Blending static images with motion, cinemagraphs are animated GIFs that bring out the serenity in otherwise chaotic scenes. Today, we look at thirty-three of our favorite cinemagraphs that will entrance you with their quiet yet mesmerizing beauty:
For more than a decade, John Bramblitt has painted gorgeous portraits and colorful landscapes, despite the fact that he was rendered blind from epilepsy in 2001. Before you assume that he was…
Half an acre in size, this 144-year-old plant is Japan’s largest wisteria, though, incredibly enough not the largest in the world. For those wondering, that colossal wisteria–around an acre in size–can be found in Sierra Madre, California.
If you’ve already powered through the third season of House of Cards, you’ll probably remember the monks who spent weeks creating an awesome sand painting in the middle of the White House. In reality, Tibetan Buddhist monks have been creating sand mandalas (mandala means “circle” in Sanskrit) for more than 2,500 years. The process remains one of the religion’s most distinctive and beautiful traditions.
You enter a white room filled with colorful flowers. As you walk further into the sea of blooms, you notice that the flowers begin rising from the ground and form a circle around you, as if an invisible orb were circling you, preventing them from getting too close. While this scenario may sound a bit too dreamy to be real, thanks to TeamLab, this bizarre flower room is now a reality. Well, sort of.