Among the many incredible images captured during this Grand Canyon time-lapse video from the SKYGLOW Project is a phenomenon called a “full cloud inversion,” during which clouds get trapped between the walls of rock formations, forming a sort ocean filled with puffy clouds.
The Neptune Art Lens System consists of three fixed focal length lenses – 3.5/35, 2.8/50 and 4.0/80 – a lens base and six drop-in plates. Their size and weight makes it easy to switch lenses on the go, while the handcrafted optics offer a myriad of creative options.
Aerial photographer Jack Johnson captured this stunning 4K flyover of Japan’s cherry blossom trees, and with the help of an app called Litchi was able to repeat his drone’s flight path, allowing him to show them gradually blossoming. From BBC Two’s Springwatch.
Vox Observatory created a fascinating mini-series that looks at how filmmakers used modern tech to capture some of the incredible imagery in BBC Earth’s Planet Earth II. Learn how they filmed at night, played with time, and what they did to made it look so cinematic.
Over 150 vehicles were made for Mad Max: Fury Road. Many of them got wrecked in the process, but photographer John Platt was able to take beauty shots of some of the cars, trucks and motorcycles in their pristine state. More on his website and Behance page.
Artists Cliff Haynes and the late Michael Farrell built a camera comprised of 32,000 drinking straws which act as light paths in front of a sheet of film. When exposed, they result in an ethereal pointillist image. The project is documented in the book Straw Camera.
We’ve seen tons of videos of stuff destroyed inside of microwaves, but the footage is shot through the mesh door, and hard to see. Steve Mould figured out a way to record inside his oven without damaging the camera, providing a detailed look at what happens inside.
A visually striking music video created by director Filip Sterckx and director of photography Filip Sterckx, in which the only source of light is a light bulb being swung about on a cord. By layering multiple frames in After Effects, they achieved a spellbinding result.
A while back, Vincent Brady created an otherworldly time-lapse video featuring night skies captured via a special 4-camera rig. He since remastered the clip in 4K, added new effects, and improved its visual fidelity. Be sure to check out the 360º/VR companion piece.
Tyler Hulett presents a fascinating look at the destructive power of the lava that continues to flow forth at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, as the tiniest bits of greenery struggle to return to the site of a once-vibrant rainforest, and former home of the Royal Gardens subdivision.
A portable printer that quickly outputs copies of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other images on your phone onto 2″ x 3″ mini prints. Each glossy print has a peel-off sticky back so you can slap them on notebooks, laptops, and other surfaces. Sticker packs cost $10 for 20 sheets.
The Aurora Borealis are one of nature’s most spectacular displays. It turns out that you don’t need to land on the ground up North to see them either. Photographer Aryeh Nirenberg captured this stunning view right out of her airplane window flying from NYC to Iceland.
AD Photography wows us with imagery of the skies over Denmark’s Ordrup Beach, as an array of bold colors emerge from the skies, going far beyond the hues we’ve seen from the Aurora Borealis before. It took hundreds of hours to capture, but the end result is worth it.