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Behind the Scenes: Shooting a Bugatti Chiron Going from 0 to 250mph
Back in 2017, automotive filmmaker Al Clark and his team at OUTRUN filmed an impressive “0-400-0 km/h” commercial for Bugatti’s latest and greatest supercar: the 1500bhp Bugatti Chiron. Now, after years of online speculation, Clark is finally revealing how exactly they did it.
Before you say that it’s all camera trickery or aerial video, know this: it’s not. Though the commercial splices road footage with aerial shots and B-roll, they did actually film one continuous shot of the Bugatti accelerating from zero all the way up to 250mph (400kph), flat out.
You can watch the original commercial below...
So how on Earth did they do it? Well, as Clark explains (and shows) in the video, the only way to shoot a Bugatti Chiron going 250mph is with… another Bugatti Chiron. Yes, that’s the big reveal, which happens at the 7:11 mark in the video up top. You also get to see the one, single-take shot as well.
This answer should be obvious, but Clark says that all sorts of wild theories have been thrown around since the commercial initially aired.
People have been speculating that it was done with a Nissan GTR, or a 1000bhp Toyota Supra, or a “jet-powered” car, or a low-flying helicopter, or a cable camera. Nope. They simply attached a DJI X5 to the back of a second Bugatti Chiron, and let ‘er rip.
The main challenge, says Clark, was getting both cars to launch at exactly the same time. After that it was just a matter of going flat out.
Definitely check out the BTS video up top to hear the full story behind this impressive shoot. Clark includes all sorts of really cool tidbits that go way beyond this one shot, giving every car lover heart palpitations and every automotive photographer/filmmaker something to aspire to.
And if you liked this video, subscribe to OUTRUN’s new YouTube channel, where Clark promises to publish more behind-the-scenes peeks like it in the near future.
(via DPReview)
cars  bugatti  photography  camera  video  commercials  BTS 
15 hours ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 27 - A Little Drop of Galaxy
Explanation: A drop of water seems to hold an entire galaxy in this creative macro-astrophotograph. In the imaginative work of cosmic nature photography a close-up lens was used to image a previously made picture of a galaxy, viewed through a water drop suspended from a stem. A favorite of many telescope-wielding astroimagers, the galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31. About 100,000 light-years across that majestic galaxy's spiral arms and dust lanes are curved and distorted in the image contained in the centimeter-sized droplet. Andromeda is some 2.5 million light-years distant, but this project was still carried out while spending time indoors.
astronomy  photography  APOD  water 
4 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 25 - Star Forming Region S106
Explanation: Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about 100,000 years ago, material streaming out from this newborn star has formed the nebula dubbed Sharpless 2-106 Nebula (S106), featured here. A large disk of dust and gas orbiting Infrared Source 4 (IRS 4), visible in brown near the image center, gives the nebula an hourglass or butterfly shape. S106 gas near IRS 4 acts as an emission nebula as it emits light after being ionized, while dust far from IRS 4 reflects light from the central star and so acts as a reflection nebula. Detailed inspection of a relevant infrared image of S106 reveal hundreds of low-mass brown dwarf stars lurking in the nebula's gas. S106 spans about 2 light-years and lies about 2000 light-years away toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus).
astronomy  photography  APOD 
6 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 24 - A Black Hole Disrupts a Passing Star
Explanation: What happens to a star that goes near a black hole? If the star directly impacts a massive black hole, then the star falls in completely -- and everything vanishes. More likely, though, the star goes close enough to have the black hole's gravity pull away the outer layers of the star, or disrupt the star. Then most of the star's gas does not fall into the black hole. These stellar tidal disruption events can be as bright as a supernova, and an increasing amount of them are being discovered by automated sky surveys. In the featured artist's illustration, a star has just passed a massive black hole and sheds gas that continues to orbit. The inner edge of a disk of gas and dust surrounding the black hole is heated by the disruption event and may glow long after the star is gone.
APOD  astronomy  photography 
7 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 23 - From the Pleiades to the Eridanus Loop
Explanation: If you stare at an interesting patch of sky long enough, will it look different? In the case of Pleiades and Hyades star clusters -- and surrounding regions -- the answer is: yes, pretty different. Long duration camera exposures reveal an intricate network of interwoven interstellar dust and gas that was previously invisible not only to the eye but to lower exposure images. In the featured wide and deep mosaic, the dust stands out spectacularly, with the familiar Pleaides star cluster visible as the blue patch near the top of the image. Blue is the color of the Pleiades' most massive stars, whose distinctive light reflects from nearby fine dust. On the upper left is the Hyades star cluster surrounding the bright, orange, foreground-star Aldebaran. Red glowing emission nebula highlight the bottom of the image, including the curving vertical red ribbon known as the Eridanus Loop. The pervasive dust clouds appear typically in light brown and are dotted with unrelated stars.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
7 days ago by rgl7194
Drone Photos of Singapore Shot at the Maximum Legal Altitude
Singapore-based professional photographer Klaus Tan (AKA CHUTTERSNAP) recently flew his drone to the maximum allowed altitude limit of 500 meters (~1,640 feet) above his city to capture the design and beauty of the island city-state.
“The photographs capture Singapore from an extremely uncommon perspective, given that pilots can only fly a maximum of 60 meters legally without the acquisition of proper papers,” Tan tells PetaPixel. “This series encapsulates all that the downtown core has to offer, putting into scale the magnificence of Singapore’s remarkable urban planning and architecture.”
photography  asia  drone  architecture 
9 days ago by rgl7194
2019 in review | Flickr Blog
Dear Flickr friends,
2019 was a spectacularly busy year for Flickr. We exited Yahoo and migrated all our systems—and all your photographs—to new, more reliable infrastructure. SmugMug’s investment in Flickr has allowed us to grow from a tiny team to a small one, with wonderful new Support Heroes and engineers helping us improve the reliability of Flickr and deliver on the promises we made a year ago:
Move off Yahoo login: Delivered! You can now use any email address you prefer to log in to Flickr.
Premier support: Delivered! We hope you never need help with your Flickr account, but more than 9/10 of those who do file a support ticket are delighted with the help they receive. Pro members always get priority responses, usually in far less than a day.
More partner discounts: Delivered! Check your account for Pro Perks. We were particularly excited to announce a new partnership with Pixsy to help Flickr photographers find and fight image theft so they can feel safe and secure sharing their work on Flickr.
Increased exposure for Pros: Delivered, with caveats: Explore is well over 60% Pro photos, but we’re certainly not yet satisfied with the current Explore experience. Work on the next iteration is underway!
New 6K photo display option: Delivered! We promised 5K photos for Pros and wound up making it 6K. As of last week, we now support multi-click zoom to help you get the most out of them.
10 minute videos: Delivered!
What else did we accomplish together in 2019? Here’s a sample...
photography  flickr  yahoo  business_model  2010s  review 
11 days ago by rgl7194
In (Partial) Defense of Flickr
On December 19, 2019, Flickr (and SmugMug) CEO Don MacAskill posted a letter entitled “The world’s most-beloved, money-losing business needs your help.” MacAskill described how SmugMug saved Flickr from an imminent demise at the hands of Verizon, and how the company needed the photo community to step up to staunch the money-losing operation.
