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Homeless campaigner Sister Stanislaus Kennedy ‘Sr Stan’ made an urgent appeal for donations as she launched Focus Ireland’s Christmas appeal (with the charity’s youngest supporter, 3-week old Amélie Conney, and mother Aoife who works for the charity).

Over 140 babies were born into homelessness in the nearly 600 families supported by the charity in Dublin alone.

Focus Ireland

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Photographer David Johnson explains to Colossal how he created these surreal shots of exploding fireworks at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month:

The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with.


Tech start-up Lytro has developed the camera everyone needs – one that allows you to change the focus of the image after you’ve taken it.

Nerds that they are, the Lytro people took their cameras around Comic-Con in San Diego to capture cosplayers in their natural environment.

Click on the photos above and the focus point will switch.

See all the galleries from Lytro: