Genderswapped Slave Leia with balloon-twisted Jabba

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Dawn at Disney World

From the Boing Boing Flickr pool, Dreggs's stunning photo of the sun breaking over Cinderella Castle. Read the rest

Hoax photos of real events

Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger normally produce beautiful commercial photos, but their hobby is recreating iconic photos -- the Hindenberg's explosion, Nessie 1934, Tiananmen 1989, 9/11, and more -- in miniature, so that their replicas are virtually indistinguishable from the originals. Read the rest

Prizewinning frozen hair

Here's photos from the annual Takhini Hot Pools frozen hair competition, where bathers expose their hair to -20'C - -30'C Yukon air to freeze it into amazing ice-sculptures. Read the rest

First-ever photo of light behaving as a wave and particle

Nicholas writes, "Since Einstein's day, scientists have been trying to directly observe the wave- and particle- aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at a Swiss lab have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior." Read the rest

Ad-hoc museums of a failing utopia

Photographer David Hlynsky took more than 8,000 street photos in the Eastern Bloc, documenting the last days of ideological anti-consumer shopping before the end of the USSR

Long-exposure shot of a rock-climber wearing glowsticks

Redditor Shatteredankle went rock-climbing with glowsticks affixed to wrists and ankles, and took a long-exposure shot of the result -- gorgeous. Read the rest

Star Wars Tree Sweater

This is how they yarn-bomb in Iowa City. (via Ellen Kushner) Read the rest

Sneaking subtle Star Wars references into photos

Toronto photographer Thomas Dagg produces artful shoops of landscapes with subtle Star Wars references worked into them. Read the rest

Physics, or sorcery?

This table is being held up by the weight of the buckets that are resting on it! Read the rest

Found planetscapes: macro photos of dried up single-malt whiskey

Photographer Ernie Button noticed that the sediment from dried up single-malt at the bottom of his glasses was extraordinarily beautiful and set about creating a set of gorgeous, interstellar-looking photos documenting the residue from different whiskies. Read the rest

Scratch-built, incredibly detailed Millennium Falcon

Thomas Richner spent more than 140 hours scratch-building a spectacularly detailed cardboard model of Star Wars's Millennium Falcon, working with scrap cardboard boxes and then shooting his model on a green-screen and compositing onto backgrounds from the movies. Read the rest

Superheroes and sf characters in Dutch Renaissance style

Sacha Goldberger's "Super Flemish" series is a spectacular set of images of superheroes, sf movie characters and other futuristic figures (including some of his notorious aged superheroes) in the garb and affect of Dutch Renaissance portraits. (via Neatorama) Read the rest

Beautiful, detailed photos of mechanical calculators' guts

San Francisco photographer Kevin Twomey shot an amazing gallery of images of the inner workings of a large collection of mechanical calculating machines from the collection of Mark Glusker, stitching together multiple images to ensure that every rod, gear and linkage was vividly rendered. Read the rest

Urban druid

From the Secure, Contain, Protect dystopian collaborative fiction project, an image of an "urban druid" from The Victory Society, "believed to be Reverend Michael Hawshore." (Update: it's a crop from Dutch photog Cor Jaring's work)

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Wonderfully grody, inside-out teddy bears

Kent Rogowski's marvellously gory and visceral pictures of inside-out teddy bears were collected in the 2007 book Bears, which is available used starting at $0.49. (via IO9) Read the rest

Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah Bat-VAN!

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