Andrew Hall builds custom LED light rigs that spin in patterns to make these lovely orbital light paintings. Andrew writes:
Using a long exposure and various home built rigs, I photograph small colored LED’s as they spin on controlled axes. Repeated circular orbits overlap to give a three-dimensional appearance to the pattern, which can be further manipulated by altering the speed and direction of the spin.
via Huffington Post
When does a photograph become a painting? We could literally spend hours browsing Laurence Demaison’s portfolio. His specialty seems to be shooting through films of water, giving his prints a beautiful abstract feeling.
These trees were wrapped in fabric and photographed from specific angles to line up perfectly with their surroundings. Impressive!
In a zoo in California, a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of
triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the
pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size,
they died shortly after birth.
The mother tiger after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started
to decline in health, although physically she was fine. The
veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a
depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate
another mother’s cubs, perhaps she would improve.
After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing
news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to
the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that
had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one
species will take on the care of a different species. The only orphans”
that could be found quickly, were a litter of weaner pigs. The zoo
keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the
babies around the mother tiger.
Well, I thought this was cute until I decided to google it… http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/tigerpig.asp now it makes me a little sad… :(