President Obama performed one of his most memorable and positive presidential actions today by vetoing the proposed bill to implement the Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to the Gulf of Mexico. This is all great news, but there are still many battles looming in the near future. One of the most pressing and dangerous of these, is the current move by coal companies of the Powder River Basin (a large coal producing area occupying parts of Montana,Wyoming and […]
Originally inspired by mirages and other types of natural phenomena like the twinkling of stars at night where the density of gas (as well as liquid), scientists in the 1860s devised an optical technique called Schlieren photography (the German word for ‘streak’) to isolate distorted light rays from factors such as heat, chemical reaction, and force. Here is a hi-speed photo of a woman shooting a rifle in a Schlieren optical setup (a diagram for the setup can be found […]
Mineral King in Sequoia National Park is a quintessential alpine environment. With an elevation gain of 11,500 feet from the valley floor near Three Rivers, CA, Sawtooth Peak & Needham jut out dramatically in the central portion of the Sierra-Nevadas. Walt Disney had grand plans to turn the area into a massive (think Mammoth) ski resort back in the 60’s, but the local residents prevented this from happening. The Walt Disney Company reportedly still owns a few acres of land at […]
The stream of stimuli that has flooded our lives due to the internet is dumbfounding; especially when you hold the modern flow in comparison with that of only 20 years ago. Debatably there are many positives and negatives, but it certainly can help to inspire. Here are some miscellaneous images pulled from the unending search for thought provoking visuals and fascinating artifacts of human culture. If you’re digging on these images / theme of Miscellanea, you just might want to […]
I’m quite sure there must be nearly a hundred posts of weekly favorites from the New York Times LENS Photojournalism blog. If you’re stoked on Photojournalism just go to the CapturingCapacity homepage and type in LENS in the Search bar on the left side, or simply just click here if you’re really lazy ;} Well, enjoy the shots & be thankful for what you’ve gots. That Wraps It For This Post. Past This Point You mights run into ad territory […]
If by some freaky-deaky chance you haven’t visited or stumbled upon the New York Times Photojournalism site LENS, please figure it out. Here are some incredible shots from the past week :
If you for some reason you ain’t familiar with the magaizine Adbusters, allow me to introduce you to one of the most avant-garde and radical publications of the modern era. Thanks to my good friend (Loren Polster) who gifted me a subscription to the commendable bi-monthly, I now have an even larger disdain for capitalism than before ;}. Here is a link to preview issues of past ADBUSTERS. Even if you can’t agree with all the critical views presented in […]
Here’s a randow medley of fun images that have accumulated on the desktop over the past couple months – hope they make ya smirk!
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Ohara Koson was a master print maker who lived in the Tokyo area in late 1800’s – 1945. Along with a few other masters of the field, Ohara played a large role in resurrecting the Shin-hanga print style from the 17th century. EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Ultra-chromatic & otherworldly, Kate Shaw‘s works are like visions from wildly beautiful hallucinations. Shaw’s statement regarding the conceptual intent of her work is also quite radical – (and I quote from her site) : “I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction. The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it” Creating her own specialized technique of […]