MacAskill further engaged in a very candid discussion on Reddit dispelling some misinformation and giving more detail on the operational logistics of handling billions of photos through Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Reaction was swift and ran the gamut from critically harsh to laudatory, and included everyone from armchair quarterbacks to thoughtful industry insiders. This essay presents my thoughts as a photo industry entrepreneur.
photography  flickr  yahoo  business_model 
11 days ago by rgl7194
45 best photos from Todd Gurley’s career with the Rams
Todd Gurley spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Rams, but his tenure in Los Angeles came to an end recently when Los Angeles released him. He was quickly scooped up by the Atlanta Falcons, but Rams fans are still reminiscing on the days when he was wearing horns and making defenders miss in the open field.
Gurley enjoyed a decorated career with the Rams, including three Pro Bowl selections, two All-Pro nods, 2015 Offensive Rookie of the Year award and 2017 Offensive Player of the Year. As a former No. 10 overall pick, he certainly made the Rams look wise for taking a chance on him out of Georgia.
Here are the 45 best photos of Gurley from his days with the Rams, spanning 2015 to 2019.
football  rams  gurley  business  money  economics  photography 
11 days ago by rgl7194
Bruno Lé Photography · March 8
Pois é, estamos de volta! As fotos de curso começaram e o primeiro grupo foi de Ciências Farmacêuticas. Aqui fica uma de uma tardada de fotografias! :)
Yeah, we're back! Course Photos started and the first group was pharmaceutical sciences. Here's one of a photo shoot! :)
facebook  coimbra  university  tie  tuna_feminina  uniform  traje  photography 
11 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 16 - A Moon Dressed Like Saturn
Explanation: Why does Saturn appear so big? It doesn't -- what is pictured are foreground clouds on Earth crossing in front of the Moon. The Moon shows a slight crescent phase with most of its surface visible by reflected Earthlight known as ashen glow. The Sun directly illuminates the brightly lit lunar crescent from the bottom, which means that the Sun must be below the horizon and so the image was taken before sunrise. This double take-inducing picture was captured on 2019 December 24, two days before the Moon slid in front of the Sun to create a solar eclipse. In the foreground, lights from small Guatemalan towns are visible behind the huge volcano Pacaya.
astronomy  photography  APOD  moon 
15 days ago by rgl7194
A Learning Experience: 1957 | Shorpy Old Photos | Poster Art
September 10, 1957. "Integrated classroom at Anacostia High School, Washington, D.C." 35mm acetate negative by Warren K. Leffler for U.S. News & World Report. View full size:
shoppy  photography  women  history  50s  high_school  fashion 
16 days ago by rgl7194
Scientists Create Focus-Free Camera Using an Ultra-Flat Lens
Scientists have created a new focus-free camera using an ultra-flat lens that “eliminates the need for focusing.” The development could have an impact on both photography and a wide range of industries.
The research is being done by a team led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Rajesh Menon of the University of Utah, who reported the development of the lens back in October 2019.
Using that lens, which only measures about 1/1000th of an inch thick, Menon and his team created a new camera that doesn’t need to be focused. While traditional camera lenses use multiple lens elements and need to adjust the relative positioning of those elements to nail focus on subjects, the new flat lens provides “extreme depth-of-focus imaging” that keeps all subjects in focus.
In an article published in the journal Optica, the researchers describe how they used nanostructures on the surface of the flat lens to precisely control the way light travels through it. Subjects that are various distances from the camera are all in focus. Here’s a video with two clips shot with the flat lens in front of a conventional camera sensor...
camera  photography  technology 
16 days ago by rgl7194
Photos of Frozen Waves in an Alpine Colorado Lake
Every once in a while, the natural world can surprise us, inspire us with something unexpected and unique, particularly to the eyes of an artist. Such a moment came when I made my first visit to a specific alpine lake in Colorado, revered for its location amidst towering craggy spires and the stark reflections it can cast on a calm morning.
Arriving before sunrise, the undulating surface of ice, pockmarked with minuscule hills and valleys, at first seemed unusual but understandable. After wandering the lake, scouting for compositions, a rocky section of the shoreline revealed the amazingly unexplainable phenomenon that kept me returning for multiple shoots: ice waves, as if frozen in time, reflecting the landscape in sleek, twisted curves and ridges. The lines drew me in, laying on the ice to get a ground-level view, and reinforced my intent to create images that convey an unseen perspective.
nature  water  winter  photography 
18 days ago by rgl7194
Kobe Bryant -- 15 iconic images of the Lakers legend from the photographer who saw it all
If there's a memorable NBA photo -- like LeBron James' floating reverse slam on Feb. 6 -- there's a good chance it was taken by legendary NBA photographer Andrew Bernstein, now in his 38th season as the Lakers' team photographer.
Over his four decades shooting the game, he has created and served as the senior director of NBA Photos, captured the past 37 NBA Finals and, in 2018, won the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Award, given to an exemplary member of the basketball media.
But it was L.A.'s biggest star, Kobe Bryant, whom Bernstein photographed the most -- a voluminous collection of iconic images, from which we offer this photo journey of the lifetime Laker's indelible 20-year career.
basketball  lakers  kobe  RIP  flying  children  photography 
20 days ago by rgl7194
24 best photos of Rams Hall of Famer Isaac Bruce | Rams Wire
The Rams sent another player to Canton on Saturday night as the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, Isaac Bruce, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020.
Bruce will be inducted this summer in his sixth year of eligibility and fourth year as a finalist, so he had to wait his turn before making it. After retiring as the NFL’s second-leading receiver all-time, it’s easy to see why Bruce was finally elected.
To celebrate this feat, we’ve compiled the 24 best photos of Bruce from his career with the Rams.
football  rams  bruce  HOF  photography 
20 days ago by rgl7194
Photo of Gutsy London Fox Wins 2020 Mammal Photographer of the Year
The Mammal Society has announced the winners of the (oddly-specific) Mammal Photographer of the Year competition, awarding the top prize to an amateur photographer from East London who captured a local fox staring him down through a car’s windscreen, looking for food.
The Mammal Society is a Uk-based charity that advocates for science-led mammal conservation, and part of its efforts include the annual “Mammal Photographer of the Year” competition, which began in 2018. It’s not the largest of contests, with only about 300 entries every year, but this year’s winners are receiving some well-deserved praise.
The overall winner and 2020 Mammal Photographer of the Year is amateur photographer Roger Cox, who claimed the the top prize with his photo of a local fox that he frequently runs into around his home in East London...
“This animal often foraged for the wild cherries that fell from the trees and landed in the wells between the bonnets and windscreens of parked cars,” explains Cox. “I took this picture… when it jumped up on my car to investigate if there was anything of interest for it, as I’d seen it do several times before.”
It’s not the most technically “perfect” image–given the challenge of shooting in low light, through a windshield—but the fox’s bold stare captivated the judges.
“Sometimes photographs like these get overlooked when we return home and look through them on the big screen and many never make it as far as competition entries,” said Head Judge Brett Lewis, “but Roger made a bold choice and the rewards are deserved.”
