Time-Lapse Video Shows Star Trails and City Lights Streaking From Space – LINK

“Fly through both space and time with this amazing new time-lapse video, showing beautiful star trails and city lights streaking over the Earth’s surface as seen from space.

Photographer Christoph Malin from Austria created the stunning film by stacking image sequences taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The results show off incredible patterns of light as the ISS zooms by. Along with the man-made metropolises, viewers can catch a glimpse of lightning corridors flashing within clouds, green auroras, satellite tracks, meteors, and even a quick appearance by the famous sun-diving comet Lovejoy at about 1:42.”

via Time-Lapse Video Shows Star Trails and City Lights Streaking From Space | Wired Science | Wired.com.

Mission 26 The Big Endeavour on Vimeo – LINK

“The endeavor started on Thursday night and went on until Sunday night, with very little sleep to no sleep. The only thing that kept us going was pure love of the art and adrenaline. One thing that stood out the most for me, while I was shooting, was the people of Los Angeles. It was so powerful to see the excitement on peoples faces and the pride of their home town. No matter how many times I would see the Shuttle it would never get old.”

via Mission 26 The Big Endeavour on Vimeo.

LINK – View from the ISS at Night on Vimeo

I can watch ISS videos all day…

“Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS.I removed noise and edited some shots in photoshop. Compiled and arranged in Sony Vegas.Music by John Murphy – Sunshine Adagio In D Minoritunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Eartheol.jsc.nasa.gov”

via View from the ISS at Night on Vimeo.

Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut is Complete

Finally, the crowd-sourced project has been stitched together and put online for your streaming pleasure. The “Director’s Cut” is a feature-length film that contains hand-picked scenes from the entire StarWarsUncut.com collection.

via Star Wars Uncut: Director’s Cut on Vimeo.

This is one of those projects that makes the world a better place. Very excited to watch the final product.

Taking a Stab at HDR

My first crack at HDR images. It seemed only fitting that my first attempt be with photos from my favorite place on Earth.

Zion Canyon. Click for full size.Click for larger image

I don’t have a camera that does bracketing so I had to manually adjust the shutter speed for each exposure. All in all, I’m pretty happy with how they came out. what do you think?

As you can tell from the watermark, I don’t have the full version of photomatix. I’m not sure if I’m ready for that investment yet.