Astounding macro shots

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Lenti d'Acqua

An assortment of recently uploaded photos that capture the exquisite details of texture and color in tiny things.

Explore more images like these, and share captivating macro photographs in: Astounding Macro Shots gallery | Macro Photography group

Photos from Shardayyy, Nickderath, johnhallmen, Sweet as :), and Silvans Cat.

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Scenes from CES 2013

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CES 2013 (audio/video)

Gadgets, Gizmos & Geeks - 2013 CES - Las Vegas, NV

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CES 2013

The models smiled, booths blasted their slogans, and gadgets geared up during last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show that took place in bustling Las Vegas, Nevada. And for those of us who didn’t attend, our fellow Flickr members kindly shared a plethora of photos and videos recapping the latest in tech toys and attention-grabbing displays and performances.

See what else went on in the CES 2013 gallery.

Photos from @Photo., urbanbohemian, tossmeanote, and Roger Chang, and Neon Tommy.

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There’s still time…

The Explosion of Colors  42/52 Loop the loopy loop

Schlechtwetter

cabs and ladders The Stranger.

Catching Fire

Unnatural High (Transamerica Pyramid Light Trails), San Francisco Step Forth

If you could not decide yet or wanted to wait for 2012 to pass before making your selection, seize the day. We will be closing the Your Best Shot 2012 pool later today. We hope you enjoyed the project!

Photos from sprinkle happiness, fotobes, dubdream, fotobananas, Austin Tott | Photography, AmyJanelle, flatworldsedge, and Elizabeth Gadd.

Photos featured above from the Your Best Shot 2012 group pool.

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Happy Birthday Tube, your photos.

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The Tube at 150 years.

Where to From Here? Westminster

UNDERGROUND 150 | Arrival at Moorgate

London Tube 150th Anniversary of the London Underground

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On Thursday we asked you to take and upload some shots of the Tube to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Here are some of the great photos you shared with us. We hope you had as much fun taking them as we had browsing through your uploads.

Photos from greenwood100, Sheri Pollock, (si spera di) MigliorareConL’età, version3point1, Dianne Stratton Corzo, amandaphotogirl, aubreyrose.

Also check out photos shared with us on @flickr. Follow us for the latest updates.

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The story behind amazing WTC pics

“I’m an elevator man, not a photographer.”

Those are the words of Scott Lahmers, technical specialist for ThyssenKrupp Americas, who is currently working on installing 74 elevators and 9 escalators in the One World Trade Center, Tower One, in Lower Manhattan.

In today’s fourth episode of The Weekly Flickr, we feature the collection of photos Scott took, very unexpectedly, on December 18 when he captured the last two escalators being brought into the monumental building.



“We didn’t expect the escalators to be hoisted that day because of the weather,” Scott says in the accompanying video of the two escalators which will serve the observation level more than 100 floors above the ground.

“We don’t usually take escalators that high,” he says, explaining that transportation of escalators is most often done on the ground or below ground. “So to see an escalator go over a hundred stories in the building is a little unusual.”

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The process to hoist each 38,000 pound escalator took 15 to 20 minutes, Scott says, and another 30 minutes to bring into the building at the top. There was a crew of elevator constructors on the ground to attach the rigging and another crew at the top to guide the escalators inside.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator - One World Trade Center Escalator Hoisting

“ThyssenKrupp has about 65 people working on the project on the site,” Scott says. “When I took the photos it was to memorialize or document the day for us.”

Little did he know that when he would post them online they would go viral and be picked up by a number of news organizations.

“I never anticipated the appreciation from other people, from other sources,” says Scott. “To be frank, when I posted them, I hadn’t even looked at the photos. So it was a surprise to me when the feedback started coming.”

But takings the photos and being involved in the World Trade Center project is not just about him.

“It’s about what One World Trade Center signifies for our country, for the people that work there, and for the people that lost their loved ones in nine eleven,” Scott says. “The project is a memorial to the families and the people that lost their lives on 9/11. And all the men, women that are working on that site.”

ThyssenKrupp Elevator - One World Trade Center Escalator Hoisting

For him and his colleagues working on the World Trade Center, there will never be a more important project.

“It’s an honor for me to work on One World Trade Center,” he says. “It’s symbolic for our strength and resolve to be free, to be a free country.”

