Ever since Curiosity touched down on Mars, I’ve been anxiously waiting to see the new hi-res images from the surface. Curiosity’s hi-res camera certainly did not disappoint. The images are beautiful, and they oddly look like what you would see here on Earth. You can see more images on the JPL site.
I’m really enjoying these neon text-based installations by photographer Lee Jung. She really captures a nice balance between both neon light and it’s natural surrounding, it almost seems like they’ve always been there.
New York based photographer Douglas Lyle Thompson has quite the eye for landscape photography. His desolate scenes seem to capture a sense of mystery that immediately jumps out at you and draws you in. This photo (above) of the Ace Hotel is my favorite, it perfectly connects the hotel with it’s desert surroundings. More photos below.
Photographer Peter Belanger recently collaborated with Dwell to produce these fantastic photos of some awesome bike gear. What I love so much about them is not only the composition of all the items, but how well the background colors work with the colors of all the different foreground objects. More images below.
Japanese photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu shot a series of time-lapse photos of fireflies last summer with some beautiful results. It seems he’s been doing it for quite awhile, they’re quite amazingly beautiful to look at. More below the fold.
Recently NASA released this breathtaking photo of the Earth taken by an Earth-observing satellite. However, I just came across NASA’s Earth Observatory and it’s packed with all kinds of mind-blowing images. These informational images are used to study the climate and environment of the Earth. The image above is a hi-resolution image of America’s forests. The purpose of the image is to understand how much carbon our trees can absorb. Amazing, right?
Montreal based photographer Jessica Eaton has blown me away with her recent work. What looks to be some kind of panting is really a system of polarizing filtration between camera and light source resulting in a mind-bending photo effect. Her process is really quite complex and interesting.
“The images are constructed on sheets of 4 x 5 film. The subject is in reality monochromatic. The photographs use a set of cubes and ground options painted white, two tones of grey, and black. Through multiple exposures, the color hues in each image have been made by exposing the film to additive primaries of red, green and blue. The reflective value of the cubes controls the value of lightness of that hue, and the black is utilized as a type of reflective mask, keeping potential on the film for other exposures. The images are completely photographic yet not visible to the naked eye.”
What happens when you take photos of ignited smoke bombs in various locations all over Europe? Pure awesomeness, that’s what. Italian artist Filippo Minelli started this project back in 2010, which he wrapped up late last year. Minelli talks all about his inspiration and process about the project here. On a side note, these photos are very reminiscent of the New Beat music video by Toro Y Moi– I still get the occasional urge to play with smoke bombs one day. More images below the fold, but be sure to check out the full set.
Today I came across this amazingly stunning photo of the Earth taken on January 4 by NASA’s recently launched Suomi NPP Earth-observing satellite. There’s defiantly no place like home.
I’ve always been an admirer of the night sky, therefore I’ve never been too fond of city light pollution. However, photographer James Reeve decided to turn down the noise a bit resulting in some stunning images that give off a very organic profile. To see them in all their glory, check out the full set here.