First up, the Houston Ship Channel as seen from a ship. It's either stop action or a sped up video, and it's a view of the Houston Ship Channel that most of us haven't seen. The crane goes down, the deck lights go off, and a tug pulls the ship out into the channel for a journey to the Gulf. Click to watch it. Via.
Also at Heather Tompkins's site is this attention-getting arm cast painted to look like a skeleton. Click Cast Away to see it. It's certainly a good example of making the most of a bad thing.