So today as many of you know, Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space. 128,000ft straight up, stepped out onto a platform the size of a skateboard and broke multiple world records including the one they were aiming for, breaking the speed of sound without an aircraft. [more]
Felix Baumgartner is up in the air, and if all goes well he will be the first man go to supersonic without the use of a propulsion device: Just him and his space suit. The first launch was aborted due to high winds, but this one seems to be going smoothly. You can get more information outside of the video here at Red Bull Stratos. [more]
Armed with a RC helicopter drone and a head-up display, Mammut “pilot” Dedicam Andrew Peacock navigates while Remo Masina captures some stunning video of the Trango Tower in Pakistan. See more of Remo Masina’s work at Dedicam.tv . This sample footage will be used in Mammut’s upcoming 150 Year Peak Project video.
To put a little twist on filming one of Nissan’s most recent car commercials, the crew involved shot everything on a miniature scale by using a few different RC vehicles. Check out how the team tried to preserve some of the standard elements that you might see in a car commercial. The group gets quite creative in building customized camera mounts to keep the best angles. [more]
Some of the latest images sent over from Mars by the Curiosity Rover give a little glimpse into the past of the planet. The rover appears to have shot pictures of an old stream bed. By comparing to equivalent scenes from earth’s stream beds, scientists judge that the former stream used to flow at 3 feet per second and was between ankle to hip deep. Check out the pics! [more]
These postcards produced by art director Akos Papp were made using Google maps satellite view. With Apple taking a big hit these past few weeks over the release of their 3D Map App with the iOS 6 operating system, it’s safe to safe we can still put them to use for something. This time, for the sake of art. [more]
The universe is estimated to be 13.7 billion years old, and a recent composite of images taken on NASA’s Hubble Telescope show 13.2 billion of those. Earth years, that is. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining 10 years of NASA Hubble Space Telescope photographs taken of a patch of sky at the center of the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the full moon. [more]
After eight years of planning and building by scientists, engineers, and technicians – the world’s most powerful digital camera, 570-megapixel camera has been used to capture it’s first images. The “Dark Energy Camera” was developed to bring about a new era of scientific exploration in our solar systems by allowing scientists to now see a 100,000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away.
I don’t know what GoPro cameras are made out of that makes seagulls like them so much, but once again a seagull stole a GoPro – this time in San Francisco. The camera was on and aimed at the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset when the bird decided to take the viewers for a short tour over the Bay Area. Check it out, and keep your equipment safe!
11 years passed since that horrible day on September 11, 2001, where 2,996 people lost their lives and many more injured in the biggest terror attack in history. Since that horrifying day, every year on the night of 9/11 – NYC’s sky is being lit up by 2 beams of lights as a memorial for the twin towers. Check out the best photos of ‘Tribute In Lights‘ found on the net.
I have always been in envy of natural photographers who seem to perfectly frame a shot so that the final composition flows beautifully while cropping out necessary or distracting elements. Daniel Beltra is one such photographer who specializes in aerial photography involving environmental issues. [more]
With the recent and unfortunate passing of Neil Armstrong, we’re reminded of his legacy. We think back to the days of the Space Shuttle program and what it meant. If you’ve ever been fortunate to see a launch, you know how amazing it can be. Even as a photographic opportunity, you typically see photos of launches from a distance. Photographer, Dan Winters, captures these brilliant up close photos and other details of the Space Shuttle program. [more]
Idaho photographer Jim Harmer over at ImprovePhotography.com takes the time to give you the low down on shooting the night’s Milky Way. All you trolls out there be nice cause Jim froze his butt off on this one and he is just so damn likable. [more]