Israel’s SpaceIL Beresheet robotic lander managed to capture an incredible video of a lunar sunrise as it zips toward the moon. This footage wasn’t just recorded for the internet’s enjoyment, but rather will be used to calibrate its equipment ahead of the moon landing. “Sunrise video from Beresheet. From the spacecraft’s point of view. In the video, earth can be seen hiding the sun & then exiting the same shadow created by the Earth and the sun’s exposure. This process creates a kind of sunrise image!,” said SpaceIL on Twitter. Read more for a video selfie the lander captured of itself.
Photo credit: Costică Acsinte via Peta Pixel
Photoshop enthusiast Shawn Pollock came across a damaged photo taken by 20th-century Romanian war photographer Costică Acsintehas and decided to sharpen his colorizing skills on it. Before computers, this was accomplished through the use of watercolors, oils, crayons or pastels, and other paints or dyes applied directly to the image surface using brushes, fingers, cotton swabs or airbrushes. Read more to see the before and after result.
Adam Taylor spent 10-years building his very own supercar that all started when he was a college student and went on through his grad years. He worked tirelessly to bring his dream car to life and it ended up with a powerful 950hp LS V8 engine that can rev up to 8,000 rpm. The body was all handcrafted from sheet metal, with the front headlights sourced from an Aston Martin Vantage, and the rear boasting Lotus Elise taillights. ““It’s a very hopped-up go kart type feel where your feet are almost touching the front wheel and your backs almost touching the back wheel. It’s very compact, but very wide. I think the most challenging aspect of this build was reaching near-perfect symmetry with the hand-formed body,” said Adam. Read more to see a collection of fascinating images from around the web.
Dogfish Head is best known for their unique beers, and their latest creation is no exception. Founder Sam Calagione appeared on a Kodak podcast last year and learned that beers with high acidity and vitamin C could be used to process film, and SuperEIGHT beer soon became a reality. Early batches were shipped over to Kodak to ensure they could successfully develop Super8 film, and as you might’ve guessed, it did so without a hitch. Read more to see actual Super 8 motion picture film developed with the beer.
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PUMA isn’t synonymous with photography, but this collaboration, with Polaroid, just might change things. The RS-0 and RS-100 sneakers are inspired by the classic OneStep camera as well as instant photography. The RS-0 (above) boasts premium white leather on its upper and reflective laces, with nods to Polaroid including its Color Spectrum graphic on the tongue, along with red insoles that resemble a camera’s shutter button. Read more to see the RS-100 style and for additional information.
If you happened to be driving in the North Texas area a few months ago and wondered why you had to take a detour when the interchange of West Loop 820 and Jacksboro Highway was closed overnight, just know that it wasn’t due to construction. Put simply, professional driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. attempted to drift the cloverleaf interchange in this 900-horsepower Ford Mustang RTR. “Entering a cloverleaf at maximum attack is something I’ve always wanted to do! There was nothing like the sound of the 5.0 revving out under the overpass portion as it echoed every which way,” said Gittin. Read more for more interesting images from around the web.
Nacho Guzman used a rotating light and changing colors to show how those two elements can quickly change how your face looks, without requiring CGI. This short clip is actually part of French electronic group Opale’s song “Sparkles and Wine” and was captured using a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR and two lenses. The lighting setup itself consists of two 10×10 centimeter LED lights, paired with a string of Christmas light-style LED, that were fixed to a ring and rotated around the woman’s face. Read more to watch both the teaser and official music video.
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You’re not looking at a real car (above), but rather a masterfully photographed toy vehicle by Hungarian photographer Benedek Lampert. That’s right, instead of using the actual Škoda car, he used only use 1:43-scale models. He tries to use as little Photoshop manipulation as possible by combining real elements with the diecast models, so each shot takes approximately 7-12 hours each to complete, though one particular shoot took 10-days to complete from beginning to end. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Deokhee Jeong via Yanko Design
Sure, there’s Fujifilm’s Instax, but there’s a lot left to be desired photo quality wise. This Leica Camera photo printer connects to your smartphone and can instantly print images, while doubling as a shutter grip of sorts. Just slide your device the printer, download the accompanying app, and you’ll be set to either capture or print images, complete with touchscreen controls. There’s no details about what kind of photo paper it’s compatible with, but more than likely the prints will measure 5.4 x 8.6 cm (credit card-sized). Read more for additional images and information.
Leica Camera introduces the Leica Q2, a compact device that offers photographers expanded creative freedom with unprecedented imaging quality, weather protection, an upgraded viewfinder, precise autofocus and lots more. It comes equipped with a new full frame sensor that is the highest resolution sensor in its class at 47.3 megapixels, capable of capturing detailed still pictures and 4K video. When paired together with its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens, it ensures all-around exceptional imaging performance. Read more for a detailed hands-on video and additional information.