Posts Tagged ‘time lapse’
We’ve featured a lot of great time lapse photography on the blog recently, so we were excited to see that Intel is hosting a big time lapse competition. With, I might add, $50,000 worth of prizes. The contest is called A Momentary Lapse, and it ends in five days. So enter your time lapse or slow motion videos now!
Yep, I’m still utterly moved by well executed time lapse photography. This stunning compilation of 260,000 shots captured in various locations across the Pacific Northwest is no exception.
Portland, Oregon-based photographer John Eklund shot the photos between August 2011 and August 2012 on both a Canon 5D Mark II and a Canon 5D Mark III, using three different lenses. He needed 6.3 TB of hard drive space to store the year’s worth of shots. And, as you can see below, the resulting time lapse is truly amazing.
Mitchell Haaseth / NBC Olympics, Getty
We couldn’t be more thrilled that the “Fab Five” USA women’s gymnastics team took the gold this week, and also that today spritely 16-year-old Gabby Douglas won the Gymnastics All Around title. As shutterbugs, we’re also pretty amazed by this time lapse still photograph of Gabby soaring through the air during her winning balance bar routine.
What’s the best shot you’ve seen from the Olympic games so far?
Were you among the hoards of eager space-enthusiasts (this writer included) who watched the historic Transit of Venus yesterday evening? My favorite livestream to watch was the view from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, but the above compilation shot, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), is the still image that I will forever return to for a dose of inspiration. See the rest of NASA’s Venus Transit images here, including one captured by Astronaut Don Pettit from aboard the International Space Station.
(images: NASA/SDO, AIA)
Don’t miss this stunning time lapse video of SDO shots either: