Some of the highlights of Bruce Dale's 30 year career at National Geographic including 10 trips to China beginning in the late 1970's, the hologram cover for the 100th anniversary edition, and mounting a camera on the tail of a jumbo jet for in-flight photographs.
I this is a great way to teach musical theory and practice, especially fingering technique. I could mash on them all day long!
(May be NSFW.)
By: Bubba | Dec 13th, 2010 (10:45 AM) | Thanks: beautifulkind
I know there are lots of these going around at the moment but this set really moved me. From my local news network in Australia so a couple may lack context. But the sink-hole pic alone is worth the price of admission.
You've seen Ben Hibon's gorgeous zombie animation work in A.D. and more recently in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. But now Hibon's getting a project all his own: a dark Peter Pan movie where Hook is the good guy.
Yup, looks like it's time for those "best of the year" things to come out. Here's Reuters' best photos of the year.
National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past eight weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. Collected here are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature.
By: Bubba | Nov 25th, 2010 (8:27 PM) | Thanks: Schmierwurst
A newly published 360-degree image of London takes the crown as the largest, highest-resolution panoramic photo in the world. The image of London has a total resolution of 80 gigapixels, or 80 billion pixels. It is so detailed that the photographers even had to censor one image which they described as ‘naughty’ - but they have not told users where the image was found or what it was.
I wonder if a Fazer can find it?
The Sun/Page 3 spoofs Old Spice and spoofs it right!
By: Bubba | Nov 16th, 2010 (10:47 PM) | Thanks: Oneyedjackf
A collection of the year's best underwater photography, chosen by the judges of two major competitions - Our World Under Water and the fourth annual Deep International Underwater competition. The two competitions attracted more than 5,000 entries and winners were picked from 20 countries across the world. Prizes for the contests make up the largest prize pool for underwater photography, with $120,000 (£74,000) up for grabs
By: Bubba | Nov 14th, 2010 (11:07 AM) | Thanks: beautifulkind
40,000 people cross Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to start the 2010 NYC Marathon.
By: SpunOne | Nov 9th, 2010 (6:32 PM) | Thanks: dog named harry
In Martin Scorsese's new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, a politically connected mastermind named Nucky Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi) runs 1920s Atlantic City with an iron fist. In reality, Atlantic City was the fiefdom of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson, a Republican party boss and New Jersey kingmaker who held uncontested control of the South Jersey city from 1911 to 1941.
By: SpunOne | Nov 7th, 2010 (1:42 PM)
When Science gives you lemons, make lemonade.
When you get sea mines? Make...furniture?
By: Bubba | Oct 27th, 2010 (11:43 AM)
This is the "Human 8-bit Video". We wanted to make something cheap and awesome. It was directed by our buddy/chief mad scientist Greg Jardin. It was all shot in one take. It took lots and lots and lots of practice to get it right. A guy in one of the cells also played the serial killer on season 5 of "The Wire".
Ever wonder what it feels like to be behind the joystick of a super-sonic fighter jet, carrying out an assault mission in the lethal skies? Our goal was to allow the viewer of our new HD X-Movie Stormbirds to experience just that.
We worked with THQ to produce a new fleet of warrior jets to blast through the virtual heavens and wake the gods, engaging in a missile launching, bullet spitting, dogfight, miles above the war-torn ground. Feel yourself rip through decrepit cityscapes, tear through callous, vicious mountain ranges and break into the unforgiving, merciless jungle.
There are plenty of amazing time lapse videos. This is one. But when you see it paired with Hans Zimmer's "Dream is collapsing"—from Inception's soundtrack—it goes from amazing to holy-fuck-the-Universe-is-about-to-collapse-and-we-are-all-gonna-die amazing.
First person footage of whitewater kayaking through a box canyon. Some intense stuff. Full screen recommended.
By: Bubba | Sep 20th, 2010 (6:00 PM) | Thanks: pongobongo
From 1945 to 1962, the United States military detonated hundreds of nuclear bombs in the atmosphere. Photographers struggled to document the nature of the explosions and their destructive effects. George Yoshitake, 82, is one of the few cameramen who is still alive.
What does HDR Video look like? It looks like simply amazing.
By: Bubba | Sep 14th, 2010 (11:37 PM) | Thanks: FakeWorest
I went on the trip to Canyons in Arizona and Utah, visited Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion Canyon and this film is the coverage of my trip.
By: SpunOne | Aug 15th, 2010 (9:15 PM)
The sexy 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will make you flip.
By: Bubba | Aug 9th, 2010 (11:24 PM)
Just an awesome little slide show of surf pictures. Enjoy your weekend, folks.
30 incredible long-exposure photos. It's Eye Candy on Viagra.
These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations.
Lightning at 9000 frames per second.
By: SpunOne | Jul 28th, 2010 (11:55 PM)
Prepare to have your mind melted. These 10 videos showcase a new and growing art form in the world's cities, where buildings come alive in light, color and motion...
By: Bubba | Jul 24th, 2010 (2:33 AM) | Thanks: thethinktank
A couple of guys took a program designed to shift between polar and Cartesian geometries, and hacked into into a program that will "flatten" out images. In this case, these panoramas look as if they were taken while standing in the middle of a flower. More flowers can be seen here. The same effect applied to chandeliers can be seen here.
By: SpunOne | Jul 12th, 2010 (7:56 PM)
This layout is the culmination of a work in progress for over two years. I started with the Planet Express and major characters back in February 2008. In December 2009 I expanded the building to include the sub pen, and built up a portion of the surrounding area. In late April through June 2010, I worked overtime to build an 80"x60" layout, ready in time for Brickworld 2010 on June 17th. This layout is a part of the much larger Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, and may be seen at our various shows in the Chicago area.
For the third time in the last 6 days, another line of nasty storms rolled through Chicago on Wednesday evening. I love coming home and being able to watch and capture nature's beauty from my balcony. In this clip you will see three of the tallest buildings in Chicago get struck by lightning at the same time. Willis Tower (Tallest), Trump International Hotel and Tower (2nd Tallest) and the John Hancock Building(4th tallest).
By: SpunOne | Jun 28th, 2010 (8:10 AM)
There's no chance drugs inspired this video.
By: SpunOne | Jun 18th, 2010 (3:38 PM)
Apparently, all done in a single breath.