Aerial photo images extracted from Google Maps have been pieced together to form images that look like complex Persian rug patterns.
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After yesterday’s seriousness, we thought this might be a little more lighthearted. Thirteen photos Time magazine:
Britain from Above is a project aimed at conserving photographs dating from 1919 to 1953 that form the Aerofilms collection. The site is searchable or you can browse using a map of Great Britain. There is also an opportunity to try to identify images whose locations are not recorded.
The BBC has a nice video about the collection.
Artist Jon Rafman has been collecting screen captures of Google Street Views. Many of the images are remarkable and some just plain weird. They appear to be, as the artist states on his blog, “more truthful and more transparent” because of the unbiased manner in which they are recorded.
[Thanks to JS for this suggestion]
Here on TOTD we have been bringing you the best of the web for a number of years. We will from now on also be bringing you the occassional app! Today’s app is fotopedia Heritage available for iphone and ipad for free from itunes.
This app brings you 30,000 stunning photos of the world’s collective cultural and natural human legacy. Created in conjuction with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre this app will have you lost for hours in the truely remarkable photography as well as interesting stories and information.
The app is currently only available from itunes and is free
VADS (Visual Arts Data Service) is the online resource for visual arts, comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK. The images cover a wide range of subjects such as fashion, ceramics, furniture, plastics, posters and stained glass.
German photographer Markus Reugels captures remarkable sculptural images of splashing water droplets using flash photography.
From the menu on the left (the website is in German) you can view various categories of droplet shape, including crowns and fountains. TOTD’s favourites though are those in the ‘Refraktion’ category, particularly the globes!
Wonderful high speed video of colliding water droplets can also be seen on the highly entertaining Slo Mo Guys Channel.
History Pin is a website that allows you to upload old photos and pin them to real world locations. It’s a great site with wonderful images from the past and it’s now even more usable thanks to the launch of it’s iphone and android apps. So by holding your phone up to the street, the app uses your camera view to display nearby images. By selecting the image, it can be overlaid onto the modern view to create an historical comparison, which you can toggle or fade between. Having tested it in Portsmouth we can report that it works really well!