The World’s Best Storm Chaser Photography

May 8, 2014

The line between idiocy and passion is often blurred, and storm photography is perhaps most emblematic of that. These fearless photographers have gone above and beyond in their pursuit of the picture-perfect shot of thunderstorms. They travel miles, risking their lives, scouring sites and waiting patiently for the storm to swell. Here is some of the best storm chaser photography out there, along with a bit of background on the photographers behind them.

Craig Eccles

Australian Craig Eccles is a 42-year-old photography teacher in Perth, Western Australia who has recently come under the storm chaser photography spotlight for his timely and tantalizing thunder shots. He shared his stunning images with the Daily Mail, which showcase him traveling up to 300 miles across remote towns and abandoned landscapes for the picture-perfect moments.

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Hawaii’s Hidden Beaches

May 7, 2014

Hidden Beaches Kapaa Hawaii

The 10,000-resident town of Kapaa, Hawaii might not be the height of all that is urban, but it definitely is home to the naturally awesome. Like, you know, this hidden beach.

30 Years Of Amazing Westerns Condensed Into One Hour

May 6, 2014

From Smash TV: “Painstakingly assembled from more than 50 Western movies, ranging from Sergio Leone’s early Spaghetti Westerns all the way up to 90s reimaginings such as Desperado and Wild Wild West, Gunslinger serves as a humble attempt to pay homage to one of the longest running and most influential genres of the silver screen. Whether your loyalty lies with the trusty sheriff, the dastardly villain, the ruthless mercenary, the opportunistic thief, or the unpredictable vigilante, it provides a thrilling look at heroism, betrayal, greed, loss, and justice in a time when law and order was as rare as the gold men killed for.

Taking a magnifying glass to one of the most prolific genres in film history, Gunslinger aims to preserve the ideals and struggles of a unique time and place in history which becomes more and more foreign to our daily lives with each passing year. Deliberately paced to match the look and feel of a Western, it recontextualizes classic tropes of the genre to deliver a unique and fast paced narrative. A mysterious stranger arrives in town, authority is challenged, vengeance is sought, tensions run high at the saloon, a frantic horse chase ensues, and everything goes to hell in an epic gunfight you’ll have to see to believe.”

Severija Incirauskaite’s Innovative Cross-Stitch Metal Art

May 5, 2014
Cross-Stitch Metal After Party

Source: Goooood

Lithuanian-born Severija Incirauskaite is one of those artists that makes people appreciate creativity and innovation. This talented textile artist embroiders ordinary objects like pails and spoons, transforming them from cheap metal into multi-faceted, mixed-media artwork. While Incirauskaite’s methods are fairly traditional—most of our grandparents were cross-stitching before this woman was born—the finished product is anything but ordinary.

Cross-Stitch Metal Spoons

Source: Cauprotuplem

Severija Incirauskaite

Source: YNot? Blog

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Cappadocia, Turkey’s Amazing Landscape

May 1, 2014

If visiting Cappadocia, Turkey isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Here, history and nature collide in a landscape covered by natural columns and pinnacles that poke more than one hundred feet into the air. This bizarre yet beautiful landscape offers something for everyone, from spectacular hot air balloon flights to prehistoric caves to well-preserved Byzantine art.

Cappadocia Panorama

Source: Wikipedia

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Visualizing Music….With 2,500 Individual Flames

April 30, 2014

Never heard of a Rubens tube before? Now you have. The physics apparatus examines how sound waves generate pressure, and how their variation affects the way gas flows from the holes in this “Pyro Board”, which thereby influences the flames’ height and color. Just wait until they put the flames to actual music. But please, don’t try this at home.