Elaine Chan

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Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device, the whole genre is born anew.<p>The phantasmic exposures behind light painting feel a bit like magic on earth. In reality, the technique is just a clever hack: You take a photo with a long exposure, and by waving a bright …

'Kids React To Gay Marriage' In New Video From The Fine Brothers

An incredible new video is making its rounds on the Internet that asks a group of children, ages 5-13, <i>their</i> opinions about same-sex marriage.<p>The video starts with the kids watching two different viral videos of gay marriage proposals (which can be viewed here and here) and then a brief Q&A about …

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight | 8 Great Canadian Olympians In The Red Chair, From Patrick Chan To Clara Hughes

It's on.<p>One hundred days from today, our athletes will hit ice, slopes, bobsled courses, ski jumps and half pipes to compete for gold at the 2014 …

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Photographer Documents Her Own Pregnancy in Striking Selfies

Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women's bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called <i>40 Weeks and a Mirror</i>. She's combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a self-portrait taken with a camera or phone) and pregnancy progression portraits, …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

What Do All These Camera Modes Mean?

The mode dial on a modern camera usually includes a bewildering number of letters and icons. I can never remember what 90% of those modes do, and …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.