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Considering I haven’t posted on my blog in almost two months, this video has to be pretty awesome….and it is. The funniest thing about my taking a blog-hiatus is that in my absence I’ve actually managed to see an increase in views from when I actually was posting…maybe that says something about my blogging abilities (or maybe it says something about the people reading it). I’m not really sure. Regardless, I’ll take my 100,000+ hits* a day whichever way I can.
Moving on, the following video is called “SF to Paris in Two Minutes” and is a time-lapse video put together by someone who took a picture out the window about every two minutes for the entirety of the 11-hour flight from San Francisco to Paris. The results are stunning and, without ruining it, just make sure you see what he captures around the 1:09 mark; it’s amazing:
Here’s a little bit more on how he made the video, from the photographer’s blog:
Shot a photo roughly every two miles between take-off in San Francisco and landing in Paris CDG to make this airplane time lapse. Made with a 5d2, a time-lapse controller, and a 16mm – 35mm, mixed with some iPhone shots. The music is a modified demo track “Gain” by DETUNE ltd. denkitribe on the Korg iMS20 iPad App. I’m pretty sure the track is copyrighted but it’s My First Synthesizer score so I’m hoping denkitribe is cool with it. Edits and pans in After Effects CS5 and iMovie.
The photos during take-off and landing are all computer models and totally rendered because I would never use an electronic device during times which the FAA prohibits them. I did get lucky and have a whole row to myself to setup the tripod and gear.
* By “100,000″ I, obviously, mean “100″
This video, entitled “The Sandpit,” is a series of time-lapsed photos depicting “a day in the life of New York City, as seen in miniature” by utilizing the art of tilt-shift photography, a post-processing technique of editing a photograph that is usually achieved by selectively focusing on certain portions of a photo, while blurring out the other parts, and which, when done correctly, somehow makes a scene look, well, miniaturized. The following is an example of this technique at its finest and its most beautiful (you can also see the “making of” here). By shooting and editing some 35,000 shots, the photographer truly makes the big city look like a bunch of Lego’s…in a good way (just trust me and watch it):
(also, this is WELL worth leaving my fine, fine site, even if it’s just for a few minutes, and watching this in all its glory, both in HD and in full-screen, by clicking here)
[via Kottke for a change]
In what is easily the most random assortment of lists of all time, here’s Kurt Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing short stories, Pitchfork’s ranking of the “Top 200 Albums of the 2000′s” (A.D.D. LINKS: #’s 20-11 here and #’s 10-1 here) and a compendium entitled “My Toughest Shot,” which features a collection of “16 photographers…and their hardest-won images” (and which probably deserved its own post outright it is so good) [via Kottke & Pitchfork]
Absolutely incredible: The New York Subway Project (if you live in NYC make sure you check this out, it’s unbelievable)
Can’t remember whether I’ve linked to this or not, but it’s still awesome so here: 25 Photographs Taken at the Exact Right Time.
This picture is just bad-ass, despite my poor attempt at a joke in the title of the post. And really the only description of the photo that can do it justice is this caption that was originally included with the image:
In this handout photo provided by the White House, a folder for U.S. President Barack Obama (the 44th president) is shown, left for him by Former U.S. President George W. Bush on the Resolute desk in the Oval Office of the White House January 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
[via The Best Blog Ever i.e. The Big Picture]