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The Steven Tyler Act

Legislation in the name of the lead singer of Aerosmith that seeks to protect celebrities’ privacy has been passed in Hawaii. The so-called Steven Tyler Act deems it a civil violation if people take unwanted photos or videos of others in their private moments. Tyler, who is from Massachusetts, on the other side of the […]

Eye Candy De Heir

Facebook. Besides being invented for the social glue that is the ‘poke’ (who do YOU poke and how often and can anyone explain why) it’s for sharing cool stuff like this 1930s aerial photograph of Edinburgh, the legendary city where I live. Originally by Alfred Buckham, I nicked it off SL’s page where it was […]

Eye Candy du Jour: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012

Been a while since I did one of these, so I thought I might draw your attention to the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 slideshow currently available on the BBC. Steven Christenson was ‘only’ a runner-up with his photo of hikers Lost In Yosemite national park (which gives you some idea of the standard […]

Get Closer

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have launched legal action against the French magazine Closer over its publication of topless pictures of the duchess, Clarence House has said. The celebrity gossip magazine printed pictures of the duchess taken during the couple’s private holiday in France. A royal spokesman said the legal proceedings had been launched […]

Survivors’ Guilt

I’m blogging about Easter again, sorry. This time spurred by an online conversation between friends about the appropriateness or not of being wished “Happy Easter” on Good Friday. Classicists of the world, wrack off – yes I DO know the entire event was probably lifted from pre-existing pagan rites of spring, but for the purposes […]

First star to the right, and straight on ’til morning…

    Scientists have produced a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars. It is built from thousands of individual images acquired by two UK-developed telescopes operating in Hawaii and in Chile. Archived data from the project, known as the Vista Data Flow System, will be mined […]

Eye Candy du Mer

Photographer Mark Tipple uses an underwater camera to capture the “battle” between man and the power of ocean waves in Australia. His book, called the Underwater Project, shows surfers, bodyboarders and swimmers diving below the surf to avoid being pounded. The Telegraph has two galleries of Mark Tipple’s work, or you can go to THE […]

There’s a bit of a breeze this evening in Scotland…

…like, up to 250km per hour in places. Yes, it’s killing wind turbines. A £2 million, 100 metre tall wind turbine catches fire in hurricane-force winds at Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The wind turbine was spinning so fast it caught fire. The engine of the giant turbine went up in flames and its blades were […]

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011

  Animal Portraits winner: Mystical Deer by Mark Smith. Fallow deer (Dama dama) in Richmond, Surrey, England. Gallery to view at The Telegraph.

Eye Candy du Jour

In case you wondered how the French could afford to keep it lit up all the time, now you know… A lightning bolt appears to strike the iconic Eiffel Tower while the Paris landmark is seen illuminated in vibrant blue lights. Amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik captured the shot which will appear in an exhibition titled […]