These piping hot pictures cost photographer Miles Morgan a tripod and pair of shoes, and almost turned him to toast when he came within a foot to capture lava reaching the sea from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
This a portrait that I took of my Grandfather. He was a photographer and I wanted to show all his wonderful old cameras and his life in an editorial styled portrait. He just turned 95 years old and still remembers how all his old camera’s work. I shot this with my cannon 7d body,and Tamron 17-55mm zoom lens. The lighting is with a 1200w Pro photo 2 head kit with 2 medium soft boxes. As well I used a 580 ex2 canon speed lite and diffused it with a paper lantern that I made into a diffusion for my speed lite. I really love this picture and hope you like it as well. (© Christopher Bellezza) # (via National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 - In Focus - The Atlantic)
Global rainbow is an ongoing light installation by Yvette Mattern consisting of seven parallel laser beams representing a rainbow that’s being projected over populated urban areas.
Superfluidity is a state of matter (like solid or gaseous) that occurs at extremely low temperatures, has high thermal conductivity (every ounce of it is always exactly the same temperature), and no viscosity. Helium 2 is the “most” example of this. A cup of He2 will spontaneously flow up and out of a container, as if it just decided to leave. It also seeps right through otherwise solid materials because its complete lack of friction allows it to flow through otherwise invisible holes that would not allow regular helium (or water for that matter) to flow through. He2 did not wind up at number 1 just because of its ability to act like it has a mind of its own, though, it is also the most efficient thermal conductor on earth; several hundred times that of copper. Heat moves so fast through Helium 2 that it moves in waves, like sound (and is fact known as “second sound”), rather than dispersion, where it simply transfers from one molecule to another. Incidentally, the forces governing He2’s ability to crawl walls is called “third sound”. You can’t get much more extreme than a substance that required the definitions of 2 new types of sound. (via Ten Most Extreme Substances Known to Man | Ten Most)
DesignWars Team is proud to present its second project in series, the “Divine Beauty”. The artist “Insane51” suddenly is waked up by an odd dream, finding himself clueless and literally landed on a deserted place. Covered by lots of useless stuff and scrap papers, he gets up finding near him some spray cans, but also a unique item, a draft drawing. Instantly the power within rises, ordering him to represent it immediately. Picking up the first spray can, Insane51 is teleported to a journey that we invite you to watch.
Terje Sorgjerd, the photographer behind the viral video The Aurora, has done it again. Here, Sogjerd captures the Milky Way over El Teide, Spain’s highest mountain. Click through to watch, and get details on how the video was made. Filmed between April 4 and April 11, 2011, the individual frames were shot using a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 17mm TSE, Canon 16-35mm II, Canon 24/1.4II, and Sigma 12-24mm. Just sit back and enjoy. It’s simply stunning. Sorgjerd writes, “The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide.” I think the goal was accomplished! Music is by Ludovico Einaudi, the song is called “Nuvole bianche” (via Most Amazing Time Lapse Video of Milky Way Ever Made. Seriously. | ShutterSalt)