Winter at the Flatiron Building.

FlatironJonas1In the midst of a Winter Storm, photographer Michele Palazzo braved the blustery weather in hopes that he’d capture a one-of-a-kind shot.
Fortunately, he came across New York City’s Flatiron Building and that’s when something magical happened.
As tufts of snow swirled in the wind, Palazzo aimed his Ricoh GR camera and photographed the building, surrounding streets, and meteorological conditions.
After enhancing the image in VSCO Cam, the artist noticed that the snow swirls created patterns resembling swift brush strokes.
As a whole, the photograph incredibly echoes an impressionist painting.
If you look closely, you’ll notice that the Flatiron’s windows feature an origami installation by artist Chelsea Hrynick Browne.
Her hand-cut paper creations perfectly add to the otherworldly, Winter Storm moment.
All photos via Michele Palazzo.

Source: NYC Winter Storm Photo Remarkably Resembles an Impressionist Painting – My Modern Met

Pacific Storm Hits Huntington Beach.

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A man struggles to keep his balance against gusty wind and heavy rain as he walks along a wet pier in Huntington Beach, California.
A major Pacific storm has unleashed downpours and fierce gusts on Southern California, triggering flash flood warnings and other problems.
Image Credit: Photograph by AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
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Fog over Lake Konigssee, Bavaria.

Schönau am Königssee, Germany
Fog over Lake Königssee in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.
Image Credit: Photograph by Lino Mirgeler/Picture-Alliance/Barcroft Image
See more Images via Friday’s top shots: hot springs and icy seas | News | The Guardian

Touch the Clouds, San Marino.


Photo by: Алексей Олюшкин via Panoramio
‘Heaven on Earth’ is a term many travellers use to describe a place they love. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to touch the clouds or walk amongst them?
You might be thinking that it could only be possible in fairy tales, but a place like this truly exists. If you ever have a great desire to really walk or touch the clouds, you might as well consider paying a visit to San Marino.


Photo by: elmambo via Panoramio
San Marino, which is officially the Republic of San Marino, is an enclave in Italy stretched across for 61km2.
As claimed by the country, San Marino is supposed to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and a constitutional republic in the entire world.
The estimated population of the country comes up to about 30,000, the smallest population in comparison to the other members of the Council of Europe. San Marino is one of the world’s wealthiest countries in terms of GDP, with a highly stable economy.
See more via Touch the Clouds at the Heavenly San MarinoWhen On Earth – Places to See, Things to Do, Gear to Get.

Foggy Sunrise at Snowdonia.

Image Credit: Photograph by Justin Saunders
After a 5 am start on Saturday morning, I was hoping for sunrise, but the forecast was for fog.
I decided to try something different, using the fog to create atmosphere and tranquility from this scenic spot.
We made a short trip through a small wooded area, then to our delight the landscape opened up and we were stunned by this landscape before us.
At 7 am it was truly magnificent.
See more great Photos via Readers’ travel photography competition: December – the winners | Travel | The Guardian

Outback Storm, Port Hedland.

Image Credit: Photograph by Swotto · · From Pic of the Week
Wow, this image captures the Australian Outback perfectly. Enjoy!
This rain burst followed along the highway for about twenty kilometres
Published Port Hedland, Western Australia.
Source: ABC OPEN: Following a storm || From Project: Pic of the Week

Hoarfrost in Anchorage.

The hoarfrost this past winter in Anchorage was epic!
I took that afternoon off and drove around town looking for the light.
We had almost three weeks of this great effect.
I had been working everyday until I couldn’t take it anymore and left my office and this is the result.
Image Credit: Photograph by Johanna Grasso
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Frankfurt viewed through a Raindrop spotted Window.

On a very rainy day the tall buildings of the Banking district in Frankfurt, Germany are photographed through the raindrops falling on a glass railing from one of the buildings.
Image Credit: Photograph by Michael Probst/AP.
Source: Obama’s tears, Mosul and fashion in New York – the 20 photographs of the week | Art and design | The Guardian

Misty Morning near Tadpole Bridge.

Photograph by Tom Bown,
South-eastern England: “The British seasons are a major cause for celebration as they provide an ever-changing interaction with our beautiful scenery.
This section of the Thames (near Tadpole Bridge in Oxfordshire) is unlikely to appear on many holiday itineraries.
However, on a frosty winter morning with the sun rising through the mist, there can be few more beautiful places on Earth.”
See more terrific pics via Photographers from across Britain capture its beauty. – BBC News

What you need to know about the tides.

Photo: Spencer Dybdahl Riffle/MNN Flickr Group
When we talk about tides, most of us think it’s when the ocean is higher or lower on the beach. But there’s so much more to know.
For starters, high tide is actually the crest of a really long wave. The highest tides in the world are found at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, where they have a range of 44.6 feet, but it’s the same process happening everywhere.
NOAA explains it best: “Tides are very long-period waves that move through the oceans in response to the forces exerted by the moon and sun. Tides originate in the oceans and progress toward the coastlines where they appear as the regular rise and fall of the sea surface. When the highest part, or crest, of the wave reaches a particular location, high tide occurs; low tide corresponds to the lowest part of the wave, or its trough. The difference in height between the high tide and the low tide is called the tidal range.”
The moon’s gravitational pull causes the tides, but the sun’s gravitational pull also plays a role. The sun’s gravitational force is only about 46% of the moon’s, which means its pull on Earth’s oceans is smaller and so too is its effect on the tides.
When the moon, the sun and Earth are aligned, the pull of the sun adds to the pull of the moon and causes extreme tides — or, extra long waves. This relationship also comes into play when we talk about king tides, a topic that comes up when a storm is on the horizon. King tides are simply an unscientific term used to describe really high tides.
When the moon is closest to Earth — a state called perigee — and this coincides with a full or a new moon, this pushes the tidal range slightly higher.
And when you throw a tropical storm or hurricane into the mix, things really get interesting because a storm system actually pushes more water ahead of it before it even makes landfall. Case in point, as Hurricane Dorian gets closer to the Florida coast, the tides become a bigger factor in how much damage is possible.
“The fact that this storm is hitting during some of the highest tides of the year is very concerning,” CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. “The King Tides adding a couple of feet to the water height is almost like the storm being a category higher on scale
Source: What you need to know about the tides | MNN – Mother Nature Network