Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.
Original Still Photography: Cory Richards/National Geographic Creative
Co-Director, Producer: Catherine Yrisarri
Co-Director, DP, Editor: Rob Finch
Assistant Camera: Jamie Francis
Original Music: Elizabeth Lim
Sound Design: Chip Sloan, Digital One
Additional Footage: Keith Ladzinski, 3 Strings Productions
Created by Blue Chalk Media bluechalk.com
The generic electronic music gets a bit overbearing and needlessly grandiose in this one (I just turned it down), but the time-lapse photography is some of the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen.
‘COSMOS ODYSSEY’ is a time-lapse project for 5 years.
My journeys for AstroPhotography from Equator to Polar Regions.
See my other time-lapse movie.
- Dokdo island. 2013 : the eastern end of Korea
- Baengnyeongdo island. 2011 : the western end of Korea. border between North and South Korea
- Mount Halla. 2011 : the southen end of Korea
- Mount Baekdu. 2010 : the north of Korea. border between China and North Korea
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 2010 : near equator
- Uluru, Australia. 2010 : the southern hemisphere
- Pilbara, Australia. 2012 : the southern hemisphere
- Yellowknife, Canada. 2009-2013 : near polar regions
Music by Zero-Project (zeroproject.gr)
I got some good work done on the mobile version today:
- The popup Image Library that lets you search, view, insert, and tweet your previously uploaded images is now fully mobile-friendly.
- You can now upload images directly from your smart phone, by tapping the "Upload Image" button. You can choose to take a photo and immediately upload it, or pick a photo from your phone's camera roll.
- There's now a button at the top of the screen that lets you switch to the full-size "Desktop Version," and a button to let you switch back as well.
- If you tap an author's name in the Featured or Recent Pages lists, it now pops up the list of their last 5 Pages; on mobile devices this popup dialog has a big red X to let you close it.
- The "live updating" features of LGF are now enabled on mobile phones, so you can see the count of new comments in a thread and other little things that update continuously for signed-in users.
- Lots and lots of little tweaks to make things look better.
Among the interplay of Saturn’s shadow and rings, Mimas, which appears in the lower-right corner of the image, orbits Saturn as a set of the ever-intriguing spokes appear in the B ring (just to the right of center).
Scientists expect that spokes will soon cease to form as Saturn approaches northern equinox. The exact mechanism of spoke formation is still the subject of debate, but ring scientists do know that spokes no longer appear when the Sun is higher in Saturn’s sky. It is believed that this has to do with the ability of micron-sized ring grains to maintain an electrical charge and levitate above the rings, forming spokes. Thus, these may be some of the last spokes ever imaged by Cassini.
This view looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 38 degrees below the ringplane. The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Oct. 22, 2013.
The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.6 million miles (2.6 million kilometers) from Saturn and at a Sun-Saturn-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 146 degrees. Image scale is 93 miles (150 kilometers) per pixel.
Via the Twitter timeline of official White House photographer @petesouza, our photo of the day. I’m sure conservatives will be pleased that the President is wearing an expensive suit for this one. Actually, I’m not sure.
In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as the “Expert on Principles of Education.” His wife Margaret and two daughters, Peg and Jan, came with him. Then teenagers, the Podlich sisters attended high school at the American International School of Kabul, which catered to the children of American and other foreigners living and working in the country.
Outside of higher education, Dr. Podlich was a prolific amateur photographer and he documented his family’s experience and daily life in Kabul, rendering frame after frame of a serene, idyllic Afghanistan. Only about a decade before the 1979 Soviet invasion, Dr. Podlich and his family experienced a thriving, modernizing country. These images, taken from 1967-68, show a stark contrast to the war torn scenes associated with Afghanistan today.
Conservators restoring an Antarctic exploration hut recently made a remarkable discovery: a small box of 22 exposed but unprocessed photographic negatives, frozen in a solid block of ice for nearly one hundred years.
These negatives were meticulously processed and restored by a Wellington photography conservator. Antarctic Heritage Trust executive director Nigel Watson said of these never-before-seen images:
“It’s the first example that I’m aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There’s a paucity of images from that expedition.”
The team from the Antarctic Heritage Trust (NZ) discovered the box in a corner of one of the many supply depots Robert Falcon Scott established for his doomed Terre Nova Expedition to the South Pole (1910-1913). Though Scott reached the Pole, he and his party died of starvation and the extreme cold on their return trip.
This photo was created by Matt Molloy, using a technique called “timestacking” to combine hundreds of time-lapse photos into one image.
There are many more of Molloy’s mind-blowing pictures at the links above. Incredible stuff.
LGF Pages author Shiplord Kirel had a post about this earlier, but I just have to do one too because this image created by the Cassini imaging laboratory (CICLOPS) is historic — as an instrument created by humans looks toward the Sun from the orbit of Saturn, with the giant planet eclipsing the Sun’s rays. That’s some truly impressive backlighting.
Click to enlarge, or click here to see the giant 9000x3500 pixel image.
For more details on this mind-blowing photograph, Phil Plait’s post is a must-read: Saturn: Incredible Mosaic of the Ringed Wonder.
See that tiny white dot at lower right of the planet, between the hazy outer ring and the first inner ring? That’s you.
Beautiful photos—wonderfully positive response to the vicious racism directed at the Cheerios ad earlier this month..
From the site’s About the Project page:
2013.06.05 at 1:51 PM
Last week, Cheerios posted this new commercial on youtube. It sparked a firestorm of backlash, and (naturally) the comments on the video have been deactivated.
When my wife and I watched the video, it felt great to (finally) see a representation of our own family. Especially considering what happened at a Wal-Mart in Virginia a few weeks ago.
We created this site to publicly reflect the changing face of the American family. According to the 2008 census, 15% of new marriages are interracial. And yet, it still feels rare to see something like the Cheerios ad represented in mainstream culture. […]
I don’t know if everyone has seen this parody “Response to Haters” video, so just in case you missed it…