Posts Tagged ‘amazing’

This Photo Zoom Take Us a Billion Times Closer Onto Saturn’s Largest Moon

Ten years ago, on January 14, 2005, NASA landed its Huygens probe onto the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. To commemorate the event, NASA released the above video that takes us on a 1,000,000,000x journey from a zoomed out photo of Saturn and the moon and into the closest photos captured by Huygens.
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What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

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NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated 1 trillion stars. The new image (above is a crop showing a portion of it) weighs in at 1.5 gigapixels (i.e. 1.5 billion pixels); it’s so big that you would need 600HD televisions to display the entire digital photo.
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This Sports Photographer Missed an Incredible Catch and Got Fired… Except He Didn’t… and He Didn’t

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“I got fired on Twitter last night.” That’s how NJ.com photographer Andrew Mills starts his side of a story that went viral on social media two days ago. Thanks to a photo that seems to show Mills missing what might have been one of the greatest photos of his career, social media tagged him with the tongue in cheek caption “this guy used to be a sports photographer.”

Except that he did get the shot, or at least a shot… and the shot he got is a testament to how good of a sports photographer he really is. Read more…

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

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Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional product photography a try of his own — and he knocked it out of the park.

Using just an old iPhone 4s, an IKEA lamp, two LED flashlights, and a few Translumfoil cards (you can use parchment), he captured the photograph you see above. Read more…

Music Video Uses Various Scientific Tricks to Capture Sound on Camera

Cymatics is the study of visible sound. It is also the title of a recently viral video that takes that study and turns it into a captivating music video featuring everything from ferrofluid, to a Chladni plate, to Tesla coils, and shows you what sound actually ‘looks’ like. Read more…

Milky Way Time-Lapse Captures Rare Glimpse of a Meteor Exploding in the Atmosphere

In mid-October, a meteor decided to explode in spectacular fashion in the night sky. Known as a ‘bolide fireball,’ a photographer named Ben Lewis was lucky enough to capture it and his video went viral the day after the event.

But he wasn’t the only one with camera pointed towards sky, and for our money, we think photographer Wes Eisenhauer was fortunate enough to capture it better. Read more…

New Sony Sensor Tech Could Capture Incredible Dynamic Range and 2K Video at 16,000fps

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Sony’s not messing around, the electronics company really does want to revolutionize digital photography. And while we still haven’t seen the potential of the curved sensor technology Sony’s been teasing us with for months, another Sony sensor patent is stirring up even more interest and excitement.

This one describes something called ‘Active-Pixel Color Sampling’ technology, or APCS (that’s not gonna be confusing at all…), and it’s poised to take frame-rates, dynamic range, and low-light capabilities to heights that could legitimately be called insane. Read more…

It Would Take 21 of These IBM Hard Drives from 1956 to Hold a Single D800 RAW File

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Here’s both a neat picture and a mind-blowing fact for you. What you see above is the IBM Model 350 Disk File from 1956. It weighed over a ton, contained fifty 24-inch disks, and was leased to companies for $3,200 per month. It could hold… 3.75 Megabytes.

That means that it would take 21 of these puppies to hold the largest 14-bit RAW file the Nikon D800 spits out. Read more…

Fuji X20 Survives 3 Months of Rain, Snow, and Bears in the Wild… Still Works

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This poor camera has seen some things. For three months, photographer KB‘s Fuji X20 languished in the Colorado wilderness while rain, hail, snow, and animals took turns saying ungentle hellos. And yet, when KB brought it home and charged it up, the X20 started right up! Read more…

Photographer Accidentally Captures a Rare Fireball Explosion in His Night Sky Time-Lapse

Astronomers can wait decades to see or capture what Ben Lewis photographed by accident while shooting a time-lapse Ashton-Wildwood County Park, Iowa very early this morning. Called a ‘bolide fireball,’ what you see in the short time-lapse above is an exceptionally bright meteorite that explodes in a bright flash at its end, leaving behind this strange bright puff of red smoke. Read more…