Posts Tagged ‘epic’

Awesome Barcelona Time-Lapse Made up of 480GB of Photos

What does it take to get your time-lapse picked up as a Vimeo Staff Pick? Well, in photographer Alexandr Kravtsov‘s case: “a broken camera, lost flash drive, nearly 100 subway rides, 24,000 photos, endless hours of post-production and rendering and 480GB of material.”

But the time-lapse that came out on the other end probably made the whole experience worth it, and gives us a great foot on which to start the week. Read more…

Giant Wave Crashes Proposal Shoot, Epic and Memorable Photos Ensue

On November 21st, 2012, Matthew Hartman attempted to pull off an epic marriage proposal that his girlfriend would talk about for the rest of their lives. He led her to a large rock surrounded by ocean waters at Laguna Beach, California, and then sang her a song that he wrote for the occasion. Then he got down on one knee to pop the question. Or, at least that was the plan.

A large ocean wave had other plans for the couple. At just the wrong time, it decided to crash the party and sweep the girl off her feet before Hartman could. The whole thing was captured by friends in the video above.
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The Scale of Nature: Photos of Humans Dwarfed on Epic Mountainscapes

We humans may be apex predators, but we’re rather tiny when compared to the sheer scale of nature and landforms. Polish photographer Jakub Połomski captured this fact through his project titled, “The Scale of Nature.” Połomski visited the Alps in France and Switzerland between 2008 and 2012, and shot a series of aerial photographs showing mountain climbers being dwarfed by the awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains they’re traversing.
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Use Perforated Hardboard as a Backdrop for Epic Portraits with Beams of Light

Here’s a fun photo idea you might want to try out this Halloween: shoot epic portraits showing beams of light streaming in from the background. All you need are a perforated hardboard, a couple of flashes, and a fog/smoke machine (or some method of generating smoke).
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This is What You Get When You Stack Photos of a Meteor Shower

Capturing a single shooting star can make for a brilliant photograph, but what does it look like if you composite multiple meteors into a single image? Fort Collins, Colorado-based nature photographer David Kingham decided to find out recently during the ongoing Perseid meteor shower. The amazing photo seen above is what resulted.
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Awe-Inspiring Family Portrait Features the Milky Way as the Backdrop

The next time you’re out in a non-light polluted place with your family and your camera, try using our galaxy as a backdrop. Hawaii-based photographer John Hook shot this ridiculously awesome photograph of him, his wife, and his daughter staring up at the Milky Way. As if that weren’t perfect enough, there’s also a shooting star photobombing the portrait in the lower right hand corner!
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Tuna Fishers Place Camera in Torpedo, Capture Amazing Footage of Dolphins

On Monday, a group of four friends went on a fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean. Taking their boat “A Salt Weapon” 20 miles west of Santa Cruz, Mark Peters, Jeremy, Dave, and William were expecting a fun-filled day of albacore tuna hunting. What they ended up capturing was so much more.

Wanting to save some memories of their trip and film their battles with tuna from underwater, Peters decided to bring along a GoPro Hero 2 camera fitted inside a $50 custom-made torpedo.
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Epic Panorama of Storm Clouds Looming Over New York City

New York City was battered by heavy storms yesterday, and photographer Ryan Brenizer managed to snap this ridiculously epic photograph (larger version here) of the ominous clouds hanging over the city (which looks more like Gotham city… or Mordor).

The 50 megapixel panorama was created using 23 photographs shot at 24mm. Brenizer says that the image wasn’t “Photoshopped to heck” — the scene actually looked like what’s seen in the photo. Needless to say, the photo has gone viral online. You can buy a print here.

(via Boing Boing)


Image credit: Photograph by Ryan Brenizer and used with permission

Incredible Instagram Photo of a Storm Over New York City

There’s a crazy storm hovering over New York City, and a few hours ago ex-NFL player Dhani Jones shot this epic Instagram photograph of it from 10,000 on a Delta airlines flight. It’s crazy how the downpour is so concentrated that it looks like a giant tornado tearing through the city.

(via Laughing Squid)


Image credit: Photograph by Dhani Jones

Stunning Photo of a Kiss Over Lava in the Rain

Photographer Dallas Nagata White shot this ridiculously awesome photograph while visiting a Kilauea lava flow in Hawaii. She writes,

My husband and I, along with a tour guide and a group of friends, hiked up to what was formerly the Royal Gardens subdivision above Kalapana, Hawaii, where the last standing house was just recently taken over by the active lava flow. While waiting for the rain to pass, we started taking back-lit portraits of each other in front of the lava flow after I set up my camera on the tripod. For the last photo, my husband spontaneously dipped me in a kiss. It was a truly once-in-a-lifetime moment!

Check out a larger version here. She has some more info about the making of here.


Image credit: Photograph by Dallas Nagata White and used with permission