31 December 2013

Photographer Captures Beautiful Reflections Of Copenhagen In Rainy Day Puddles





Danish photographer Morten Nordstrøm has a lovely photo series on Instagram called ‘#puddlegram’ that shows the city of Copenhagen reflected in rainy day puddles.



Nordstrøm wanders the streets with his Nokia Lumia 925, capturing images of people and buildings mirrored in puddles. Shot from ground level, his photos feature interesting angles and perspectives that add an air of magic and beauty to the already gorgeous city.



He has the following tips for would-be urban photographers, including having a strong focal point and perspective, turning the camera upside down to get a shot, and avoiding windy puddles.



Check out his photos below and view more at his Instagram account.

















































[via Designer Burst, images via Morten Nordstrøm]

Artist Turns Buildings Of Chicago Into A Giant Typography Playground





Designer Audra Hubbell projects giant letters onto buildings in Chicago for her ‘Letters at Large’ project which explores typography in an urban setting.



While most projection art uses words or phrases, Hubbell projects individual letters against backgrounds that accentuate and add an interesting dimension to them, while highlighting the architecture of the city.



Hubbell explains it is about “exploring the interaction between projected large scale letterforms and the urban Chicago surroundings.”



View some images of her installation below.

















































[via PSFK and CollabCubed, images via Audra Hubbell]

Crane Operator Captures Breathtaking Aerial Shots Of Shanghai





Wei Gensheng is an amateur photographer who happens to work as a crane operator on the Shanghai Tower, which has been reported to be the second tallest building in the world once completed.



Because of his job, Gensheng was able to capture the following breathtaking aerial shots of Shanghai from a unique, vertigo-inducing vantage point—2,000 feet above the city.



Check out his aerial photos below:







































[via 22 Words]

30 December 2013

Man Reenacts Famous Movie Scenes With His Boss’s Dog

Brokeback Mountain





Reddit user

A Fantastic Harry Potter Ministry Of Magic Site That Parodies The UK Government





Harry Potter fan and coder Andy Brown has created a fantastic ‘Ministry of Magic’ website based on the books by J K Rowling.



It is a brilliant parody of the Gov.uk website which was launched in 2012 and it brings together all the information and services of the UK government in one place.



Like the real site, the Ministry of Magic site features information on services such as transport updates, the official duties of its staff written in management speak, ambiguous reports and statistics. Brown has even cleverly incorporated events and characters from the books, and even pops up as a Muggle on the run, wanted for masquerading as a minister.



Head over to the ‘Ministry of Magic’ site and experience it for yourself.





















[via Laughing Squid and BuzzFeed, images via Ministry of Magic]

Crane Operator Captures Breathtaking Aerials Shots Of Shanghai





Wei Gensheng is an amateur photographer who happens to work as a crane operator on the Shanghai Tower, which has been reported to be the second tallest building in the world once completed.



Because of his job, Gensheng was able to capture the following breathtaking aerial shots of Shanghai from a unique, vertigo-inducing vantage point—2,000 feet above the city.



Check out his aerial photos below:







































[via 22 Words]