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Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

May Day Pictures from around the world

From the pages of The Atlantic come these 40 images of the world on May 1st

“In cities all around the world yesterday, people took to the streets for May Day demonstrations, protests, and rallies. Members of the Occupy movement, leftists, labor groups, students and more made their voices heard from Jakarta to Berlin, and from Lagos to Seattle. Frustration with financial institutions, sluggish economies, and harsh austerity measures were aired, and some rallies became violent, resulting in a number of arrests. Collected here are scenes from yesterday, May Day, as it happened cross the globe.”

Occupy Wall Street activists, one wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, rest on a sidewalk during a May Day demonstration in New York, on May 1, 2012. (Reuters/Allison Joyce)

Riot police use tear gas against demonstrators during a May Day rally in central Ankara, Turkey, on May 1, 2012. (Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Activists, maids and workers rally during a May Day protest in Hong Kong on May 1, 2012. About 5,000 workers, domestic helpers and activists held a noisy procession and marched through the city center to call for better working conditions and a raise of the minimum wage which was implemented in 2011. (Laurent Fievet/AFP/GettyImages)

Protestors sit with red flags during a May Day rally in central Istanbul, on May 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of workers gathered at Taksim square in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul to celebrate May Day. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images) #

Militants and labour union members gather around a burning the effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino in Manila on May 1, 2012 as part of the May Day protests demanding higher wages and policies that would make it harder to fire workers. Aquino has said he is trying to help labour but has warned that giving too many benefits will make the country less competitive, costing more jobs. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images) #

See more here on The Atlantic site

Animals in the news in pictures

A great set of very varied images from around the world collected together on The Atlantic site here

Polar bear cub Anori explores the outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, on Monday, April 23, 2012. Anori was born on January 4 and is becoming a visitor’s highlight. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Researchers dressed in panda costumes carry a cage as they transfer giant panda Tao Tao to a new living environment at the Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan province, on May 3, 2012. Tao Tao, 21-months-old, and its mother Cao Cao are being transferred to a bigger living environment with a higher altitude and a more complicated terrain, which marks the beginning of the third phase of its training to be reintroduced to the wild. Researchers wear panda costumes to ensure that the cub’s environment is devoid of human influence, according to local media. (Reuters/China Daily)

A dog runs through a parade route after the Popemobile passed in Guanajuato, Mexico, on March 24, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI was on a visit to Mexico at the time. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

There are 41 images in this series, if you like animals and photography you will like these, here

Photography links of the week

The folks at Toad Hollow Photography never seem to rest.  This week’s list is a great compendium of some of the finest tutorials, photography and interesting blogs encountered during their weekly online adventures.  We really hope you enjoy viewing these works of art, produced by some mighty talented artists, as much as the Toad did in bringing the list to you.

As spring rolls in, the Toad has been busy with automotive car photography and this week’s feature “The Deafening Sound Of Fury” showcases a series of 30 HDR images captured during a recent slalom event hosted by the local Corvette club.  If you love supercars half as much as the Toad does, we think you’ll really enjoy this post!

here’s a sample for you


Tim Wallace Photographer: Automotive Car and Commercial Advertising Photography – we really love great photography of all things mechanical; cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, ride-on lawnmowers…  we love it all.  This week we have found the most incredible car photographer in Tim Wallace, and his site is a real must-see destination.  While you’re there, make sure to see his “Car Photography” page.

Grandpa’s Garage – another post that highlights a great automotive photograph.  Blake Rudis sneaks us all into his Grandpa’s garage where sits the most incredible Model T, and as chance would have it magical light comes through the window bathing the entire scene in an almost mystical luminescence.