Category: Photography

A Multi-Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady

A Multi Camera 360° Panoramic Timelapse of the Stars by Vincent Brady video art stars space panoramic

Michigan-based photographer Vincent Brady uses an elaborate 4-camera rig and lots of software to capture what he calls Planetary Panoramas. These are somewhat similar to the tiny planet videos we’ve seen the last few months, but the results are quite a bit more dramatic. He shares about his technique:

While experimenting with different photography tricks and techniques back in 2012, I was shooting 360 degree panoramas in the daytime and long exposures of the stars streaking in the sky at night. It suddenly became clear that the potential to combine the two techniques could be a trip! Since the Earth is rotating at a steady 1,040 mph I created a custom rig of 4 cameras with fisheye lenses to capture the entire night-sky in motion. Thus the images show the stars rotating around the north star as well as the effect of the southern pole as well and a 360 degree panorama of the scene on Earth. Each camera is doing nonstop long exposures, typically about 1 minute consecutively for the life of the camera battery. Usually about 3 hours. I then made a script to stitch all the thousands of these panoramas into this time-lapse.

You can learn more about how Brady makes these and see more of his photography over on his website. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary
Photo by Victor Varga

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary

Photo by Krisztian Birinyi

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary
Photo by Krisztian Birinyi

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary
Photo by englishhungary

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary
Photo by Andras Csore

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary
Photo by Centre for Budapest Transport

Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights  long exposure light led hungary
Zsolt Andrasi

Although Christmas still feels like something in the vast future (or past, depending on your point of view) it certainly doesn’t hurt to think about the wintry season as summer temperatures continue to rise. One of the most mesmerizing Christmas sights we’ve seen are these trams and local streetcars in Budapest decorated with over 30,000 LED lights. The twinkling lights, when photographed with just the right exposure, creates a marveling image that resembles a futuristic vehicle speeding through time. This beautiful tradition of decorating trams was an initiative by the Budapest Transport Company, which kicked off in 2009. If you want to plan a visit you’ll definitely want to check out their website for routes and tram schedules.

Prints of the long exposure images are available from Krisztian Birinyi through 500px. (via My Modern Met)

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Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Julio Lucas. Bradenton, FL United States. 1st Place / 2014 Photographer of the Year.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions © Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez. Madrid, Spain. 2nd Place / 2014 Photographer of the Year.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Jill Missner. Ridgefield, CT United States. 3rd Place / 2014 Photographer of the Year.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Michael O’Neal. San Francisco, CA United States. 1st Place / Animals.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 3rd Place / Architecture.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Felicia Pandola. Providence, RI. 1st Place / Nature.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Juana Chaves. Madrid, Spain. 2nd Place / News & Events.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Terry Vital. Windham, NH. 1st Place / Others.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Hector Navarro. Zapopan, Jalisco Mexico. 3rd Place / People.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Coco Liu. Illinois, United States. 1st Place / Seasons.

Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards iPhone competitions
© Little Su. New Taipei City, Taiwan. First Place / Sunset.

It’s amazing to see the stories we’re now capable of telling with a device that fits in our pocket containing a camera about the size of a dime (or maybe it’s even smaller now, I’m running out of currency/technology scale comparisons). One of the primary champions of photography taken with iPhones is the iPhone Photography Awards which just announced the winners of their 2014 competition. This is the 7th year of the IPPAWARDS, a global contest for photographs taken only with iPhones. This year includes 54 photographers hailing from 17 countries who competed in 17 different categories. Seen here are the top three winners and some of my own favorites, but you can see much more on their website. (via Tim Cook)

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Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal nature landscapes flowers deserts

The Badlands are a type of parched, sunbaked terrain characterized by jagged rock, cracked earth and, of course, minimal vegetation. It’s a harsh environment of lifeless wasteland but there is also good news to be found in the badlands. For the patient observer, like photographer Guy Tal, there is a delicate beauty that reveals itself only so often. “On rare years,” says Tal, describing his series of photos taken in the American West, “wildflowers burst into stunning display of color, transforming the desert into a veritable garden for just few precious days.” The reason, apparently, is that vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate. With just a tiny bit of moisture the desert can transform into a colorful garden of bright purple and yellow. You can see more photos on Tal’s website, or purchase his book More Than a Rock. (via Bored Panda)

Update: According to @happyhillers these are Scorpionweed and Beeplant flowers.

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Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland Infrared: Stark Photographs of Icelandic Landscapes by Andy Lee landscapes infrared Iceland

Iceland, with its extreme landscapes, jagged lava fields and Northern Lights, is arguably one of the most photogenic countries in the world. So it’s no surprise that over half a million tourists flock there every year to shoot the landscape. But UK-based photographer Andy Lee, on his first visit to the country, came back with a series of photos titled “Blue Iceland” that captured the waterfalls, peaks and roads in, literally, a whole new light. Using infrared photography to pick up invisible light rather than visible light, Lee transformed Iceland into a series of stark, moody and somewhat dreamlike silhouettes. At times the austere rock formations and glowing waterfalls almost appear to be painted. You can see much more of Lee’s work over on his portfolio site. In the words of Lee himself, “Infrared and Iceland, a match made in heaven.” (via PetaPixel)

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Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow

Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow plants flowers anatomy
Lungs

Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow plants flowers anatomy
Intestines

Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow plants flowers anatomy
Heart

Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow plants flowers anatomy
Eye

Eye Heart Spleen: Human Organs Made from Flowers and Plants by Camila Carlow plants flowers anatomy
Kidneys

This delicate series of sculpted plants is part of a project by artist Camila Carlow titled Eye Heart Spleen. The photographic project is comprised of 13 images representing human organs constructed from plants and flowers. From Carlow’s statement about the project:

The most fascinating and intricate of biological structures, yet we rarely pay heed to the organs inside our body. Regardless of whether we fill ourselves with toxins or nourishing food, whether we exercise or not—our organs sustain us, working away effortlessly and unnoticed.

In a similar way, plants flourishing in the urban environment are a testament to nature’s indifference to our goings on. They grow out of the sides of buildings, in brick walls and between the cracks in concrete, despite of the traffic and pollution.

Camila Carlow is a Guatemalan-born artist based in Bristol, England, and she works in a range of mediums from photography and painting as well as cinematography. Several of the Eye Heart Spleen photos are available as prints in her shop. (via Sweet Station)

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Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Sunny Meadow Fun Park. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Skhayascraper. Edition of 20, 590 x 840mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Langa Longer Shopping Mall. Edition of 50, 590 x 630mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Bridge Below Starry Skies. Editions of 50, 590 x 490mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Gugulethu Gables. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Glory to Gold. Edition of 10, 940 x 770mm.

Con/struct: The Fictional Urban Architecture of Justin Plunkett architecture
Diepsloot dignity tower. Edition of 50, 590 x 590mm.

Con/struct is the latest body of work from Cape Town-based artist, designer, and photographer Justin Plunkett who uses his own original photography to digitally construct fictional landscapes and structures. He shares via an artist statement:

Con/Struct is an exploration into the themes of empowerment and imagination. Plunkett, using his own photography, has created new juxtaposed environments that encourage questioning and exploration: inviting the debate around how marketing- induced aspiration and perceived value can empower but can also corrupt, how it can be both perverse and create beauty. At the same time, at the core of his work, he honours and applauds ingenuity and the creative spirit.

The new works were recently on view at the Cabinet, and you can see more on his website. (via Designboom)

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