Posts Tagged ‘epic’

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

The Making of an Epic Solar Eclipse Photo

Of the photographs that emerged after the recent solar eclipse on May 20th, there aren’t many that are more epic than the “Ring of Fire” photo captured by Michael Chow of The Arizona Republic. In an interview with Dallas News, Chow reveals that the photograph was birthed rather spontaneously. Shooting the eclipse in Phoenix’s Papago Park — a hiking area he knows well — Chow noticed a group of people standing on a butte a quarter mile away. He parked his car, ran across some desert, and snapped the photograph using a Canon 1D Mark IV and 400mm lens at 1/6400 — all while doing his best to avoid looking at the sun directly.

Behind the Ring of Fire (via Coudal)


Image credit: Photograph by Michael Chow and used with permission

The Beauty of Extreme Sports in Super Slow Motion

If there was an official list of things that are too epic, this video would probably be somewhere on it. It’s a compilation of videos showing various extreme sports captured in super slow motion.

Epic Photographs of Futuristic Locations

German photographer Christian Stoll‘s “Epic” series features epic wide angle photographs of futuristic locations. The spaces are immense and the scale dizzying.
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Stunning Photos of the Northern Lights Floating Over an Icelandic Volcano

Most photographers would be happy to capture a photo showing just the northern lights or lava leaping out of a volcano crater. Photographer James Appleton managed to capture a series of beautiful photographs that show both in the same frame. The images were made at Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland.
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Epic Action Photos of Porcelain Figurines Shattering Against the Ground

For his project titled “Porcelain Figurines”, photographer Martin Klimas dropped various porcelain figurines onto the ground from a height of 3 meters and set up a camera to capture photos triggered by the sound of the crash. The result are razor-sharp images of exploding figurines frozen in time — “temporary sculptures made visible to the human eye by high-speed photography”.
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Portraits of Dogs Jumping Underwater

Pet photographer Seth Casteel of LittleFriendsPhoto captures hilarious underwater portraits of dogs as they jump into a swimming pool to fetch balls and toys.
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