Category: Photography

Incredible Vertigo-Inducing Animations of San Francisco

This post contains a number of extremely large animated GIFs which might taken a moment to fully download. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Incredible Vertigo Inducing Animations of San Francisco San Francisco gifs California animation

Director Kevin Parry (previously) recently directed a wonderful music video for Kalle Matson, shot by Andrea Nesbitt, featuring a number of visual special effects that appear to slingshot the camera through wide views of San Francisco. Parry has a full gallery of smaller animations where you can see some of the isolated shots, but I had him export seven large, absolutely bandwidth-sucking versions, five of which are above. For two more, see also Ocean Bay Bridge and Market Street. Regarding how this was all accomplished he says via email:

The zooms are done by setting up a camera at each end location and filming the camera zooming in and out. The middle parts are done by putting a camera on the front of my scooter and driving the spanning distance. All that footage is then animated after the fact, only using a very small amount of the frames that were actually filmed. And everything is lined up, cropped, etc. to fit my needs. The spins are done by carefully mapping out a circle around whatever target, and picking roughly 36 locations to shoot a still from. Those photos are then processed, and lined up after the fact.

You might remember Kevin’s video from a few months ago, A Stop Motion History of the World. Again, sorry for dumping these giant images in your RSS reader, but worth it, right?

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Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé

Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé light landscapes

Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé light landscapes

Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé light landscapes

Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé light landscapes

Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé light landscapes

Illuminated Landscapes by Benoit Paillé light landscapes

Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé has been working on a fascinating series of landscapes using a bizarre lighting method involving a suspended glowing square. The images above are not photoshopped, the 1×1 meter light is instead hung in the center of each photograph and the resulting image shows the unique form of illumination that creeps into the surrounding area. Paillé says his goal is to redefine what a landscape photograph is by questioning its reality, creating a kind of poetic moment in space and time. You can see many more of his Alternative Landscapes on Flickr.

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Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Experimental Animated GIFs by RRRRRRRROLL gifs animation

Wow these are great! Back in May a couple of friends in Japan started a new project called rrrrrrrroll, using photography to explore beautifully minimalist animations based on objects and people turning on a single axis. According to twitter the group makes roughly two animations a week (there’s 34 already), so it’s probably worth your time to tune in. If you liked these, also check out Stellar by Ignacio Torres. (via ignant)

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An Underwater Tree in Jiuzhaigou Valley

An Underwater Tree in Jiuzhaigou Valley trees China

A stunning photograph of a submerged tree taken by Flickr user Melinda while visiting the incredibly beautiful Jiuzhaigou Valley in China. She also runs a great blog with all kinds of beautiful landscape goodness, well worth a visit. (via fasels suppe)

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Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees

Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees trees Chicago

Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees trees Chicago

Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees trees Chicago

Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees trees Chicago

Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees trees Chicago

Chicago photographer Paul Octavious has just released a number of new photos as part of his Lean With It series, where he captures people bending (I suspect falling) in parallel with precariously angled trees. It’s almost more amazing that he’s able to find these trees in the first place, let alone timing such great shots. See much more on his website.

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Flickr Finds No. 23

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Taren Maroun

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Annar 50

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Kyle Thompson

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Paul McGee

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Mark Powell

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Lesley Ann Ercolano

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Robin Scholz

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Ben Slo

Flickr Finds No. 23 flickr finds
Tess Roby

I branched out a little bit in this week’s Flickr Finds, there were lots of other wonderful things I wanted to include rather than strictly photography. All the images above are linked to their sources.

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We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

We Are Nature: New Multiple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander multiple exposures black and white

Photographer Christoffer Relander (previously) just finished a new series of photographs titled We Are Nature using double and triple exposures that incredibly are all done in-camera with a Nikon D700. I love the direction his work is taking. See more on Behance.

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