Breakdancing action

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Rennes - Erlangen Connexion Battle 25 janvier 2013 @ 4 Bis, Rennes

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BOTY NC 1VS1 2013, Nouméa

Breakdancers across the globe show their skills in battles, shows, and sportraits. Here’s a photographic tour of breakdancing action from the Netherlands, France, Russia, U.S., and New Caledonia.

See more photos curated today in the Breakdancing Worldwide gallery, and share your breakdance photos in the BreakDance group.

Photos from FraJH Photos, .Krieg., Spinshin, mc_ura, MRVPhotography, and sekundo.

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So long Hasselblad V

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Seth Green at the STS-134 NASA Tweetup

Lake Along Portage Glacier RD, Alaska

Parangtritis Beach, Yogyakarta, Indonesia :: Fisherman

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Hasselblad has confirmed that the last 503CW has rolled off the production line, bringing an end to over half a century of cameras of the Hasselblad V system. Above is just a very small selection of medium format goodness that you uploaded over the past couple of years.

Dig in to find more great photos in

– our wide selection of Hasselblad groups,
– searches for hasselblad v, hasselblad 500 or hasselblad 503, or
– a tag search for hasselblad and medium format.

Production has ended, but as long as enthusiasts like you are out there, this is only just the beginning of many more beautiful, interesting, and exciting pictures to come! Thank you.

Photos from Scott Zdon, manyfires, Filip.G, cabbit, yo_tuco, georgiekissagirl, BeboFlickr, and Button2PushButtons.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen
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Dazzling flower fields of Holland

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Holland’s flower fields break out with vast bands of vibrant colors this season, and these photos capture the tulips, hyacinths, and other floral species on display. Spring’s largest garden in the region called the Keukenhof Gardens spans 80,000 acres and does a fantastic job at showcasing them in various arrangements.

See more dazzling photos in the Holland’s Flower Farms gallery.

Photos from cklx, Angela Noelle, cwhilbun, LYSVIK PHOTOS, nring23, hughtrainer, SanctyYumi, and tinebeest.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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Student gets dream education for free “thanks to Flickr”

“It’s incredible just how much Flickr has impacted me as a photographer,” says high school student Jackson Stack, known on Flickr as Jacksonian22.

“It’s changed my life.” he tells The Weekly Flickr in this week’s episode. “I basically got my college education for free thanks to my Flickr community.”

Jackson describes his photography as emotive and dark. He’s drawn to conceptual photography because he says it allows him to express himself more artistically compared to other mediums of photography.

“I truly believe photography is the visual documentation of life,” he says. “When I go out on shoots, I really like to experiment with different concepts and try to incorporate emotions and atmosphere into my pictures.”

Childhood disbelief makes the imaginary a reality.  Where is my mind? - Twohundredsixty

Jackson first joined Flickr in 2010 and used it mainly to post pictures from his photography class. He called himself “an amateur at best”, taking photos with black and white film. However his passion quickly evolved when he began a 365 project and received positive feedback from Flickr users.

A lot of the advice he received dealt with the colors and themes of his photos and how to work with the technical aspects of editing.

“I really didn’t know much before I joined Flickr,” says Jackson. “But I saw all these people who posted these incredible photos with beautiful colors and tones. I really wanted to emulate their style and everyone really helped me to get to that point.”

Catching Fire - Threehundredfourty   All my friends tell me I should move on - Twohundredsixtythree (Explored)

More importantly, Jackson was inspired by the different concepts and themes he came across.

“It was so inspiring to me to see people who put their emotions out there in such a raw way with their photos,” Jackson says. “It really helped me to be more adventurous with my photography.”

By the time Jackson ended his 365, he felt he had truly grown as a photographer – especially after posting this picture, Finding Lost Ground.

“I finally understood how much photography meant to me,” he says. “I realized it’s my passion, it’s what I want to do, and I decided I was going to apply to school for photography.”

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Jackson had his sights set on Cooper Union School of Art – a prestigious school that only accepts 65 applicants nationwide with each applicant receiving a full tuition scholarship. Jackson put his heart and soul into their home test.

