The Post-Star

02

Jan

Actual snow adds some realism to a decorative fake snowman in Glens Falls Thursday morning, January 2, 2014. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 11 inches of snow before the storm passes on Friday. 
(Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com)

Actual snow adds some realism to a decorative fake snowman in Glens Falls Thursday morning, January 2, 2014. The National Weather Service is forecasting up to 11 inches of snow before the storm passes on Friday. 

(Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com)

02

Dec

It’s that time of year, the wood stoves are getting hotter and running longer. Remember to keep those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors operational!
Jim Wilson, of Argyle, shows a wireless smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in the cellar of his home Monday, December 2, 2013. Wilson and his wife, Lucia, have an identical unit on the main level of their home Both detectors sound an alarm if one of them senses a problem.  The Wilsons were awakened by the alarms last January when the chimney to their wood stove was releasing deadly levels of carbon monoxide in the basement. (Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com)

It’s that time of year, the wood stoves are getting hotter and running longer. Remember to keep those smoke and carbon monoxide detectors operational!

Jim Wilson, of Argyle, shows a wireless smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in the cellar of his home Monday, December 2, 2013. Wilson and his wife, Lucia, have an identical unit on the main level of their home Both detectors sound an alarm if one of them senses a problem.  The Wilsons were awakened by the alarms last January when the chimney to their wood stove was releasing deadly levels of carbon monoxide in the basement. (Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com)

25

Nov

"What’re you lookin’ at?"
A broad breasted white turkey at Whitefield’s Farm in Thurman, NY.
-Jason McKibben

"What’re you lookin’ at?"

A broad breasted white turkey at Whitefield’s Farm in Thurman, NY.

-Jason McKibben

04

Sep

nprradiopictures:

nomadda:

Godspeed by Katrien Vermeire

Using photography’s fundamental ingredients of light and time, Katrien Vermeire allows the medium to make visible what would otherwise be invisible and catches the beauty of a special natural phenomenon. Bright yellow stripes represent the paths taken by fireflies during extended exposure. Katrien worked on her new series Godspeed in Tennessee in June 2010

Summer might be unofficially over, but this project shows there are still photos to be taken on hot (summer) nights. -Emily

30

Aug

Beautiful shot, but I bet this guy wishes he was elsewhere!
atlanticinfocus:

From Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013, one of 36 photos. Stuart Gibson’s photo of Sean Woolnough on a wave in Namotu Island, Fiji, was a finalist in the Spirit category. “Sean Woolnough and I were in Fiji for big swell and the wind went dead, so while we still had amazing conditions, we jumped in a Fijian long boat. This is more of a tow wave, as you can see —- paddling this wave doesn’t end well. The island jetski was out of action so we thought we’d give it a go. I dropped Sean at the top of the reef, and the ocean went flat, like someone had turned off the tap. It takes a big set to light this slab up, and as Sean sat patiently I saw a big lump coming. I started yelling, but he had no reference as to where he was on the reef so he waited and paddled for this first wave of the set. He just missed it, and when I looked back, this deep blue lump just started draining out, almost sucking him under the wave. He took one big duckdive and got under the breaking lip. On a normal wave this is fine but this thing didn’t have a back —- the reef drops to 200m out the back of this place so when it breaks it really folds. The wave had just too much power and sucked him back over the falls, it’s pretty much a surfer’s worst nightmare position, so many people claim this is photoshopped, but it certainly is not!” (© Stuart Gibson/Red Bull Illume)

Beautiful shot, but I bet this guy wishes he was elsewhere!

atlanticinfocus:

From Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013, one of 36 photos. Stuart Gibson’s photo of Sean Woolnough on a wave in Namotu Island, Fiji, was a finalist in the Spirit category. “Sean Woolnough and I were in Fiji for big swell and the wind went dead, so while we still had amazing conditions, we jumped in a Fijian long boat. This is more of a tow wave, as you can see —- paddling this wave doesn’t end well. The island jetski was out of action so we thought we’d give it a go. I dropped Sean at the top of the reef, and the ocean went flat, like someone had turned off the tap. It takes a big set to light this slab up, and as Sean sat patiently I saw a big lump coming. I started yelling, but he had no reference as to where he was on the reef so he waited and paddled for this first wave of the set. He just missed it, and when I looked back, this deep blue lump just started draining out, almost sucking him under the wave. He took one big duckdive and got under the breaking lip. On a normal wave this is fine but this thing didn’t have a back —- the reef drops to 200m out the back of this place so when it breaks it really folds. The wave had just too much power and sucked him back over the falls, it’s pretty much a surfer’s worst nightmare position, so many people claim this is photoshopped, but it certainly is not!” (© Stuart Gibson/Red Bull Illume)

28

Aug

#Tourists gather on the docks of #lakegeorge Wednesday to fish and snap photos. Local officials and businesses are hoping for a busy #LaborDay weekend. (at Lake George, NY)

#Tourists gather on the docks of #lakegeorge Wednesday to fish and snap photos. Local officials and businesses are hoping for a busy #LaborDay weekend. (at Lake George, NY)

27

Aug

atlanticinfocus:

From Yosemite Wildfire, one of 34 photos. A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

atlanticinfocus:

From Yosemite Wildfire, one of 34 photos. A firefighter uses a hose to douse flames of the Rim Fire on a hillside, on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 7 percent contained. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

22

Aug

latimes:

The lighter side of life in Los Angeles

Photographer Mel Melcon has long been attracted to some of the stranger sites L.A. offers, and as you can see, the city offers plenty of opportunities for bizarre scenes.

As for the spectacular arrest of the amazing Spider-Man above, Melcon recounts the scene:

As they were about to put the handcuffs on the man, one of the officers grabbed my arm and stopped me from taking photos. I guess he thought it would be bad public relations if I caught them in the act of arresting a superhero.

Look through some more photographic oddities over at Framework.

Photos: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

20

Aug

newyorker:

A look at Moises Saman's powerful photos from Cairo: http://nyr.kr/147G2qd

newyorker:

A look at Moises Saman's powerful photos from Cairo: http://nyr.kr/147G2qd

10

Jul

Alex Backus,11, and his brother Zachary, 7, find relief from the sweltering heat by plunging themselves under the water at the Hudson Falls Community Pool Friday, July 5, 2013.
This photo was shot by placing my DSLR camera into a small household aquarium which was partially submerged into the water. 
(Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com)

Alex Backus,11, and his brother Zachary, 7, find relief from the sweltering heat by plunging themselves under the water at the Hudson Falls Community Pool Friday, July 5, 2013.

This photo was shot by placing my DSLR camera into a small household aquarium which was partially submerged into the water. 

(Jason McKibben - jmckibben@poststar.com)