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Old Black and White Photographs of Distant Stars

The Whirlpool nebula (galaxy) as seen from Yerkes Observatory.

The Whirlpool nebula (galaxy) as seen from Yerkes Observatory.

Everyone who has ever been interested in space documentaries will remember Carl Sagan. It was he who put such an interesting spin on the study of the Cosmos through his contagious enthusiasm for the subject. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 follow-up to that original 1980 television series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was hosted by Sagan, still thought to be groundbreaking for scientific documentaries. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey simultaneously premiered on March 9 this year across the US on 21st Century Fox networks.

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‘Stretcher Print,’ the Planet’s First Photographic Wall Art Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Co2nscience.com, a business based in Bradford, Yorkshire is an eco-company devoted to the planet and committed to innovation. Founded by Stuart Jones, the business was initiated because Jones was driven to find a way of repurposing the millions of plastic bottles that we use every year. While reusing this sea of bottles was a challenge in itself, finding the ingenious concept to repurpose used bottles into superb wall art was an absolutely win-win preposition. Dubbed as Stretcher Prints, one has to see it to believe this innovative way of re-using old plastic bottles.

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Stunning Visuals of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

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Photo Credit: Masato Mukoyama

The prospect of spring is a rather thrilling reality for the many who endured a particularly bitter winter, and that is perhaps no more manifest than this year. Once again we will be treated to the seasons many wonders, blooming flowers, glorious weather, and clear skies just to mention a few treats that are forthcoming.

For those in the orient who enjoy four seasons, spring also heralds the arrival of a particularly splendid event.  For many it is that much coveted time of the beautiful cherry blossom.

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Photographer Creates a World of Man and Beast Where Both Species Interact Peacefully

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You would not be blamed if you did a double take with these images. Yes they are what they appear to be, and no visual tricks are involved here.  These amazing images do not involve Photoshop, or any other digital manipulation.  These are real-life encounters between dangerous animals and real vulnerable people. It is the work of Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova who collaborated with two professional animal trainers.

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Photo Series of Imaginative Worlds of Children Captured Underwater

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Children submerged in water is never a comforting thought, unless you are Photographer Alix Martinez who has been shooting portraits of kids for years with her own twist added to the subject. Although Martinez shoots conventional images of kids, she makes her trademark with shots of children while they are underwater. With the help of some cooperative children, Martinez is able to make fun, inventive scenarios underwater where kids can be seen doing otherwise mundane activities; playing golf, drinking tea, playing dress up and even dancing ballet.

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Mesmerizing Light Painting Images Appear Electric and Surging with Power

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Photographer Dennis Calvert, who has only been light painting since 5 years ago in 2009, is quite skilled at the art from. His relative freshness to light painting is certainly not evident in the work, which is both innovative and extremely creative. While light painting has been around a while, we rarely see pictures where there is a perfect match between the medium and the final product. Calvert’s images seem to be almost electric and surging with power, a most appropriate visual concept that is perfectly complemented by the light painting as an art form.

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