Download image Bruce Weber spent the day in Harlem, New York with David Bailey capturing the spirit of the people and the area with a Nokia Lumia 1020 and Nokia Camera Grip. An exhibition of their work, Weber X Bailey by Nokia Lumia 1020, will be open…
What are the specs of your digital camera? The chances are you have at least a 12 megapixel one. It seems that when it comes to cameras, the higher the megapixels, the better.
While there is some truth to that, do you remember the days when 5 megapixels was more than enough to make people happy? Heck, even my 12 megapixel camera is set to 8 megapixels as default. It’s just that for everyday use, I don’t really find the need for all the detail in my photos. I guess it’s a totally different story of you’re a photographer (aspiring or pro).
Then you might actually want to get your hands on this 50 gigapixel camera. Or not.
I’ve recently taken an interest in diving – just as an observer. Perhaps I’ll try a fun dive in the near future as well. Diving is not all that unknown to me, my dad being an avid diver when I was younger. However, the thought of being deep underwater, unable to swim, darkness enveloping you…enough already!
Then there are awesome videos and photos of cute creatures like Nemo and the likes of him. Corals. That’s more than enough to get even the king of wusses try diving at least once!
For Alex Mustard, a British diver, he does need more motivation. In fact, he recently did something that every other diver might just dream about. Mustard dove between two tectonic plates. I know what you’re thinking – is he nuts? What if those tectonic plates had decided to move just when he was in between them? (I know that is unlikely and probably even a scientifically unsound idea, but I can’t help but think it!)
It seems that his risk was well worth it, though, as can be seen in the amazing photos that he took. ((Source: The Daily Mail))
Beautiful, no doubt, but all I could say when I first saw the photo was “Yikes” – and not a very emphatic yikes at that. More like a frightened little puppy whining…
This one’s a little tamer, but no less beautiful. And for some dramatic effect…
The dive was done in between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland. Mustard and his team of divers (you didn’t think he dove alone, did you?) went 80 feet down into the crevice but also went as deep as 200 feet. Yikes.
Taking photos is easy, especially with the high tech cameras one can easily purchase these days. You just turn the device on, point, and then shoot.
Taking awesome photos is a totally different story, though. I don’t know how those guys do it – they must have a special gift within them that they have nurtured and honed over the years. While it is true that the subject does have a huge role to play, there must be something else that makes certain photos as powerful as they are.
National Geographic has a photo of the day section, and true to their reputation, they showcase only the best that one can see. ((National Geographic Photography))
When I first saw this photo, I told myself, “Forget the old saying that pictures say a thousand words!” This photo goes beyond that. It takes the need for words away. It inundates you with all the words you know. It just is amazing.
This photo was taken in Namibia by Frans Lanting, and it shows camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park. It looks like a painting that only a master can create, but it is a photo!
This one is of the Aurora Borealis in Iceland and is taken by Olgeir Andresson. Doesn’t that make you want to hop onto a plane and go see it with your own eyes?
Taken in California (Bodega Head) by David Liittschwager, this photo of sea grass atop rocks with the lone starfish at the center is nothing less than awesome.
Aren’t these lovely images to take with you over the weekend?