Instagram users are finding yet another way to cash in on their photos by posting items from their wardrobe accompanied by hashtags like #instasale and #shopmycloset. Style blogger Alyssa Coscarelli calls it the “2014 version of a garage sale”.
Earlier this year, a woman shot a video of a girl at a swimming pool who spent a considerable amount of time trying to snap the perfect selfie (presumably to share). That (somewhat mean-hearted) video quickly went viral after it was shared online.
Someone then decided to combine that video with the narration from a documentary on self recognition and personhood — a clip showing a chimp recognizing herself in a mirror. The resulting video is a humorous commentary on what our selfie culture has become.
More than 1.4 million photos of Earth have been captured from the International Space Station over the course of 41 expeditions. San Francisco-based developer Callum Prentice wanted a better way to browse the images and the locations they were captured over, so he created a nifty 3D web app called the ISS Photo Viewer.
What would the night sky look like if the closest spiral galaxy to us were as bright as the moon and visible in its entirety to the naked eye? The photo above offers a pretty accurate look (Click the image for a larger version).
If you’re like us, seeing the Aurora Borealis in person is high on your bucket list… quite possibly right at the top. The idea of watching this spectacular natural light show in real-time is thrilling, and while you don’t get there sitting on your couch reading this, the video above by Ole C. Salomonsen of Arctic Light Photo is about as close as you’re likely to get without being there in person.
Captured over the course of several months in Norway, Salomonsen has compiled the best of the best real-time footage he was able to capture with the Sony a7S into 5 minutes of northern lights bliss. Read more…
We never get sick of watching talented wet plate photographers at work. This process, made to look so simple by those who have been honing their craft for years, is actually incredibly complex and finicky. And so when the Tested crew decided to get MythBusters’ star and fellow host Jamie Hyneman’s picture taken, they went to Michael Shindler, one of the absolute best. Read more…
There’s no getting around it, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair should have picked a different photo before he and his wife sent out this year’s Christmas card (yes… that’s their actual card). Sent to us by a reader, this wonderfully awkward image is good for a laugh and perhaps a cringe or two. Read more…
UK-based photographer Nicholas Buer wanted to see what the view over London would look like if the city skies were void of the light pollution that illuminates the streets long after the sun has set.
Camera gear ready and with a plan of attack, he got to it, cleverly piecing together Blackout City, an awe-inspiring time-lapse that shows what the skyline of London would look like if there were ever a complete blackout and you could see the milky way.
It seems as though each decade is defined by a handful of trends, fashion and otherwise, that permanently seal our perception of the given timeframe. In this video, created by Cut, we get to take a look at a century’s worth of female make-up and hairstyles, one decade at a time, in 80 seconds.
From the victory rolls of the 40s to the Kardasian-esque look of our current decade, the resemblance and recreation of each decade are uncanny. Press play and enjoy.
(via Laughing Squid)