Photo of the Day (11.27.10)

I doubt too many people can claim that they’ve stared down the barrel of a tank out of sheer curiousity. Luckily for Flickr user Bernard SD, this tank in Hyderabad, India was out of commission when he snapped the shot.

I think there are a few things that make this photo a great shot, but the most striking is the detail of the rifling at the tip of the barrel. The contrast of the carefully shaped metal and the way the threads taper off into black nothingness is visually stunning. By using this as the point of focus and blurring out the rest of the tank, it takes a somewhat familiar object and shows it from a new perspective. It’s a beautiful photograph, which is unnerving when you consider what the object’s purpose actually is.

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Photo of the Day (04/21/08)

I would call this photo Light at the end of the tunnel. The tall, thin silhouette symbolizes our times almost too well: Black and white, always rushing somewhere “better.” If only he knew what the man at the end of the tunnel probably already knows and what we’ll never know.

Bernard-SD took this awesome photo in Hyderabad, India in March 2008.

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