-by-step instructions. If you want to make such gift for your beloved daughter then have some plywood, PVC tubing, screws, bolts, and a 3D printer, you too can create the same kid-friendly design for any deserving Star Wars fan.Source: My Modernmet
Roy Collins, an Australian photographer uses his digital camera to highlight the short-lived beauty of ocean waves as they surge and break in cascades of sea foam. Roy Collins swims out to sea every day, wanting to capture the natural moments when sun-dappled water crests into detectable shapes just like mountains and hills. Moreover, Frozen in time, each suspended wave takes on the appearance of a glass sculpture shot through with shining undertones of aqua and emerald.
Therefore, when you look at his stunning images it is extremely hard to believe that Roy Collins, who is colorblind, only started pursuing photography in 2007 after working as a coal miner for years. Although he is unable to work in the mines any longer because of a knee injury, he swapped his underground world with an underwater paradise filled with sunshine, surfing, and remarkable swells of water.
He says, I've been working in an underground coal mine longer than I have been making photographs, but my original memories are of being in the ocean, so I predict it's a full circle of influence. I will tell you what; however, nothing feels better than being in the sea after breaking rocks and avoiding being crushed by collapsing tunnels for twelve hours straight. It’s a complete freedom. Collins's photographs can be seen in Found at Sea, his newest coffee table book described as "a visual journey capturing the brief moments of a wave's journey to dissipation."
Friday, 14 August 2015
The Department of Water Protection in Los Angeles noticed high levels of bromated in 2007, a carcinogen that forms when bromide and chlorine react with sunlight. Los Angeles’s Ivanhoe Reservoir Bromide is naturally present in groundwater and chlorine is used to kill bacteria, but sunlight is the final ingredient in the potentially damaging mix. More than a century old facility serves over 600,000 customer’s downtown and in South Los Angeles.
Therefore, the Department of Water Protection realizes the upcoming problem, they immediately started construction of a new underground reservoir in Griffith Park, but though the new facility was being built they had to resolve the problems by a way to keep the sunlight out of the water. The possibility of tarps and metal coverings were explored but they were either too costly or will take too long time to install. Hence, after a deep though, their one of the DWP's biologists, Brian White, recommended "bird balls" frequently used by airports to avoid birds from congregating in wet areas alongside runways.
The bird balls are made of polyethylene and price only 40 cents apiece. The bird balls coating hold carbon and black is the only color strong as much as necessary to deflect ultraviolet rays. Therefore, 400,000 balls were put into the reservoir on June 2008, where they will hang about for the next 4 to 5 years until the new underground reservoir is finished.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Jae-Hyo Lee, a South Korean artist who lives in “Yangpyeong” with his artist wife “Cha Jong Rye”, uses organic materials like wood to make large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. The artist mainly focusing on geometric shapes, like the sphere, and in some way manages to transform tree trunks and substantial branches into flawlessly formed globes, columns, and furniture-like objects. Lee said, I know very well, that i am enough able to make artworks with materials around me which I can manipulate. Normally these materials are from nature.
Therefore, when it comes to his wood sculptures, I normally forgoes exclusive, rare trees in favor of scraps from cheap or abandoned specimens, explaining, and I strongly believe you can get more of a “wow effect” when you make a prominent piece from every day, common materials. In order to achieve striking, smooth look of sculptures, the 50 year old “Lee” engulfs each piece in flames until the wood is charred black. After that he polishes the surface until the outer wood pieces gleam glowingly, contrasting sharply with the dark color of the scorched interior. The artist usually displayed in museums, galleries, and the lobbies of high-end hotels, there are an elegant, pristine quality of organic work that belies the grueling manual labor that went into the creation of apiece sculpture.