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Current stickering appearing in and around the Tenderloin…
by photodocumentarian Michael Cuffe.
Tenderloin District - San Francisco, California - March 2013.
A National Geographic Photo of the Day…
Claustral Canyon, Australia
Photograph by Carsten Peter, National Geographic
Veteran guide John Robens (at far left) leads a soggy team through a moss-covered passage in Claustral Canyon, a few hours’ hike from their exit point. Canyoneering is all about the serendipity of discovery, he says. “You walk for miles and suddenly you find yourself in this magical spot.”
See more pictures from the October 2011 feature story “Deep Down Under” on Nat Geo here: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/10/australia-canyons/jenkins-text?source=podrelated
Cave of Crystals, Mexico
Photograph by Carsten Peter, Speleoresearch & Films
Massive beams of selenite dwarf human explorers in Mexico’s Cave of Crystals, deep below the Chihuahuan Desert. Formed over millennia, these crystals are among the largest yet discovered on Earth.
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/11/crystal-giants/shea-text
Pretty amazing shot by photographer Florian Schulz (Germany).
Flight of the rays
This astonishing aerial view of a massive congregation of Munk’s devil rays was taken over the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico. It’s not unusual to see these smaller relatives of the manta ray somersault out of the water - locals call them tortillas because of the way they slap down into the water. But as this wonderful perspective shows, for all the individuals leaping out that are visible at sea level, there are many more below the surface. ‘When I first saw this wildlife phenomenon from the distance,’ says Florian, ‘I was not sure what I was looking at. The ocean was boiling. It was hard to tell how many rays there were, because the shoal must have been as thick as it was wide.’ And this image shows only a quarter of the whole scene - Florian cropped the photo to emphasize just how concentrated the rays were. No one knows why the rays gather like this, whether to mate, herd prey or migrate or just for the sheer joy of being together.
Nikon D3X + 200-400mm f4 lens; 1/800 sec at f4.5; ISO 800.
“Lingering with Lichtenstein” by photographer Michael Cuffe
Rouen Cathedral Set V by Roy Lichtenstein
painting | oil and Magna on canvas
These paintings can be seen at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on the second floor.
More info on the work:
63 5/8 in. x 141 7/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. (161.61 cm x 360.36 cm x 4.45 cm)
Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
“Rothko Couple” by photographer Michael Cuffe
This painting can be seen at SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) on the second floor.
American, born Latvia (Dvinsk, [now Daugavpils], Latvia, 1903 - 1970, New York City, New York)
No. 14, 1960
painting | oil on canvas
Artist Luka Klikovac “Demersal” series of photos
The collection of the latest photos of the young artist Luka Klikovac represents an exiting and creative play of colored fluids. Through his camera lens he reveals realistic and tangible space where wondrous motions of strange forms occur, thereby creating psychedelic effects. The author is fascinated with the diversity of surreal depths and spaces created by unpredictable laws of motion of colored fluids. His imagination, artistic sensibility and knowingly caused “randomness” in a glass of water, lead viewers to an endless adventure, full of surreal and timeless scenes. When experimenting with light Luka Klikovac creates an illusion of the polar illumination that springs out from hidden fountains. Various hints and implies occur in the eyes of the beholder - materialized visions of the distant galaxies, stardust and miraculous fluorescent life forms of the Jules Vernes’ ocean depths, as well as images of brightly colored organic elements.
Warhol on photos…