The 20 Best Winning Photos from the International Photography Awards 2011
The International Photography Awards are sponsored by the Lucie Foundation, whose mission is to discover innovative photography, honor great photographers, and promote photography in general. This year, they received 8,000 submissions. A whopping 70 jurors judged these submissions. Let's take a gander at the 20 best award-winning photos. (more at America's Best Blogger.)
Rad Harry Potter Fan-Art
Warning: Spoilers! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II coming up, lots of people are creating art that is Potter related. Gallery Nucleus is doing a Harry Potter Tribute for instance. A lot of the art in this post is from that, but quite a bit is from elsewhere. Enjoy all the Magical fan-art! (via The Uniblog)
So Guess What This Woman Did To The Thief Who Tried To Rob Her Hair Salon
Meanwhile, in Russia. Viktor Jasinski, 28, was an unsuspecting burglar who was simply trying to go about his daily burgling in Meshchovsk, Russia when he walked into a hair salon with the intention of robbing it. Salon owner Olga Jazac, 32, was having none of that. We'll let The Daily Mail explain what happened next.
40 Alright Drawings Using MS Paint
Lately "MS Paint" related posts seem to be circling the Internet calling back to a much simpler time of the early web when people were pretty easily impressed. The problem with this is that the pictures would never be popular if they didn't have the tag "made in MS Paint." But instead of trying to fight the trend I've decided to join it and offer a somewhat definitive list of MS drawings that are actually pretty good.
Beautiful Drawings Made With Human Hair
Each line in these drawings by Melanie Bilenker are made using strands of the artist's own hair! The delicate drawings depict quiet scenes of domestic life which are sealed in Victorian-inspired brooches and rings. And you thought all hair art had to leave you wishing for an UnSee Button.
30 Once In A Lifetime Photographs
Sometimes photographers have to wait days for an amazing shot and other times they get extremely lucky. Although it is unclear which of the two happened with these 30 photographs, it is clear that all of them will only come around once in a lifetime. Make sure to add any of your own favorites in the comments.