Tuesday, July 18, 2017

#Photography for the Beautiful: Unusual Plus a Volcano 7/19

Winchester, England

A new £10 note features Jane Austen, and marks the 200th anniversary of her death

Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/PA

After boring Presidents on currency, this one is kind of beautiful and would be even more so if I had ever read her stuff, I suppose.

Split, Croatia

A firefighting aircraft flies over areas burnt by wildfires around Split

Photograph: EPA

The shot is horrifying and beautiful at the same time along with a whole lot of selfless, non-military heroism in the crew of that aircraft.

Düsseldorf, Germany

A long-exposure photograph of traffic passing ferris wheels at a funfair

Photograph: Federico Gambarini/AP

Germany is just more fun, man.

Skomer, Wales

An Atlantic puffin holds a mouthful of sand eels on the island of Skomer, off the coast of Pembrokeshire

Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Now you have seen a happy puffin.  You're welcome.

Karo, Indonesia

Residents watch as Mount Sinabung spews out thick volcanic ash

Photograph: Albert Damanik/Barcroft Images

It does look cool and I would love to stay but isn't this the time to RUN LIKE HELL?

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