Скучный нацистский фотоальбом


Лава и молнии! Вулкан месяца. Самое красивое извержение квартала.


Фотографии очень красивого извержения вулкана Пуйеуэ (Puyehue-Cordon Caulle) в Чили, 5 июня 2011 года.

Схватки и флешбеки


Labor pains and flashbacks

Jun 8, 2011 12:20 EDT

It was a hot and humid Wednesday morning when I finally received much sought after permission to document childbirth at the government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital.

I suited up with excitement. I put on a hospital gown together with a mask and cap that I bought inside the hospital. I entered a two-door room filled with doctors and nurses. I walked around and found the labor room on the left side. It had six beds but all were occupied. There was a patient on the first bed who was uneasy, fear flashed in her eyes. Medical staff stood next to the bed to counsel her. Next to her was a doctor conducting an internal exam on a mother, I could see her pain while waiting to be fully dilated. In no time they transferred her into the delivery room.

Высочайшие небоскребы и конструкции мира


Больше других мне понравился небоскреб Финансового центра в городе Нанкин (Nanjing Greenland Financial Centre), Китай, 450 метров, 89 этажей.
Он напоминает мою первую зажигалку Zippo.


Nanjing Greenland Financial Centre (also known as the Zifeng tower) in Nanjing, China, is 450 metres (1,476 feet) high and has 89 storeys


Аукцион знаменитых кинематографических костюмов из коллекции Debbie Reynolds


08 June 2011

As Debbie Reynolds prepares to auction her amazing collection of movie costumes and artefacts, we select some of the highlights…

The star of stage and screen has amassed an unparalled collection of iconic cinema costumes and artefacts which will go under the hammer on June 18 in Los Angeles. The auction contains 3,500 costumes, 20,000 photographs and several thousand original posters. Here are our pick of some of the remarkable highlights from a lifetime of collecting.

Who: Marilyn Monroe
Movie: Seven Year Itch
Monroe wore this ivory pleated “Subway” dress by Travilla, for her role as ‘The Girl’ in Seven Year Itch in 1955. After she stood on a subway grate and uttered the famous line “Oooh isn’t it delicious?”, the scene, and the dress, went down in Hollywood history.
It was acquired by Debbie Reynolds directly from Twentieth Century-Fox during the ‘pre-sale’ when she bought all of the Marilyn Monroe wardrobe from the studio prior to the auction in 1971.
Estimate: $1,000,000 – $2,000,000

Показательные выступления американских F-16 на авиашоу в Румынии


The US Air Force Thunderbirds F-16s at the Constanta Air Show 2011 in Romania

Two F16 jets of the US Air Force Thunderbirds perform a back-to-back mirror flight during the Constanta Air Show 2011 at Mihail Kogalniceanu airfield, near Constanta, Romania

Two F16 jets of the US Air Force Thunderbirds perform a back-to-back mirror flight during the Constanta Air Show 2011 at Mihail Kogalniceanu airfield, near Constanta, Romania

Picture: EPA

RT @nytimesphoto: Beautiful color #photos of rural #Cuba by Ernesto Bazan. Brilliant post by David Gonzalez


June 8, 2011, 5:00 am

Another Cuba, a Different Fidel


Ernesto Bazan’s images of the Cuban countryside are remnants of a tropical dream — suffused with tenderness, color and a hint of mystery. You can almost touch the damp earth, where a freshly slaughtered pig lays near a puddle of blood, or smell the hand-rolled puros whose smoke hangs in the air like a milky veil.

David Gonzalez


David Gonzalez, a photographer himself, is one of the most frequent contributors to Lens.

  • Puerto Rican New York
  • Custom-made Holgas
  • Making music and pictures
  • Victims of clerical abuse
  • Death squads in Bangladesh
  • Finding a lost Marine

The rhythm of life among the guajiros en el campo — farmers in the countryside — is a slower one that reminded Mr. Bazan of his childhood in Sicily and offered a respite from the melancholy, gritty urban world portrayed in his previous book “Cuba.” He found himself returning often to the western end of the island where he spent days with farmers like Fidel Rodriguez.

Sony NEX-C3 — самая маленькая камера APS-C со сменными объективами


New Gear: Sony NEX-C3 Is the World’s Smallest APS-C Interchangeable Lens Camera

The NEX line gets more power with less chub
  • By Stan Horaczek on June 8, 2011


Photo: Dan Bracaglia

As far as we know, there weren’t many people out there complaining that the existing Sony NEX interchangeable-lens compacts were too big, but Sony went and made the NEX-C3 smaller anyway. They cut so much, in fact, that they claim it’s now the “world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor.” The body now weighs just 8-ounces, which is a six-percent cut from the NEX-3, but keeps the metal-top case for durability and ergonomics.

Full Review Sony NEX C3 – Introduction

Дикие слоны убили охранника во время трехчасового буйства в индийском городе


Crazed elephants kill security guard during three-hour rampage in Indian city

By Damien Gayle

Last updated at 3:06 PM on 8th June 2011

Как минимум один человек был убит во время паники возникшей после того, как два диких слона ворвались в город на юге Индии. 55 -летнего охранника слоны затоптали на пороге его дома, когда он вышел посмотреть что происходит на улице.

Rampage: A wild elephant gores a security guard Mysore, in the southern Indian state of Karnataka


Фотоизображение звездного скопления NGC 6744, близнеца нашей галлактики Млечный Путь


Best Look Ever at the Milky Way’s Twin Brother


Nearby galaxy NGC 6744 is similar to the Milky Way, making this image look like a picture postcard of our own galaxy sent from extragalactic space