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.
Purely Pacific Northwest from John Eklund on Vimeo.
Created by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli (with music by Jarbas Agnelli), this time lapse compilation of tilt shift images taken at last year’s Carnival party in Rio is truly mesmerizing. The massive scale of the festivities and the grandeur of the Brazilian capital are somehow even more stunning when manipulated by the tilt shift effect to look like children’s bath tub toys. I’ve seen some darn fine tilt shift work over the past few years, and this definitely stands out among the best.
The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.
“A lot can happen in three seconds,” points out the Surfrider Foundation, in an effort to bring attention to the immense impact that such a fleeting period of time can have on the environment. For instance: “Every three seconds, approximately 70 tons of sewage and human effluent is discharged into the world’s water ways.”
Grim? Yes. But we can use art to take action and spread the word.
In honor of the UN-established World Water Day holiday (March 22nd), Surfrider is hosting the 3 Second Movie Contest in which entrants are encouraged to create and share a water-themed movie in the span of three seconds. Because, as we now know, a lot can happen in that brief amount of time.
Surfrider is challenging its supporters to share their cinematic visions and interpretations of water by creating a short three-second film. Between now and March 12th, send your three-second long, water related movies (mov, .avi, .mpeg and .mp4 files preferred) to 3SecMovie@surfrider.org. Surfrider’s favorite submissions will receive prize packages and gear from GoPro camera and Teva footwear. The winners will be announced on World Water Day. Visit surfrider.org for more information.
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Nikon has announced the D800 “HD-SLR,” which features a 36.3-megapixel full-frame (FX) CMOS image sensor—meaning you can make enormous prints of your high resolution (7360×4912-pixel) captures. Like its (chronological at least) predecessor, 2008′s D700, the D800 has a more compact body size than a big gun like the D4, but its price and emphasis on super high resolution output seems to narrow its market to buyers like studio and wedding photographers who are most interested in print work rather than a broader class of photo enthusiasts looking to step up to a mid-range DSLR for travel and personal photo capture purposes. This is probably why Nikon is going to continue selling the D700 alongside its successor and at nearly the same price.
At $2,999.95, the D800 boasts the same 3.2-inch 921K dot LCD screen as the flagship D4 and its viewfinder offers 100% frame coverage (as compared to the D700′s 95%). For low-light capture, it has an ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1)-25,600 (Hi-2), with the only upgrade to the D700 here being on the low end of the range (50 versus 100). The upgraded video capabilities are what have compelled Nikon to market the camera as an “HD-SLR”; the D800 shoots video at various resolutions and frame rates, including full HD 1080 at 30/24p and HD 720 at 60/30p. Additionally, as Nikon says, “For professional and broadcast applications that call for outboard digital recorders or external monitors, users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera via the HDMI port (8 bit, 4:2:2).” Below is a test video shot by filmmaker Sandro with the D800.
The Nikon D800 will be available in late March for $2,999.95 (body only), and a supplementary model—D800E, which “treads in medium format territory for studio work or landscape photography” as it “enhances the resolution characteristics of the 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor by cancelling the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF inside the camera”—will be available in mid-April for $3,299.95.
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File this under Things That Make Me Smile. And while you’re at it, run a few copies and toss them in the files for Talented People of the Internet and Stop Motion Animation Done Extremely Well.
“Address is Approximate” is a stop motion animation made by director Tom Jenkins of The Theory. The video was shot on a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR and tells the story of “a lonely desk toy [who] longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can—using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.” If that doesn’t make you click play below, then I don’t know what will. Behold, “Address is Approximate”: