Posts Tagged ‘photography’

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 […]


Apple releases Aperture 3, iPhoto Features for $199

Apple brought their online store down this morning, and the first new thing to appear on the site is the release of Aperture 3, “Pro performance with iPhoto simplicity”. Available today for $199, they boast over 200 new features, including: Full-screen Pr0ject & Browser Snap to Edge Expanded EXIF data Improved support for RAW+JPEG Face […]

Pixels for 1/26/2010: Particles, Panorams, and Picasso

Here’s todays Pixels: Quick Tips: How to get better control without “Particular” Emitters in After Effects How to create a Serene Panorama from Multiple Photographs in PhotoShop Color Correcting Canon 7D Footage Abduzeedo Tuesday Total Textures 50 Landscapes & Scenery Photo Manipulations Picasso’s Guernica in 3D 50 Outstanding Adobe Illustrator Tutorials 392 Cool Photoshop Gradients


The Great Megapixel Swindle, Proof

Petavoxel broke out his Olympus FE-26 12-megapixel camera and took a picture of the beautiful snow, and found the resulting image.. Well, it’s crap, just plain crap.  He took it upon himself to deal what might be the best blow against the ‘megapixel wars’ underway amongst low-end point-and-shoot camera providers, complete with some detailed math […]

Hubble Telescope Photographs Messier 81

Back in the 18th century, Charles Messier was hunting comets. He was frustrated by objects that resembled the comets he was hunting, but were obviously something else. He then catalogued these objects so that they would not be confused with comets. M81 is the 81st object in his list, and was originally discovered by Johann […]