Recipe for the perfect shot: a dash of right location, a pinch of timing, a dollop of the right gear and a heaping pile of luck. Rudi Diesel captures a stunning shot of surfer Dylan Longbottom riding a 12-foot barrel wave at 500fps. The clip, used in BBC’s documentary South Pacific (which we recently added to our library) shows Longbottom captured in slo-mo using the Typhoon HD4 high-speed camera. Money.
At first you might think that we have lost it, but photographs of basset hounds running is a lot more amusing than you would think. These dogs have more skin than 8 golden retrievers, but are a third of the size, so when these little mutants get some speed going with their 10 inch arms, hilarious ensues. I know if not one person on Earth likes this post, at least I know my brother will love it, since he has been wanting to get a basset hound for the past 30 years, he is 28, you do the math, do it I dare you to.
A lot more hilarious basset hounds getting their run on and looking weird below
Ordinskaya Cave is the largest underwater cave in Russia, and one of the biggest caves in the world. Although cave diving can be dangerous, it is also thrilling and underwater photographer Vitya Lyagushkin and diving journalist Bogdana Vashchenko thoroughly enjoy these types of expeditions. Would you go down here and follow a fishing line through the rocks and tunnels of this massive cave? I have my answer for you, absolutely not. For one I feel I would easily get trapped in between two rocks or in a tight spot, even though as stated before, I weigh 38 pounds and paper thin, but it would probably still happen. Secondly I picture a 80 foot school bus sized prehistoric Revelation eating dinosaur lurking these caves and I wouldn’t want to encounter that, I am too good looking to be ripped into bits and pieces. Anyway here are some stunning photographs of Russia’s Ordinskaya underwater cave.
The amazing photography continues below
After posting photos of his face on Flickr, Noam Galai has now appeared in countless artworks without his permission. He’s honored by the free works, but upset by the ones that profit off his art. photography was stolen hundreds of times for years without his knowledge. This is his story, and it truly is amazing to see how something can spread so fast over night. I know 10 minutes is about 9 minutes too much for your attention span, but if you got the time check it out, it really is an amazing story.
Photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde (click to enlarge)
On the left is San Diego, located in the United States. On the right is the densely populated border town of Tijuana, located in Mexico.
Here is an awesome photography set depicting our world in soap bubbles. Unfortunately I don’t know anything about the photographer who put these together so I apologize but it is definitely rad stuff. I was also going to label the location of each bubble, but quickly realized my geography skills aren’t as good as i thought they were. Some noticeable locations are Chicago, D.C., New York, among many others. I don’t know why they didn’t include my beloved home state of New Jersey, maybe the soap bubbles wouldn’t last more than .3 seconds in the polluted air, or maybe that back drop of run down factories and fist pumping guidos wasn’t to appeasing to the eye.
More of our world inside bubbles below
By far this is the best video we have seen all week, well actually 3 in total, but the video below takes place on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The river used to by the locals is the Waimea River, which is about 12 miles long, making it one of the largest rivers in the whole state of Hawaii. The locals will dig out the sand where the river meets the shorepound, and BAM, instant wave shredding. It is pretty amazing how quickly and powerful the water gets, carving out it’s own natural pipe line. Of course anything as awesome and cool as this comes controversy. A lot of locals and environmentalist in the area believe it is causing great damage to the beaches, the process is called human contributed erosion. But others believe this is a natural process that happens all the time when the hide tide hits and waters are too high, so they are pretty much just speeding up the process just a bit. Either way I want to grab a boogie board and be there now, enjoy the videos and photography.
More amazing photography and videos of the natural awesomeness of the Waimea River below
No this is not a Back to the Future project starring Marty McFly and Doc Brown. It is a photography project by Irina Werning who is a professional photographer from Buenos Aires. She explains on her site that she is totally obsessed with old photographs, so when she would visit other people’s houses she would immediately be drawn to the old photographs hanging on the wall. When looking at the pictures she would think what that person would look like in the same pose, same outfit, and same scene. Well she actually started doing it and it is pretty amazing and awesome. She admits the is a little obsessive on the detail, but that is what makes these photographs so great. For more of her work and more on this project you can check out her website found here. (As always click on the image to enlarge.)
More amazing past vs present photographs below
Walking down Bowery in NYC is pretty much like any other downtown street. Stores, shops, bums, business men, fashion forward dressers, and of course, graffiti. There is no way you can not notice the art that covers 190 Bowery. The building takes up an insane amount of space and at first looks, seems abandoned. The front steps are most nights, filled with homeless people sleeping, or just taking in the sites. The windows are covered, and it is easy to wonder, how, why, would a gigantic building in downtown NYC, the heart of the world, be abandoned. It surprised, and even shocked me to find out I couldnt be more wrong.
This artist takes water and slow mo to another level with his HD photography of water movement in action. It is really amazing to see water frozen in time to get to see the true beauty of the free form and smooth shapes it creates. One great thing is you will never run out of new material, as water will never duplicate an exact form, just like a finger print I guess.
More water art below