The Big Picture :: News Stories In Photographs

by derek on November 6, 2008 · 23 comments

About this time last year, I had stumbled upon a treasure of photos on StumbleUpon and shared a few with all of you.
Fast forward to Tuesday night when I took a look at a friend’s political blog, Pivot Politics and noticed a link to a site called The Big Picture.
Little did I know at the time, but I was about to lose over an hour of time as I clicked through picture after picture each more stunning than the next. This site presents relevant news items, such as the recent Presidential election, in photographs with corresponding captions.
Take a look at a few of these samples and then head over to check out the site for yourself. Let me know which pictures catch your attention.

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Bob November 7, 2008 at 2:49 am

But it’s the man running on the moto or the moto on the man?!?!?!

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Jessica W November 7, 2008 at 3:14 am

Really amazing photos. They are not just big in their size, but really BIG in words they are speaking by themselves.
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derek November 7, 2008 at 7:50 pm

That is the thing that is most stunning, those pictures all speak a powerful message on their own.

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Ling@Uptake November 7, 2008 at 4:43 am

Great pictures, and funny thing was how fast they load inspite of being so big and crystal clear. Somebody at the Boston Globe knows a thing or two about web pictures and loading speeds.

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derek November 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm

According to the FAQ, that site is run by a developer from the Boston Globe’s website – Alan Taylor. It is quite the site.

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Justin@Airsoft Guns November 7, 2008 at 5:47 am

Those are some incredible pictures! I’m afraid to go on to the main website, as I don’t have a lot of time at the moment and I can’t afford to lose any right now, ha ha. Thanks for telling me about that though, as I am definitely looking in to that further later today.
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derek November 7, 2008 at 7:53 pm

It is best to browse when you do have some time to spare, as you will likely find yourself unable to pull away.

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Ryan November 7, 2008 at 8:50 am

One of the most powerful collection of photos they’ve put together is the one on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A subject I personally have not thought much about; but the reality really hits home when you look at the photographs.

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derek November 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I had not seen that one the other night. You’re right that it is quite powerful and makes you step back and cherish the things that you do have.

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Nicole Price November 7, 2008 at 9:07 am

Absolutely fantastic site.

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Damien November 7, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Truly one step beyond photography.

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Nick@romandock dot com November 7, 2008 at 6:36 pm

I can see how you could spend a lot of time just going through the photos…they are all so clear and professional! The timing on some of those is amazing as well. It would be cool to have the time, skills, access, equipment, etc to take some of those pictures like that.
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derek November 7, 2008 at 7:56 pm

I’ve had a long time interest in photography yet have not made the time to pursue it and build my skills. Some of those shots are jaw-dropping when you consider what actually went into being able to capture the image.

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judith November 8, 2008 at 3:40 am

What a great site, the pictures are awesome. I particularly like the Green Sea Turtles. I’ve popped it into my favourites so I can go back when I have more time, I could easily spend hours there. My dad will love the site too. He’s always been a keen photographer.Thanks from both of us.

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john@swimlanes November 8, 2008 at 11:42 am

Wow, some amazing pictures there, thanks for sharing.

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Alex@credit ifn November 10, 2008 at 2:48 am

Amazing collection of photos. Love the colours.

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Andrea November 10, 2008 at 8:24 am

they are all wonderful pictures. hard to choose just one that caught my attention the most.
with that said, the first thing that came to mind when i saw the picts was, “I wonder what camera and lens they were using!” :p

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Norhafidz@Make Money On Internet November 13, 2008 at 3:00 am

The bird-with-the-fish picture is amazing, I am trying to familiarize myself with photography because I started to like them.
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Sheila@Pashmina Shawls November 14, 2008 at 1:32 am

Top pic, girl on left: “damn I forgot my umbrella” – great pics 🙂

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shawn@ clean red widgets November 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm

outstanding photos. The motorcycle one grabbed my eye the most.
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Neil@PS3 November 27, 2008 at 2:50 am

Great photographs. I have never been much good behind the camera and could probably break the camera from the front but I love looking at photographers work.

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jack@salt lake wedding photography December 1, 2008 at 2:53 pm

those are some nice pictures, especially the one with the bird catching the fish – awesome. hopefully the motorcycle guy will turn out ok.

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