This is an absolutely spectacular piece of timelapse photography of emerging flowers by a Czech photographer, Katka Pruskova. The video is 2:41 and best viewed in HD fullscreen. The music is “Arrival of the Birds” by The Cinematic Orchestra. Katka Pruskova’s website is here, and a page of “behind the scenes” information on the flowers video here. The video is copyright 2012 by Katka Pruskova.
This work is magnificent and exhibits both extraordinary skill by Ms. Pruskova and exceptional artistic flourish. The flowers are truly fascinating. Flowers include Amaryllis, Lilies, Zygocactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Tulip, and Gardenia. Relaxing and deeply enjoyable!
Posted in Flowers, Nature, posted elsewhere, Recommended Links, Reposted from Web, Video
Tagged Amaryllis, Flowers, Gardenia, Gladiolus, Katka Pruskova, lilies, rose, timelapse, tulip, video, Vimeo, Zygocactus
Summer is the season of the midnight sun in the far northern hemisphere. There is splendid landscape and time-lapse photography in this video of “Midnight Sun | Iceland” shot by Scientifantastic.
Best viewed fullscreen and in HD (the embedded video is HD), “Midnight Sun” was shot over a 17-day period in June 2011 by Scientifantastic. If you like mountains, sky, water, oceancoast, and spectacular scenery, you should love this video! Some of the mountainscapes almost look like abstract paintings.
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Tagged Iceland, Landscape, midnight sun, nature, Scientifantastic, summer, time-lapse, video
This fascinating article is from Petapixel.
Late last year, during the Day of Photography in Amsterdam, PhotoQ interviewed nine photographers about the challenges facing them and photography as a whole from both an economic as well as social perspective. The resulting videos offer nine different perspectives on the business of photography, how it’s changed, where it’s headed, and how to adapt. Some viewpoints are more negative and others more positive, but in the end you can tell that each of these photogs love what they do, and just want to make sure they keep getting to do it for a long time to come. (*)
Here are two of the recorded interviews. There are seven more video interviews with professional photographers.
Many of the bloggers who follow Random Sights are not professional photographers. That is, they do not seek to make a living from their photographer. (“Enthusiast” is, I think, the most apt description.)
All of us, whether our involvement in photography is a livelihood or a serious amateur pastime, have found, I think, that both the demand for pictures and the popular interest in photography are greater than ever. At the same time, as most of the photographers in these interviews attest, the field of professional photography is changing as a result of both social and economic pressures. Whether we are talking about professionals or not, never before have so many people been part of a particular medium of expression or dedicated to a love for creating pictures.
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Tagged Amsterdam, changes in photography, economics, field of photography, interviews, photographers, Photography, professional photographers, professional photography, video
I have not been posting all week because I have been busy on a book project and working on a deadline. (It’s almost done!) I have been working with Lightroom 4. I’ll have more to say about Lightroom 4 in the future, except to say that in general it seems much faster, but I’m really dissatisfied with the new Bookmaking module which seems not quite “ready for prime time.” So I laid out this book with the old software.
I have not posted any videos recently. Here’s one I found, “Huangshan” by Luciano Bostico.
Huangshan was shot in China’s Huanshan National Park. I have always loved Chinese landscape paintings, and this video seeks to make them come alive amidst the extraordinary geography of Huangshan. I like the music as well – very soothing – “The Arrival of the Birds” by the Cinematic Orchestra. Play this to relax after a busy day.
(This version embedded is not HD. The HD is at Vimeo and it may tax your bandwidth or your system. I had to let it load first.)
This is an awesome example of ultra-high definition video, shot by Tom Lowe at 4K on the Red camera. Make sure you have HD on (The “HD” should be blue; otherwise, click the “HD”) and also fullscreen.
Not only is the videography here amazing; this features scenes of the American Southwest. (Alert viewers will note scenes shot in Joshua Tree.) This is from Tom Lowe – One of the acknowledged masters of time-lapse photography, and 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the Year, →website here. This is a trailer for an upcoming feature film on scenes of the American Southwest. Although there are spectacular landscape images, this and the videos below are not exclusively landscape or nature videos. It’s pure video, featuring landscapes and awesome skyscapes, but also everything from scenes of tourist at Yosemite to ravers at the Electric Daisy Festival.
The above video was shot and edited at 4K though the video here is not 4K but just 1080 HD. If you have a large monitor and a very fast computer, a 2K version is available →here.
Note on music credits on Timescapes: →Nigel “John” Stanford.
Here are two earlier videos, shot with Red and Canon. These feature the award-winning sky photography.
Timescapes: Mountain Light
Aren’t these fantastic? Again, Tom Lowe, →website here.
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Tagged American southwest, high-definition video, Photography, Red camera, Timescapes, Tom Lowe, video