Boeing 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst makes perfect use of downtime while in the sky by capturing stunning scenes unlike any you see on the ground, with a Nikon D800, like the storm above. "From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms. Later on, I combined that with flying and a new passion emerged. Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit," said Heijst. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an absolutely insane mountain bike course.
Russian nature photographer Vadim Trunov specializes in capturing squirrels in peculiar situations, including shooting photos of each other. You might think some of these images have been digitally altered, but the truth is that Trunov left some food for them in a clearing so he could see how they reacted, and sometimes, nuts were strategically placed inside objects to capture the perfect poses. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
It's never too early to get started with photography, and that's why photographer Timothy Jones gave his 19-month-old son an old Canon G12 to play around with. "He wandered round the house and garden snapping away saying 'cheese' at everything. He even managed to switch the settings to 'sepia' at one point. I'm guessing he was feeling a bit pretentious and wanted to change the style of his shots. He looks through the viewfinder as well rather than use the LCD screen on the back. After he had finished and started to press all the buttons to see what they did I whacked the memory card in the MacBook and had a look at the pics," said Mr. Jones. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of The Simpsons meets Adventure Time.
Getting too close to an active volcano probably isn't the best idea, but when you're a professional photographer, nothing is off limits. Bryan Lowry, a photographer with 25-years of experience, falls under this category, as he decided to cook up breakfast on some hot lava. "The two eggs cooked almost immediately. The second one unfortunately did its thing right when I was adjusting the camera.
Turns out I could have let it be but, at that time of day with the bright morning sun, it was hard to tell if the focus was good.
Still interesting to see how it cooked," said Lowry. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's largest ship elevator in China.
We know that movies and television utilize green screens, but what about magazine photos? Let's just say that things aren't much different, and the techniques used are probably much simpler than you initially thought. For example, this model looks to be standing in front of beautiful mountains, but in reality, the entire background was projected onto a white wall in a house. Continue reading for more interesting examples of magazine photo magic.
Rich McCormack, a freelance photographer from Jersey City, thought he snapped a normal photo of the beams of light at the World Trade Center tribute site, but at the very top, a silhouette of what appears to be an angel, appeared. "Oh my goodness. Richard - incredible. So many signs and wonders. You must be a very special human being to have captured this. We have to believe there is more than the horrors that manifest on this planet. Thank you Jesus," said Cristina Fontanelli. Click here for the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how Lava Lamps are made.
Photographer Lorenzo Montezemolo hiked up Mount Tamalpais at dusk, and managed to capture a breathtaking 3-minute long-exposure photo of fog flowing like a river over Marin County, California under a full moon. "This weeks full moon illuminated the incoming fog perfectly. This wasn't the easiest spot to get to, but the effort was 100% worth it. I chose to use a long exposure in order to give the incoming fog a smooth, striated appearance as it slithered over the ridge below. For the past year I've been crossing the Golden Gate Bridge several times a week to photograph the beautiful landscapes, seascapes and fog of Marin County, just north of San Francisco" said Lorenzo. Continue reading for an incredible time-lapse video of fog rolling into Portland, Oregon.
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain, also known as Dakota (RAF designation), is essentially military transport aircraft developed from the civilian Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remains in front line service with various military operators to the present day. The photo above shows one of the aircraft flying over the Giza pyramids in Egypt sometime during 1943. Continue reading for ten more fascinating colorized historical photos.
Many places have banned selfie sticks, but YouTube user Buddy Bolton took things into his own hands and clipped selfie sticks all over New York City with a hedge trimmer. So far, the dislikes far outnumber the likes on the video, and rightfully so. There's some speculation that everything is staged, with each person featured being paid a set amount, and hopefully without a cracked display, or worse, a broken device. Continue reading for a video showing how to make your own selfie stick at home in case something like this happens.
Taken in 1899 by diver and photographer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, this amazing image was captured at a depth of 164-feet with a 30-minute exposure time on dry plates. Due to this lengthy period, Boutan suffered nitrogen narcosis, or a drowsy state induced by breathing air under higher than atmospheric pressure. He may have used a custom underwater flash rig, which essentially consisted of an alcohol lamp on an oxygen-filled barrel. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a talented musician who uses his guitar to make Formula 1 racing sounds.