Posts Tagged ‘amazing’

Explorer Captures What It’s Like to Rappel Down Into an Active Volcano

We’ve seen photographers get VERY close to active volcanoes and lava flow — be it from air, land or sea — but explorers Sam Cossman and George Kourounis take the unbelievably hot cake with their recent expedition to the bottom of the Marum Crater, an active, incredibly dangerous volcano found in the Republic of Vanuatu. Read more…

Fly Past Neptune’s Moon Triton in this Video Made from Real Pictures Shot by Voyager 2 in 1989

25 years and two days ago today, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft passed right over Neptune’s largest moon Triton. It’s the only spacecraft to have ever done this, and as behoved the situation, it had its camera snapping photos just as quickly as possible so it could record this momentous occasion.

Now, 25 years later, for the first time ever, NASA has combined these photographs into a time-lapse that shows you what Voyager 2 saw as it rocketed past the Pluto-sized moon at 25 kilometers per second.

Scary/Amazing Cockpit Photograph Shows You What It’s Like to Fly with the Blue Angels

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Ever wonder what it’s like to fly with the Blue Angels? Well, this photograph, taken from inside one of the planes during the Blue Angles’ practice last Thursday in Chicago, should give you some idea. Read more…

Photographer Photographs Two Mimes in 1974, Only Realizes 35 Years Later that One Was Robin Williams

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Robin Williams tragic death has left the entire world in shock, grieving for a man whose entire professional life was dedicated to bringing joy to others. Many are taking time now to pay tribute to the academy award-winning actor and comedian, and as clips and stories from decades long gone surface, some incredible stories have come to light.

One such story involves photographer Daniel Sorine, who in 1974 thought he was just photographing two random mimes in Central Park, only to discover 35 years later that he had captured a then little-known Robin Williams on film. Read more…

Perfectly Timed Lightning Strike Makes for an Epic, Electrifying Engagement Photo

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First things first: the photo above isn’t a composite. In fact, as Elizabeth van der Bij of ENV Photography jokingly explained in the comments on her Facebook page, her Photoshop skills “suck”, so she couldn’t have faked it even if she had wanted to.

No, the Alberta-based photographer and the couple, Kassandra & Craig, simply stuck it out and kept taking pictures as the storm approached until, as luck would have it, the Universe delivered in a big way. Read more…

Incredible Editing Technique Lets You Turn 2D Objects in a Photo Into 3D Objects You Can Manipulate

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are blowing minds with a new image editing method that allows you to transform a 2D object in a photo into a 3D model that you can then move around and manipulate however you’d like.

Spin it, flip it, twist it, basically anything the game Bop It used to let you do, you can do to this newly-rendered 3D object (well… except bop it… but I’m sure they’re working on that). Read more…

Photographer Captures Incredible Photo of the Milky Way Above a Glowing, Bioluminescent Ocean

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Some photographs are so good it’s hard to believe they’re real, and that is definitely the case with Fefo Bouvier‘s photograph of the Milky Way hovering above a glowing strip of Noctiluca bioluminescence in the Atlantic Ocean. Read more…

Time-Lapse Captures The Mesmerizing Resurrection of a Rose of Jericho, the Plant that Comes Back from the Dead

The Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) is one of the most resilient plants on Earth, and a marvel to behold. A desert plant, it can survive for months or even years in the complete absence of water, curling up into a tumbleweed-like ball that looks, for all intents and purposes, dead.

Dead, that is, until you expose it to water. And rather than tell you what happens, we’ll let the bewitching time-lapse above by Sean Steininger show you. Covering the span of about 12-24 hours in all, Steininger brought the plant back to life over and over again over the course of three weeks to capture sufficient footage of its unreal transformation.

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Ingenious Tip for Taking Professional Looking Product Shots on the Cheap with Your Smartphone

The guys over at HouseholdHacker have come up with and shared a cheap product photography trick that’s incredibly simple but yields awesome results. And all you need to take advantage of it is some sort of reflective surface (they used a glossy black trashcan…), a computer monitor, and a smartphone camera! Read more…

This Photographer is Living His Dream of Swimming with and Photographing Great White Sharks

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For photographer George Probst, Shark Week must be like looking through a family photo album. That’s because this photographer’s bucket list item turned passion is swimming with great white sharks and taking pictures that will help smash the ‘Jaws’ stereotype that clings to these majestic (if terrifying) creatures. Read more…