Human Landscapes of the American Southwest
Alan Taylor has put together a terrific collection of images he culled from Google Earth of man-made interaction with the landscape of the Southwest United States.
Housing project, mines, oil exploration, nuclear detonations and more.
Over the past week, I took a virtual tour with Google Earth, and wanted to share some of these snapshots of the human landscape in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.
If you like aerial imagery like this, I highly recommend the book Overview: A New Perspective of Earth by Benjamin Grant. My friend Steve gave it to me recently and I’ve been through it numerous times. Beautiful landscape patterns seen from above.
Historic Photos of the Lincoln Memorial
This is a fascinating collection of images put together by Alan Taylor at The Atlantic.
I haven’t been to Washington, DC in many years but I can say with certainty that standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial is awe inspiring.
This collection of images shows the mall in front of the memorial as a swamp, before it was developed. Amazing.
Today in history (January 4th)
Alan Taylor at The Atlantic has put together a fantastic collection of images.
It was amazing for me to put faces to Popeye and Olive Oyl (#5).
2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
Alan Taylor at The Atlantic has posted some of the entries which are fantastic.
An Icy Start to Winter
Alan Taylor has put together a nice collection of images of roadside ice in various European countries for The Atlantic’s In Focus. Most of it is wind-blown and quite interesting.
Afghanistan: April 2014
Alan Taylor has put together a particularly interesting and beautiful collection of images of Afghanistan over at The Atlantic’s In Focus photoblog. Worth checking out.
The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards
Alan Taylor and In Focus have put together a nice collection of images from this competition. While I’m not all that keen on photo competitions I must say, the photo editors/judges picked some spectacular images here.
Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013
Alan Taylor at The Atlantic has pulled together a great set of image from the Red Bull action photo contest. Wow.
Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago
Alan Taylor at The Atlantic has put together an incredible collection of Edward S. Curtis images of Native Americans.
In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the next 20 years, taking more than 40,000 photographs, 10,000 wax cylinder recordings, and huge volumes of notes and sketches.
Japan Earthquake, 2 Years Later: Before and After
Alan Taylor has put together a great interactive collection of images of various scenes in Japan after the Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami and the same scenes two years later. Click on images to cycle through the before and after shots.