domingo, 31 de marzo de 2013

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold

Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images just off the California coast. Of these particular shots Orias says:
I often use the camera to see our world in ways our eyes cannot see. I do this by using long shutter speeds and camera motion to achieve this goal. I am often asked where the colors on my waves come from. I shoot mostly at dawn and the geography of the location allows higher ambient light levels before the full illumination by the sun. Colors are created by different weather conditions, amount of clouds or even smoke in the air from local wildfires which are often prevalent.
You can see much more of his work over on 500px and Flickr. (via faith is torment)

Credits: Colossal 

New Quilled Paper Portrait from Yulia Brodskaya

Russian paper artist Yulia Brodskaya (previously) just finished her latest artwork, an intricate portrait of an older woman smoking a pipe using a colorfully explosive palette of quilled paper. Brodskaya lives and works in the UK where she illustrates with paper for dozens of the world’s largest brands and publications. See much more here.

Credits: Colossal 

miércoles, 27 de marzo de 2013

"Objetivo...., Taza 50mm" por Jesús M García

Fuente: OjoDigital 

La mejor imagen de la Tierra de 2012 según la NASA

La NASA está a punto de elegir la mejor imagen de la Tierra del año a través de su concurso "Tournament: Earth". 

Los internautas pueden votar su favorita en

Una de las candidatas en la categoría "Imagen en color real" es esta fotografía titulada "Canica negra", que muestra las luces nocturnas de una parte del planeta y fue captada en 2012. Se trata una composición realizada a partir de 2,5 terabytes de datos captados por el satélite Suomi NPP en abril y octubre de 2012.

Otra de las candidatas en la categoría "Imagen en color real" es esta fotografía del Sol en uno de sus momentos de máxima actividad en 2012, lanzando llamaradas. La imagen fue captada por el observatorio SDO.

En la categoría "La Tierra de noche" compiten una imagen de Estados Unidos y otra de los cinco continentes dispuesta a modo de mapa mundi.

Entre los momentos retratados "en directo" desde el espacio, ha quedado como finalista este retrato del volcán submarino de El Hierro en erupción. La imagen de la isla, a color natural, se obtuvo el 10 de febrero de 2012, justo cuatro meses después de que se iniciara la actividad volcánica. El aguamarina brillante indica una alta concentración de material volcánico, mientras que el punto de color oscuro muestra el lugar donde la erupción se produjo de manera más intensa.

Una nueva isla volcánica emergiendo en el Mar Rojo compite también por el primer puesto en el concurso fotográfico de la NASA en la categoría "Eventos".

Esta imagen del hielo del Mar Antártico alcanzando un récord en su máxima extensión durante el invierno (19,44 millones de kilómetros cuadrados) ha resultado finalista en la categoría "Datos".

En octubre de 2011, una serie de fotografías aéreas tomadas por un avión de la NASA permitieron asistir al proceso de formación de un glaciar. A partir de este material, científicos de la NASA han creado una animación en tres dimensiones que permite sobrevolar virtualmente este "cañón helado" desde la pantalla de un ordenador. La imagen, una instantánea de la película, aspira a convertirse en la mejor imagen de la NASA del pasado año.

3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta

Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta) lives and works in Venice where since 2000 he has risen to international fame for his unique 3D graffiti style. Using a variety of shading, gradients and shadows his work often appears to be hovering just off the surface on which it is painted. Peeta not only creates work in public spaces but also creates similar figures with paint on cavas as well as sculptures. Above is a mixture of artworks both old and new, and you can see much more over on Flickr and at Ayden Gallery.

Credits: Colossal 

Canyon Photography

Focus sur Gregory Boratyn qui a réalisé des clichés d’une beauté époustouflante du Canyon Antelope, situé dans l’Arizona. Ces photographies spectaculaires, de cet artiste spécialisé dans le domaine, proposent des couleurs fantastiques à découvrir sur son portfolio et dans la suite de l’article.