Scroll down to see the rest of the winners and runners up.
animals  nature  photography  competition  award 
20 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 10 - Wide Field: Fox Fur, Unicorn, and Christmas Tree
Explanation: What do the following things have in common: a cone, the fur of a fox, and a Christmas tree? Answer: they all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros). Pictured as a star forming region and cataloged as NGC 2264, the complex jumble of cosmic gas and dust is about 2,700 light-years distant and mixes reddish emission nebulae excited by energetic light from newborn stars with dark interstellar dust clouds. Where the otherwise obscuring dust clouds lie close to the hot, young stars they also reflect starlight, forming blue reflection nebulae. The featured wide-field image spans over three times the diameter of a full moon, covering over 100 light-years at the distance of NGC 2264. Its cast of cosmic characters includes the Fox Fur Nebula, whose convoluted pelt lies just to the lower right of the image center, bright variable star S Mon visible just above the Fox Fur, and the Cone Nebula just to the left. Given their distribution, the stars of NGC 2264 are also known as the Christmas Tree star cluster.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
21 days ago by rgl7194
Mookie Betts on Sports Illustrated: Dodgers OF on baseball preview cover - True Blue LA
New Dodgers star shares the SI baseball preview cover with Shohei Ohtani.
Expectations are sky high for the Dodgers this year, which comes with the territory. But they are also heightened because of their acquisition of Mookie Betts, who has already made a strong impression in camp. The All-Star outfielder graces the cover of Sports Illustrated this week.
Betts and Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani are pared, as are others in a series of regional covers, including Gleyber Torres and Pete Alonso in New York, and Tim Anderson and Javier Baez in Chicago.
Betts’ on-field resume is stellar on its own, but much has been made of the impression he made on teammates with an impassioned speech in the clubhouse on the first full day of spring training. Stephanie Apstein profiled Betts for Sports Illustrated:
baseball  dodgers  mookie  magazine  photography  LA 
22 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 March 9 - Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Chile
Explanation: What is the band of light connecting the ground to the Milky Way? Zodiacal light -- a stream of dust that orbits the Sun in the inner Solar System. It is most easily seen just before sunrise, where it has been called a false dawn, or just after sunset. The origin of zodiacal dust remains a topic of research, but is hypothesized to result from asteroid collisions and comet tails. The featured wide-angle image shows the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy arching across the top, while the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way, is visible on the far left. The image is a combination of over 30 exposures taken last July near La Serena among the mountains of Chile. During the next two months, zodiacal light can appear quite prominent in northern skies just after sunset.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
22 days ago by rgl7194
Finalists From Smithsonian Magazine's 2019 Photo Contest - The Atlantic
The editors of Smithsonian magazine have just announced the 60 finalists in their 17th annual photo contest, selected from 36,000 entries sent in from 145 countries and territories. They have once more allowed me to share here a selection of images from the competition’s six categories: Natural World, American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, and Mobile. Captions were written by the photographers. Be sure to visit the contest page at to see all the finalists and vote for your favorites.
nature  magazine  photography  contest  2010s  travel  mobile 
27 days ago by rgl7194
iPhone 11 Pro vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra camera comparison: Which phone is best? - CNET
Both phones take great photos, but the iPhone can't compete with Samsung's zoom king.
Samsung's Galaxy S20 Ultra is all about the camera. It packs a sensor that can take 108-megapixel images and offers a whopping 100x zoom to close up on distant details. But it's not alone in having an impressive camera: Top-end handsets such as the iPhone 11 Pro and Google Pixel 4 tout cameras that can rival DSLRs in their abilities too. Neither phone is cheap enough to buy without being sure it's the one you want. The S20 Ultra starts at $1,399 for the 128GB version (£1,199, AU$1,999) while the iPhone 11 Pro starts at $999 ( £1,049, AU$1,749) for the 64GB version. 
To see how the S20 Ultra's camera compares to the iPhone 11 Pro, I took both phones around the beautiful Scottish capital city of Edinburgh. Note that while the Galaxy S20 Ultra's images have been directly uploaded, the iPhone's shots (which were taken in Apple's HEIC format) had to be first imported into Adobe Lightroom and exported as full-resolution JPEG files. No sharpening, noise correction or any other changes have been made to the images. Yes, the iPhone can also shoot in JPEG, but that wasn't activated so a quick conversion was necessary.
This article is just comparing still images -- mostly of landscapes, city scenes and architecture, night mode and general travel snaps from the two phones. We're working on video comparisons, as well as comparisons between other phones, including portrait modes, so keep your eyes peeled for more.
I started in the quaint area of Dean Village and the phones' standard camera modes produced some interesting results.
iphone11_pro  camera  photography  samsung  comparo 
29 days ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: iPhone 11 Pro vs. Galaxy S20 Ultra Camera Comparison
Andrew Hoyle, CNet:
To see how the S20 Ultra’s camera compares to the iPhone 11 Pro, I took both phones around the beautiful Scottish capital city of Edinburgh.
Some great photos and a fair comparison.
iphone11_pro  camera  photography  samsung  comparo  daring_fireball 
29 days ago by rgl7194
Apple reveals Night mode photo competition winners | iMore
Winners include shots taken in China, India Russia, and Spain!
What you need to know
Apple has just announced the winners of its Night Mode photo competition.
They include shots from Spain, Russia, China, and India.
The winners will be featured on and Apple's Instagram, as well as globally on billboards.
Apple has just announced the winners of its iPhone 11 Night mode photo competition.
A press release states:
iPhone photographers around the world answered the call to participate in the Night mode photo challenge, sharing their captivating Night mode images shot on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. A curated panel of judges selected six winning photos from thousands of submissions worldwide. The winning images will be featured in a gallery on and Apple Instagram (@apple) and will appear globally on billboards. The winning photographers represented countries from China, India, Russia and Spain, sharing their various perspectives of the beauty and colors of night in the cultures surrounding them. Our panel of judges included Malin Fezehai (US), Tyler Mitchell (US), Sarah Lee (UK), Alexvi Li (China), Darren Soh (Singapore), Phil Schiller, Kaiann Drance, Brooks Kraft, Jon McCormack and Arem Duplessis. Each shared their thoughts on what made these photos stand out from the pack.
The winners were...
apple  photography  contest  night_mode  iphone11_pro  press_release 
29 days ago by rgl7194
Apple Announces Winners of Its 'Shot on iPhone' Night Mode Challenge - MacStories
Apple has announced the six winners of its Shot on iPhone challenge. The contest, which was announced at the beginning of the year, asked photographers to submit their best Night mode shots taken with the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
The winning photos, which were taken by photographers from China, India, Russia, and Spain, were judged by a panel of professional photographers and Apple executives and employees. The photos are currently being featured on, Apple’s Instagram account, and will appear on billboards worldwide in the future.
The images chosen by Apple’s panel of judges are fantastic. It’s remarkable what can be accomplished with Night mode, especially when you look back at what nighttime photography was like on the iPhone just a few years ago.
Don’t miss all six winning Night mode shots in Apple’s press release.
apple  photography  contest  night_mode  iphone11_pro 
29 days ago by rgl7194
Apple Reveals the Winners of Its 'Night Mode' Photo Contest
Apple has officially crowned the winners of its “Shot on iPhone” Night Mode photo contest, choosing six photos out of “thousands of submissions” that were all taken with the iPhone 11/Pro/Pro Max’ newfound low-light photography mode.
The original terms indicated that there would be five winners, but apparently the judges just couldn’t eliminate any more of the photos below, so six images were crowned and six smartphone photographers will start to see their Night Mode photos showing up all over Apple’s website, social networks, and marketing materials worldwide.
