Stunning Black and White Photography – Part 1

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Black and white photography has a “classic” photographic look.

All photography was originally monochrome, most of these photographs were black-and-white. Most forms of visual technology start out in black and white, then slowly evolve into color as technology progresses. Even after color film was readily available, black-and-white photography continued to dominate for decades, due to its lower cost and its “classic” photographic look. (photos)

 

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Amazing Ice Castles Grown With Geothermal Heating System

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Winters in Minnesota are cold and the best way to get through the bone-chilling season is to have fun with it, just like Roger Hanson does. For the last four years the ice builder has been growing ice castles in his front yard with the help of his geothermal heating system, some fancy sprayers and a computer program he created himself.  (Pics)

 

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Why Was Google Collecting the Last Four Digits of Kids’ Social Security Numbers for an Art Contest?

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Google could easily have guessed the remainder of the numbers from the other information they collected.

Google asked parents to enter the last four digits of their children’s Social Security Numbers, as well as their city of birth and age, as a condition to enter a Google-sponsored art contest.

 

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The Real Da Vinci Code? Expert Finds Secret Symbols in Mona Lisa’s Eyes

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This is not part of Dan Brown’s novel. Researcher Silvano Vinceti— chairman of the Italian national committee for cultural heritage—has found a secret code in the Mona Lisa by scanning her eyes. A code that could reveal her mysterious identity:

 

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Amazing Photos Taken Without a Camera

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Working in his darkroom and studio, Adam Fuss creates a series of daguerreotypes of butterflies.

Your DSLR might be great, but fancy image sensors aren’t the only way to capture a spectacular image. A host of artists are producing great photography without hitting a single button. Their secret? Chemicals. Powerful chemicals. And serious talent.

 

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12 Bizarre and Frightening Composite Photographs

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Jim Kazanjian 2006

Veteran CG artist Jim Kazanjian has put together an excellent series of insane, somewhat terrifying composite scenes, like something out of a long, apocalyptic nightmare. Crumbling buildings, flaming wreckage—the images are gorgeously broken, but we’re glad they’re fakes. (Pics)

 

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