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King
January 18, 2010, 12:38 pm
Filed under: photography

via The Impossible Cool

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Celebrating Apollo 11, 40 Years Later
July 16, 2009, 3:06 am
Filed under: nasa, photography, space

The Big Picture has posted an incredible gallery of pictures from the Apollo 11 mission that landed mankind on the moon for the first time.

This is my favorite:

After lifting off from the Moon, Eagle approaches the Command Module during rendezvous. Astronaut Michael Collins, who remained on board the Command Module for the entire trip, remembers taking this photograph: “Little by little, they grew closer, steady, as if on rails, and I thought ‘What a beautiful sight,’one that had to be recorded. As I reached for my Hasselblad, suddenly the Earth popped up over the horizon, directly behind Eagle. I could not have staged it any better, but the alignment was not of my doing, just a happy coincidence. I suspect a lot of good photography is like that, some serendipitous happenstance beyond the control of the photographer. But at any rate, as I clicked away, I realized that for the first time, in one frame, appeared three billion earthlings, two explorers, and one moon. The photographer, of course, was discreetly out of view.”



Final Repair for Hubble
May 18, 2009, 1:07 pm
Filed under: nasa, photography, science, space

The Big Picture posted a series of images from the launch of Atlantis and their rendezvous with the Hubble telescope on Monday, May 11, 2009. Here are a few of my favorites. But there are several, and all are excellent. Click here to see the rest.



Fly Over NYC
May 12, 2009, 6:41 am
Filed under: nyc, photography

I haven’t seen too much POV photography outside of what’s in Google Earth, but if there’s more stuff like this I might have to keep an eye out for them.

Click onward to fly over NYC like you’ve never seen it before.

Pop this thing on fullscreen and enjoy. Don’t forget to right-click and try out different view settings like ‘fisheye’ and ‘planet view’.

via Chase Jarvis’s Blog



Earth Day in Pictures
April 23, 2009, 7:13 am
Filed under: environment, photography

The Big Picture hasĀ  a terrific gallery celebrating Earth Day. They routinely update the blog 2 or 3 times a week, selecting a theme with pictures taken by various press photographers around the world that we otherwise wouldn’t necessarily see, and each one is amazing to look at.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. See for yourself.