Credits: Fubiz

"Alcazar de Toledo" por Jesús M García

Fuente: OjoDigital 

martes, 26 de marzo de 2013

Tree Spirit Carvings by Keith Jennings

Starting with a few hand tools in his own backyard, sculptor Keith Jennings began carving faces into trees in 1982, a project he now refers to as Tree Spirits. It wasn’t long before he was commissioned to do a series of the carvings on some 20 trees around St. Simons Island just off the coast of Georgia. You can read and see more over on My Modern Met.

Credits: Colossal 

"Que no pase el tiempo" por P4R

Fuente: OjoDigital 

Life in Color: Yellow

Cottonwood Leaves

Photograph by Bill Hatcher
Yellow evokes the shine of the sun and is found throughout nature and the man-made world as a color that commands attention. This highly visible hue is found on everything from bumblebees to school buses, traffic signs to highlighters. Misbehaving soccer players are shown yellow as a warning, and Tour de France racers know the man in yellow is the rider to beat.
Here, cottonwood leaves drift on clear water in New Zealand. The country’s landscape includes forests, mountains, fjords, and pastures.

Nanjing Road

Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
A young girl skips on a lighted path on Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China. The pedestrian-friendly stretch of neon-lit storefronts makes up the city’s busiest shopping district.

Jin Mao Tower

Photograph by Justin Guariglia
The upper floors of Shanghai’s 88-story Jin Mao Tower provide a dizzying view of hotel rooms and offices below. Standing nearly 1,380 feet, the tower is one of the tallest buildings in China.

Golden Tree Frog

Photograph by Joel Sartore
A golden tree frog (Polypedates leucomystax) peers into the camera. The common frog, which goes by many different names, is a popular pet.

Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

Photograph by Ken Renk
Fish school in clear waters at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in southern California. The wetland conservancy is a habitat for fish and invertebrates and a feeding and nesting ground for shorebirds.

Elephant and Mahout

Photograph by David Doubilet, National Geographic
An elephant and its mahout swim together in the Okavango River in Botswana. Rich with wildlife, the inland Okavango Delta is formed by the river’s seasonal floodwaters.

Ibiza Disco

Photograph by David Alan Harvey, National Geographic
Revelers pack a dance floor flooded with soapsuds at a disco on the Spanish island of Ibiza, a popular destination for partygoers.

Yellow-Shafted Flicker

Photograph by Michael S. Quinton
A yellow-shafted flicker leaves its nest in a forest in the United States. Flickers are woodpeckers that can hammer trees but prefer to forage on the ground. They often dig in the dirt for ants.

Eyelash Viper

Photograph by George Grall
Eyelash vipers are indigenous to Central and South America and come in a variety of colors, including shocking yellow.

Mexican Building

Photograph by Gina Martin
Pink flowers and a hand-painted sign advertising treasures adorn a yellow-and-red building in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The city's beauty and mild climate have attracted many foreign residents.

Malian Woman

Photograph by Michael S. Lewis
A woman in Diafarabe, Mali, holds her brilliant yellow scarf against a blue African sky. Her landlocked country is a desert land that was once a hub for ancient Saharan caravan routes.

Vintage Plymouth

Photograph by Jim Richardson
The yellow hues of a small home in Lanai City, Hawaii, are matched by its owner's vintage Plymouth. Many residents of this village live in such pastel-painted cottages, first built for pineapple plantation workers.

Phuket Island Beach

Photograph by Jodi Cobb
Yellow beach umbrellas line the sands at a hotel on Phuket Island, Thailand. The island draws many foreign tourists to its balmy climes, crystal clear waters, and Thai hospitality.

Train Engine

Photograph by Raul Touzon
A brightly painted train engine stands under a deep blue sky in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Railroad, one of America's most famous, merged with the Burlington Northern Railroad in the mid-1990s.

Credits: National Geographic
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