Dramatic Underwater Portraits That Are Reflective Of Overcoming Troubles In Artist’s Life

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Cheryl Walsh is an Orange County, California based Underwater Fine Art Photographer. Here: Queen Catrina, Jessica Dru in Fiori Couture and Pendragon Costumes. Continue reading »

Dramatic Portraits With Something To Hide By Kurt Staudinger

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Tattoo artist Kurt Staudinger creates intense portraits that visually pop from the skin. The realistically-rendered pieces utilize a soft, diffused approach that adds an eerie quality to the subjects’ personas. Their glassy eyes pierce us with a knowing gaze, as if they’re about to reveal a dark, hidden secret. Staudinger remains quiet about his characters, however, giving us no context about who they are or what they’re up to—this only fosters a sense of mystery about them that you could ponder for the rest of your life. Continue reading »

Beautiful, Dramatic Illustrations Of Ocean Waves And Galaxies In Coffee Mugs By Victoria Siemer

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Victoria Siemer is a New York-based graphic designer created a heartbreaking ‘Human Error’ series, which gives your morning cup of coffee an additional dose of surrealism with her latest project, entitled ‘Coffee Cup Manipulations’. Continue reading »

The Exquisite Beauty Of Iceland, Captured In Dramatic Infrared Photos

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Iceland attracts many photographers and travelers for its rugged and dramatic scenery, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. UK-based photographer Andy Lee found a way to stand out of the crowd, however, with his deeply atmospheric infrared landscape photography in “Blue Iceland.” Continue reading »

Earth, Then And Now: Dramatic Changes In Our Planet Revealed By Incredible NASA Images

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If you compare some of the photographs which can be found on NASA’s website, you can really see how human beings have changed the appearance of our world over the years. The time difference between these images ranges from five to 100 years. Incredible stuff. Continue reading »

Muntean / Rosenblum Paint Dramatic Scenes of Contemporary Life

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Artist duo Muntean / Rosenblum use traditional Christian iconography and Baroque modes of seeing to create mystique around contemporary life. Typically set in landscapes distinct to the 21st century, such as nuclear plants and graffiti-ed railroad tracks, the paintings appear as documentary film stills or snapshots of our current reality. However, by contorting perspectives in a dramatic Caravaggio-esque manner and devising moments where pain or discomfort appear as main subjects, Muntean / Rosenblum cultivate the same aura of the unknown that is so captivating in paintings centuries old.
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Dramatic Photos Show Reservoir Floodgates Opening in China

At first glance it may seem as though these pictures show an imminent natural disaster, with the tourist bystanders about to be engulfed in the onrushing tide. Luckily the dramatic images are the by-product of something far less deadly. Each year the Xiaolangdi Reservoir, in China’s Luoyang region, opens its floodgates to clear sediment left by the country’s second largest waterway, the Yellow River. In this process the reservoir discharges 2,600 cubic metres per second. (MSN)

Water is pumped at the rate of 2,600 cubic metres per second as part of the annual spectacle. (Reuters) Continue reading »

Lava From Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Creates Rare and Dramatic Show

Waves crash over lava as it flows into the ocean near Volcanoes National Park in Kalapana, Hawaii on November 27, 2012. A volcano on Hawaii’s largest island is spilling lava into the ocean, creating a rare and spectacular fusion of steam and waves that officials said on Tuesday could attract thrill seeking visitors if it continues. (Hugh Gentry/Reuters) Continue reading »