We stare into lenses and lie, if only a little, so that the record shows we were there, enjoying or not enjoying ourselves, in precisely the way we’d prefer it.
A beautiful, touching post about holding on to what is important, and letting the rest just fall away.
I’ve always been a collector. I love photographs. I compulsively capture links to sites I visit, in case they might be lost forever. I fill up my Instapaper account with articles I will never have the time to read. The thought of clicking “Mark all as read” when I am deeply in debt to my RSS reader gives me anxiety. What if I miss something?
So I click, I scroll, I link, I “like”. I skim over an endless sea of other people’s lives, rarely diving deep enough to find the treasure.Permalink
If you have ever seen the Sprint commercials with animations created using flashlights, then you get the concept. These photographs, by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke, however, are far more striking. The landscapes are beautiful; I particularly like the shots in Norway, where you can see the Aurora Borealis.
Gorgeous satellite photography of our amazing planet.
The images you see below were taken at the turn of the Millennium, when NASA’s scientists had a brilliant idea: to scan through 400,000 images taken by the Landsat 7 satellite and display only the most the most beautiful. A handful of the best were painstakingly chosen and then displayed at the Library of Congress in 2000.