Some people interpreted the Geotaggers' World Atlas maps to be maps of tourism. This set is an attempt to figure out if that is really true. Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in places that tourists don't visit. Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more). Map of photosets (scroll through photo thumbnails to discover new cities in the photoset [more inside]
Last fall, the Canadian Space Agency asked students to design a simple science experiment that could be performed in space, using items already available aboard the International Space Station. Today, Commander Chris Hadfield
conducted the winner for its designers: two tenth grade students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, in a live feed to their school in Fall River, Nova Scotia. And now, we finally have an answer to the age-old question, What Happens When You Wring Out A Washcloth In Space? [more inside]
is a collaborative collection of more than 3,000 royalty-free
photos from World War II's Battle of Normandy and its aftermath. (Photos date from June 6 to late August 1944). The main link goes to the photostream. You can also peruse sets
, which include 2700+ images from the US
A Flickr set of real and imagined warning signs.
Empty London on Christmas morning
). A couple of years ago I had the idea that it might be fun to take photos of London without humans – yes, I was motivated by that scene in Westminster from 28 Days Later. Unfortunately, not being a film director I was not really in the position to have half of London sealed off for photos – but realised that on Xmas morning there could be an opportunity
. Past photos from 2010
and from 2008
. [more inside]
Inspired by Andrew Sullivan's recent post
on views outside airplane windows, BuzzFeed compiled a collection of "100 incredible airplane window views" from Flickr
. (bandwidth-heavy single page version.) Click through slideshow at Business Insider.
In the past few months vicent.zp has put up delicious photograph sets of vintage razors
, radios & cassette tape recorders
, kitchen stuff
, and lookie there, a Sputnik Weather Station.
You know what time
is a French astrophotographer
. His new collection, Jeux Lunaires
(Moon Games) features whimsical and beautiful photos of the moon (NPR Gallery
). Many of the photos have been coupled with a poem and collected in a book which you can preview online. [more inside]
— Use it to find the Flickr photos you like using the simple idea that people whose work you like, probably like stuff you'll like. You start with a set of pictures. If you authenticate, it'll use 20 of your last 100 favorites, otherwise it'll start with somebody else's favorites. Click any picture to load more. Don't like what that person likes? Scroll back and click a different picture you like. [more inside]
From 1945 to 1946, Leonard Rudoff served as Apprentice Seaman, 3rd Class on the troop transport USS Gen. H.F Hodge
as it made its way to India, Egypt, NYC, and San Francisco. And he took photos along the way.
.[via mefi projects
] [more inside]
Last week, Gizmodo asked their readers to submit wallpaper-sized pictures of bugs.
Today, 294 colorful images of creepy crawlies
were posted to galleries on their site: 1
, 6 (bandwidth alert: those pages are very picture-heavy)
and also to Flickr
, where high-resolution versions can be downloaded. This project is part of their weekly "Shooting Challenge"
. Each week's results can be seen in individual sets on their Flickr account
San Francisco Vehicles Cropped to a Square
. A cool, quirky gallery of over 100 vehicles parked in San Francisco, arranged by color (be sure to page through them all and notice the color transitions). Includes a few cool shots
and a few WTF cars
Passport photos of famous artists
, 1915-1925. Collection gleaned from passport applications files of writers actors, poets, artists, photographers. Also, Hollywood stars
and other notables
of the era.
Michael Surtees latest photo experiment is called #walkingtoworktoday
. The rules are simple and open to anyone—while walking to work take a photo. From there the photo needs to be pushed to Twitter via Flickr while containing the hashtag #walkingtoworktoday somewhere in the tile. But there wasn’t one dedicated space outside of Flickr to see the photos, and even then it was only seeing it through one medium—you didn’t get to see the tweets. So that’s why he decided there needed to be a site. Surtees created #walkingtoworktoday
using Daylife tools that contained Flickr and Twitter moduals. The main modual streams photos from Flickr while the right rail shows the tweets. It’s an interesting redundancy that works.
(I recommend you listen to this
while viewing the link.)
