Photo: Ngauruhoe Rise
, a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (2.0)
image from astronomr
(aka Jason Brown)'s photostream, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool
. Another beautiful shot, showing trails as the stars move across the sky, is here
Photographer Jason Brown
has a blog with more wonderful astronomy photos
, and says,
The first processed shot in the thousands of pictures we took on a ridge under Tongariro, 9 March 2013.
In Maori legend, the mountains were once gods and warriors of great strength. Seven mountains once stood next to each other around Lake Taupo. All were male except for the beautiful Pihanga. One night the mountains fought fiercely for her attention. There were violent eruptions, smoke and fire as the land trembled under the violent battle. In the morning Pihanga stood next to the victor, Tongariro, who became the supreme leader of the land. Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu stood a respectable distance behind but Tauhara – unable to completely leave his love – sat smouldering at the northern end of the lake. Putauaki (Mt Edgecumbe) headed north towards the dawn, and ended up 160 kilometres away, while Mt Taranaki dragged himself south, his tears creating the great Whanganui River as he went.
Brown Girl Magazine recently featured the work of my friend Tasneem Nanji, whose photographs of Muslim women in London and New York illuminate the lives of individuals consistently portrayed as one-dimensional “others” in media.
Photographer Amy Lombard teamed up with nail artist Sonya Meesh to create toenail art that you won’t be able to unsee. Whether that’s good or bad is in the eye of the beholder.
Australian photographer Murray Fredericks braves some of earth’s harshest conditions to create utterly transcendent photos using mirrors placed in Lake Eyre’s barren landscape.
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]