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20 Perfectly Timed Photographs

Life is full of unpredictable moments – one second, one blink and you missed it. Sometimes the lucky coincidence of perfect time, perfect place and angle brings up an amazing result impossible to duplicate. One of a kind images, breathtaking and jaw dropping, indescribable – descriptions can go on and on, but better scroll down and enjoy them yourself!

Usain Bolt Projected on the Houses of Parliament in London

For tonight’s Picture of the Day, here’s an image of the 100 meters world record holder, Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt projected on the Houses of Parliament in London last night. Bolt, 26, widely known as the fastest man ever, is the first man to hold both the 100 meters and 200 meters world records. He just snatched another gold medal in the Men’s 100 meters Final, with a new world record of 9.63 seconds, breaking his own previous record. More on our 2012 London Olympics urban coverage here.

Football Superstars Cartoon Illustrations by Stanely Chow

The European continent has just wrapped up its Football Cup of Nations that was jointly hosted by Ukraine and Poland, and ended in crowning Spain as the champion, arguably setting a new world record of winning 3 major tournaments in a row. Yet, all of us have enjoyed seeing our favorite footballers showing off their skills and tricks, and compete in one of the strongest championships of our present day. For this occasion I’d like to share with you some vintage cartoon illustrations of the world’s best players by Stanely Chow. The Manchester-based artist thinks that Pirlo was the player of the tournament,… Read more »

Stadiums of Euro 2012 [photo gallery]

Today is the kick-off of the European Cup of Football (EURO 2012) which is jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine. We’ve compiled a picture gallery of the venues where the games are played. 8 cities and 8 stadiums, some new, some renovated, but for sure stunning.

The Perfect Baseball Shot

A unique snap shot by photographer jib661 posted on Reddit a few days ago . By focusing on the ground between the pitcher and the batter, he took continuous shots of the sequence until he got a few where the ball itself was in focus. He describes “I prefocused between the pitcher/catcher, and shot on continous (out of about 800 frames, i had 3 in focus). It was shot with a Canon 300mm 2.8 on a 1D MKII. The lens was about 1.5 inches from the fence.” You can find a higher resolution image available here, and if you’re interested, he also uploaded a gallery… Read more »

Zaha Hadid’s Aquatic Center Ready for London 2012 Olympics

Construction work has been completed on the new Aquatics Center in the Olympic Park, London, UK which will be used for the 2012 London Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. Designed by Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid and developed by Balfour Beatty, Aquatic Center will be the venue for Swimming, Paralympic Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming and the Aquatics discipline of the Modern Pentathlon. Built to accommodate 17,500 spectators during the games, (which will be reduced to 2,500 after the Games). It is located in the southern side of the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London, and will also serve as the main entrance to… Read more »

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