Scroll down to see the winners for yourself...
apple  photography  contest  night_mode  iphone11_pro 
29 days ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 29 - Julius Caesar and Leap Days
Explanation: In 46 BC Julius Caesar reformed the calendar system. Based on advice by astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria, the Julian calendar included one leap day every four years to account for the fact that an Earth year is slightly more than 365 days long. In modern terms, the time it takes for the planet to orbit the Sun once is 365.24219 mean solar days. So if calendar years contained exactly 365 days they would drift from the Earth's year by about 1 day every 4 years and eventually July (named for Julius Caesar himself) would occur during the northern hemisphere winter. By adopting a leap year with an extra day every four years, the Julian calendar year would drift much less. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII provided the further fine-tuning that leap days should not occur in years ending in 00, unless divisible by 400. This Gregorian Calendar system is the one in wide use today. Of course, tidal friction in the Earth-Moon system slows Earth's rotation and gradually lengthens the day by about 1.4 milliseconds per century. That means that leap days like today will not be necessary ... about 4 million years from now.
astronomy  photography  APOD  history  church  time  calendar  religion 
4 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 22 - Central Centaurus A
Explanation: A mere 11 million light-years away, Centaurus A is the closest active galaxy to planet Earth. Also known as NGC 5128, the peculiar elliptical galaxy is over 60,000 light-years across. A region spanning about 8,500 light-years, including the galaxy's center (upper left), is framed in this sharp Hubble Space telescope close-up. Centaurus A is apparently the result of a collision of two otherwise normal galaxies resulting in a violent jumble of star forming regions, massive star clusters, and imposing dark dust lanes. Near the galaxy's center, left over cosmic debris is steadily being consumed by a central black hole with a billion times the mass of the Sun. As in other active galaxies, that process likely generates the radio, X-ray, and gamma-ray energy radiated by Centaurus A.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 21 - LDN 1622: Dark Nebula in Orion
Explanation: The silhouette of an intriguing dark nebula inhabits this cosmic scene. Lynds' Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 appears against a faint background of glowing hydrogen gas only visible in long telescopic exposures of the region. In contrast, the brighter reflection nebula vdB 62 is more easily seen, just above and right of center. LDN 1622 lies near the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy, close on the sky to Barnard's Loop, a large cloud surrounding the rich complex of emission nebulae found in the Belt and Sword of Orion. With swept-back outlines, the obscuring dust of LDN 1622 is thought to lie at a similar distance, perhaps 1,500 light-years away. At that distance, this 1 degree wide field of view would span about 30 light-years. Young stars do lie hidden within the dark expanse and have been revealed in Spitzer Space telescope infrared images. Still, the foreboding visual appearance of LDN 1622 inspires its popular name, the Boogeyman Nebula.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 15 - Carina Nebula Close Up
Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region's central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds in a field of view nearly 20 light-years across. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars, including the still enigmatic and violently variable Eta Carinae, a star system with well over 100 times the mass of the Sun. In the processed composite of space and ground-based image data a dusty, two-lobed Homunculus Nebula appears to surround Eta Carinae itself just below and left of center. While Eta Carinae is likely on the verge of a supernova explosion, X-ray images indicate that the Great Carina Nebula has been a veritable supernova factory.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 14 - The Pale Blue Dot
Explanation: On Valentine's Day in 1990, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back one last time to make the first ever Solar System family portrait. The portrait consists of the Sun and six planets in a 60 frame mosaic made from a vantage point 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. Planet Earth was captured within a single pixel in this single frame. It's the pale blue dot within the sunbeam just right of center in this reprocessed version of the now famous view from Voyager. Astronomer Carl Sagan originated the idea of using Voyager's camera to look back toward home from a distant perspective. Thirty years later, on this Valentine's day, look again at the pale blue dot.
astronomy  photography  APOD  space  travel  earth 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Winners of the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest - The Atlantic
The winners of this year’s Underwater Photographer of the Year contest were just announced, and the photographer Greg Lecoeur was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 for his image of crabeater seals in Antarctica. More than 5,500 images were submitted by photographers from around the world. Prizes and commendations were handed out in categories including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Portrait, Black and White, Compact, Up and Coming, Marine Conservation, and in British waters, Wide Angle, Living Together, Compact, and Macro Shots. UPY was once again kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below, with captions written by the photographers.
photography  nature  animals  contest  water  2020s 
5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Top Shots From the 2019 International Landscape Photographer of the Year - The Atlantic
More than 3,400 entries were received in this year’s landscape-photography competition, from professional and amateur photographers around the world. Judges of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest narrowed the field down to a “Top 101,” then further to award several category prizes and the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award, which went to the Russian photographer Oleg Ershov for his images of England and Iceland. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of this year’s top and winning images below.
photography  landscape  competition  2010s  award 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
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youtube  photography  GQ  magazine  uma  actress  tie  2010s  germany 
6 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 10 - Solar Eclipse over the UAE
Explanation: What's happening behind that camel? A partial eclipse of the Sun. About six and a half weeks ago, the Moon passed completely in front of the Sun as seen from a narrow band on the Earth. Despite (surely) many camels being located in this narrow band, only one found itself stationed between this camera, the distant Moon, and the even more distant Sun. To create this impressive superposition, though, took a well-planned trip to the United Arab Emirates, careful alignments, and accurate timings on the day of the eclipse. Although the resulting featured image shows a partially eclipsed Sun rising, the Moon went on to appear completely engulfed by the Sun in an annular eclipse known as a ring of fire. Forward scattering of sunlight, dominated by quantum mechanical diffraction, gives the camel hair and rope fray an unusual glow. The next solar eclipse is also an annular eclipse and will occur this coming June.
astronomy  photography  APOD  eclipse  middle_east 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Nissan Turned a Sports Car Into 'The Ultimate High-Performance Camera Rig'
Nissan recently teamed up with professional driver and “automotive video expert” Mauro Calo to transform a Nissan GT-R into what they’ve dubbed “the ultimate high-performance camera rig.” The result should appeal to video and car geeks alike.
The project came about as Nissan was preparing to unveil the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO: the fastest GT-R yet. But how, exactly, are you supposed to capture a car this fast on the track without making it slow WAY down and losing some of the umph the images and video should convey?
“The vehicle of choice for this type of filming would be a high-performance SUV,” explains Nissan. “However, SUVs lack the speed or agility to follow the world’s fastest performance cars on track.”
That’s where Calo came in. He was given license to transform another Nissan GT-R into a sportier, speedier camera car that could keep up with the NISMO around the track and capture some pretty epic high-speed shots at the same time.
cars  racing  nissan  GT-R  camera  photography  video 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Back in Fashion: 1932 | Shorpy Old Photos | Poster Art
Ca. 1932. "Woman holding a cigarette." Gelatin silver print by Wynn Richards. View full size:
shorpy  photography  women  fashion  hair  30s 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Shooting the Aurora Out of an Airplane Window
Andy here, checking in from cloudy and chilly London. Here for work for a week or so but had a pretty epic flight over, as you’ll see in a second. I had a few friends with systemwide upgrades expiring on American Airlines soon and they were generous enough to upgrade me to business class for the flight over.
Ok, some prerequisites here: as a photographer I know that October-March is Northern Lights season. Knowing this, and knowing there are no clouds at 36,000 feet, I picked seat 12A on the American 777-300ER, knowing it would give me a good view of the aurora with the wing in the foreground. I then began checking the NOAA forecast to see the chances of seeing an aurora (basically anywhere you see green there’s a good chance of an aurora).
I stayed up a little later than usual, knowing that there was a good shot for seeing it. I watched a match of the Australian Open and then turned the screen off so my eyes could get used to the darkness a bit. Nervously, I opened the window… and I saw it. The first glimpses of an aurora appearing just above the horizon.
