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Joe Capra is a cinematographer who specializes in super high resolution videos. Time lapse creations of beauty.  He writes: “Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” is the result of a very brief 10 day shoot I did. The video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot while there. Some of the other shots are in lockdown by the client so I used what I could to create this video. I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland. Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations include the South Coast, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, and Grundarfjörður.

All footage was shot in super high resolution 4K Ultra HD.

I urge you to check out his other work at  vimeo.com/scientifantastic. His work is worth your time and consideration.

Thanks to Bob R. for bringing this to our attention.

Music is food for the soul.  Computer Animation is animation designed and implemented by humans…. using computers.  It’s very tedious and time consuming to build a 3D model, give it “skin” that makes the model look real, and then move the individual pieces of the model – one frame at a time – to do what you desire. Once this is completed, THEN you can direct the computer to move the point of view, the virtual camera, around your intricate model.  This is how Pixar, Dream Works, and other animation houses create the wonders we’ve come to know and enjoy.

This 4+ minutes is a wonderful marriage of art and technology.  Animusic has a set of DVD’s that can be found on YouTube, if you want to see and hear more.  – Robert

Thanks to Bill B. for passing this along.

Photography Exhibit

 

For those of you in the Tampa / St. Petersburg area, or just visiting the beautiful beaches of St. Pete – I encourage you to visit Eckerd College and see the Alumni Photography Exhibition. The exhibit runs from January 25th through March 6th.

It features the work of 19 Alumni Photographers and I’m proud to be included in the curated exhibit.  Eckerd’s Art Department was fundamental in my growth as an artist and I will always be forever in their debt. – Robert

St. Louis Arch

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To see all 19 images. Click Here.  Images published by CNN.

Up until the 1970s, color photography was rare. Thus, our vision of history is so often in black and white only. Rare colorized historical photos are our only chance at seeing what the world really looked like…and, boy, was it spectacular.  Here’s just a sample. Click the links at the bottom to see the whole set. – Robert

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CLICK HERE to see the original set.

CLICK HERE to see the top picks.

Thanks to Sandra H. and Distractify for bringing this collection to our attention.

Thanks to Mary M. for passing this link along to us.

We forget how exotic the world of architecture has become. What is standard in the USA is often dwarfed by what is built around the world.  Here are some selections from a web site called OnTheRoofs.com and it shares incredible shots by two of the most daring photographers I have seen, Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov.  – Robert

Thanks to Joe O. for bringing this to our attention.

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Facing Death Valley #3 (75ppi))

 

This is the second digital painting in the Death Valley series. 265 feet below sea level, Bad Water Basin sums up my four days in the valley.  The meaning of the painting is left up to you. In the midst of this wasteland, you can’t help but be reminded that Life Is Good and precious.  – Robert

Visit BarnesGallery.com to see a larger version of the painting.

Alvaro Muner

 

Compassion: This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded, the bull did not attack Munera. May we all support the welfare of non-human species.

I never underestimate the power of great photography. – Robert

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