On the fourteenth day of the month-long festival, the Tenggerese throw offerings of food and livestock into the active Mount Bromo volcano
The Tenggerese people, an isolated community on the island of Java that primarily identifies as Hindu, is celebrating the festival of Yadnya Kasada this month.
The festival honors the 15th century princess Roro Anteng and her husband Joko Seger, said to be the founders of the community. According to legend, the couple asked the Gods for children and were granted 24 children on the condition that the 25th be thrown into the volcano–Mount Bromo–as a sacrifice.
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Look, if Jeff Goldblum is at your wedding, it’s perfectly understandable that you’d see that as an opportunity. An opportunity, for example, to take an awesomely over-the-top Jurassic Park-style wedding photo.
Photographer Adam Biesenthal captured the shot at the request of the groom, Esquire reports. (The dinosaur was photoshopped in later, obviously.) Goldblum was attending the wedding of Pamela and Jesse Sargent, who are friends of the actor’s fiancée, Emilie Livingston.
Biesenthal told Esquire that Goldblum was “a very cool guy, who when the groom asked him to do this shot he enthusiastically agreed.” In fact, he was one of the few people who really got into character for it. Everyone else was just smiling!
We can only hope he found a moment to throw in his famously weird laugh:
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Free for iPhone, this 1-Hour Photo app aims to whisk us all away to simpler times.
The premise is straightforward: You can use the app to snap photos, but you have to wait an hour for photos to virtually “develop” before you can see them. And just to add an extra old-timey touch, your photos are converted to black and white.
The interface is even more straightforward: just a big button, flanked by the number of photos processing on the left and the number of minutes until the processing’s done on the right.
The idea is that you shouldn’t get so caught up in reviewing, sharing or deleting photos right after you take them that you miss out on whatever’s actually happening around you. As a super bonus (for the rest of us — maybe not you, though), the front-facing camera is disabled, meaning no selfies.
Simply titled “I Love Summer,” this series of high-speed photographs focuses on the specific — and, it turns out, highly captivating — experience of bursting out of a water slide.
Krista Long, a clinical social worker from Des Moines, Iowa, came up with the idea for the series last summer after spending time with her kids at a local pool. She found herself entertained for hours watching people emerge from the water slide, one by one, each with comically distinct facial expressions and body contortions. As a photography enthusiast, she began to think, Hey, this would be a great subject.
“I love how people’s emotion right before they splash down is either total excitement or fear or cringing,” Long says. “So I just really wanted to capture that moment.”
Capturing that moment, however, took a healthy dose of trial and error. After plenty of goof ups, Long eventually learned how to get her framing and timing just right. She also learned how to use Photoshop to add a black background, making the subjects and the water droplets stand out.
Ultimately, what Long says she hopes to convey here is that fun, carefree feeling so many of us enjoy in the longer, lazier days of summer.
“We just came off of the worst winter, and I know in many areas of the United States it was horrendous,” Long says. “It was so cold, it was so frozen, it lasted forever. I just thought, you know what, this really does capture just how wonderful it is to be enjoying summertime.”
Below are some of our favorite shots. Head over to Flickr to see more.