I immediately went into Photography Mode. I got my tripod ready to deploy, as well as my Sony a7rIV and 12-24mm f/4 lens. Before setting up, though, I went up to where the flight attendants were sitting and gave them a heads up about what I’d be doing. They kind of chuckled and said ok, but there was good reason for warning them.
I set my tripod up on the side console of the business class seat, inverting the center column so the camera could be as close to the window as possible. I manually focused on a star the camera could see, and set the camera for a 30 second exposure, just for a test shot.
I looked at the test shot… the aurora was sitting there shining back at me.
astronomy  photography  airplane  flying  aurora_borealis 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 February 7 - NGC 7331 Close Up
Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way. About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized early on as a spiral nebula and is actually one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. Since the galaxy's disk is inclined to our line-of-sight, long telescopic exposures often result in an image that evokes a strong sense of depth. This Hubble Space Telescope close-up spans some 40,000 light-years. The galaxy's magnificent spiral arms feature dark obscuring dust lanes, bright bluish clusters of massive young stars, and the telltale reddish glow of active star forming regions. The bright yellowish central regions harbor populations of older, cooler stars. Like the Milky Way, a supermassive black hole lies at the core of spiral galaxy NGC 7331.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Apple showcases the power behind Night Mode on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro in new video | iMore
See what Night Mode is capable of in Apple's new Shot on iPhone video.
What you need to know
Apple has released a new Shot on iPhone video.
The video showcases videos and photos shot with Night Mode.
Apple's "Night Mode Challenge" competition winners will be announced on March 4th.
The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro both received the new Night Mode capability which helps iPhone owners take better pictures in low light environments. To showcase the images that some photographers have been able to achieve with the new iPhones, Apple has released a new video to its YouTube channel.
Titled "Night mode", the video kicks off with an iPhone 11 Pro capturing a match being lit in the dark at both normal speed and slow motion. The video then shows off a handful of side by side comparisons in which one photo is shot without Night Mode and the other is. It wraps up by running through a bunch of photos that have been shot using Night Mode. The entire video is backed by "We Only Come Out At Night" by the Smashing Pumpkins.
In the description, Apple says encourages iPhone owners to "take more natural-looking photos in low-light with Night mode on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro." Night Mode launched with the new iPhones in September of 2019 and has made capturing higher quality photos and videos in low light much more accessible. The mode automatically turns on when the camera determines it to be beneficial but can be manually enabled by the user if desired.
The video comes after the closing of Apple's latest Shot On iPhone competition which focused on Night Mode. Called the "Night Mode Challenge", the competition was available to those with an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max and asked users to send Apple their best photo captured with the new feature. The competition ended on January 29th and the winners are set to be announced on March 4th.
Check out the Night Mode video below.
iphone11_pro  iphone11  camera  photography  night_mode  video 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Astrophotographer Reviews the Google Pixel 4's Astro Mode
Astrophotographer Ian Norman of Lonely Speck recently got his hands on a Google Pixel 4 XL for testing, so he took it out to Joshua Tree National Park to see how well the “Astrophotography Mode” on this smartphone compares to shooting with a “real” camera.
Right off the bat, it’s important to note that Ian successfully shot some impressive smartphone astrophotography long before Google baked this feature into a flagship phone. Still, the improvements that Google has made in this area are significant, and at first glance, the resulting images are staggeringly clear.
Upon closer inspection, Ian did find that the images are definitely not as sharp as what he was capturing with his 12MP Sony a7S—perhaps due to missed focus, perhaps due to the optics in the phone—but when you down-res for Web comparison the results Ian shares in the video are still strikingly similar...
astronomy  photography  google  smartphone  comparo 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
Louise Brooks 1906-1985
All Brooks All the Time. Always searching for that one photo I haven't seen before.
movies  actress  hair  photography  20s  30s  lulu 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 29 - Milky Way over Yellowstone
Explanation: The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake. The pool of vivid blue water, about 10 meters across, is known as Silex Spring and is located in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Steam rises off the spring, heated by a magma chamber deep underneath known as the Yellowstone hotspot. The steam blurs the image of Jupiter, making it seem unusually large. Unrelated and far in the distance, the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy rises high overhead, a band lit by billions of stars. The featured picture is a 3-image panorama taken last August. If the Yellowstone hotspot causes another supervolcanic eruption as it did 640,000 years ago, a large part of North America would be affected.
astronomy  photography  APOD  nature  parks 
8 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 25 - Rubin's Galaxy
Explanation: In this Hubble Space Telescope image the bright, spiky stars lie in the foreground toward the heroic northern constellation Perseus and well within our own Milky Way galaxy. In sharp focus beyond is UGC 2885, a giant spiral galaxy about 232 million light-years distant. Some 800,000 light-years across compared to the Milky Way's diameter of 100,000 light-years or so, it has around 1 trillion stars. That's about 10 times as many stars as the Milky Way. Part of a current investigation to understand how galaxies can grow to such enormous sizes, UGC 2885 was also part of astronomer Vera Rubin's pioneering study of the rotation of spiral galaxies. Her work was the first to convincingly demonstrate the dominating presence of dark matter in our universe.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Best Hatted: 1949 | Shorpy Old Photos | Poster Art
"Princess Grace of Monaco, 1957 recipient of the first annual Golden Hat Award after being named 'Best Hatted Woman in the World' by the Millinery Institute of America, shown in 1949 as a teen-age hat model for the United States millinery industry." View full size:
shorpy  photography  history  europe  royalty  40s  fashion  style 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark | TechCrunch
Let’s get this out of the way right up front: iPhone 11’s Night Mode is great. It works, it compares extremely well to other low-light cameras and the exposure and color rendition is best in class, period.
If that does it for you, you can stop right here. If you want to know more about the iPhone 11, augmented photography and how they performed on a trip to the edge of a galaxy far, far away, read on.
As you’re probably now gathering, yes, I took the new iPhones to Disneyland again. If you’ve read my other reviews from the parks, you’ll know that I do this because they’re the ideal real-world test bed for a variety of capabilities. Lots of people vacation with iPhones.
The parks are hot and the network is crushed. Your phone has to act as your ticket, your food ordering tool, your camera and your map. Not to mention your communication device with friends and family. It’s a demanding environment, plain and simple. And, I feel, a better organic test of how these devices fare than sitting them on a desk in an office and running benchmark tools until they go dead.
iphone11_pro  iphone11  test  disney  faceID  camera  photography  night_mode 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Daring Fireball: Panzarino: 'The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Do Disneyland After Dark'
Matthew Panzarino:
As you’re probably now gathering, yes, I took the new iPhones to Disneyland again. If you’ve read my other reviews from the parks, you’ll know that I do this because they’re the ideal real-world test bed for a variety of capabilities. Lots of people vacation with iPhones.
The parks are hot and the network is crushed. Your phone has to act as your ticket, your food ordering tool, your camera and your map. Not to mention your communication device with friends and family. It’s a demanding environment, plain and simple. And, I feel, a better organic test of how these devices fare than sitting them on a desk in an office and running benchmark tools until they go dead.
A Disney park really is a great stress test for a phone — hard on the battery and so many photo and video opportunities.
Oh, about that improved Face ID angle — I saw, maybe, a sliiiiiiight improvement, if any. But not that much. A few degrees? Sometimes? Hard to say. I will be interested to see what other reviewers found. Maybe my face sucks.
