... and/or some more thought provoking pictures (yes I know - my titles need work)
I've been a little distracted lately, with other work, and yes this does kind of show my hand with regard to this blog - it is rather a little "off the cuff" at times... I reserve the the intricate thought processes and planning for other endeavors. However, I do like to mix it up a little between words and pictures (among other things - keeping it simple), so here's some images from my 'reserve' files. (FYI - find more from the above photographer here.)
National Geographic photo contest 2012 contenders:
for the full list, click HERE...
Simply amazing nature:
Street Art - by Alice Pasquini:
(there's more from Alice Pasquini in the archives - check the first month in the categories!)
And finally - a look at Syria, today...
... just to keep things in perspective.
In a build up to next weeks artist profile, I thought I'd share these beautiful photos. The first is from twistedsifter.com, a photo by Isil Karanfil - a view of the mouth of the Douro river in Porto,Portugal - a combination of seven shots in seven hours of the same scene.
An old and pretty well known pic (literally and in the bloggershere) I found on theChive.com (also found on Buzzfeed.com - and all over the internet); imagine what it must be like to hear for the first time - a sense many of us take for granted, yet for Harold Whittles (date unknown) receiving a cochlear implant elicited a timeless expression:
Another pic from theChive, also an old one, though slightly lesser known. An RAF pilot receives a haircut during some timeout in the Second World War ( this guy is so many levels of cool):
A National Geographic image from one of their photo contests. Bolivian salt flats - Salar de Uyuni, shortly after some the rains...
[Banner illustration by Joel Kanar]