I do love some Infrared photography. There’s something awesome and other-worldly about it that is so enticing. This time-lapse of Oregon is done completely in infrared. I will say, some of the shots are pretty lost. The nightscapes, and the meh mountainsides, those just look like filtered B&W. There are a few nice sections of Crater Lake though, those came out neat.
All in all, it’s not bad at 6:48 seconds long, you should watch it, time-lapses are generally beautiful experiences.
The almighty Bruce Willis was born 62 years ago today.
There’s not much else to say about it.
I may have posted about Naked Jakey before, or I may not have. I’m too bothered to look up my usual post history. I found him with his Halo Changed Everything video series. In the above, he goes over the under appreciated world of Video Game title screens. Seriously, how often do you pay attention to those? I like the categories he chooses, and overall, I agree with the choices. I’ve played a number of the games he mentions, but also I’ve never played, or heard of a few of them.
It’s a good retrospective of the design, and how these subtle things can make a good game, even greater.
This is pretty neat, ETM: Exploration Through Motion is an interesting view of a once static asset. A team of students from the Philadelphia University created this as their final project in Design 1. Together, they took the Thomas Moran painting “Grand Canyon of the Colorado River”, and made a 3D laser cut map diorama of it.
Turning a gear in turn turns a series of other gears that steps down the speed and ups the torque significantly. This in turn raises internal cams, which in turn raises a base layer of dowels that finally, raises the laser cut landscape. At first, I wasn’t sure why all the gears were necessary, I thought it was only for looks, but it’s actually quite a needed gear reduction in order to get the torque necessary to lift the heavy map.
Read more about their process, and see some more photos and behind the scenes stuff on their Behance page.
For over 150 years The New York Times has been the pre-emetitive news paper of the United States. Yes, in recent times it has started to lean more towards the left, but it still presents mostly all sides of a story. I won’t get into the politics of the paper, that’s not worth the effort. What I do want to talk about is the above “time-lapse” put together by Josh Begley. In it he shows how the photograph became an ever increasing part of the front page. It’s quite soothing, and at under a minute long, it’s worth watching. Besides the rise of the photograph, the ever increasing text that appears along the headline was interesting to me too. I wish he overlaid a year marker, this way you could get an idea of when certain events happened.
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a time-lapse. Well, I think it has anyway. So please, watch the above, it’s longer than previous ones at 5 minutes, but it’s just as spectacular as any I’ve posted in the past. There are some spots where the clouds look unreal. The music is well paced and soothing. So for-realz, watch it, enjoy it, live it.
Remember that post years and years ago about The Glory Hole. Yea, well, here it is in action. All the rains that California has experienced in the last few months have filled up the Dam and the spillway is in full force. Unlike the Oroville Dam, this one in Lake Berryessa is well within guidelines. The drone footage is pretty neat, though, if you asked me, I think they should send a GoPro down the hole to see what it’s like. I think that would be so ace.
Here’s a good overview of the Oroville Dam from a few weeks ago:
I’m fairly certain this is the same Dam as from that original post, the photos look the same. Unfortunately, the link no longer works.
I’m sure you’ve seen versions of this before, but never matter, I’m posting the above video because I thought it was fun to watch, and it’s short, and you can spare the time. Trust me.