I tried testing this too, and couldn’t see how the Face ID angle or distance is any more generous on the iPhones 11. It might be faster, but in terms of angles I could see no difference.
iphone11_pro  iphone11  test  disney  faceID  camera  photography  night_mode  daring_fireball 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
Announcing the winners of our 2019 Your Best Shot Contest | Flickr Blog
We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Your Best Shot 2019 contest and helped make it a success! This year, over 17,000 photos were submitted and participation more than doubled.
Today, we are pleased to announce the winners, each of whom will receive a USD $200 gift card from our partners at Blurb. Congratulations!
flickr  photography  contest 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 23 - Globular Star Cluster NGC 6752
Explanation: Some 13,000 light-years away toward the southern constellation Pavo, the globular star cluster NGC 6752 roams the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. Over 10 billion years old, NGC 6752 follows clusters Omega Centauri and 47 Tucanae as the third brightest globular in planet Earth's night sky. It holds over 100 thousand stars in a sphere about 100 light-years in diameter. Telescopic explorations of the NGC 6752 have found that a remarkable fraction of the stars near the cluster's core, are multiple star systems. They also reveal the presence of blue straggle stars, stars which appear to be too young and massive to exist in a cluster whose stars are all expected to be at least twice as old as the Sun. The blue stragglers are thought to be formed by star mergers and collisions in the dense stellar environment at the cluster's core. This sharp color composite also features the cluster's ancient red giant stars in yellowish hues. (Note: The bright, spiky blue star at 11 o'clock from the cluster center is a foreground star along the line-of-sight to NGC 6752)
astronomy  photography  APOD 
9 weeks ago by rgl7194
How to Photograph the Milky Way + 2020 Calendars!
Photographing the Milky Way is one of those experiences that leaves you in awe and gets you forever hooked.
Seeing the stars with the naked eye is always impressive, but there’s something special about when you shoot the Milky Way and see our galaxy captured on your camera screen.
However, taking pictures of the Milky Way seems like a daunting task: Which are the best settings to photograph the Milky Way? Is my camera good enough for Milky Way photography? How can I focus on the stars?
I’ve spent years photographing the Milky Way in many different locations, and I can tell you one thing: Milky Way photography is easy as long as you understand just a few basic concepts.
Ready to learn how to photograph the Milky Way like an expert?!
astronomy  photography  howto  infographic 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
This Milky Way Calendar Will Help You Plan Your Next Astro Shoot
If there is a type of photography where a great planning increases your chances of success, that’s Milky Way photography.
The Milky Way is visible throughout the year in most of the areas of our planet, but the most interesting part of our galaxy, the galactic center, is only visible during a few months every year depending on your location.
To help you plan your Milky Way shots in 2020, I’ve created a calendar that identifies the best days of the year to photograph the Milky Way at your location.
astronomy  photography  calendar 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
What Makes an Image Iconic? - PhotoShelter Blog
Since Jonathan Bachman’s image of Baton Rouge protestor Iesha Evans went viral, a lot of discussion has fomented around whether the image is truly iconic. Some have called the image “legendary” and compared it to other iconic images like the Tianamen Square “Tank Man,” while others have dismissed the comparison as an insult and evidence of liberal bias in the mainstream media.
Photographer and Writer Michael David Murphy chimed in a with a detailed visual analysis of the elements that he thought made the image so powerful, and it was this piece that led us to a conversation about iconic images in a special podcast. Here’s a breakdown of the conversation...
photography  icons  podcast 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
This is the Most Iconic Image of the Australian Wildfires
As bushfires consume nearly 20 million acres in Australia, killing 24 people and an estimated one billion animals, it seems somewhat trivial to contemplate which image will end up defining and representing this apocalyptic event – especially considering the dry season will continue for a few more months. The scope of the fires has been difficult to comprehend, and indeed, the world largely ignored the first two months of the conflagration.
Infographics have been helpful in providing scale to the fires, but like most infographics, there’s a certain sterility that doesn’t provide an emotional connection to the tragedy. Other infographics are downright misleading.
australia  environment  nature  climate_change  weather  disaster  photography  animals 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Here's What Happens When You Post a Photo to Instagram Hundreds of Times
Photographer Janick Entremont took a portrait of himself, uploaded it to Instagram, downloaded it, and repeated that process over 300 times to see what the photo-sharing service’s compression algorithms would do to the image. The resulting project is titled “@facetinction | A (con)temporary portrait.”
“Quality loss and alienation of the picture are consequences of an algorithmic compression,” Entremont writes. “What will last from your digital data? Not existing faces are created – instead, some that already exist are arranged to fit. Being altered and changing becomes one. Until nothing is the same anymore.”
Here’s the original photo...
photography  photo  editing  instagram  quality  algorithm 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
These are the Beautiful (and Tragic) Winners of the 2019 Ocean Art Photo Contest
The Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of their 8th annual Ocean Art Underwater Photography Competition: a selection that runs the gamut between beautiful, eye popping and, in the case of the Conservation category winner, tragic and unnerving.
This year’s contest attracted “thousands” of entries from 78 countries across the world. Some $85,000 worth of prizes were awarded to the winning photographers, who submitted images to one 16 categories, including: Wide Angle, Macro, Super Macro, Underwater Art, Conservation, and Reefscapes.
The overall winner or “Best in Show” was given to photographer Greg Laceur for his 1st Place entry into the Cold Water category. The undeniably eye-catching action shot shows a crab-eater seal moving between chunks of ice in the freezing water of the Antarctic...
photography  nature  animals  contest  water 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Winners of the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest - The Atlantic
The judging for the eighth annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has wrapped up, and the winning images and photographers have been announced. Greg Lecoeur took Best in Show with his image of a crabeater seal in Antarctica. The contest organizers have shared with us some of the winners and honorable mentions below, from the 16 categories of underwater photography. Captions were written by the individual photographers and have been lightly edited for content.
photography  nature  animals  contest  water  in_focus 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Photographing Aaron Hernandez on the Same Day He Shot Someone
I am writing this after getting a torrent of texts from friends and family who have been watching the documentary Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez on Netflix. It turns out I’m in it… an image of me on set with Aaron appears in the second episode.
My first reaction was a bit of anger as I never licensed any images from that shoot (hey Netflix, call me maybe), but as that passed it eventually got me thinking about the day I spent on set with Aaron… the same day he shot someone.
Diving into the mind of another man is enough to make one lose his own. My photoshoot with Aaron Hernandez left me questioning what lies behind the eyes of the subjects who stand before my camera.
My many years of photographing celebrities have led to great experiences and friendships, but this one photoshoot made me question my own mental depth and acuity when it came to the very people that I work so hard to learn about, only to exist until the last shutter closes.
football  patriots  photography  crime  murder 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Coro Sinfónico Inês de Castro - Photos
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55 Photos · Updated 21 days ago
Fotografias de Sandra Fonseca e Catarina Gralheiro
Christmas concert "Glory to life"
Organization: University of coimbra and symphony choir inês de Castro
Participating Choirs: Inês De Castro's symphony choir, coimbra academic orfeon, mixed choir of the university of coimbra, choir of the chapel of the university
Soloists: Leonor Barbosa De Melo, Joana Valente, Leonor Blackthorn, André Lacerda, João Henriques
Inês De Castro Orchestra
Direction: Maestro Artur Pine Maria
music  portugal  traje  uniform  university  bowtie  chorus  concert  photography  facebook  coimbra 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
iPhone 11 camera needs to top Google's Night Sight | iMore
Can Apple's rumored triple-camera setup be a beast in low light?
