Posts tagged photography

From Spain, skyward: The 25th Human Tower Competition
More breathtaking photos: http://usat.ly/1uQOnwJ
(Photo by Josep Lago, AFP/Getty)

From Spain, skyward: The 25th Human Tower Competition

More breathtaking photos: http://usat.ly/1uQOnwJ

(Photo by Josep Lago, AFP/Getty)

Central Asia’s Aral Sea, a lake that used to be the fourth-largest in the world, is nearly dried up. Here, it’s shown between 2000 and 2014, in a series of images from NASA. 

Central Asia’s Aral Sea, a lake that used to be the fourth-largest in the world, is nearly dried up. Here, it’s shown between 2000 and 2014, in a series of images from NASA. 

These are among 2014’s top space photos, as picked in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest: http://usat.ly/1ChKz8B

Photographer Gavin Heffernan sent these gorgeous photos to us and shared some information about where and how they were taken:

These are a compilation of some epic night and day shoots at Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park and also Monument Valley Navajo Park. I was in the area as an “artist in residence” at Northern Arizona University, talking to the photography students about my experiences with timelapsing, etc., and we also embarked on some shooting adventures. Though the conditions were intense, the storms parted to reveal some incredible night sky milk ways and meteors — as well as some perfect, clear skies for more “star trails” experimentation. 

This was also my first opportunity to collaborate with old friend and former American Film Institute classmate Harun Mehmedinović, an incredibly accomplished photographer and now one of the professors at NAU. His passion and artists’ eye really elevated the quality of the material in a big way.

Pet Horstmann, owner of the Fahrradhof bike shop, peers out of his shop in Altlandsberg, Germany. The wall is decorated with 210 old bicycles.  

Photo by Patrick Pleul, AFP/Getty Images. More images from the week in pictures: http://usat.ly/1ilCsPE

Pet Horstmann, owner of the Fahrradhof bike shop, peers out of his shop in Altlandsberg, Germany. The wall is decorated with 210 old bicycles.

Photo by Patrick Pleul, AFP/Getty Images. More images from the week in pictures: http://usat.ly/1ilCsPE

Thousands of biodegradable balloons are released in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city’s commercial association workers began releasing balloons in 1992, at Patio do Colegio, the site of the city’s founding in 1554. It has become a tradition to celebrate the new year.

More of today in pictures: http://usat.ly/RxKGG6

(Photo by Nelson Almeida, AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands of biodegradable balloons are released in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The city’s commercial association workers began releasing balloons in 1992, at Patio do Colegio, the site of the city’s founding in 1554. It has become a tradition to celebrate the new year.

More of today in pictures: http://usat.ly/RxKGG6

(Photo by Nelson Almeida, AFP/Getty Images)

A cache of 98-year-old celluloid negatives has been discovered in the field darkroom of expedition photographer Herbert Ponting, a member of an expedition sent to resupply Sir Ernest Shackleton.
These photos — still largely intact — provide a unique look into the conditions the Antarctic explorers faced.
(via Nearly Intact Century-Old Negatives Found in Antarctica - Reviewed.com Cameras)

A cache of 98-year-old celluloid negatives has been discovered in the field darkroom of expedition photographer Herbert Ponting, a member of an expedition sent to resupply Sir Ernest Shackleton.

These photos — still largely intact — provide a unique look into the conditions the Antarctic explorers faced.

(via Nearly Intact Century-Old Negatives Found in Antarctica - Reviewed.com Cameras)

Ringo Starr wants your help. 

The former Beatles drummer snapped this photo of teenagers in 1964 on a Florida freeway during the band’s first U.S. visit. Now he wonders who they are. 

(Photo by Ringo Starr)

Ringo Starr wants your help.

The former Beatles drummer snapped this photo of teenagers in 1964 on a Florida freeway during the band’s first U.S. visit. Now he wonders who they are.

(Photo by Ringo Starr)

I can’t stop looking at this.

A diver approaches a sturgeon outside a transparent tunnel in a lake in Madra near Brno, Czech Republic. The tunnel allows people to observe fish swimming in the lake.

(Photo by Radek Mica, AFP/Getty Images)

I can’t stop looking at this.

A diver approaches a sturgeon outside a transparent tunnel in a lake in Madra near Brno, Czech Republic. The tunnel allows people to observe fish swimming in the lake.

(Photo by Radek Mica, AFP/Getty Images)