Farrell Eaves, a photographer in Texas, dropped his camera in the Pecos River. When he dried it out and started taking photos, it did some amazing stuff.
"The same effects could probably be created in an image-editing program by a skilled artist with a lot of free time," Eaves said. "But in my pictures the effects are created by the camera between the moments when I focus the lens and press the shutter. I never know what I'm going to end up with, and I'm always amazed."
"These really are magical photos taken by a magical photographer," said Bruce Dale, a staff photographer for National Geographic for 30 years. "Farrell's work and spirit inspires me."
The photos are pretty cool. You can see them here. Here's a sample:
:: innovations advancing accessibility for the disabled ::
Thanks to Boing Boing.
:: Shepard Fairey ... in Richmond! ::
Alley Katz: 10 Walnut Alley, Richmond, VA 23233 phone: 804.643.2816
:: commence with the "the glass is half full" jokes ... now ::
:: it's up ::
I should note that Bizquick posted the link first. (Although we did mention the article a while ago.) Anyway, it's a great article. Hit it.
update: Heath comments below, with the following link. Fast Company featured an article on the Red Bull strategy. Boom.
:: divergent schwag ::
:: hot. now. ::
Thanks to Amanda for the link.
:: Playshare — opportunity thinking ::
"We do not study creativity so that we can be creative in every task. Instead we study creativity so that we might have the opportunity for it in our lives and businesses."
Think about that word for a second. How often do you stop to think about what opportunities exist in any given situation? How often do you capitalize on those opportunities?
Creative thinking and opportunity thinking are one and the same. You can't have one without the other. The key to both of them is an awakened awareness. A changed mindset.
Are you an opportunity thinker?
There’s an inner-city school in the Northeast that illustrates the concept of opportunity thinking. The school’s principal helped every student in the school obtain a passport. Few of them have ever thought about leaving the 10-block radius of their neighborhood. Even fewer have planned to travel beyond the country’s borders. Despite this situation, the principal has created the opportunity for each of them to travel. He has enabled them to believe in possibilities, giving them an awakened awareness of their options and the world around them. A changed mindset.
What symbols do you have that act as passports to opportunity thinking in your life? How can you remove small barriers to opportunity so that you might take advantage of the doors open to you? Opportunities to change your mindset and change the way you operate are all around. Realizing them just takes a little creativity.
Recognize opportunity. Recognize what's blocking it. Find your passport.
:: getting older, getting blander ::
It looks like a good magazine. Too bad it's not online.
:: April Fool's + Corporate America = ::
The hoax paid off for Taco Bell. Their sales during the week of April 1st spiked upwards by over half a million dollars compared to the week before."
From The Museum of Hoaxes.
:: new blueprints for the WTC ::
The point of this is that Architectural Record sponsored a gallery show featuring different studios' interpretations of how the towers should look. Although I still feel that the site should be a memorial (simple, pure, and timeless, in the vein of Arlington Cemetary or the fields of graves at Normandy), I have to admit that the entries are thought-provoking. Although not as thought-provoking as a field of crosses, crescents, and Stars of David. Here's an online gallery of the entries.
:: the new way of tea ::
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