Posts Tagged Photography

The War Photography of Tim Hetherington

We ran across this photo by Tim Hetherington over two months ago. We didn’t have the heart to close the tab on it.

Hetherington was a war photographer who died 20th April 2011 covering the conflict in Libya.

To leave condolences for Tim, please visit

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“Time is Nothing” Traveling the World with Time Lapse Photography in Under 5 Minutes

Here’s a time lapse video from Kien Lam that we found roughly a month ago. We’re sure it’s made the round on the blog-o-internet-sphere but it’s a damn fine ride that deserves posting.

YOu can learn more about each scene on Kien lam’s website.

17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.

Original Music: “Places and Faces” by William Lam. Will is an extremely talented musical composer whose range is barely touched in this composition he wrote specifically for the video. He’s also my little brother. If you want to commission William to write music, email him at MetaphysikaSounds[at]gmail[dot]com.

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NASA’s Astounding Photo of Earth as It Hangs in Space, See the Earth as it Truly Is

This photo of the world as stitched together from NASA’s weather satellite Suomi NPP is the very definition of amazing. We can’t stress enough how much you need to follow this link to the high definition image on NASA Flickr.

Download and have a look at our world, standing alone, in the black.

Most Amazing High Definition Image of Earth - Blue Marble 2012

Because we could not leave well enough alone, and perhaps this image stirred a bit of our poetic spirit, we found a website of Space Quotations devoted specifically to the big blue marble that is Earth.

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves a riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold—brothers who know now they are truly brothers.

— Archibald MacLeish, American poet, ‘Riders on earth together, Brothers in eternal cold,’ front page of the New York Times, Christmas Day, 25 December 1968

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Our Strange Sky: Astronaut Ron Garan Shares the Moon

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#DragonCon Moment of Who: Amy has Her Blow-Up Rory the Roman


Presented without comment.

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Today in Star Wars: Yesterday’s DragonCon, a Parade of Huntsville Stormtroopers

One year, we will be able to return to the Geek Fantasy Camp that is Dragon*Con. It’s been too long since we’ve walked the cordoned-off nerd blocks of Atlanta in our woolen cunning hat at the tail end of summer.

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Juno Photographs Earth and the Moon from 6 Million Miles Away, Puts Life in Perspective

The Juno spacecraft took the new photo on Aug. 26 as part of a test of its camera imaging system called JunoCam. The result: a parting shot of the Earth-moon system as the probe sails on its five-year trip to Jupiter.

“This is a remarkable sight people get to see all too rarely,” said Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, in a statement. “This view of our planet shows how Earth looks from the outside, illustrating a special perspective of our role and place in the universe. We see a humbling yet beautiful view of ourselves.


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Photographer Irina Werning Joins the Past with the Present, Invites People to Go Back to their Future

When Irina Werning isn’t rummaging through your old photos to visit your past self, she’s taking pictures of your present recreating the past.

I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.

Believe it or not, this is not the first time we’ve run across past/present photographic recreations. Photographer Chris Prosz did a similar project across the pond. For an example on the strange side behold the photographic time window of Sergei Larenkov .

Check out Irina’s website for the full 2010 series and the upcoming 2011 series.

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Our Strange Sky: Lightning and a Lunar Eclipse from the Edge of the Planet of Goats

Thunderstorms almost spoiled this view of the spectacular June 15 total lunar eclipse. Instead, storm clouds parted for 10 minutes during the total eclipse phase and lightning bolts contributed to the dramatic sky. Captured with a 30 second exposure the scene also inspired what, in the 16 year history of Astronomy Picture of the Day, the editor considers may be the best title yet for a picture (title credit to Chris K.). Of course, the lightning reference clearly makes sense, and the shadow play of the dark lunar eclipse was widely viewed across planet Earth in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The picture itself, however, was shot from the Greek island of Ikaria at Pezi. That area is known as “the planet of the goats” because of the rough terrain and strange looking rocks.

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Today in Star Wars: Photos from a XXX Porn Parody in a City Not that Far Away

We covered the BATMAN: XXX PARODY and the SUPERMAN: XXX PARODY before but not long after these please-buy-and-collect-our-porn-dvds-so-we-can-make-money-again parody things started coming so hard and fast(ahem) that we would be in danger of becoming a full-on porn blog. Dropping the coverage became our final response to that problem…until now.

The Vivid(crazy NSFW link here) porn parodies must be making money because there are so damn many of them out there. The shooting for the Star Wars version has wrapped. We set the safe search to ‘off’ and traveled Google’s porno pathways for as long as we dared for any sign of an official trailer. Sadly, all we found was Internet in all its horrible/wtf/delightful glory.

One SFW thing we found was’s David Oliver’s set visit and subsequent interviews with the porn stars.

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