There have been rumors Apple will launch the iPhone 11 with a triple-camera setup. In theory, the new system will offer higher quality images, a more flexible shooting experience, and improved video recording. But it's this last bit in a recent Bloomberg report that has us most excited: "Photos taken in very low-light environments will improve, too."
According to the Bloomberg report, Apple is working to improve the iPhone 11's low light performance through artificial intelligence:
The sensors will capture three images simultaneously and use new artificial intelligence software to automatically correct the combined photo if, for example, a person is accidentally cut out of one of the shots. The new system will also take higher resolution pictures rivaling some traditional cameras.
We expect camera improvements from the iPhone every year; it's what the march of progress dictates. With the release of the iPhone 11, however, the stakes are higher than ever thanks to one of Apple's biggest rivals, Google.
Last year, Google introduced a new mode for Pixel 3 known as Night Sight, a feature capable of capturing detailed images in low light. Needless to say, it's nothing short of groundbreaking, rightly earning praise from everyone who has seen what it can do.
iphone11_pro  camera  photography  night_mode  iphone11  google 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
A Timelapse of Earth Rotating Around the Milky Way
Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg made this 55-second time-lapse video that visualizes Earth’s rotation by fixing the Milky Way as the point of reference and having the landscape spin instead.
Nirenberg shot the photos a couple of years ago over a span of a few hours using a Sony a7S II and a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 on an equatorial tracking mount. He shot 1,100 separate 10-second exposures (at f/2.8 and ISO 1600) with 12 seconds between each shot.
You can find more of Nirenberg’s work on his website, Instagram, YouTube, and 500px.
(via Aryeh Nirenberg via Colossal)
astronomy  photography  APOD  video 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Trail Camera Captures Rare Footage of Deer Shaking Off Its Antlers
A Vermont resident recently lucked into some “spectacular and unique” footage on a trail camera near her home. The rare footage captured the exact moment when an 8-point buck shed its antlers: an annual occurrence, but something that is rarely caught on camera.
The video was captured in Northfield, Vermont by Ann Sivori, who shared it with Vermont Fish & Wildlife. The department posted the video on their Facebook page, where it’s gone viral, amassing over 320K views and 2.5K reactions. For reference, the page’s typical posts receive anywhere between 10 and 125 likes.
“Ann Sivori kindly shared her spectacular and unique trail camera video of an 8-point buck shedding both of its antlers in Northfield, Vermont,” reads the caption. “Watch closely – it happens fast.”
photography  nature  animals 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Mom takes hilarious before-and-after photos of daughter’s first day of school
GLASGOW, Scotland (WTVO) – Five-year-old Lucie’s mother took before and after photos of her return to school this week, and they’re hilarious.
Jillian Falconer took the photos on Monday, showing Lucie all neat and ready to go to school in the morning and a complete disheveled mess in the afternoon!
Barrhead News says when Lucie’s mom asked what happened, Lucie told her she had just been playing with friends at school.
uk  schools  uniform  humor  photography 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 15 - Iridescent Clouds over Sweden
Explanation: Why would these clouds multi-colored? A relatively rare phenomenon in clouds known as iridescence can bring up unusual colors vividly or even a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These polar stratospheric clouds clouds, also known as nacreous and mother-of-pearl clouds, are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and, typically, hidden from direct view, these thin clouds can be seen significantly diffracting sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too angularly far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The featured image and an accompanying video were taken late last year over Ostersund, Sweden.
astronomy  photography  APOD  nature  color  europe 
10 weeks ago by rgl7194
Photos From the 2020 Dakar Rally - The Atlantic
Leaving from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on January 5, a group of 560 competitors began the 42nd annual Dakar Rally: a 12-day, 4,660-mile (7,500-kilometer) off-roading adventure held entirely in Saudi Arabia this year. The race used to be held in Africa, until 2008, when unrest in Mauritania forced organizers to move to South America, where it was hosted until this year. The vehicles—which include specialized cars, trucks, motorcycles, and quad bikes—are currently on stage 10 of 12 stages that lead to Qiddiya, in Riyadh, on January 17. Here is a look at Dakar 2020 in progress, as teams race to the finish line.
cars  rallying  middle_east  2020s  photography  in_focus  racing  dakar 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 13 - A Desert Eclipse
Explanation: A good place to see a ring-of-fire eclipse, it seemed, would be from a desert. In a desert, there should be relatively few obscuring clouds and trees. Therefore late last December a group of photographers traveled to the United Arab Emirates and Rub al-Khali, the largest continuous sand desert in world, to capture clear images of an unusual eclipse that would be passing over. A ring-of-fire eclipse is an annular eclipse that occurs when the Moon is far enough away on its elliptical orbit around the Earth so that it appears too small, angularly, to cover the entire Sun. At the maximum of an annular eclipse, the edges of the Sun can be seen all around the edges of the Moon, so that the Moon appears to be a dark spot that covers most -- but not all -- of the Sun. This particular eclipse, they knew, would peak soon after sunrise. After seeking out such a dry and barren place, it turned out that some of the most interesting eclipse images actually included a tree in the foreground, because, in addition to the sand dunes, the tree gave the surreal background a contrasting sense of normalcy, scale, and texture.
astronomy  photography  APOD  nature  eclipse 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Apple Launches 'Shot on iPhone' Night Mode Photo Contest (And Winners Will Get Paid)
Apple has announced a new “Shot on iPhone” photo challenge, and this time the competition will be centered around the Night mode feature found on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. Oh, and yes, winners will get paid.
As you may recall, Apple stirred up some controversy among photographers last year when it launched a “Shot on iPhone” contest that gave iPhone owners a chance to be featured in a worldwide marketing campaign without any mention of payment for use of their submitted photos.
Apple quickly clarified its terms and reassured everyone that winners would be paid.
The company has clearly learned from its mistakes: this year, the new contest’s announcement leaves no room for ambiguity...
apple  camera  contest  iphone11  iphone11_pro  night_mode  photography 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 9 - Perihelion to Aphelion
Explanation: Perihelion for 2020, the point in Earth's elliptical orbit when it is closest to the Sun, occurred on January 5th. The distance from the Sun doesn't determine the seasons, though. Those are governed by the tilt of Earth's axis of rotation, so January is still winter in the north and summer in southern hemisphere. But it does mean that on January 5 the Sun was at its largest apparent size. This composite neatly compares two pictures of the Sun, both taken from planet Earth with the same telescope and camera. The left half was captured on the date of the 2020 perihelion. The right was recorded only a week before the July 4 date of the 2019 aphelion, the farthest point in Earth's orbit. Otherwise difficult to notice, the change in the Sun's apparent diameter between perihelion and aphelion amounts to a little over 3 percent. The 2020 perihelion and the preceding 2019 aphelion correspond to the closest and farthest perihelion and aphelion of the 21st century.
astronomy  photography  APOD 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Photos: Animals Rescued From Australia’s Bushfires - The Atlantic
The horrific wildfires that have been burning across Australia for months now have taken a severe toll on the animals that called the scorched lands home. Estimates of the number of animals killed by the fires range from hundreds of millions to more than 1 billion. Volunteers and crews from Australia’s National Parks and Wildlife Service have been doing what they can to help some of the kangaroos, koalas, lizards, and birds that can be rescued and treated. Ranchers and pet owners have been working to keep the animals in their care secure when possible, but many farm animals have been killed as well. As much as one-third of Australia’s Kangaroo Island has burned so far, with wildlife experts fearing that more than half of the island’s 50,000 koalas have been killed.
australia  environment  nature  climate_change  weather  disaster  photography  in_focus  animals 
11 weeks ago by rgl7194
Apple Announces Night Mode Photography Contest - MacStories
About this time last year, Apple announced its first-ever ‘Shot on iPhone’ photography challenge judged by a panel of professional photographers and Apple employees. Apple is back with a new contest app this year asking users to submit their Night mode photos.
