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Single Malt Scotch Art

“One fateful morning, photographer Ernie Button picked up the Scotch glass he had left out overnight and noticed something — a pattern in the film of dried liquid at the bottom of his cup. So began Vanishing Spirits: The Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch, an ongoing project in which Button experiments with photographing Scotch residues, shining different lights through them, manipulating the dry patterns, or letting them run hog wild. The result looks like miniature magic planets or puddles of gold or oil — pretty gorgeous for something accidentally left on the counter.”

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

Photo Credit: Ernie Button

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Picturesque Chinese Landfills

“These images by artist Yao Lu might resemble traditional Chinese landscape paintings of cliffs, waterfalls, and mountains. Lu digitally assembles each of her images using photographs of landfills and other aspects of urbanization draped in green mesh to mimic idyllic scenery.”

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

Picturesque Chinese Landscapes are Actually Disguised Photos of Landfills  landscapes collage China

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Tulip field in the Netherlands

“Abstract rainbows of color fill the landscape in these beautiful photos by French photographer Normann Szkop who hopped in a Cesna with pilot Claython Pender to soar above the tulip fields in Anna Paulowna, a town in North Holland.” I miss the Netherlands! ❤

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

Aerial Photographs of Tulip Fields in the Netherlands by Normann Szkop Netherlands landscapes flowers

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Window Seat

“Julieanne Kost’s Window Seat series finds the artist snapping photos from the seat of an airplane, resulting in some incredible, abstract images of the world around her. Kost shot over 3,000 aerial artworks from commercial airplane windows over a five-year period, and the experience inspired her to create a book described as a “unique creative seminar.”’

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Manipulated Photos of Abandoned Buildings

“Los Angeles-based artist Ed Freeman transform abandoned fast food restaurants and gas stations into objects of startling beauty. ‘All have been manipulated to enhance and ennoble these very ordinary structures that might otherwise go unnoticed and unappreciated,’ he explains. In some cases Freeman only changes the background of the original shot; other images have been completely overhauled with the magic of Photoshop.”

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Snowflakes

“First-ever photographs of snowflakes taken in 1800s on a Vermont farm by Wilson Bentley.”

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Underwater

Alexander Safonov is a software architect from Voronezh, Russia who currently lives and works in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong. Not content to sit in front of a computer full-time he obtained a diving license in 2002 and started to experiment with underwater photography about two years later. He has since made numerous excursions to photograph underwater wildlife off Cocos Island, Fiji, the Galapagos and Raja Ampat. However his favorite destination is the annual sardine run off the coast of South Africa where most of the photos you see were captured over the last few years.”

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Lara Zankoul

“At the young age of 25, Lebanese artist, Lara Zankoul, is a part-time economist and a part-time fine arts photographer. The self-taught photographer calls her work a necessary escape from her monotonous day job, and this sense of escapism is the most pervasive theme in her work. Her website states:

‘Symbols are omnipresent in her body of work and characters are anonymous and timeless, making her images universal. The concepts are initially expressions of her subconscious as they are spontaneous visuals in her mind. Her photographic process resides in recreating or mimicking these cerebral moments rather than capturing reality.'”

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Infrared Landscapes

Here is some stunning and surreal infrared photographs taken by France-based photographer David Keochkerian.

The Surreal, Infrared Photography of David Keochkerian landscapes infrared

The Surreal, Infrared Photography of David Keochkerian landscapes infrared

The Surreal, Infrared Photography of David Keochkerian landscapes infrared

The Surreal, Infrared Photography of David Keochkerian landscapes infrared

The Surreal, Infrared Photography of David Keochkerian landscapes infrared

The Surreal, Infrared Photography of David Keochkerian landscapes infrared

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Frost Flowers

“These beautiful and other-worldly photographs of ice were taken last year by University of Washington graduate student Jeff Bowman and his professor Jody Deming while they worked on a study combining oceanography, microbiology, and planetary sciences in the central Arctic Ocean as part of the Integrated Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program. Their single focus was the study of frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing -22C or -7.6F, forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms. In fact, the bacteria found in the frost flowers is much more dense than in the frozen water below it, meaning each flower is essentially a temporary ecosystem, not unlike a coral reef. Via IGERT:

Around their research icebreaker in the central Arctic Ocean new ice grows on long open cracks that network amongst the thick floes of pack ice. Abruptly the surface of this new ice changes texture. The cold, moist air above the open cracks becomes saturated and frost begins to form wherever an imperfection can be found on the ice surface. From these nucleation points the flower-like frost structures grow vertically, quickly rising to centimeters in height. The hollow tendrils of these “frost flowers” begin to wick moisture from the ice surface, incorporating salt, marine bacteria, and other substances as they grow. The fog dissipates and the Arctic sun lights the surface of the frost flowers, initiating a cascade of chemical reactions. These reactions can produce formaldehyde, deplete ozone, and actually alter the chemical composition of the lower atmosphere. […] Bowman and Deming have discovered that bacteria are consistently more abundant in frost flowers than in sea ice. Since microscopic pockets in sea ice are known to support an active community of psychrophiles (cold-loving microorganisms), even in the coldest months of the year, these results are encouraging.”

Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life water science ocean nature ice flowers

Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life water science ocean nature ice flowers

Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life water science ocean nature ice flowers

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