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Quick Tip: 3 Ways to Master Your Use of Foregrounds

How often do you think about foregrounds? If you have a natural eye for composition, you might be including interesting foregrounds without even …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

Snow in the Canyon

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

Visually Dramatic Series of Vertical Panoramic Shots of Churches

Richard Silver achieves the absolutely sublime in his spectacular pictures of churches that show entrance to altar all in one sweeping image. Just as …

Landscape Photography

Sunset in the Alps

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

Lucid Stead: A "Disappearing" Cabin of Mirrors

In Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith III has completed Lucid Stead: an optical illusion/installation that modifies an abandoned …

Startup Turns Animated GIFs Into ‘Moving’ Lenticular Prints

Lenticular printing has been around for ages as a commercial gimmick, producing untold hordes of postcards, luggage tags and other novelties with …

Incredible Steel Wool Light Paintings Done to Look Like Rorschach Ink Blots

Light-painting, like time-lapse, is a genre of photography that is packed full of talent, making it really hard to pick quality work to feature (if …

Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse Photographed Through an Airplane Window

Who says you need to travel to exotic locations to capture the aurora borealis in action? Sometimes, all you need is a window seat on a …

Photographer Documents the Changes in Ice from Her Own Freezer

Australian photographer Heidi Romano transforms the mundane into the visually extraordinary in a series entitled <i>Frozen Water</i>. Romano made her frozen …

Artist Creates Awe-Inspiring 11-Acre Aerial Portrait Using Wood, Soil, Sand and Stones

Art and photography often intersect in interesting and, at times, confusing ways. For instance: if you create a beautiful 11-acre portrait out of …

What's Going On With the Sun This Week?

Solar flares, canyons of fire... it seems like it's trying to get our attention.<p>Our sun has really got a flair for flares lately. The third solar flare in two days peaked at 11:03 a.m. Eastern time Friday, and it was ranked as an X2.1. Solar flares come in classifications according to their x-ray …

Sun erupts with two big solar flares

The sun erupted with two of the strongest solar flares it can unleash Friday, just days after blasting an intense solar storm at Earth.<p>The sun fired off a flare that registered at X1.7 on the space weather scale at 4:01 a.m. ET (0801 GMT) Friday, then followed with an X.2-class event at 11:03 a.m. …

Astronomy

Bullet-time rig made from 130 HTC One smartphones

To demonstrate the power of its Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm has set up a bullet-time rig made up of 130 HTC One smartphones.<p>You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of …

HTC One

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

"Star Wars Redux" --Harvard and MIT Scientists Create New State of Matter

Harvard and MIT scientists are challenging the conventional wisdom about light, and they didn't need to go to a galaxy far, far away to do it. …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

Experts on the ageing process explain why having good friends, lifting weights and learning languages can lead to a longer life<p><b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and</b> …

Breathtaking Photo of Venus Crossing the Sun During Last Year’s Transit

Last June, something happened that won’t be happening again until the year 2117: Venus eclipsed the Sun. Of course, seeing as Venus is both small and …

Breaking Portrait Photography Rules with a Split Light Pattern

In a prior photo tip article, we started talking about lighting patterns in portrait photography. Today we’ll continue our lighting pattern …

Southern California

Nicola Ughi: TWINCAMERA

Italian photographer Nicola Ughi has created a digital xpan of sorts that he is calling the TWINCAMERA. “<i>Twincamera is my optical digital panoramic</i> …

Herd of Fluorescent Green Bunnies Born

These Photography Links Make The Internet a Better Place

What a wonderful week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over for the best links to tutorials, …

Santa Cruz

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

National Parks

Twelve Lovely Wes Anderson Cinemagraph GIFs

Fluent in the bizarre, kitschy and delightful, filmmaker Wes Anderson has dazzled audiences with his whimsical, avant-garde productions for years …

Wes Anderson

Night: Surreal Landscapes Lit with an LED Flashlight by Harold Ross | Colossal

<p>Fine art photographer Harold Ross uses delicate light painting techniques to create surreal landscapes photographed late at night. The photographer, …