William Russell was fortunate and fast enough to capture footage of Sakajurajima's eruption, but his hand wasn't steady and his lens wasn't wide. Thanks to modern video-editing software, though, and his own extreme patience, Russell could stabilize his shot and superimpose it on a panoramic view of the volcano. The result is quite epic, very machine, and just a little surreal.
On March 27th 2018 I was standing near Sakurajima when it erupted spectacularly! The camera I grabbed to film it couldn't zoom out to capture the whole thing so I spent 12 hours learning how to use After Effects to track and stabilise the mess I filmed. Then I put the footage on a picture I'd taken with my phone a minute before it erupted.
Birgit Schlosser specializes in spare, clean architecture photography, and that aesthetic is also in play in Volcanic Dreamscapes, a new series of works depicting the beauty of sparse volcanic ecosystems.
From Kīlauea, where the eruption continues, now with “lava flowing unabated with standing waves.” You can see them to the left of the photo here, taken by a USGS drone over the flow, and in this video: #KilaueaEruption #LERZ #Fissure8 #lavafountaining, cone building, and lava flowing unabated with standing waves, a full #lava channel & […]
Scientific American created this helpful explainer of how the chain of Hawai’ian Islands formed. The tectonic plate is moving northwest over a magma hot spot in the earth’s mantle. In fact, there’s a new Hawai’ian island named Loihi forming underwater right now.
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It’s a rude awakening for that rookie vacationer abroad when they try to plug in their gear for the night. Veteran jet-setters know that outlet shapes can vary wildly from country to country, which necessitates that most boring must-have for any world-traveler: A sackful of clunky power adapters. Awkward problem, elegant solution: The Twist Plus […]
Looking for a career in music behind the boards, either as a music producer or DJ? It’s a good bet that you’re going to be working with Ableton Live. Each new iteration of this powerful workstation gives the user more tools to create, and it’s just as well suited for the task of meticulous track […]