View all of Scott’s photos in the One World Trade Center Escalator Rigging set from ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas, and see how the top of the One World Trade Center was installed in the Freedom Tower Spire gallery.

Watch previous episodes of The Weekly Flickr: The Weekly Flickr wishes you a happy New Year | Budding photographer finds living in surrealism | Breezy Point will be back

Share your photos in The Weekly Flickr group for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode, and tweet about this video series with #theweeklyflickr.

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Dear Tube, Happy Birthday!

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The Sole Purpose of Human Existence Way in Arched people

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Rochelle Going Down

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The London Tube started service 150 years ago, and was the first metro of the world. With more than three million commuters and visitors using its service every day, it’s the second largest underground train system after Shanghai’s.

Happy Birthday Tube! May you continue to provide reliable transport and be the subject of many exciting photos of your architecture, people’s journeys, emotions and experiences.

Celebrate the Tube with us: Post your London Underground photos and share them with @Flickr using #LondonTube150. We will feature another selection of photos on the weekend.

Photos from Mark T Simmons, Dani3D, Miodrag Bogdanovic mitja, Mark_Deacon2, maggyvaneijk, fotobes, [~Bryan~], Mauro Ballabeni, 52 grams, The National Archives UK, and edscoble.

Explore more London Tube photos from other Flickr members.

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Island from James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’

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The James Bond film franchise reached $1 billion in the international box office with the latest film “Skyfall” at the end of 2012. Much like the previous films, Mr. Bond outwits foes in an array of eye-catching shooting locations, and one particular Japanese island stands out for its shabby condition: Hashima Island (端島; meaning “Border Island”). The gem of urban exploration also goes by other names, including Gunkanjima (Battleship Island in Japanese) and Ghost Island.

According to Wikipedia, coal mining was the basis of its industrialization that began in the late 1800s. But Japan’s energy demand switched to petroleum, resulting in the eventual abandonment of the concrete-packed island in 1974.

Explore more of the ruins from this location at these Flickr destinations: Battleship Island gallery | Battleship Island:軍艦島 group | Hashima Island on Places: Nagasaki Prefecture.

Photos from Stefan the Cameraman (aka “Skyfall” visual effects photographer), picturenarrative, Chris Luckhardt, klOrklOr, and OrigamiKid.

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Bushfires ablaze in New South Wales and Tasmania

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Bushfire rage

Here is an update on the fire south of Bicheno. Wind feels more southerly so at least it's a little cooler... #bicheno #bushfire #tasmania Bushfire Smoke Over Kingston, Tasmania

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Long Point Fire 2/1/12 Long Point Fire 3/1/12

Hell's gate

For several days now, powerful bushfires have been devastating the Australian states of Tasmania and New South Wales. Temperatures above 40°C (104°F) and strong winds of over 100 kph (62 mph) challenge local firefighters do their best this summer to bring the inferno under control. Read more on the Australian bushfires on Yahoo!7 News.

Our best wishes to all of you affected by the bushfires – stay safe!

Photos from ToniFish, NannaWoo, cjbj, rjrgmc28, and Kel O’Shea. Also check out Kel O’Shea‘s complete set Long Point Fire.

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Fantastic fields

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a new carpet

The Amphitheater of Colors, Dongchuan, China

Hitchen Lavender (Explored)

Five Hay Bales.

Red Sea

Vivid captures of striking colors found in rural areas worldwide.

Featured agricultural and countryside locations: South Monrovia | Dongchuan, China | Hertfordshire, U.K. | Yorkshire, U.K. | Oregon, U.S.

Photos from Wael Massalkhi, William Yu Photography, jankmarshall, Tall Guy, and Benjamin Postlewait.

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The Weekly Flickr wishes you a happy New Year

Happy 2013!

In this edition of The Weekly Flickr we wanted to showcase how the many members of the Flickr community around the world spent the first day of the New Year.

We asked, and you shared your images from parades to polar bear swims to enjoying family, friends and the great outdoors.

 

After you’ve watched the video, be sure to check out our galleries: Part I | Part II | Part III

Want to be featured on The Weekly Flickr? We are looking for your photos that amaze, delight, and inspire. Share your photos with us in the The Weekly Flickr group. Tweet us at #theweeklyflickr.

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