Jack-o’-lanterns abound

The Epic Jack-O-Lantern Display

Vancouver Science World Halloween Theme

Farmer Mike Pumpkin Carving - Half Moon Bay, Ca

Halloween Pumpkin Inferno

  The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze   The Hallow Tunnel of Pumpkins   Pumpkin Inferno 2012 026

For this Halloween season, we explored where jack-o’-lanterns go beyond your typical porch-decoration and found all sorts of creations for charity fundraisers and flat-out fun for spectators. Thousands of expert carvers — including “World Class Pumpkin Carver” Farmer Mike who shows off his handiwork at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival — displayed ambitious art projects, and there’s no shortage of events exhibiting pumpkin-inspired artistry at a massive scale. Here are the few featured here: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Roger Williams Park Zoo, The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze of the Hudson Valley, Pumpkin Inferno in Morrisburg, Canada, and Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire.

Photos from Frank C. Grace, TOTORORO.RORO, AquaOwl, Muddyrabbit, RachelWolff72, mergenhagan, joshbousel, FrankieCorrado, and Chrisser.

Posted by Arnold Chao

‘Frankenstorm’ Sandy hits the North American East Coast

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Hurricane Sandy - NYC

Hurricane Sandy Dark Waters

Hurricane Sandy Pummels Toronto

Street Photograph of the Day | Bushwick, Brooklyn | Hurricane Sandy Hurricane Sandy_20121029_044

Flooded Streets

Hurricane Sandy power outage in Lower Manhattan, New York Hurricane Sandy 1

Stormy days, Toronto

The massive storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast and morphed into a huge and problematic system, putting more than 7.3 million homes and businesses in the dark and causing at least 16 deaths.Yahoo! News

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of you affected by the hurricane – stay safe!

Photos from scott witt, navid j, thelexiphane, j-riviere, jl_auch, falconn67, PM Breakfast, Lisa Bettany {Mostly Lisa}, and mattlindén. Discover more photos taken during Hurricane Sandy.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Fans of San Francisco Giants after World Series


Striped socks

Losing It

Giants Win! Market Street Aftermath   Street pole sittahs   Giants Win It 2012   IMG_5686

“Thousands of raucous San Francisco Giants fans celebrated the climax of Orange October on the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 28, as their team swept the Detroit Tigers in the World Series to bring Major League Baseball’s championship trophy to the Bay Area for the second time in three years.” – Yahoo! News

Photos from James Larieau, < Mike >, mike dillon, mrperry, wambamashleyanne, Shawn Clover, and novas0x2a.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Hurricane Sandy: East Coast preparations

Satellite View of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29

12. Lenox Terminal @ 148th St. in Flood Prep

Fairway UWS: Bread aisle

New Jersey National Guard

“Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm described by forecasters as one of the largest to ever hit the United States, is making its way toward the population-dense East Coast. Evacuations have been ordered from Maryland to Maine, where storm surges and high winds are expected to wipe out power to millions.” – The Lookout on Yahoo! News

For those of you on the East Coast: Tag your photos with “HurricaneSandy” to share the latest status of this storm from your perspective.

See more storm photos in the Hurricane Sandy gallery.

Photos from NASA Goddard Photo and Video, MTAPhotos, Scoboco, and The National Guard.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Hello Austin, TX – Come and see us next weekend!

We’re coming to Austin, Texas, for an epic Flickr Meetup, along with the wonderful local photographers Lotus Carroll and Juan Gonzalez. Meet other Flickr members, take photos — no matter if you’re analog or digital, SLR or mobile — and chat with folks that work at Flickr.

We would love to see you and your camera here: Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00 AM Austin Convention Center, Austin TX

Please RSVP on our Flickr Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/flickr/Austin-TX/810462/


Hope to see you in Austin next week or at any of the many other Flickr Meetups happening around the globe.

Photo from .•۫◦۪°•OhSoBoHo•۫◦۪°•.

Posted by Markus Spiering

Meadows and Valleys

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Waldundwiesenlandschaft Do You Omega?

Misty Forest

Photos from Madame Knipse, Markus Moning, Immortal Thrill-Seeker, and Sky Noir. Discover more photos in Everknew‘s gallery Meadows and Valleys.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen

Campsite nights: Tents in twilight

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pink and blue cave 2086

Pofu Camp - Northern Circuit

Moonlight Landscape

...and then, suddenly, it happens!    Re-Energized    Camping Lake Moogerah    Weir Lake Trails

This photo set starts with Chuck Hilliard’s “pink and blue cave 2086” — an eye-catching shot of one stop in his excursion through the North Cascades. And after yearning for more glowing-tent pictures through Flickr explorations, we discovered terrific shots from other photographers who also keenly capture why camping is so invigorating, including this batch that covers scenery from Kilimanjaro of Tanzania and the Dolomites in Italy.

See more outdoorsy travel photos in the Backpacking group.

Photos from Light of the Moon Photography, t3rmin4t0r, a galaxy far, far away…, Bubbari85, Twisted Reflex, kmatm, and Summit42.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Mountain layers: The waves of ridges

Mountain Layers

Mount Washburn Mist

Lost in Blue

Mountain Layers

IMG_8554   Así en la tierra como en el cielo     Mountains

Venture to the Oregon Coast Range, Teton Mountains, Akita Prefecture, and British Columbia for a firsthand experience of the top landscapes featured here, where ridgelines merge into the sky in painterly steps of desaturation.

See more mountain landscapes in the Mountains Anywhere group.

Photos from benalesh1985, Todd Klassy, jasohill, Atmospherics, marcelstal, María José Carmona, Anna Ristuccia, and CatsFive.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Kite surfing action

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Say Hello Wave Goodbye

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Kitesurfing In Paje

Kitesurfer at Takapuna Beach (a few more below)   He went that-a-way   Footloose   Tramonto in Engadina

“Kite Surfing is the fastest growing water sport in the world . It is not wind surfing, it is not wakeboarding, it is not surfing, it is not kite flying. It is the fusion of these disciplines with other influences to create the wildest new water sport for years.” – Kite Surfing group

Photos from photocillin, maurice windley, Gatria, jaime boddorff, adampop, and s0ulsurfing, and Wrinzo.

Posted by Arnold Chao

Berlin Festival of Lights 2012

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Berlin Festival of Lights 2012: Konzerthaus

Berliner Dom

Schloss Charlottenburg

Festival of Lights - Tempelhofer Freiheit   Skihütte mitten in Berlin   Berlin Festival of Lights 2012   On Her Majesty's FOL-2012 2/14 (Explored, Thank you!)   Lichter am PP   Festival of Lights 2012 in Berlin , Die Wächter der Zeit auf dem Gendarmenmarkt   cinema paris

For 12 nights straight, projections and lights colorfully illuminate famous landmarks of Germany’s capital in grand fashion until October 21.

The annual festival was created in 2005 by Berliner Birgit Zander. She stated:

“Light is life, light is energy, light is able to speak all languages of the world and light connects people”

Now her concept has evolved to include “LightSeeing” tours and over 20 illumination artists crafting glowing displays that transforms Berlin into a public art installation.

See more photos in the Festival of Lights – Berlin 2012 group.

Photos from Lens Daemmi, joergschickedanz, mr172, emen49, Lispeltuut, david.bank, *sputnik, saturn ♄, frau g, Matthias (Bolle), and Charlotta Brockeye.

Posted by Arnold Chao