Microworld by Licht
. More of Paul's macro droplet shots can be seen at his Flickr gallery
and others' macro droplet shots in the Refractions in Liquid Drops
After one hundred days, the wait is over: Pete Souza's Gargantuan Presidential High-Definition Executive Flickrdump
. Warning: If you put it on fullscreen you won't get anything else done for a while.
I Hardly Know Her
- is an "alternative way to view Flickr photostreams. It is designed to facilitate high quality viewing with minimal distractions." By Justin Ouellette
, creator of Muxtape.
The Insect Close-ups Flickr Pool
is full of fascinating pictures. There are all kinds of wonderful images to be found, of spiders
, water striders
and those superstars of the insect world, bees
. You can also search a map
for pictures by location. If you want to take your own bug photographer Mark Plonsky has written a short how-to guide
. He has taken some pretty great photographs of insects
grabs photos from Flickr on any subject you like (e.g. kittens
) and then presents them as pairs of mirrored halves. Other cool examples; Pencils
. [via mefi projects]
Tag Galaxy is pretty cool. [Flickr, tags, photos, fun for all]
Song Chart Meme
. A series of charts breaking down popular music.
Man comments on Flickr photos
he discarded in an alley dumpster 30 years ago
. Vietnam 1967-1968: Darrell Hill, Photographer
Crime and punishment
- a curiously compelling and quirky collection of historic crime photos, including unusual mugshots, corpses & crime scenes. A few favorite characters: idle and disorderly persons
; "something amazing" about Harry
; a cocky quartet
; an illicit drug trader
who "drives his own motor car and dresses well"; a subject who refused to open his eyes
; charged with conspiring to procure a miscarriage
; and guilty of unlawfully possessing cocaine
This is just one of many marvelous vintage image sets
from a historical consultant from Amsterdam - a mammoth treasure trove!
Illustrated BMI Categories,
a Flickr project where you can see what "underweight
," and "morbidly obese
," BMI categories look like on real people (safe for work) (mostly women). I think that many people would be surprised by what 180lbs
In addition to not looking what you might have expected fat to look like, it may also not mean what you thought it meant: [more inside]
WSJ: Moguls of New Media Have nearly a million friends on MySpace
and you get $5000 endorsements. Make a comedy podcast with cocktail recipes
and you get endorsed by Steve Jobs and get interest from advertisers. Post seemingly impossible self-potraits on Flickr
and you get hired by Toyota. The Wall Street Journal looks at these and many more "whos' who of new media"
. from BlogHer
While the main Day Without An Immigrant site
is down at the moment (cached
), the protests have begun and they are everywhere (LA
). In SF they look quite large
. More on flickr
and google news
Montreal Expo 1967, through the eyes of Lillian Seymour
is a giant pile of found photos scanned in by our very own clockwork
. There is much to see in this time capsule of 1967 taken by this person
. The women of Poland
, interesting architecture
, and quite possibly the scariest clown ever
(I bet that kid required years of therapy
). [via mefi projects]
is an API hack that, among other features
, allows you to view all the photos with the flickr "interestingness
" attribute by date in a single thumbnail page.
Marshall Oak, Starfleet Captain
is a photo gallery of 184
shots of Star Trek with Marshal Oak photoshopped in. Obsessive fan
? Visual Slash Fiction
? SciFi Where's Waldo
? All of the above.
more flickr fun
someone has a little too much time on their hands - the result is cool.
- "drag and drop photo sharing." A flash-based Flickr-esque photo community..."The service
is similar to Flickr before Yahoo and while it is in an open beta at the moment, there will be a cost for the premium version..."
makes it easier to find amazing photographs
Three New Yorkers go to Tibet.
these tombstones looked really neat.
show what life is like on the ground in Iraq as a US liberator in the air force. It's always great to see an insider's view, but I must admit some of the captions
come off as a bit weird/disrespectful. Otherwise, interesting stuff you don't see everyday.
been around as a photo posting/gallery/sharing kind of place for almost a year now, but today they launched something pretty impressive (ignore the dumb name): Organizr
. Check out the demo movies or try it out yourself if you already have photos there. This is the first time I've used a web
application that rivaled my desktop
application of choice (iPhoto, for photos). Pretty impressive what you can do in Flash these days, besides singing kittens and work-dodging games.