Pictures I like, taken by me and others.
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 [...]
By marfdrat on November 14, 2011
This is…mesmerizing. The coolest things, to me, are the aurora borealis and the lightning storms flashing as the space station whizzes by. Watch it in HD on a full screen, if you can.
By marfdrat on November 14, 2011
I guess beauty is truly in the eye of the (very wealthy) beholder. Read the story here.
By marfdrat on October 29, 2011
This video by Mael Sevestre is a short story about a photographer who heads to the woods to take some photos. While he’s there, something unusual happens. This was shot entirely on an iPhone 4S. The quality is surprisingly good. I wonder if the creator used some sort of stabilizing device to get such steady [...]