Posted: February 12th, 2017 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Flowers, Photography | No Comments »
Arcadia, CA artist Craig P. Burroughs uses ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence photography to capture what the human eye fails to see: the longer wavelengths of light certain plants reflect.
Behold the Bee Balm blossom, in all its fluorescent glory.
The Blanket Flower, baring its true colors.
Hawthorne flowers, plainly prismatic.
Ice Plant realness.
And the Kangaroo’s Paw, bold and beautiful.
Take a look at more of Craig P. Burrows’ incredible photography. You’ll never see the world the same!
All photos © Craig P. Burrows
Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness, Photography | No Comments »
American artist Harry Everett Smith is mostly known for his experimental film making in the 1940s. But he also composed music and painted. From 1961 to 1983, he picked up every paper airplane he found on the streets of Manhattan. The survivors of his dedicated collection have been photographed by Jason Fulford and published in Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I.
Harry found this colorful plane on October 29, 1980 at Broadway and East 23rd Street.
He found this slim flyer March 17, 1979 at West 28th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.
This newspaper plane was picked up on January 20, 1968 at Fifth Avenue between West 34th Street and West 35th Street.
And where did Harry find this polka-dotted beauty? You’ll have to buy the book to find out!
I think I’ll make an eye-catching paper plane and leave it on the street for some present-day soulmate of Harry to find and pick up. Maybe you should, too!
(All photos © Jason Fulford)
Posted: December 6th, 2015 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Photography | No Comments »
By now, most trees have dropped their colorful autumn foliage, but few have done it as beautifully as this 1,400-year-old Gingko tree in China’s Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple. Believed to have been planted during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), this tree is now big enough to rule the fall with a deluge of brilliant gold.
Show-offs can be a drag, but this magnificent tree is a shining exception. Let’s hope it tries to top itself next year!
Photos found at My Modern Met
Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beach, Beauty, Photography | No Comments »
When we think of beach sand, most of us think of this.
Photo found at the Banzai Surf School.
Nice! But nothing special.
But microscope photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg knows what beach sand REALLY looks like. This!
Pictured below, a collection of magnified beach sand from Maui, Hawaii resembles booty from a pirate’s treasure chest.
Sand grains from Okinawa, Japan include starry skeletons of single-celled foraminifera.
And these microscopic shells once housed microscopic snails.
So the next time you see a sand castle, remember, it’s a trove of microscopic riches!