Through January 29th, Apple is taking submissions on Instagram, Twitter, and Weibo. To qualify, post your photos on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShotoniPhone and #NightmodeChallenge and Weibo using #ShotoniPhone# and #NightmodeChallenge#.
Five winners will be picked by a panel of judges that include:
Malin Fezehai
Tyler Mitchell
Sarah Lee
Alexvi Li
Darren Soh
plus the following Apple executives and employees:
Phil Schiller
Kaiann Drance
Brooks Kraft
Jon McCormack
Are Duplessis
The five winning photos will be announced on March 4th on the Apple Newsroom. Apple says the images may also be used in digital campaigns, at stores, on billboards, and in photo exhibitions.
Night mode photography was a big part of Federico’s story on iPhone 11 Pro photography called Eternal City, Modern Photography: The iPhone 11 Pro in Rome. Here’s an outtake from that story that Federico submitted for the challenge:
For more on the contest and tips on shooting Night mode photos, check out Apple’s press release.
iphone11_pro  camera  photography  night_mode  iphone11  contest  apple 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Apple announces Night mode photo competition for iPhone | iMore
A panel of select judges will evaluate submissions to reveal five winning photos on March 4.
What you need to know
Apple has announced a new year's Night mode photo competition for iPhone.
Users of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Pro Max have until January 29 to take stunning Night mode shots.
Five winning photos will be selected and published to Apple Newsroom, its Instagram, and possibly even digital campaigns.
Apple has just announced a new Night mode photo competition for users of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Pro Max.
In a press release it stated:
Apple is starting the new year by celebrating more captivating ways to shoot on iPhone with an all-new Night mode photo challenge. Users are invited to share their impressive Night mode images captured with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Beginning today through January 29, Apple is in search of the most stunning Night mode shots from users around the world. A panel of select judges will evaluate submissions to reveal five winning photos on March 4. The winning photos will be celebrated in a gallery on Apple Newsroom, and Apple Instagram (@apple). They may also appear in digital campaigns, at Apple Stores, on billboards, or in a third-party photo exhibition.
The judges of the competition include well-known photographers including Darren Soh, Alexvi Li and Apple's own Phil Schiller.
iphone11_pro  camera  photography  night_mode  iphone11  contest  apple 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
How to remove GPS location data from photos on iPhone or Mac | The Mac Security Blog
It's great to have location data stored in your photos. This allows you to sort through your photo library and find all your photos from your last vacation, or from favorite sites you like to visit. For some photos, like that one of the Eiffel Tower, it's obvious where you've taken them. But you may not want people to be able to figure out where all your photos were taken. For example, you probably don't want location data in photos you've taken in your back yard showing up on social media, allowing people to find exactly where you live.
It's easy to remove location data when sharing photos from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Here's how.
location_services  GPS  photography  iphone  mac  sharing  privacy  security 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
$200 vs $4,000 Camera: Is Your Phone Good Enough for Travel Photography?
Sensor image quality has advanced so much over the last few years that phone manufacturers are boasting photographs that rival those from larger mirrorless and DSLR cameras. Some, like the Xiaomi Mi CC9 at 108 megapixels, quadruple the resolution of my best camera.
The iPhone 11 Pro and Google Pixel 4 have incredible night mode capabilities using imaging algorithm and stabilization that’s comparable to the high ISO capabilities of my Sony Alpha. Most of them shoot 4K video at 60 FPS. Between using Filmic Pro for film and Snapseed for photos, I have more options than ever with what tools I choose to shoot with.
And that’s just it. Options.
As a photographer and filmmaker, I don’t feel anxious that phones are allowing more people to produce footage that is comparable to my bigger and more expensive set-ups. In fact, I feel better knowing that on days in which I don’t feel like lugging my gear around or even taking my camera out to capture some food photography, I have the option of producing something that is high quality and sometimes indistinguishable from the images coming out of my Sony a7 III.
photography  camera  iphone  comparo 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Photos of Australia’s Bushfire Catastrophe - The Atlantic
Months of catastrophic bushfires in Australia have now burned 19.8 million acres, destroyed hundreds of homes, injured or killed millions of animals, and left two dozen people dead. Although cooler conditions prevailed today in some areas, the relief may be temporary—a forecast of strong winds and higher temperatures threatens to bring fires to the more-populated Sydney suburbs. Australia’s government has called up army reservists to help battle the blazes, and has pledged $1.4 billion in aid, as more than 150 fires continue to burn across New South Wales.
australia  environment  nature  climate_change  weather  disaster  photography  in_focus 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
Photos of Australia’s Raging Bushfires - The Atlantic
Southeast Australia’s recent extreme weather conditions—record-setting heat and powerful winds—have spawned more than 100 bushfires. These fires recently drove thousands of tourists and locals, cut off from overland escape routes, to seek shelter on nearby beaches. Heavy smoke has reddened skies across Australia’s two most populous states, as hundreds of firefighters battle the blazes. Below, a recent look at the nightmarish conditions across the region.
australia  environment  nature  climate_change  weather  disaster  photography  in_focus 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
APOD: 2020 January 5 - A Starry Night of Iceland
Explanation: On some nights, the sky is the best show in town. On this night, the sky was not only the best show in town, but a composite image of the sky won an international competition for landscape astrophotography. The featured winning image was taken in 2011 over J�kuls�rl�n, the largest glacial lake in Iceland. The photographer combined six exposures to capture not only two green auroral rings, but their reflections off the serene lake. Visible in the distant background sky is the band of our Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy. A powerful coronal mass ejection from the Sun caused auroras to be seen as far south as Wisconsin, USA. As the Sun progresses away from its current low in surface activity toward a solar maximum a few years away, many more spectacular images of aurora are expected.
astronomy  photography  APOD  aurora_borealis  iceland  europe 
12 weeks ago by rgl7194
The Decade in Pictures - The New York Times
The image shows a rebel fighter in Libya thrusting his Kalashnikov straight into the air as a truck-mounted rocket fires toward forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan dictator. It was the start of 2011, the heady early days of the Arab Spring. The photo is heroic. It is also foreboding.
A short time after that image was shot, Colonel el-Qaddafi was dead, a dictator removed and a popular uprising triumphant. But any celebration was fleeting. The photographer, Chris Hondros, died tragically covering the indiscriminate and interminable war there. The brief, flickering notion that the revolutions of the Arab Spring would herald a new era of openness and representative democracy in the world vanished quickly as well.
Instead, it now seems clear, the 2010s will be remembered as a decade of unceasing upheaval. The impulse to overthrow the entrenched elite reached every continent, sometimes with violent uprisings, sometimes with populist insurgencies that shook the institutions of leading democracies. As the decade closes out, it seems clear that a long period of fission, defined by the fraying of norms, the weakening of traditional political parties and the upending of post-Cold War alliances, has yet to fully run its course.
photography  news  2010s  nytimes 
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