Photographer Puts Bride And Groom On A Tiny Ledge 350 Feet Above A Valley In New Hampshire

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Photographer Jay Philbrick takes his subjects where most photographers wouldn’t dare to go themselves: onto the face of a cliff, 350 feet above the ground.

You see, Philbrick started his career as a professional mountain guide before picking up a camera and starting a photography business. His passion for the great outdoors and for hanging off rock faces can be seen in his amazing portraiture.

Philbrick takes his clients to Echo Lake State Park in New Hampshire, where the 700-foot Cathedral Ledge looms over the lake. With climbing gear, he carefully lowers his subjects onto a small outcropping on the face of the cliff, about 350 feet up.

He then photographs his subjects in formal attire as a dramatic sunrise glows in the background.



The subjects may look like they’re teetering on the edge of certain death in the photos, but they’re actually safely secured to the cliff with ropes that are hidden behind them. The results are incredible:












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Stunning Pink Landscapes Of The Deadly African Congo

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What you’re about to see is not an illusion.

The innovative (and as we’re about to find out) equally daring photographer Richard Mosse captured these starling images from the war torn territory of the Congo in Africa. Deep in the jungle war zone Mosse opted to use a rare (and now discontinued) military surveillance technique known as ‘Kodak Aerochrome’.

What is it exactly? It’s a brand of film which has infrared capabilities – using it literally switches the green tones in jungle landscape into countless shades of blood red, lavender, crimson and even hot pink.

To add a further level of chaos & complexity to his surroundings, the spectrum of infrared light that is captured using the ‘Kodak Aerochrome’ film, is naked to the human eye. Mosse had to rely on circumstance and hope (two common traits with he shared with those he photographed) in order to put together this dazzling array of images.

Heartbreaking, surreal and beautiful – his work romanticizes & offers hope to a world soaked in brutal war, irrational conflict and devastating loss. You can see the full body of work, in his spectacular book titled ‘Infra: Photographs








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These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago

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Back in 1909, a super-rich French banker named Albert Kahn decided to create a photographic record of the world using the new color photography process that had just appeared, the Autochrome Lumière. One of the cities they documented was Paris.

Starting in 1914, Kahn’s photographers (Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier and Auguste Leon) began to document life in Paris using the pioneering color process, which featured color filters made from dyed potato starch grains.

Here’s a beautiful gallery of the color photos they made a century ago (with some color enhancing done on the original shots):



























In addition to the large number of shots of Paris, roughly 72,000 Autochromes were created around the world through Kahn’s ambitious project. The Autochrome fell out of favor in photographers just a few decades after its introduction when Kodak and Agfa introduced their Kodachrome and Agfacolor Neu processes in 1935 and 1932, respectively.
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A Man Who Renamed Himself Darth Vader Lives A Surprisingly Mundane Life

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This is Darth Mykolaiovych Vader. He was one of 42 candidates who ran for mayor of Odessa, Ukraine, in October. To get attention, he changed his name and hired a campaign team that consisted of stormtroopers and wookies. Sadly, his plans for galactic conquest were ruined when he came 15th. This is a day in the life of a real life Darth Vader as he waits for The Force Awakens.

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he speaks with a supporter in a cafe in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. Darth Vader was bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits: local politics, walking the family dog and a spot of embroidery. The Ukrainian citizen, who has changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, ran for the post of local mayor in October, his political backers dressed as Stormtroopers. In his trademark black outfit, he is a regular sight around Odessa, a major port city on southern Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he demonstrates exercises with a lightsaber in a park in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, and people dressed as Star Wars characters Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper pose for a picture as they select products in a grocery store in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he speaks to people dressed as Star Wars characters Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper in a cafe in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he caresses his horse at a stabling outside of Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he rides on a tram in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he tries to help a woman exit a tram in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he walks his dog in a park in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he speaks to a woman while walking his dog in a park in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he waits for sunrise on the roof of his apartment block in Odessa, Ukraine, December 4, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader’s Darth Vader helmet sits on a shelf among icons at his apartments in Odessa, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he reads a book in bed at his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he pretends to clean his teeth in the bathroom of his apartments in Odessa, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he dries his mask and helmet with a hairdryer in the bathroom of his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he takes a shower in a bathroom at his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 4, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he pretends to shave in a bathroom at his apartments in Odessa, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he watches television at his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he does embroidery at his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he irons his cloak at his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture with a vacuum cleaner as he cleans his apartment in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he shows exercises with a lightsaber at a park in Odessa, Ukraine, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)

Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, who is dressed as the ‘Star Wars’ character Darth Vader, poses for a picture as he cooks in the kitchen of his apartments in Odessa, Ukraine, December 2, 2015. (Photo by Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters)
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National Geographic’s “Women of Vision” – A New Generation of Female Photojournalists

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Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered. National Geographic’s “Women of Vision” exhibit features the work of 11 photographers and is on display at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta until January 3, 2016.

