Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

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2008 Year in Photographs

January 8, 2009

Wow.

What an eventful year.

The Boston Globe has posted 120 pictures to commemorate 2008.  The photos are posted in three different parts.  Some are funny, some are sad and most all of them will give you something to think about.  They do a great job of capturing some of the stories from the past year.  Almost all of them are spectacular, with only a few that don’t meet the high standards of the rest.

Along with the links, I’m going to post my favorite picture from each set.  I’m not 100% sure on the laws/internet guidelines on posting pictures from other sites but I think it’s all good as long as you include a link to the site.

Take a few moments to check these out.  It is well worth it.

Part one of three is here.

The Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on 5/31/2008

The Space Shuttle Discovery lifts off on 5/31/2008

Part two of three is here.

Ireland's Gabriel Shelly and his coach celebrate a bronze medal win in the Paralympics

Ireland's Gabriel Shelly and his coach celebrate a bronze medal win in the Paralympics

Part three of three is here.

A boy plays soccer in the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A boy plays soccer in the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Not just Abba

January 7, 2009

Classic pictures of 1970’s Swedish Dance Bands.

For once I decided that I should learn a bit about that which I mock. I googled about a bit and learned that Dance Bands (Dansbands) are still a big thing in Sweden.  The matching outfits are the result of a tax code that only allows deductions if there are ‘Fantasy Costumes’ involved.

My favorites:

  • ake Lindh’s
  • Teddy Boys
  • Saints
  • Hick
  • Skip’z

Hopefully my friend Kristofer will eventually stumble across this post and enlighten me on Swedish Dance Bands.  After spending 30 minutes or so reading about them, now I want to go see one.

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Cute Overload

January 6, 2009

I’m not normally one that traffics in ‘cute’ pictures, but this one needs to be shared:

Owche

Not that I ever go there, but I hear that Cute Overload has, well, ‘cute’ pictures from time to time.

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Wedding Pictures

September 11, 2008

Here’s the first set of wedding pictures from our photographer.  Most of them are good but I’m less than thrilled with the posed picture of the groomsmen pointing at the camera.  Not only did I feel like a fool when we did it, I also look a little too ferret-like in the photo (ah, my vanity gets me again).

(I’m trying out Picasa for photo hosting and so far so good.  It’s got a simple editing tool that can be used to make quick fixes to pictures and it uploads at the click of a button)

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Super Slo-Mo 2

April 20, 2008

Wow. Who knew that that slow motion water balloon videos were so popular.

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Super Slo-Mo

April 18, 2008

A really cool slow motion video of a balloon being popped.

(From: Sully)

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Flying

November 17, 2007

Some great photos from German artist Jan Von Holleben.

The flying Superman kid, the bikes and swinging through the jungle are my favorites.

(via digg)