When it comes to cosplay photography, there's more than meets the eye to all the action you see. Beethy Photography spent quite a while touching up the StarCraft cosplayer above, once the image(s) were snapped with a Canon 6D DSLR + 50mm f/1.4 lens - no lights, reflectors or tripods were used. " A decent chair will usually do the job. Helps if you have another person to support them like Sean here. I also got him to flick her hair simultaneously so it wouldn't look too weird. I knew I wanted dust in the image, rather than relying on photoshop brushes I got Sean to throw a bunch of dirt in the air with a shovel. When it landed it created pretty good dust clouds with debris," said the photographer. Click here to view more of her amazing cosplay photography. Continue reading for three epic cosplay music videos.
Ever wonder what Darth Vader does on his off days, or at least if he lived on Earth? Wonder no more, as photographer Padwell Kadysz shows us in his latest photo series. "We never think of movie characters like they were regular people. And they are. With different life goals, obviously, but they're just people. Hannibal Lecter had to shower. John Doe from Se7en probably had to do the dishes. And Darth Vader has to do groceries," said Kadysz. Continue reading for more pictures.
Here's a stunning image of Enceladus and Dione, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. "The surface of Enceladus (313 miles or 504 kilometers across) endures a constant rain of ice grains from its south polar jets. As a result, its surface is more like fresh, bright, snow than Dione's (698 miles or 1123 kilometers across) older, weathered surface. As clean, fresh surfaces are left exposed in space, they slowly gather dust and radiation damage and darken in a process known as 'space weathering,'" said NASA. Continue reading for another video of Dione, as captured by Cassini.
Photographer Stephen Wilkes captures breathtaking locations and views from a fixed camera angle, showing fleeting moments of humanity and light as time passes. After 24-hours of photographing and over 1500 images taken, he selects the best moments of the day and night before seamlessly blending them into a single photograph, "visualizing our conscious journey with time." Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a drone being kidnapped by two eagles in mid-air.
Photographer Justin Majeczky just happened to be on Slacker Hill above the Golden Gate Bridge when the USS California launched a Trident D5 ballistic missile last night, and this incredible video ensued. "By a stroke of dumb luck my friend Abe and myself were on slacker hill shooting timelapse photography of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can see the missile enter the frame from the upper right hand corner. We noticed the object immediately and I stopped my time-lapse to record some video," said Majeczky. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when a car performs a burnout on an iPhone 6S.
A photographer located in Eastern Victoria, Australia managed to capture this once-in-a-lifetime image of a rainbow-filled fallstreak hole. This phenomenon is basically a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. Such holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation. When ice crystals do form it will set off a domino effect, due to the Bergeron process, causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Introduced by IBM in 1956, HDDs became the dominant secondary storage device for general-purpose computers by the early 1960s. Continuously improved, HDDs have maintained this position into the modern era of servers and personal computers. As the 1980s began, HDDs were a rare and very expensive additional feature in PCs, but by the late 1980s their cost had been reduced to the point where they were standard on all but the cheapest computers. This vintage ad shows just how much they used to cost. Continue reading for more interesting historical photos.
Footage of the elusive Omura's whale has been captured by an international team of biologists off the coast of Madagascar. "Over the years, there have been a small handful of possible sightings of Omura's whales, but nothing that was confirmed. They appear to occur in remote regions and are difficult to find at sea, because they are small-they range in length from approximately 33 to 38 feet-and do not put up a prominent blow. This is the first definitive evidence and detailed descriptions of Omura's whales in the wild and part of what makes this work particularly exciting," said Salvatore Cerchio, who led the research while at the Wildlife Conservation Society. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Harrison Ford may have gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series, but it was a long road to success for the star. Starring roles were scarce in the mid-1960s, so Ford turned to carpentry to supplement his income. This would turn out to be the best career move he would ever make. In the late-1970s, the struggling actor still had not cracked the big time and was still working as a carpenter. While building a doorway in a studio one day Ford was spotted by Lucas who was casting for a new film. He asked Ford to come and read with the other potentials and, despite having other actors in mind like Nick Nolte, Kurt Russell and Christopher Walken, Lucas soon realised he had found his man, and the rest is history. Continue reading for more.
There are selfie sticks and then Jesse Chehak's custom LFSS (Large Format Selfie Stick), which is essentially a 4x5 Graflex press camera attached to the end of a thick 8-foot-long pole. You use a shutter release cord to expose a sheet of Polaroid Type 55 film. Now if you happen to have on of these press cameras, each package of Type 55 film will run you at least $275 since it was discontinued in 2008, and no other manufacturers have stepped up to continue production. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of bubble wrap being used in the most creative and unusual way.