All Blog Posts Tagged 'Pics' (34)

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. This year, we welcome the Year of the Ox, the sign representing solemn hard work and prosperity - an animal that appears aptly symbolic for these difficult times. Collected here are photographs of people celebrating and preparing for this Lunar New Year festivities.

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Added by Eugene on January 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Hi-Def Pics - Awesome Long Exposure Photography (10 photos)

I love how long exposure shots intensify light and movement. When an image is taken including stationary and moving subjects using a slow shutter speed, interesting effects, such as light trails occur. Long exposures are easiest to accomplish in low-light conditions, but can be done in brighter light using neutral density filters or specially designed cameras. Here is a… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Enchanted Forests (10 photos)

Do you ever get an eerie feeling when you walk into a forest? There's a certain mystique and an undeniable beauty that the forest possesses. In these photos, it almost feels like we can jump inside of them and get lost in an enchanted world...…


Added by Eugene on January 21, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Beautiful Days of Winter (15 photos)

In many parts of the world, winter is associated with snowfall. As brightly reflective snow covers the earth, it creates a magnificent effect, and seemingly intensifies the beauty of its surroundings. Here are some spectacular photos displaying one of the most gorgeous seasons of the year.…


Added by Eugene on January 19, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Sailing Around the World

I've always been fascinated with sailboats. I love how they are magnificently grandiose, yet with a crew that works in unison, they move with grace and purpose across an unpredictable sea. As there are sailing competitions year-round, here are some photos from the past year, courtesy of the Boston Globe.

Added by Eugene on January 16, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Beautiful Landscapes and Stunning Skylines (6 photos)

This must be what heaven looks like. These gorgeous pictures make me want to escape the city in search of hidden paradise. I love how each photo captures a separate landscape which beautifies the sky in its own special way.…


Added by Eugene on December 16, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Vibrant Colors of Trees Throughout the Seasons (10 photos)

There aren't many things more beautiful than the vibrant color of trees in changing seasons. With such deep, rich colors, these trees create such a gorgeous, serene environment for us to live. Here are some photos of trees in all seasons throughout the year..…


Added by Eugene on December 15, 2008 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

A Look Into Guantánamo Bay: Cuba (20 photos)

Many of us have heard of Guantánamo Bay, but how many of us know what it looks like? By January, some of the nearly 250 men at Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility will have been locked up for seven years. Collected here are photos of the multiple detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay - all photographs either reviewed by or released by the U.S. Military.

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Added by Eugene on December 12, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Riots of Athens

Major riots in the streets of Athens occurred after the shooting of a teenage boy by riot police over the weekend. A massive student protest against proposed government reforms of state universities turned ugly after a police officer opened fire after youths threw objects at his car. Two police officers have been arrested in connection with the Andreas Grigoropoulos' death. The Greek Prime Minister, Costas Karamanlis, has expressed his sympathy to the boy's parents, and said his government…


Added by Eugene on December 9, 2008 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Winter Waterscapes (10 photos)

Nothing beats the fresh air and beautiful scenery at a lake in the wintertime. There's something so peaceful and serene about it. I especially love the crisp reflection of snowy trees in the still lake water. Just looking at these images makes me shiver and crave a cup of hot chocolate.…


Added by Eugene on December 8, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - The Cutest Siberian Tiger Cub In the Whole World (7 photos)

Have you seen anything cuter than this? Meet Antares, a Siberian tiger cub at Berlin's Tierpark Zoo. He was named after a star in the Milky Way and is the 121st tiger born at Germany's most famous zoo. Antares is extra special, Siberian tigers are currently listed as an endangered species. He's sure to break some hearts when he grows up!…


Added by Eugene on December 7, 2008 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Amazingly Beautiful Cathedrals of Europe (11 photos)

When I visited Europe many years ago, I was blown away by the remarkable beauty of their cathedrals. The outside of the churches were so meticulously detailed, while the paintings and sculptures made the inside seem like heaven. Below are some HDR enhanced photos by one of my favorite photographers, Trey Ratcliff.

Outside of… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 4, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Venice Under Water

Must suck to have water up to the knees. Large parts of Venice were flooded on Monday as heavy rains and strong winds lashed the lagoon city, with sea levels at their highest level in 22 years. Ferry and water taxi services in the city were suspended and Venice's mayor urged people to stay indoors. Tourists and residents struggled to get across the city over raised walkways. The Centro Maree, which forecasts water levels, said sea levels in the Adriatic rose 1.56 meters (5.1 ft) - a level…


Added by Eugene on December 4, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - The Majectic Ancient Ruins of Angkor Wat: Siem Riep, Cambodia (11 photos)

A couple summers ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the Ankor Wat temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It is the most spiritual place I've ever visited and the most impressive ancient ruins I've ever seen. There are over one thousand temples in the Angkor area including the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world's largest single religious monument. The temple complex was… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 3, 2008 at 9:20am — 7 Comments

Mumbai After The Smoke Has Cleared

On Monday most of Mumbai, India attempted a return to normal activity, in the wake of the 60-hour-long siege last week. Some facts about the attacks are a bit clearer now, others still hazy. Based in part on the confessions of the only terrorist captured alive - Azam Amir Kasav, Indian officials now say that there were only 10 gunmen involved, all members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir - though Pakistan officially denies any… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 1, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Gorgeous Winter Trees (10 pics)

It's amazing how beautiful these trees are in the snowy Winter. The air looks so crisp and clean. It almost makes me sad that we don't get slow here in Southern California in the Winter...almost..…


Added by Eugene on November 30, 2008 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Strikingly Beautiful Landscapes (8 photos)

Check out these stunning landscape shots from the winners of a photography contest. I love how brisk and clean these shots came out. The photos are so clear, it's almost as though we're actually there..…


Added by Eugene on November 26, 2008 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

The Devastation of California Wildfires

For some of us in California, this fire is way too close to home. According to the LA times, as of right now, 35,662 acres have burned in three fires, 894 homes and structures have been destroyed, and 38 firefighters and civilians have been injured.

Added by Eugene on November 17, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Magnificent Antarctica

Antarctica is a place that we've all heard of and are curious about. November marks the end of spring and the beginning of austral summer. The Sun just rose for the first time in 6 months on September 22nd, and is now visible in the sky all the time. Even though most of us will probably never go there, we can all enjoy Antarctica through these beautiful… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 10, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Bhutan Crowns a New King!!

Obama who? The United States was not the only country to name a new leader this week. In Bhutan, a nation of about 600,000 people located high in the Himalayas, a new king was crowned. 28-year-old Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, an Oxford-educated bachelor, was crowned as Bhutan's fifth king - now the world's youngest reigning monarch. Bhutan also has the distinction of being the world's youngest democracy - having held parliamentary elections last March for the first time ever. The young ruler… Continue

Added by Eugene on November 7, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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