Posts Tagged ‘beautiful’

This Glorious Yosemite Time-Lapse Makes Us Want to Head to California Right Now

What exactly makes one landscape, milky way time-lapse stand head and shoulders above the crowd? In a genre so over-saturated that some people have lost faith in it altogether, how do you create a time-lapse worth international attention?

We’re not entirely sure, but we do know that the video above fits the bill just right — it is, in a word, spectacular. Read more…

Beautiful NASA Satellite Photo of the Great Lakes Over 80% Covered in Ice

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Taken on February 19th (and available in high-resolution here) the satellite image above shows what the great lakes look like when over 80% of their surface is covered in ice. The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, and beyond being nice to look at, it shows just how harsh the last couple of months have been in North America.

According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), rarely do they see more than 80% of the lakes iced over. In fact, this amount of ice on the lakes (88% at its peak) hasn’t been seen since 1994. For more info or if you’d like to see more satellite images of the lakes covered in ice, head over to NASA’s Earth Observatory website by clicking here.


Image credits: Photographs courtesy of NASA

Captivating Microscopic Time-Lapse Video Captures the Formation of Snowflakes

This is just plain beautiful, no matter which way you slice it. Using the magic of time-lapse photography and microscopy, Vyacheslav Ivanov captured the formation of those ice crystals we call snowflakes that caused so much grief in the northeastern US over the past several weeks. Read more…

Time-Lapse Captures Astonishingly Bright Aurora Borealis Over Sweden

In Sweden’s Abisko National Park, 2014 has been something of a God-send for time-lapse photographers. In the first 32 nights of the year, the so-called ‘polar spirits’ have come out to dance 29 times! But even that couldn’t have prepared photographer Chad Blakley for the spectacular light show he captured on February 1st. Read more…

Dramatic Wyoming Weather & Landscape Time-Lapse Complete with Meteor Shower

I don’t think we’ve referred to a time-lapse as “dramatic” before, but when it comes to photographer Nicolaus Wegner‘s most recent time-lapse creation, no other word fits quite as well.

Captured over 14 months in the Wyoming wilderness, beautiful motion landscape sequences are juxtaposed masterfully with weather that he calls ‘terrorific’ — terrifying, horrific and terrific all rolled into one — in Wegner’s Wyoming Wildscapes II. Read more…

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

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Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her Flickr and 500px profiles, you would swear she had been doing it for much, much longer. Read more…

To Hell with Blown Highlights

Or: The Importance of Experimentation and Working the Scene

Dec 13, 2013 · Amar Dev Singh

Mesmerizing 2,000 FPS Slow Motion Video of Creamer Being Poured into Coffee

Okay, this video doesn’t necessarily have much to do with photography, but we could think of no better way to wake you up on a Monday morning than by sharing this gorgeous footage of creamer being poured into a cup of coffee at 2,000 frames per second.

Just think of it as 2,000 captivating photos taken every second, from the moment the first droplet of creamer canon-balls into the cup, to the final moments of the video when the creamer is swirling and combining with the coffee in a tumultuous froth of white-on-black.

If you don’t want a cup of coffee after this, we’ll be shocked… I don’t even drink coffee and I kind of want some.

(via The Phoblographer via Feature Shoot)

The Breathtaking Beauty of the Western US Captured in Time-Lapse

It’s getting harder and harder for photographers who shoot time-lapse to get our attention. You see, they’re getting too darn good, and so gorgeous time-lapse after gorgeous time-lapse makes its way across our computer screens forcing us to be very picky.

That said, veteran time-lapse photographer Andrew Walker‘s recently released “Journey Part 1″ time-lapse had no issue getting our approval, because it’s absolutely, unequivocally breathtaking. Read more…

These Breathtaking ISS Time-Lapses Make You Feel Like You’re Flying Through Space

Once in a while, you wake up in the morning with problems on your mind (or in your Inbox) and immediately start your day in a funk, focused on those problems. It’s these mornings that benefit most from some perspective-giving imagery, and perhaps nothing puts our tiny Earth-bound problems in perspective quite as decisively as photographs taken from the International Space Station.

The time-lapses you see above and below will do just that, and do it in spectacular fashion as you fly over the Earth feeling a bit like Superman trying to turn back time (oh, I’m sorry, is my Nerd showing?) Read more…