The prompt he chose asked him to create a series defining an object of varying weight. After careful thought and reflection on his work, Jackson decided to depict emotional weight.

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“All my years on Flickr inspired me because it helped me with self portraiture,” Jackson says. “I had been immersed in conceptual photography for so long that I knew I could make something incredible. Once I came to that decision, everything else just fell into place.”

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One of his favorite photos from his Cooper Union home test is called, Adulthood. The photo depicted the end of the series, which is the the final representation of all this compounded emotional weight. He took three separate photos, composited and edited them together resulting in one beautiful shot.

After spending a month on his prompt, Jackson was extremely proud of his final work. However that feeling couldn’t compare to the moment he received his acceptance letter to Cooper Union.

“It was best moment of my life,” he says. “And it wouldn’t have happened without my Flickr community. It was their help and inspiration to pursue my photography that lead me here. I’m living proof that if you put in the time, hard work and dedication – dreams do come true.”

Jackson’s advice to other young photographers: “Never give up. If you work at it continually and give it your all, you will get better and find your passion. Once you have that, you can go anywhere with it.”

Visit Jackson’s photostream for more of his photography.

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#FlickrFriday: Black and White

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Hard Way Evening Reflections in Black and White

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Rinka Buyo Group Gray Expanse Macro MoBot April

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# Last Flickr Friday we asked you to share monochrome moments with us for the theme Black and White.

It was great to see how "colorful" your black and white photography was and how many different topics you picked up, from beautiful portraits to impressive landscapes, to city scenes, abstracts, and childhood memories. Don’t miss all the contributions in the Flickr Friday group pool, and stay tuned for our next theme that we’ll announce very soon!

Photos from siskokid, davegolden, 9bladed, akathryna, svenvantveer, ♫CoolMcFlash♫, Stephen and Chrys, and li-penny.

#FlickrFriday is a weekly photography project that challenges your creativity. For a chance to be featured on FlickrBlog, follow @flickr on Twitter & like us on Facebook and look for the weekly theme announcement every Friday. Browse the Flickr Friday category for more.

Posted by Kay Kremerskothen
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Eyes of architecture: Staircase spirals

Stairway to Gaudi's Heaven

Blinded by the Light

Ascend This

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Golden Spiral

Many of you turned a usually monotonous stairway ascent or descent into fascinating architectural explorations through photos, and here’s a sample of the vertigo-inducing designs captured in stunning shots across the globe. From Antoni Gaudi’s nautilus-shaped steps of La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, to the golden spiral inside the Hilton Hotel of Reykjavik, Iceland, these stairwell-centered pictures show visual appreciation for functional swirls found in a variety of buildings worldwide.

See more photos curated today in the Stairway Spirals gallery, and share your photos with the Escaleras/Stairs group.

Photos from A Sutanto, Swissrock, yushimoto_02, john_coffee, Alt_Gr, and Thad Roan.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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Monochromatic Landscapes

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Trona Pinnacles

The Cuillins (EXPLORED)

norwegian romance (explored)

Lone sheep

snow field

Serene scenes with immaculate balances of black and white.

See — and share — more monochrome photos: Fabulous in Black and White gallery | Black and White Photography group

Photos from steveberardi, GraemeKelly, Soenke HH, Alan Frost Photography, and kkzyk.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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Mazes of the world

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KAP Maze

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Longleat lines

Blenheim maze

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Turf Labyrinth

Mazes and labyrinths made with crops, hedges, and turf from locations worldwide.

See more photos of mazes we noticed in the Mazes of the World gallery.

Photos from Pierre Lesage, chiang_benjamin, chrispepper, dave_banks_geekdad, Bernadette M, and wplynn.

Posted by Arnold Chao
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Dad illustrates kids’ sandwich bags with imaginative drawings

Let’s be honest: Most high school kids would choose school lunches over homemade lunches when given the choice. But not David LaFerriere’s kids Evan, 15, and Kenny, 14, because they’d miss out on their dad’s hand-drawn-surprise lunch bags!

“I’ve been doing it for my kids since they were little,” the graphic designer, known as D Laferriere on Flickr, tells us in the accompanying video. “They love it, and nothing makes me happier than hearing their reaction at the end of the day.”