Nujood Ali stunned the world in 2008 by obtaining a divorce at age 10 in Yemen, striking a blow against forced marriage. (Photo by Stephanie Sinclair/National Geographic)

A lieutenant in an elite female counterterrorism unit patrols the women’s barracks in Yemen, 2012. (Photo by Stephanie Sinclair/National Geographic)

Women, mostly widows, train for police force jobs at a firing range near Kabul, 2010. (Photo by Lynsey Addario/National Geographic)

Prostitutes, who are known as cage girls and are often s*x slaves, display themselves on a Mumbai street, 2002. (Photo by Jodi Cobb/National Geographic)

A woman in Florence, Italy, savors the message on a large greeting card, 2003. (Photo by Jodi Cobb/National Geographic)

Uighurs socialize at their own nightclubs, in 2009, in Hotan, a Uighur town with a rising Han Chinese population. (Photo by Carolyn Drake/National Geographic)

To guide their decision-making, the Kyrgyz often seek out shamans to read their fortune with cards in Mongolia, 2010. (Photo by Carolyn Drake/National Geographic)

Getting her tongue pierced was “exciting and scary” says a teen who succumbed to pressure from her best friend, in Austin, Texas, 2010. (Photo by Kitra Cahana/National Geographic)

Shaking seats and wind machines thrill moviegoers during a 3-D film at a theater closed during the war in Baghdad, 2010. (Photo by Lynsey Addario/National Geographic)

Longtime Ocean Grove visitors take a dip in the roiling Atlantic surf in New Jersey in 2003. (Photo by Amy Toensing/National Geographic)

A farmer and his children play in a water-starved area where his livestock once grazed in Australia, 2008. (Photo by Amy Toensing/National Geographic)

A leopard’s spotted coat provides camouflage in the dense forest in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, circa 2004-2005. (Photo by Beverly Joubert/National Geographic)

In a hunting game with her mother, a young leopard leaps through tall grass on the Okavango Delta Chiefs Islands, Botswana, 2004. (Photo by Beverly Joubert/National Geographic)

Teepee-style structures are common in Sami villages in Norway, where they are often used to smoke reindeer meat, in 2011. (Photo by Erika Larsen/National Geographic)

A Sami in Sweden mourns the loss of two reindeer that starved after locking horns in a fight for dominance, 2011. (Photo by Erika Larsen/National Geographic)

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These 64 Colorized Photos From The Past Will Blow You Away

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Up until the 1970s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Today’s technology now enables us to “colorize” historical photos, giving us our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like back then. And it was truly spectacular.

Take a trip back in time through these photos below.

The Harlem newsboy, originally captured by Gordon Parks.

Seeing these photos in color for the first time makes it easy to imagine we could all have been part of a world that we’ve never even seen. It literally changes our perspective of history.

Booker T. Washington in his Tuskegee University office, 1906.

Picnickers at a Sarasota trailer park, 1941.

Armed troops blocking off a road near an explosion at an oil factory near Texas City, Texas, April 17, 1947.

Frank “Slivers” Oakley, the Baseball Clown, 1904.

General Robert E. Lee a week after surrendering to General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War, April 16, 1865.

The Luna Park Promenade in Coney Island, New York, 1905.

Louis Armstrong practicing in a dressing room, 1946.

Boys buying flowers in Union Square, New York, 1908.

The Jersey Shore, 1905.

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, 1935.

Women painting World War II propaganda posters in Port Washington, New York, July 8, 1942.

Portrait of a family near Muskogee, Oklahoma during a drought, August 1939.

“Cab Stand” in Madison Square Park, New York, ca. 1900.

Norman Rockwell entering his Stockbridge studio in Massachusetts, 1966.

A man flipping burgers, 1938.

Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939.

Comedian and singer Ernie Hare, expressing his thoughts on Prohibition, ca. 1920.

Portrait of Hall-of-Famer John ‘Muggsy’ McGraw, the legendary manager of the N.Y. Giants from 1902 to 1932.

“An Oasis in the Badlands”, Red Hawk of the Oglala Sioux on horseback, 1905.

College students pile into a Volkswagen Beetle, 1965.

Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 1904.

Tufts University baseball team studio portrait, 1890.

Elvis Presley meets secretly with President Nixon, 1970.

Buses leave in the shadow of the Washington Monument following the March On Washington, 1963.

Brigadier General and actor Jimmy Stewart. Stewart flew 20 combat missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, and even flew one mission during Vietnam.

Pablo Picasso

Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963, being transported to questioning before his murder trial for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Winston Churchill, 1941.

Albert Einstein, 1921.

Marilyn Monroe

Samurai Training 1860.

Hindenburg Blimp crash.

British Soldiers Returning from the front in 1939.

Joan Crawford on the set of Letty Lynton, 1932.

Country store in July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina.

Mark Twain in 1900.

Albert Einstein on a Long Island beach in 1939.

Audrey Hepburn

Union Soldiers taking a break 1863.

Charles Darwin

WWII soldiers on Easter.

Clint Eastwood, 1962.

W.H. Murphy testing the bulletproof vest in 1923.

Charlie Chaplin at age of 27 years old in 1916.

Elizabeth Taylor in 1956.

Big Jay McNeely, Olympic Auditorium, 1953.

Babe Ruth’s 1920 MLB debut.

