Posts Tagged ‘photography’

The best Windows login “spotlight” pictures (and of course, a description of what it’s a picture of).

// January 2nd, 2020 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Windows Spotlight is an option for the lock screen background that displays different background images on the lock screen. The Windows Spotlight displays a new image on the lock screen each day. The initial background image is included during installation. Additional images are downloaded on ongoing basis. Here are my favorite pics to date.

15 photos that will shatter your heart and scar your soul forever (WARNING: devastatingly heartbreaking content)

// February 19th, 2015 // No Comments » // Entertainment

The collection of emotional photos below are devastatingly heartbreaking for various reasons. Some portray horrifyingly sad human situations while some capture the distressing brutality of mankind. In some the story behind the photo reveals a poignant situation that may not be immediately recognized from the photo alone. In all, the photograph will be permanently etched […]

Oldest known photograph of a human being dates back to 1838

// November 9th, 2014 // No Comments » // Technology

The black and white photograph depicting an early 19th century scene was taken by Louis Daguerre in 1838 on the streets of Paris, France. With a seven minute exposure time, two stationary humans were captured on camera, making it the oldest known photograph containing actual images of people. Oddly, there were likely many other people […]

National Archives photo mystery solved – newly-discovered 150-year-old photos depict Lincoln funeral procession

// March 25th, 2014 // No Comments » // History and Civilization

Experts at the National Archives say it’s long been a mystery – what the photograph depicts, why it was photographed, and where it was shot. But a retired government accountant from Maryland, Paul Taylor, believes the scene was shot on Broadway, outside New York’s historic Grace Church, and that it was shot on Tuesday, April […]

Rare photographs of unusual animals before they became extinct

// February 24th, 2014 // No Comments » // Science

When we think of extinct animals, species which are no longer living, we tend to envision dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, and saber tooth tigers. What you may not know is that several species, some quite unusual, have only recently been wiped out. In fact, some extinct animals ceased to exist after the 1820’s when photography was […]

Can you spot the hidden snipers in these pictures?

// February 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Military

Driven by the increasing range and accuracy of firearms, camouflage designers have been researching and exploiting optical illusions since World War I and German artist Simon Menner proves that our eyes can often deceive us. Check out the photo montage below and see if you can spot the sniper hidden in each of the landscapes.

Beautiful animal and nature photographs that’ll put a smile on your face – Part 2

// February 3rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Science

Stop and smell the roses? Sometimes is helps to take the time to recognize the beauty of the world that we live in. Here is a collection of nature photographs that will surely put a smile on your face.

Fascinating optical illusion – what do you see in this picture?

// January 29th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

In the picture below, do you see a man standing on the shores of a lake, reflections of trees on the water? Now rotate the picture 90 degrees counterclockwise to see what is really portrayed in this photograph.

Wow! Stunning picture of Milky Way taken from Northern Chile

// January 29th, 2014 // No Comments » // Astronomy and Space News

NASA published this stunning photograph today featuring the road that connects the Northern Cross and Southern Cross – the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. Taken from Laguna Cejar in Northern Chile by Nicholas Buer, the photo was shot in October, just after sunset. Included in the photo are the Moon, Venus (above/left of […]

Reminder – this is war

// January 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Military

Below is a purported before-and-after shot of a popular street in Syria both before and after a bomb exploded.

Get ready to waste hours finding hidden Easter-eggs in Microsoft’s new mind-blowing Gigapixel interactive Seattle image

// January 28th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Get ready to spend mindless (but fun) hours exploring Microsoft’s new GIGAPIXEL interactive image of Seattle. Why would a picture of Seattle be so much fun? For one, the interactive hi-def image is a mind-boggling 20,000 megapixel super high-resolution 360-degree panorama of Seattle integrated with humorous, hidden Easter-egg shots of local artists. The result is […]

Beautiful animal and nature photographs that’ll put a smile on your face – Part 1

// January 27th, 2014 // No Comments » // Science

Stop and smell the roses? Sometimes is helps to take the time to recognize the beauty of the world that we live in. Here is a collection of nature photographs that will surely put a smile on your face.

The Big Bang Theory intro – a closer look at the 109 photos used to create the show’s opening sequence

// January 8th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

The Big Bang Theory television show is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California and includes roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon’s equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. At […]

Seven historical, thought-provoking “never-seen-before” photos that defined the times

// January 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment

The following are seven rare, thought-provoking, historical photographs you’ve probably never seen before. Enjoy.

A magnificent collection of weird and wonderful trees

// December 13th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Arbol del Tule located in the town center of Santa Maria del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Believed to have the stoutest trunk of any tree in the world. DNA tests revealed that it is indeed a single tree. The Boab Prison Tree in Australia was used in the 1890’s to lockup prisoners […]

Mind-blowing libaries and book collections – maybe you can judge a bookshelf by its covers

// August 8th, 2013 // No Comments » // Entertainment

Wonderful home library

I love to read digital books and made the move from musty old paper years ago. But when I stumbled across the website I have to admit, I reconsidered. To showcase a collection of books in one of these lavish libraries would be a dream come true for most geeks. And hey, let’s admit […]