David started making these decorative lunch bags back in May 2008. It all came about one morning in an attempt to do something special for his boys.

“It was just a way to have fun with the kids,” David says. “And also start my creative juices before work. I had already been making their lunches, and I experimented with a few things.”

Happy Pi Day Ghost

David first began using food coloring and tried to draw directly onto the bread. The bread, however, was too rough, and the process became too time consuming, so he dropped that idea. He found a black Sharpie one morning on his kitchen counter and wondered if it would work – and sure enough it did.

“At first it was just red and black markers,” David says. “Then I got more colors and got more creative. The Sharpies were great; how they adhere to the bag. I’d tried all sorts of things to make different pictures like using a napkin to smudge the ink or different forms of shading. It was fun!”

Grumpy Ground Hog Bird

David’s ideas for the bags come from a wide variety of places. He owns many different animals at his home in Massachusetts, so he often draws his chickens, rabbits and dogs – sometimes having the animals doing human activities, like a duck going tubing.

“I’ve had cupcakes, birthday cakes, crazy fish with eyes and robots,” David says. “I’ve had ants and bugs crawling around on the bags. You name it, I’ve done it.”

Often times David will look at the bread and get inspiration from the bread bubbles. “I’ll draw a fish around the bubble as if he’s about to eat it. One of my kids’ favorites is using the bubble as hole a worm comes out of!”

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David decided to post his pictures on Flickr because eventually the bags get thrown out. He wanted a way to have them around to look back on. “You figure 180 school days in a year, and times that by two, that’s 360 days,” he says. “And then you add on summer time when they’re going to soccer camp, it all adds up. It’s been almost five years now, and it’s like 1,082 bags and counting.”

A few weeks after he began posting his pictures, David become overwhelmed with positive responses. He started getting contacts from people all over the world. “It was incredible,” he says. “I wasn’t expecting anyone to find them or look at them. I was just doing it for me and my kids, but all of a sudden I started getting views!”

In 2009, Sharpie contacted David and asked to feature his work on their blog. After that, different bloggers reached out to him, and the exposure he got was unstoppable.

Morning before the ground hog's day Santa-bot

“In November 2012, I probably I had 100,000 views total in four years,” he says. “Then I started getting noticed more and more and in February of 2013, it got doubled to 600,000. It’s just incredible!”

Amid all the attention, David says what means the most are the nostalgic comments he receives from viewers.

“The sandwich bags are something that my boys and I share together,” David says. “But the comments people leave about a parent doing something similar really touches me, because there are other parents that love their kids just as much. And they love them enough to leave a little note, a little whatever it may be… that’s just something that brightens their day when they get to their lunch.”

Visit David’s photostream to see more of his photography.

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Posted by Ameya Pendse
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The weather, made beautiful

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From a rising sun in Paraguay to a lightning storm in Switzerland to fresh snow in Amsterdam – many Flickr members have captured weather conditions from around the world in beautiful photos.

Nascer do Sol   Icy road and bridge in Amsterdam   Thunderstorm

Today, the new Yahoo! Weather app brings these photos to your iPhone and iPod touch, so you can get your forecast with stunning photos from our community that reflect the current weather conditions.

The new app combines Flickr photos from the Project Weather Group with accurate and detailed weather information from around the world. Rain in Tokyo? Snow in Paris? You’ll not only get the facts, but also see what it looks like. For a fullscreen view of the image, simply tilt your phone. To see the photo on Flickr, tap on the photographer’s name that’s displayed with each photo.

Have a great weather shot? Submit your photos to the Project Weather Group to be showcased in Yahoo! Weather for iPhone and Android, and to help us collect beautiful weather photos for every condition in every city across the globe. Just make sure that your photos meet the requirements and are tagged with the photo’s geo-location. Soon even your own neighborhood could be available for everyone to see.

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If you haven’t already, head over to the App Store and download the new Yahoo! Weather for iPhone and iPod Touch for free. If you have any questions or suggestions, the Yahoo! Weather team is awaiting your feedback.

Posted by Markus Spiering
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