A Washington, D.C. filling station in 1924.

Louis Armstrong plays to his wife, Lucille, in Cairo, Egypt 1961.

Two Boxers after a fight.

1920s Australian mugshots from the New South Wales Police Dept.

Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield.

Brothers Robert Kennedy, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy outside the Oval Office.

Clint Eastwood working on his 1958 Jag XK 120 in 1960.

Cornell Rowing Team 1907.

View from the Capitol in Nashville, 1864.

Baltimore Slums, 1938.

Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933.

Henry Ford, 1919.

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

Unemployed Lumber Worker and His Wife 1939.

A car crash in Washington D.C. around 1921.

President Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862.


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This Video Shows the Truth Behind Online Photos

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Hồ Anh Đức of Vietnam created this humorous video that shows the “truth” behind those picture perfect photos you see shared all over Instagram and Facebook. You don’t need Photoshop to stretch the truth in photos.

Here are just a few of the funny examples he came up with:

“I want to show that what’s behind pictures on social networks is not exactly what you think,” Hồ says.


Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone had a similar series of photos go viral just a few months ago.
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These French Firefighters Have Released The Most Stunning 2016 Charity Calendar You’ve Ever Seen

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Being a firefighter is one of the most noble, and at the same time one of the most dangerous professions in the world. These people put their lives at risk to save others every single day.

French photographer Fred Goudon decided to create a series of works to honour these men. But this idea did not stop just with photographs — he’s now produced a calendar for 2016. Fred elegantly captured the combination of dangerous work and stunning physiques that defines the lives of those who help to make a France safer place.

Recently, “Polish Sports Stars Strip Off for Risqué Charity Calendar

See also, ‘Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Strip Off For Charity Calendar‘ and ‘University of Birmingham Netball Team Bare All for Charity Calendar






















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Instagram User ‘Nude Yoga Girl’ Finds A Way Around The No-Nudity Rule

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Instagram’s nudity policy has oft been criticized for being too conservative, with the app removing any shapshot – including those posted by celebrities – that reveal even a hint of female nipple or buttocks. But one model and yoga enthusiast has managed to find a way around those regulations, stripping off every last piece of clothing to create beautiful portraits of herself doing yoga.

Nude Yoga Girl, 25, has amassed 60K+ followers in the months since she first started posting on the social media platform, sharing black-and-white snaps of herself twisting and contorting her long, lithe body – all without a stitch of clothing on.

But though the former model, who wishes to remain anonymous, reveals every inch of her toned, taut figure that would be the envy of most women, Nude Yoga Girl told Daily Mail Online that the overarching message she wants to promote with her page is that of body acceptance.

‘It’s absolutely good that Instagram has guidelines,’ she wrote after a couple of her pictures were taken down. ‘Now I’m gonna Photoshop nipples away (they were under a shadow before). Not so real now, but I want to follow guidelines of course!’

It also helps that she isn’t concerned about the sexual nature of nudity. Her photos, shot in black and white on a plain background, are more about the art.

‘I wanted to make the photos look very simple and minimalistic; I thought black and white would work the best for this,’ she told New York Magazine’s The Cut. ‘It’s also easier to hide the intimate parts of your body with shadows. In real life we see everything in color, and by doing black-and-white photos the nudity doesn’t come across so aggressively but in a more artistic way.’

As a photographer, she works on framing the perfect shot, which spotlights her incredible strength and balance as she does handstands, pulls her legs up behind her head, and does splits.

‘Some photos succeed straight away and other take several shots to get right,’ she told Daily Mail Online. ‘I want the lines of the body to be precise in the pictures.’

She’s also particularly proud of the fifth photo she posted on the site, which now serves as her profile picture. In it, she stands with her legs crossed, bent at the knees. She’s bent at the waist and her arms are crossed in front of her.

‘We can shape our life. We can shape our body,’ she captioned it.







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18 Photos Which Show Life From A Different Perspective

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The following selection of photographs gives an unusual perspective of well-known things, places or phenomena. Take a look!

Shanhaiguan District, where the Great Wall of China begins right on the shore of the Bohai Sea. It’s known as ’Old Dragon’s Head’.


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The inside of one of Google’s data centres.


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A lava lake in the caldera of the Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia.


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An x-ray of someone’s spine before and after they had treatment for scoliosis.


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The most detailed image of Mercury ever taken.


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Bagger 288, the largest excavator in the world.


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A cross section of an underwater communication cable.


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The Bavarian town of Nördlingen, built inside the crater made by a meteorite which fell to Earth around 14 million years ago.


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Two kilogrammes of fat looks compared to two kilogrammes of muscle.


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Daytona Beach, Florida, 1957.


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A watch belonging to Akito Kawagoe. It stopped at 8:15 — the exact time when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.


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The eggs of an octopus.


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A full circle rainbow, photographed from a plane.


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A true colour image of Mars, taken by the Curiosity rover.


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People ascending Mt. Everest, May 2013.


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A huge dust storm, Western Australia, 2013.


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A mountain of used tyres (bird’s-eye view).


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The Aurora Borealis, or northern lights, seen from space.


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