Photographing The Perfect Plume Of Smoke Requires Thousands Of Tries

Talk about an ethereal subject. Pure smoke is about as intangible and unpredictable as anything you could think of putting in front of your camera. These beautifully frozen images were the result of literally thousands of attempts by photographer Thomas Herbrich.


Terrifying Dash Cam Video Shows What It Is Like To Be Inside A Tornado

Video: According to the Youtube description, this video — published yesterday in Reddit but shot last year — captures the moment when a tornado violently hits a village in Bashkiria, Russia. The hair-raising footage was taken from a car’s dash cam that stayed on even when the tornado was passing right over it.


Here Are The Most Iconic Shots In Film History

You can recognise these shots even if you only saw them for a second. Because they have been spoofed and parodied, referenced and homaged, spliced into our brains through pop culture, recreated in conversation so many times that these iconic shots are what we’ll remember even when we forget everything else.


Sony's Rumoured QX1 Lens Could Turn Your Smartphone Into A DSLR

That camera breakdown above is reportedly Sony’s new ILCE-QX1 lens camera system. Originally leaked by the Xperia Blog, this lens is the next evolution in Sony’s determination to transform your smartphone lens into a more professional grade shooter.


Sony A7 Series Gets Two Gorgeous New Prime Lenses From Zeiss

Sony’s A7 line of full-frame mirrorless cameras are friggin’ awesome, but there haven’t been many native lens options, especially in the realm of fast prime lenses. That’s slowly changing, and it’s starting with Zeiss.


Physicists Figure Out How To Take Photographs In Near-Total Darkness

Tens of thousands of photons go into making up each pixel in your standard cat photo. That’s because existing cameras — even infrared night-vision ones — rely on many, many photons of light to create an image. But now physicists have photographed in almost pitch blackness, where there on average is less than one photon of light per pixel.


Good Morning, Hong Kong

Video: One of the coolest things about Hong Kong — one of the great cities of the world that feels a lot like living in the future, for better or worse — is the bustling city’s relationship with the picturesque nature that surrounds it. You get a glimpse of that in this video by Billy Boyd Cape.


Ferguson Police Are Wearing Body Cameras

Police in Ferguson started wearing body cameras this Saturday during the most recent protest following the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown Jr. by one of the city’s police officers, Darren Wilson.


Good Morning, Stockholm

There are few cities in the world as beautiful and full of beautiful people as Stockholm. This time-lapse video by Enrique Pacheco shows it in all its splendor.


Just Look At This Majestic Image Of Light And Dark In Our Universe.

Image Cache: Just look at this majestic image of light and dark in our Universe. The latest image from the Hubble Space Telescope, it shows young stellar objects, a number of bright stars and a reflection of the nebula known as [B77] 63. Ain’t it pretty. [ESA]


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