Graceful Long Exposures of Seagulls in Flight


While most people view seagulls as scavengers of the sky, photographer Anne McGrath sees them as perfect subjects for her photography. After taking shots using a slow shutter speed, she found that there was something almost poetic about them – their all white color against a usually dark background made for some truly spectacular shots.

After much trial and error, she found that “winter or dull light in summer works best for these shots.” Setting the camera on shutter priority, at around of a second, she could capture their graceful movements or their flapping wings as if they were brilliant sprays of light. “There's very little post processing work done,” she proudly states. “It's pretty much in camera.”





Anne McGrath’s website, 500px, and Flickr page





December 6, 2016

Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Room Into Colorful Art Experience

More than 25,000 colorful paper flowers spiral around a 6-meter atrium at the shopping mall of Omotesando in Tokyo. The visually stimulating scene is part of Emmanuelle Moureaux‘s newest installation, Color Mixing. The French-born, Tokyo-based architect created the vibrant work as part of NSK’s 100th anniversary exhibition, Setting the Future in Motion. NSK is a leading manufacturer of bearings, and the artist made good use of their capabilities in her work.

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December 6, 2016

Artist Creates Beautiful Henna Crowns for Free for Cancer Patients

Like many body art studios, Seattle-based henna company Sarahenna helps people celebrate special occasions. From wedding looks to embellished baby bumps, the talented team—led by founder Sarah Walters—helps clients mark major milestones with their artistic practice. What sets Sarahenna apart from the rest, however, is their dedication to helping others. In particular, they offer “henna crowns” to women who have experienced hair loss due to chemotherapy.

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