Pictures I like, taken by me and others.
By marfdrat on November 27, 2013
French director Thomas Jullien assembled 852 separate images from 852 different Instagrammers, and made a movie. It’s pretty cool. See any of your pictures in there? An Instagram short film from Thomas Jullien on Vimeo.
By marfdrat on October 31, 2013
From Design Taxi: ‘NY 41×41’ is a short film created for Nokia by Paul Trillo, in which the camera appears to zoom infinitely down 41 blocks along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Using a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone, which has a 41-megapixel camera, Trillo took 41 photos along Fifth Avenue and digitally stitched and combined them to create a seamless video […]
By marfdrat on July 13, 2013
For a variety of reasons, I’ve been in something of a slump when it comes to posting. There’s plenty of interesting things going on, but they’re all being covered ad nauseum by lots of people. Last week, I only posted one time because we were on vacation on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We love it […]
By marfdrat on November 13, 2012
This is great. These folks have a Go-Pro camera set up, and a seagull steals it and carries it away. Obviously, the owners were able to locate it, or you wouldn’t be watching this. Story here
By marfdrat on October 12, 2012
I like time-lapse videos. This a good one by Tom Ryaboi, shot in Toronto. City Rising from Tom Ryaboi on Vimeo.
By marfdrat on October 8, 2012
We went to the State Fair of Virginia at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County last Friday. I took a bunch of pictures.
By marfdrat on August 21, 2012
Videographer Paul Wex takes a trip to Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean just northeast of Madagascar. He also composed and performed the music. Nice. Big Little World from Paul Wex on Vimeo.
By marfdrat on June 8, 2012
A nice series of time lapse videos by Cameron Michael.
By marfdrat on May 22, 2012
This is kinda weird. You know everything is upside down, and your brain wants to turn it around. I had to watch the whole thing.
By marfdrat on April 26, 2012
This is beautiful. I like these time-lapse videos in general, but this is very good. There are some awesome shots of clouds changing color as the sun sets, and great views of the Milky Way. He does great still photography, too; check him out on Flickr
By marfdrat on April 24, 2012
You may have seen this, as it has been getting play all over the place, from the internet to TV. What a cool idea; though it took a long time to come to fruition. I wish I’d had the foresight to do this with my children.
By marfdrat on April 9, 2012
Here are some shots I’ve taken recently with my Canon 60D and my iPhone. See more of my stuff at Flickr (don’t click the images; they’re the full-size ones, and don’t even fit on the screen – sorry for being lazy and not resizing them).
By marfdrat on March 20, 2012
I’m working in Mooresville, NC this week. I saw a place on the map that looked like it would be good to catch the sunset, so I drove over there, walked down the very narrow shoulder leading to the bridge, and climbed down onto the rocks to catch a few shots. I like the one […]
By marfdrat on March 18, 2012
I think, from looking at some other pictures, that this is a red-tail hawk (buteo jamaicensis). I was headed into the Lowe’s parking lot when I saw this guy on a low fence, being harassed by some crows. When I came out, he had moved up to a phone cable about 20 feet off the […]
By marfdrat on March 7, 2012
I love these time-lapse videos. This one’s by Daniel Lopez.
By marfdrat on February 17, 2012
Take a look at these photos. They’re from 1948 to 1952, and involve the renovation of a famous building, instantly recognizable from the outside. Can you guess which building it is? Couldn’t guess? It’s the White House. It was completely gutted and restored during the Truman Administration. Photos from Retronaut (H/T Coyote Blog)
By marfdrat on January 13, 2012
This is a neat idea: time-lapse video taken through a snow globe. A Staff Pick from Vimeo, by All Cut Up Films. Snow Globe Los Angeles from All Cut Up Films on Vimeo.
By marfdrat on December 24, 2011
Here’s a neat little video for Christmas. Doesn’t look like it’s headed where it ends up. Merry Christmas!
By marfdrat on December 22, 2011
You, the fans, need to give it a name. I recognize (sort of) four of these guys, but the one in the middle – which superhero is that? (photo via The Agitator) Click the image to embiggen and unsquishify…
By marfdrat on December 12, 2011
This is a fantastic telling of the Christmas Story, read and acted by the children of St. Paul’s Church in Auckland, New Zealand. Thanks to Rick Johnston for the tip.
By marfdrat on November 30, 2011
A Canadian photographer on a diving trip found a camera at the bottom of Deep Bay in Vancouver. Lost by an unknown person, the memory card still had photos preserved, despite being in the water for more than a year (the camera was toast, of course). Using social media (Google Plus; he mentioned that he […]
By marfdrat on November 28, 2011
I like taking photographs with my DSLR, but I’m often befuddled by the relationship between aperture, film speed, and shutter speed. Frequently, I’ll miss out on a good shot because I forgot to set one of those correctly before snapping. I found a cool tool on the web that lets you practice taking shots by […]