Last week, space shuttle Atlantis ended its final mission. This photograph, taken by the crew of the International Space Station, gives us an unprecedented view of the shuttle during its final descent path. It appears like a bean sprout against clouds and city lights. Airglow over Earth can be seen in the background. See a larger version over at… Continue
I've seen a lot of time-lapse films in the last few years, and I have to say, this one by Terje Sorgjerd could be the best.
The footage was captured about a week ago from atop El Teide, Spain's highest mountain. At one point, a large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert, making it nearly impossible for Sorgjerd to see the sky with his own eyes. Surprisingly, his camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look… Continue
It is with great pleasure that I present to you our next installment of our Content Curator series, by featuring the one and only Tina Roth Eisenberg, better known as SwissMiss. Tina is one of those people that will inspire you not just with her design-sense but, more importantly, through her actions. Having… Continue
Photographer and filmmaker Armand Dijcks loves to push boundaries. Even as a child he would take his toys apart to build new, more exciting ones or use the original toys in ways unintended by the manufacturer. Knowing this, it should come as no surprise that in 2009, when Dijcks bought a Canon 5D Mark II, he looked to do something besides shoot plain photos or… Continue
While studying architecture at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, Alex MacLean took a course on community planning that would ultimately change the course of his destiny. As part of the program, he became exposed to aerial photography and a few years after he graduated, he obtained his commercial pilot license. Shooting through an airplane window, MacLean found mesmerizing patterns, bringing to light order and chaos in ways we could only… Continue
Back in December of 2010, I listed PetaPixel as one of the Top 10 Sites to Help Develop Your Creative Side. Started in May 2009, PetaPixel has just the right mix of interesting photography techniques and up-to-date information on all the latest gear. It's easily one… Continue
17-year-old Brian Oldham was always interested in art but he never found a creative outlet that fit. One day, as he was stumbling around, he ran into Rosie Hardy's Flickr stream and it was at that moment that he found his calling. "I wanted to be able to create something that could tell a story and speak to people like her work does," he says. The next day, he started his 365 day… Continue
If you watched Chris Anderson's TED talk, you'll remember this phrase - "crowd accelerated innovation." Chris explains that you need three things to advance innovation: a crowd, light and desire. "The bigger the crowd, the more innovators there are.” By light, he means “you need clear, open visibility… Continue
"Peering out of the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson takes in the planet on which we were all born, and to which she would soon return. About 350 kilometers up, the ISS is high enough so that the Earth's horizon appears clearly curved."
If you're like me, you sat riveted in front of your television for about the last 24 hours. Watching the dramatic rescue of 33 trapped miners was no doubt a worldwide event and one that we'll always remember. We celebrate their return from the depths of earth and we stand in awe at the incredible, coordinated effort by the international rescue team.
Self-taught 23-year-old photographer Simón Pais-Thomas brings to life photos that can best be described as fierce. Though some of them can appear shockingly surreal, he's equally adept at shooting beautiful and powerful fashion photos that look like they could be ripped from the pages of our favorite fashion magazines. Simón is known for his sensitive and introspective… Continue
Though most of us have read the classic children's book Charlotte's Web, none of us have seen the original illustrations...until now. The book's legendary illustrator Garth Williams kept most of his book illustrations for his own, personal collection. Even after his death, the family carefully preserved these works by keeping them in a bank vault. Now the Williams estate is… Continue
Most of us are used to seeing boring Twitpics uploaded by our friends. These images by Douglas H. Wheelock, aka Astro_Wheels, are nothing like that. In fact, while aboard the International Space Station, the NASA astronaut has arguably taken the most incredible Twitpics to date.
Regarding the uploaded photo above, he tweets: "Out over the central Atlantic,… Continue
Sure you failed at Wave but Google, I have to give it to you, this new, convenient way to call a phone from my computer rocks. Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail. Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be billed at low rates. If you don't see it now, don't worry, you will see the “Call phone” link at the top of your chat list soon. Google's rolling out this feature to U.S. based… Continue
Added by alice on August 25, 2010 at 11:43am —
Although Andrew Pearce's mystical scenes are obviously photoshopped, they look completely natural because of his impressive editing skills.
Hailing from the Australian countryside, the 21-year-old has had national & international success with his film & photography work. He now runs his own business, AndyPictures, which specializes in film,…
Ah...this is just too cute! "Andy's going to college. The toys are nervous. In the meantime, they discover Google." This is a great search story from Google that promotes Toy Story 3 which comes out on June 18. Pre-order your tickets on Facebook.
Here's a cool little piece of info courtesy of… Continue
Added by alice on June 9, 2010 at 8:36am —
Francois Robert spent hundreds of hours arranging the real bones of a single human skeleton into a series of striking iconic shapes, each five or six feet wide. He titled the beautiful yet eerily haunting series, 'Stop the Violence.'"