Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Gulf Oil Spill Creeps Towards Mississippi Delta

by Paul Adamson April 30, 2010
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

by Randall Handon April 27, 2010
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 […]


View Paris in 26 Gigapixels

by Randall Handon March 12, 2010
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

by Randall Handon March 5, 2010
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”

by Randall Handon March 5, 2010
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

by Randall Handon February 25, 2010
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

by Randall Handon February 9, 2010
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 […]


The Great Megapixel Swindle, Proof

by Randall Handon January 20, 2010
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 […]