The Overgrown, Disused Railway That Still Runs Around Paris

Paris has a lot of history embedded in its sprawling urban grid, which has seen thousands of years of structural change. But even though space is at a premium, there are still spots that have evaded development and slowly drifted into obscurity. When photographer Pierre Folk was new to the city, he happened upon… » 8/26/14 5:19pm Tuesday 5:19pm

Instagram's New App Creates Nifty Hyperlapse Videos With Your Phone

Wired is reporting that later today Instagram will announce an all-new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which allows the creation of stabilized moving timelapse videos. It's a feature previously only available to those with more advanced photographic gear and know-how. Update: Here's our hands-on! » 8/26/14 11:15am Tuesday 11:15am

The Somber History Behind These Wild-Looking Cube Houses

In villages all over Hungary you'll find cube houses—more or less identical in shape but painted in fantastical colors by their residents. While these houses may look utterly delightful and whimsical to our eyes, they're less welcomed in their own communities. In her book Hungarian Cubes, photographer Katharina… » 8/25/14 3:01pm Monday 3:01pm

Shooting Challenge: Crazy Things You See In Clouds

You know when you see something in a cloud, and you wonder, am I just crazy, or does that cloud really look like a dragon being ridden by a pig eating a cotton candy hot dog? Well it's your lucky day. For this week's Shooting Challenge, take a photo of something crazy you see in a cloud. And we'll all let you know if… » 8/21/14 4:28pm 8/21/14 4:28pm

These Swirly Light Paintings Look Like a Flash-Forward to the Rapture

Despite predictions to the contrary, we have yet to experience any kind of global rapture here on earth. Should believers ever get beamed up to the heavens, I kind of imagine it would be in the kind of illuminated vortices created and snapped by British photographer Martin Kimbell. » 8/21/14 12:44pm 8/21/14 12:44pm

These Aerial Beach Photos Were Shot While Dangling from a Helicopter

Antoine Rose shoots photographs from the air. He shoots them hanging off the edge of a helicopter thousands of feet above ground—in wind, in subzero temperatures, in the dark. But sometimes the conditions are just right for a day at the beach, and Rose captures these surreal, candy-colored images of the sand and… » 8/21/14 12:12pm 8/21/14 12:12pm

These Trippy Cross-Section Portraits Were Made Without Photoshop

Berlin-based artist Michael Lamoller uses analogue editing techniques to create super trippy timelapse portraits of people in a series called "Tatochronos." The portraits are collaged upon one another from several printed images, cut up, and then layered. The look results in a cutaway-style collage of a person. » 8/19/14 2:35pm 8/19/14 2:35pm

Google's Awesome 360-Panorama Photo Sphere App Comes to iOS

Since making its debut on Android a little over a year ago, Photo Sphere has been one of those "Hey, look what my phone can do!" things that Android users have lorded over their non-Android friends. Today, though, Google is opening the doors to iPhone users with the Photo Sphere Camera app of iOS. This is good news… » 8/19/14 12:00pm 8/19/14 12:00pm

What All the Metal From a Single Mine Would Look Like As a Giant Orb

Of all the ways humans have altered the Earth, mining must be one of the most awesome—just for the sheer ratio of Earth excavated to metals and gems recovered. Still, it's hard to visualize just how much a single mine has netted in numbers, which is why For What It's Worth is so interesting. » 8/18/14 9:00am 8/18/14 9:00am

The Absurd Joy Of Waterslides Is Captured In These Perfectly Timed Shots

Picture it: You're barreling through a person-sized tube with your swimsuit on and a ton of water whooshing along, until all of a sudden… WHEEE! You're spit out like a rag doll before plunging into a chlorinated pool. Krista Long has spent many a warm afternoon capturing that action in a series she's called "I Love… » 8/17/14 1:00pm 8/17/14 1:00pm