Here's a great backstory on the shot of Air Force One that cost a guy his job after commissioning an unannounced low-altitude flight around lower Manhattan. Read the rest
Photographer Brian Tomlinson creates beautiful stills of liquids dropped into an aquarium. Some of the results are below: Read the rest
rigged up a couple of high-power flashlights in a PVC casing, then ran them through an amber gel onto a piece of edge-lit plexiglass to create this winged portrait. Here's the setup: Read the rest
Today's Astronomy picture of the day is Saturn's moon, Mimas, bathed in light from both the planet and the sun. The image has had the darker side brightened somewhat; click through for the unenhanced original.
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Peering from the shadows, the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Mimas lies in near darkness alongside a dramatic sunlit crescent.
The mosaic was captured near the Cassini spacecraft's final close approach on January 30, 2017.
Cassini's camera was pointed in a nearly sunward direction only 45,000 kilometers from Mimas.
The result is one of the highest resolution views of the icy, crater-pocked, 400 kilometer diameter moon. ...
Other Cassini images of Mimas include the small moon's large and ominous Herschel Crater.
Photographer Andrius Burba went to great lengths to capture horses from below, and the result was worth the effort. Behold the Under-Horse series. Read the rest
German photographer Bernard Lang has produced a photo series documenting the incredible overcrowding in the slums of Manila, a city whose mean density is 36,000 people/square mile, rising to 200,000 people in the city's 500 riverside slums.
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Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş recently visited the United States, which inspired him to create the Flatland series of digitally-warped images. Read the rest
German photographer Robert Götzfried has published his latest series on the original high-tech wall of sound: church organ pipes
. His beautiful symmetric photos show the remarkable variations possible. Read the rest
Eighty years after its founding as one of the first prosumer publications for the then-expensive hobby of photography, Popular Photography
is ceasing both print and online operations
following the next issue. Read the rest
German photographer Florian W. Mueller has created an interesting series of images about REM sleep
. Set in a mossy forest, they feature one out-of-place piece of the forest. Read the rest
Hamburg-based photographer Sebastian Weiss
is known for taking stark, clean images of remarkable buildings against bright blue mid-day skies. The results are remarkable. Read the rest
Photographer John Platt took these astonishing shots of the picture cars from Mad Max: Fury Road
. Even out of their dusty element, they look absolutely menacing. Read the rest
One of the products that Snapchat owner Snap Inc. is developing as “a modern-day camera company” is a drone, reports the New York Times today.
Sources for this bold claim are “three people briefed on the project who asked to remain anonymous because the details are confidential.”
The drone would help users take videos and photographs from overhead, then share that visual data with Snap, and presumably, other users of the service.
Snap is scheduled to go public later this week in a long-anticipated IPO.
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Similar to web page evolution, watch the New York Times' evolution from just text to images with every front page since 1852 in about one minute. Read the rest
We love and celebrate the people who sneak into derelict themeparks and photograph their ruins! Beijing, Orlando, Sichuan, South Carolina, Japan, Berlin, New Orleans, even Walt Disney World!
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Tom Rex Jessett and his fiancee Vanessa tricked out a panel van and drove all the way around Australia, a journey known as The Big Lap
We spent hours upon hours driving, walked on hundreds of beaches, Watched nearly every sunrise and sunset as well as ate a whole lot of tinned food! 35,000km later we were back where we started, the big lap complete! Here is just a small selection of the photographs I took along the way as memories.
Bonus video: Catherine Lawson and David Bristow take newborn Maya all the way around Highway 1.
• I Spent 9 Months Road Tripping The Big Lap Of Australia And Took These Amazing Photos To Remember It! (Tom Rex Jessett) Read the rest