Image by Daniel Espírito Santo, Camera Assistant João Botas and Editing by Pedro Sousa.
Some very interesting long exposure shots by Celine Ramoni taken from the New Transit Yurikamome (an automated guideway train that connects Shimbashi to Toyosu, passing through the artificial island of Odaiba in Tokyo, Japan) passing through the Rainbow Bridge.
Japan was the “trigger” of my interest in photography (I lived there for 4 years). During my travels, I discovered so many unique and magnificent landscapes that I felt the need to capture and retain these exceptional moments that I was living. I was astonished by the high number of people that were carrying professional photo gear compared to those in my own country. This apparently large popularity of photography further raised my curiosity.
I bought my first SLR one year after my arrival in Japan. The first few months seemed difficult and my pictures disappointing. But by learning a few basic concepts, I gained a tremendous freedom in the variety of pictures I could take.
I have rather simple gear such as Nikon D7000, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX and Nikon 18-105mm VR. I mostly shoot landscape and cityscapes. I usually use the aperture mode because I like to emphasis on the DOF of my photos. For the long exposure shots though I usually use the manual mode. I don’t do lots of post processing and most of my photos are almost straight out of the camera.
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011 at an altitude of around 350km.
A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.
This short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011 by Los Angeles, California based photographer Joe Capra.
For 17 days I travelled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, travelled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of “Golden light”. Once the sun had set it wouldn’t even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don’t start to reappear until August.
Andrew Byrom, a graphic and type designer, talks about the typography he sees in everyday objects. Andrew is on Faculty at Cal State Long Beach and teaches a design class at UCLA Extension.
Graphic designer Irma Boom has made over 250 books, 50 of which are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her ‘Think book’ for a giant coal company has become an international icon of Dutch design. She sees her books as objects, that communicate ideas and stories, and speak to all human senses.
With the theme “Knowledge that Works: From Theory to Practice,” the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference (October 15-18) featured more than 100 sessions which highlighted how science centers and museums are putting new ideas to practical use to serve their communities. Tel-Aviv University demonstrated quantum superconductors locked in a magnetic field by suspending a superconducting disc above or below a set of permanent magnets. The magnetic field is locked inside the superconductor; a phenomenon called ‘Quantum Trapping’.
To learn the physics behind this demonstration visit here.