Posts Tagged ‘beautiful’

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…

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

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One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman came together… and when we say came together, we mean created from scratch on an iPad by finger-painting! Read more…

Mind-Blowing Saturn Photo Mosaic Made from Pictures Taken Earlier This Month

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The NASA spacecraft Cassini has sent back some incredible imagery of the planet Saturn over the years, much of which is being put to use to create an IMAX movie. But thanks to the work of a Croatian software developer, we now have a full, breath-taking, high-resolution photo mosaic of Saturn in all its glory as it looked on October 10th. Read more…

Beautiful Cinematic Stop Motion Creation Made from 80K Photos Shot Over 3 Years

Sometimes photo projects take days. Sometimes they take months. In photographer and filmmaker Gioacchino Petronicce’s case, his project “PICTURES” took years. Three years and 80,000 photos that eventually turned into the elegant cinematic stop motion video you see above. Read more…