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BritNews RoundUp: Photo Funnies Edition

I don't have the patience and dexterity to turn my garage into a high-speed, macrophotography workshop, but I'm glad that Alan Sailer does. The artist sets up all sorts of things on golf tees -- strawberries, Christmas ornaments, paintballs -- and then shoots them with a pellet gun, his Nikon at the ready.

The results are spectacular. (There's a photo in the Telegraph of a pellet being bisected by a razor blade that's very cool.)

"The shooting is stressful. It takes time to set up the shot and then, it's all over," the photographer told the Daily Mail. "You may or may not have got a good picture and now there is a mess on your set-up, your camera, the garage."

Photographs of a different sort are the subject of a story in the Guardian about an English teen who painted a 60-foot penis on the roof of his house. He did it so it would show up on Google Earth. His parents were unaware of his antics and, said the BBC, have decided he will have to scrub it off.

This is not to be confused with the Southampton pranksters who used weed killer to etch a 20-foot phallus into the grass of their school.

That Google. The Brits haven't decided what they think of Google Street View, the application that lets you travel down the street courtesy of photographs snapped by special vehicles. There have been a lot of stories recently calling it an invasion of privacy. And then there's this ridiculous article in the Telegraph about a Street View image that purportedly shows a ghost.

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By John Kelly  |  March 27, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
 
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Maybe the Nazca were having fun with Google Earth when they made their designs in the Nazca desert.

Posted by: MStreet1 | March 27, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I think that street view is pretty cool, but I can see it being viewed as an invasion of privacy. One of my friends is clearly identifiable exiting the house where she used to live.

Posted by: dragnchic9 | March 30, 2009 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Looks like an old tradition:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-chl/w-countryside_environment/w-archaeology/w-archaeology-places_to_visit/w-archaeology-cerne_abbas_giant.htm

Posted by: jimward21 | March 31, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

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