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FotoFriday: Surfin’ Snappin’ Learnin’ by Peter A. Mello

Alright, it’s mid February and the winter doldrums probably have you down a bit. Here’s a perfect educational boondoggle if there ever was one. The School of Visual Arts has a study aboard program which offers Action Surf Photography in Rincon Puerto Rico from March 5 – 13.

Pack your camera bag dude! Surf’s up! (Good luck getting your parents to pay for this)



FotoFriday: Holy Crab! by Peter A. Mello
February 4, 2011, 10:44 am
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Today’s Flickr blog features a collection of photos of crabs and a link to a cool Crab World Map!

This bad boy is from Spain. Check it out!

Cangrejo moro (Explore #4) by Big Max Power (BMP)'s via Flickr



FotoFriday: Mindrelic ‘New York City Timelapse’ Video by Peter A. Mello
January 21, 2011, 3:46 pm
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Got to love great timelapse photography of NYC; especially how this one gently glides. Awesome!


Mindrelic ‘New York City Timelapse’ Video, posted with vodpod

 



FotoFriday: Little People – A tiny street art project by Peter A. Mello
January 14, 2011, 11:44 am
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Small Victory - A tiny street art project

I love these Little People – Tiny Street Art Project photos! This one’s called Small Victory.

Click through here to see the real story behind this picture.

Also check out Slinkachu, the artist’s website.

Via Sea-Fever Pacific correspondent @MiaChambers



FotoFriday: Lost (and Found) at Sea by Peter A. Mello
November 5, 2010, 9:55 am
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Rescue at Sea

Imagine after a lovely scuba dive you return to the surface to find that the anchor line of your boat has parted and your ride home is no more.  :(

What do you do? Take some pictures, of course.  :)

You are miraculously rescued by a passing boat :D

which then capsizes on the way back to port :(

and your camera is lost. :(

Then four years later somebody walking the beach finds your camera! :D

Here are the pictures and interview.

Listen here: 

Flag dip to ABC North Coast NSW – Lost at sea: survival snaps surface after four years Oct. 27, 2010



FotoFriday: Surfin’ Rush Hour by Peter A. Mello
October 8, 2010, 12:01 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, life, photography

South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

Boston.com’s The Big Picture has done it again. 41 awesome surfing photos that are not to be missed!



FotoFriday: Whale of a Friend by Peter A. Mello
October 1, 2010, 9:13 am
Filed under: FotoFriday, Oceans

Here’s an amazing photo making the rounds on Facebook.

The photo has been “attached” to an even more amazing old San Francisco Chronicle story, which Snopes confirmed as true; but I don’t believe that the photo is of the same whale.  Both still cool all the same!

Happy FotoFriday!



FotoFriday: Dive! by Peter A. Mello
September 10, 2010, 9:09 am
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Sadly it’s the end of summer! I guess it’s time to “dive” into school and work!

The Boston Globe’s The Big Picture has some inspiring photos that might help. Check out their “Diving In” post which appeared on September 3, 2010.

A boy dives into the Dambovita river to cool off in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010. (AP Photo)



FotoFriday: Pictory’s In Deep by Peter A. Mello
August 20, 2010, 3:12 pm
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Bonus FotoFriday!

There are two photo website that I believe stand out from the rest. They are the Boston Globe’s Big Picture and the great visual storytelling Pictory.

Every week, Pictory exhibits a different theme and this week it’s titled In Deep. Here’s what they have to say:

Bodies of water bring us comfort, euphoria, life.

Most of my happiest memories involve water. Water is the fundamental precursor of life and one of our most valuable resources, but most of us don’t think of it that way. We think of failed attempts to water ski and boiling hot days. Days at the beach or floats down the river. Water and heat work together to give us excuses to detach, relax, and forget. Soak it up.

Check out the images and short captions. They are always awesome.  The cool thing about Pictory is that you can contribute to it too! So check out their upcoming themes and join in the fun. Who knows, your image and story might make it in. Good luck!



FotoFriday: Michael Barley’s USCG Cutter Eagle by Peter A. Mello
August 20, 2010, 11:00 am
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Awesome Animoto video of photos of the USCG Barque Eagle taken by Michael Barley via FB friend Rande Wilson. Enjoy!




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