Sunday, December 15, 2013

Into the Great Wide Open: An Amazing Timelapse of California

Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum weather timelapse clouds California
Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum weather timelapse clouds California
Into the Atmosphere is the latest timelapse tour de force from photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum (previously), shot in numerous locations around California over a period of year. For the nearly four minute clip Shainblum payed special attention to the clouds and ever changing atmospheric conditions above the Golden State, shooting some 75,000 photographs which he edited down to 12,500 for the final cut. Of the work he shares:
“Into The Atmosphere,” is my tribute to the state of California and the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there. This video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as less recognized natural areas. The video also focuses on clouds, fog and interesting atmospheric conditions. Although California is known for blue sunshine skies, seeing a colorful storm cloud over Half Dome or an incredible sunset at the La Jolla Coves is really a sight to see. The goal of this video is to show these environments in their best possible light.
Additionally the Creator’s Project sat down with Shainblum to learn more about how he works and shot somefun behind the scenes video.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Polish Concert Pianist Builds a "Viola Organista" Based on a 500-Year-Old Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch

Polish Concert Pianist Builds a Viola Organista Based on a 500 Year Old Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Leonardo Da Vinci instruments history
Viola Organista built by Slawomir Zubrzycki
Polish Concert Pianist Builds a Viola Organista Based on a 500 Year Old Leonardo Da Vinci Sketch Leonardo Da Vinci instruments history
Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo Da Vinci, (page 93r)

Timelapse of Grand Canyon Becoming River of Clouds

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
 Grand Canyon National Park
Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Last week on November 29th the Grand Canyon experienced a rare temperature inversion where cool air began to rise from the bottom of the canyon and met warm air above creating low level clouds. Apparently this type of thing happens once or twice a year, but almost never with clear skies which provided an unprecedented once-in-a-decade view of the canyon filled to the rim with fog. Several photographers were on hand including Ben Mayberry who captured some amazing panoramic shots, and Paul Lettieri managed to shoot a timelapse of the event. (via My Modern Met)