Joel James May

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Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Spring is finally here, bringing with it warmer temperatures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For people living in Japan, the arrival of spring signifies one more thing: the beginning of cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms, or <i>sakura</i> in Japanese, are a cultural symbol of Japan, admired for …

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10 Ways to Enjoy Your Home to Its Fullest

(Image credit: Adrienne Breaux)<p>It can sometimes be easy to mindlessly move through your home, just going through the motions of your daily routine. …

WATCH: Giant Container Ship Collides With Hong Kong Park

Such are the hazards of living in a city that is also home to one of the world's busiest ports ...<p>Joggers are used to dodging bikers, skateboarders and even stray animals. But if you'd happened to be running on a popular path at the Stanley Ho Sports Center in Hong Kong's Pok Fu Lam district on …

How To Book Your Next Plane Ticket To Get The Best Deal

You already know that you should be booking your plane ticket 54 days before take-off (if all else fails, you should usually book between 104 to 29 days pre-trip).<p>And while that's all fine and good, there are various nitty-gritty details you should be paying attention to when buying that ticket -- …

BMW R1200S by Cafe Racer Dreams

The R1200S saw the debut of BMW’s most powerful-ever boxer motor, with over 120 horsepower going to the back wheel. It was that rare breed, a sportbike with a shaft drive, and retained the classic Paralever single-sided swingarm.<p>Not what you might consider to be ideal custom material: I think this …

How to Tell Stories in your Adventure Photography with Krystle Wright

<b>What is the editing process like for you when creating these stories?</b><p>I used to wait until I got home to begin editing, however these days with the …

The Ultimate Guide to Bokeh

Bokehliscious photos. That is the ultimate goal for any photographer no matter the experience level. When "bokeh" is mentioned, the first thing that …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Syria's heritage in ruins: before-and-after pictures

They were sleepy tree-lined boulevards where people lived and worked, time-worn markets where they came to trade and exquisitely detailed mosques where, throughout the ages, they prayed.<p>All now stand in ruins, ravaged by a war that is not only killing generations of Syrians but also eradicating all …

FAN HO, Hong Kong Master Street Photographer #1

Leica Liker is honored to have Fan Ho, a Hong Kong Street Photographer, to launch our “Master Street Photographer Series” and be our first 2013 …

Articles about 5 daring hillside homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in …

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Photography's golden age

<b>John Chillingworth is a photographer that few have heard of, even among those who have some knowledge of the genre. Yet, his work featured in the UK's best known illustrated magazine, Picture Post, which first hit the presses 75 years ago and ran for almost 20 years until 1957.</b><p>A new book looks to …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

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Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

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Why flights are cheaper at the last minute

Contrary to popular belief, booking airline tickets late is often cheaper. We explain how the pricing works.<p>There is a widely held belief that if you want to go overseas on holiday over the Christmas break you have to book in January or February to get the cheapest flights. But is it right?<p>Airlines …

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Jellyfish Wave, Moons Dance, and Sun Winks

The Jellyfish Nebula "swims" in space, the dust settles on a Martian volcano, and a "greyhound" races through the cosmos in this week's best space pictures.

Jumbo the Elephant goes large

Name: Jumbo<br>Species: <i>Loxodonta africana</i><br>Dates: 1860 to 1885<br>Claim to fame: The largest animal on earth<br>Go visit: Tufts University Archives<p>[Previously on <i>Animal Magic</i>, we learned about Jumbo’s origins, how this baby African elephant was captured in Ethiopia in the 1860s, of his incredible journey to …

Wild Art: Revealing Today’s Most Eye-Popping Artworks

Though you probably won't see these artworks in your local art museum, you have seen a number of them right here on My Modern Met. <i>Wild Art</i> is a new book by authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro that takes a look at today's most offbeat and outrageous art. From Tilt's half-graffiti hotel room …

Long Exposure Photography by Samuel Burns

Incredible Long Exposure Photography.<p>The wait can last for up to eight hours.<p>Using his large format 4×5 camera, 33 year-old Sydney photographer …

Designer Shows the World Through a Dyslexic’s Eyes

What's it like to be dyslexic? To struggle with reading because letters and words seem to have no order? UK-based designer Sam Barclay decided to show people what he's challenged with on a daily basis with a powerful new book. His Kickstarter project, “I Wonder What It's Like to be Dyslexic,” aims …