Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc quits her job and travels around the world taking photos of women to create the ‘Atlas of Beauty’. Far from being a beauty contest, she tries to show how we are one large family. I hold out hope we can heal and find a way to live that vision someday.
A mind blowing collection of unique moments was captured from mountaintops to rooftops to coastline, at locations including: Los Angeles • Chicago • NYC • Tokyo • Singapore • Sydney • New Zealand • Big Sur • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest • CARMA • Eastern Sierra • Death Valley • Yosemite • Vermillion Cliffs • Mojave Desert
More info about the film and some of the shots is available on Chris Pritchard’s blog.
A great article that describes the rolling shutter phenomenon introduced with the scan-line style photography in modern digital cameras.
Amazing. Adam Magyar takes high-speed video of crowds as his train pulls into stations and then replays them at slow speed – creating a ghostly passage through the terminal. He did this in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo. Having just been in Shinjuku station a month or so ago, this one is my favorite.
Taken this last weekend from the Pacific Crest Trail/Timberline Lodge trail on the west slope of Mt Hood
Decided to run up and get a sunset shot of Mt Hood on this beautiful summer day.
I just got my photo of the Japanese Gardens printed and framed. I went and got a 24×20 print made on photo paper by a local high-quality printer who did a good job with the proofs and tweaking it for large prints. I then went over to a frame-it-yourself joint and got it put on foam-core, double-matted, and then framed. All said and done it was about $175 (framing being the majority of the cost), but it came out great.
Here’s a shot of it hanging on my wall. And least you think it’s not too big, I was using my wide-angle lens and that’s a Dell 2407 24″ screen to the side:
They think I can probably go as big as 30×24 without digital artifacts – which is huge.
If you think you might like a print (frame/unframed) let me know as now that I have the digital matte file saved with them, they can do further 24×20 (not exact dimensions) prints for a reasonable amount. Going up to 30×24 pushes it quickly to about $100/print (no frame) so just email me if you’re thinking about it, but the 24×20’s are very reasonable. Batch jobs are cheaper – so just email and if a group wants to go for prints, I’ll see what the rates are.
This one came out so good that I’m probably going to do a couple of my other photos.
Got a great shot of Mount Hood right at sunset from the Pacific Crest Trail.
It was a real whim that I went up there. It was a beautiful day – one of the few we have left before the winter rains come – so I wandered up to Mt Hood as sunset approached. As it turns out, it was a 3/4 moon too – which I just got lucky with. I hiked out to the spot I planned to shoot from. But as sunset came I was somewhat disappointed with the colors even though it was a beautiful, cloudless evening. I guess I was hoping for more oranges/reds – maybe a little Alpenglow (I’ve seen Mt Hood light up before – so I know it happens).
The pictures were just so-so in my book, so on a whim I switched to black and white. Well, the oranges/reds that I did get on the mountain acted just like a red filter and as soon as I saw it I went ‘Wow’. Maybe you will too.