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While on a trip to the Faroe Islands, photographer Nigel Danson had an equipment malfunction with his wide-angle lens. As a landscape photographer, it's an oft-used lens, so what was Danson to do? To replicate the field of view of his broken wide-angle lens, Danson utilized a simple and elegant solution, shooting panoramas with a longer lens. In this case, the "longer" lens was a 50mm-equiv
Though some firms would be content to design a typical rectangular tower and call it a day, that's really not BIG's style, and the firm once again offers a unique twist on skyscraper design with its Shenzhen Energy Mansion. The recently-completed project consists of two towers that reduce solar glare and energy requirements with their undulating form and stunning pleated facades. .. Con
The MeerKAT radio telescope array is finally up and running in South Africa, after a decade of design and construction. To show off what the facility can do, astronomers have pointed all 64 antennas towards the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and snapped one of the clearest shots ever taken of the mysterious region... Continue Reading South Africa's MeerKAT telescope snaps stunning shot of
With its unique history, location, and population of monkeys, the Rock of Gibraltar is already an interesting place to visit, but it recently received a new viewing point too, courtesy of local firm Arc Designs. Installed next to a former British WWII anti-aircraft platform, it provides those with a head for heights amazing views of the area... Continue Reading Gibraltar's new Skywalk rewa
Anuar Patjane Floriuk's extraordinary black and white underwater photographs have been winning awards and stunning people around the globe for several years now. His painterly monochrome compositions present an undersea universe from a perspective that evokes a thrilling sense of wonder... Continue Reading Beautiful black and white photography delivers stunning undersea perspectives Categ
Photographer Mads Peter Iversen has visited Vestrahorn, also known as Stokksnes, in Iceland over 10 times. That doesn't mean he's bored of the popular location, however, as he says it's unique each time he visits. We join him on his latest visit to the area in the video below. Why is the location so popular and why does Iversen keep returning? As we can see in 4K below, it's eas
Using techniques borrowed from astronomy, biologists have developed a new microscopy technique that delivers extraordinary 3D video of cells moving around inside living tissue. It's a fascinating window into just how busy and complex life is at the cellular level... Continue Reading New microscopy technique creates stunning 3D video of life at the cellular level Category: Biology Tags:
While visiting Iceland and shooting with fellow photographer Mads Peter Iversen, Nigel Danson was treated to some fantastic aurora photo opportunities. Being able to shoot the northern lights is the dream of many landscape photographers. Capturing a great aurora shot is not as easy as simply pointing the camera up at the sky, there's a lot of preparation and thought that goes into it. There a
These days, there are some pretty special places to sit back and take in the nature's most spectacular light show. Finland's Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort and Iceland's ION Adventure Hotel are just a couple of remarkable refuges offering panoramic views of the Northern Lights. Joining the latter near Iceland's capital of Reykjavík is the Panorama Glass Lodge that gives guests a glimpse of the a
We've discussed the Sony RX0 before and gone hands-on with it at various Sony events. The RX0 essentially takes the guts from a Sony RX100 and puts them an in an ultra-compact waterproof/shockproof cube. The camera is designed to be used as part of an array to create incredible video footage. An example of the camera's prowess for video is shown off below in a new video, "ETHER," for Sony


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