Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Resource for 6/2/2010: CS5 & Nature Photography

This week’s resource goes out to all of your nature photographers who have recently upgraded to Photoshop CS5, or who don’t know why they should.  This new book from Ellen and John Anon, “Photoshop CS5 for Nature Photographers”, covers everything you need to know about nature photography and the CS5 suite. Award-winning nature photographers Ellen […]

The making of Dubai 45 Gigapixels

A few days ago, we told you that Gerald Donovan has stitched together over 4000 images to create a 45-gigapixel photograph of Dubai. Now we have a YouTube video showing the making of the image. via : The making of Dubai 45 Gigapixels


Epic Panorama of Dubai in 45 GigaPixels

A new world record in terrestrial panorama size as Gerald Donovan has stitched together over 4000 images to create a 45-gigapixel photograph of Dubai. 4,250 individual shots taken with a Canon 7D and the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L zoom at 400mm. Total shooting time circa 3 hours 30 minutes, in 37C heat (that’s the temperature in […]

Gulf Oil Spill Creeps Towards Mississippi Delta

We have talked about the Gulf Oil Spill several days ago. Now some of the oil is creeping onto land near the Mississippi River Delta. NASA has taken another picture of the oil from its Terra satellite using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. I have taken the NASA version of the image and […]


NASA Photographs Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast

NASA’s Aqua satellite  captured this image of the Gulf Coast oil slick resulting from the explosion & sinking of the Deepwater Horizon platform.  It was captured with the “MODIS” (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument, and shows the oil as it follows the gulf currents across the region. The oil slick may be particularly obvious because […]

Photograph: Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

Yesterday’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is an amazing photograph of the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull volcano.  From their description: Why did the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because it drifted across such well populated areas. The […]


View Paris in 26 Gigapixels

A group efford by Kolor, Arnaud Frich Photography, and Extraordinair-Urban robs former champion 360Cities of their “World’s Largest Panorama” title with a new massive 26-Gigapixel interactive panoram of Paris.  No normal camera could capture the detail they needed, so they constructed a custom rig: Paris 26 Gigapixels was shot with very unique hardware: 2 Canon […]

Comparison of different HDRI Acquisition Techniques

A bachelor thesis from Pasha Kuliyev of the Department of Imaging Sciences and Media Technology University of Applied Sciences Cologne focuses of the various methods of acquiring HDRI images and gets into incredible mathematical and physical detail on the various benefits and problems with each method.  From the abstract: In many industrial and advertising applications […]

Watch the Milky Way over Hawaii in “The White Mountain”

A coworker of mine sends us a link to this spectacular time-lapse extended-exposure video of the skies of Hawaii, where you can plainly see the bands of the Milky Way galaxy pass by overhead.  Difficult to see with the naked eye, the long-exposure (15s) is the key to bringing it to life. Location: Mauna Kea, […]

20 Geeky Images from Space

Wired’s Geekdad has a collection of 20 fun and geeky images captured by satellite and visible in everyone’s favorite map viewer Google Maps.  Ranging from air force bases and the GooglePlex itself to crop designs and herds of animals, it’s a great collection. Space is full of images that make a geek’s heart flutter. But […]