viernes, 31 de agosto de 2012

Underwater Experiments Continued: Wonderful New Photos of Jellyfish by Alexander Semenov

Since first covering the photography of Russian biologist Alexander Semenov (previously) back in January his self-directed “Underwater Experiments” series has continued unabated as he releases other-worldy shots of the Earth’s most elusive creatures almost daily. Again and again Semenov captures some of the most jaw-dropping photographs of underwater life I’ve ever seen, most frequently an animal called lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) which is the largest known species of jellyfish in the world. What you see here only scratches the surface of his work over the last couple of months, definitely urge you to get lost in his underwater gallery.










jueves, 30 de agosto de 2012

Brazil’s indigenous Yawalapiti tribe honours the dead with festivities and wrestling

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men dance during this year's 'quarup,' in the Xingu National Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. 

Yawalapiti indigenous men of Mato Grosso State in Brazil, this month celebrated ‘quarup,’ a ritual held over several days to honour in death a person of great importance.
This year the Yawalapiti tribe honoured two people – a Yawalapiti Indian who they consider a great leader, and Darcy Ribeiro, a well-known author, anthropologist and politician known for focusing on the relationship between native peoples and education in Brazil. The quarup was held in the Xingu National Park, in Mato Grosso State.

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men dance during the celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA view of the Yawalapiti village is seen before the start of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men fish to feed the guests of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men decorate tree trunks that represent distinguished people who have recently died during this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men play bamboo flutes during celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men carry tree trunks that will represent distinguished people who have recently died during this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti boys participate in this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men wrestle as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men use digital cameras to record this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men wrestle as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men ride a motorcycle during a break in this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man wears a dead bird on his waist as a symbol of his prowess as a wrestler during the celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men wrestle as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men dance during this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man reacts in pain after losing a wrestling match as part of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoYawalapiti men play bamboo flutes during the celebration of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA view of the Yawalapiti village is seen before the start of this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man paints his face to prepare for this year's 'quarup.'

REUTERS/Ueslei MarcelinoA Yawalapiti man (R) greets a man from another tribe who arrived to attend this year's 'quarup.'
 Credits: National Post

Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs by David Johnson


While attending the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month photographer David Johnson had his camera in hand to document the night. When Spain’s entry into the competition begin he decided to try something a little different resulting in the photos you see here which are unlike any long exposure firework shots I’ve ever seen. Via email David tells me how he accomplished the effect:
The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point. The shapes are quite bizarre, some of them I was pleasantly surprised with.
What’s interesting is that unlike usual firework photos that seem to make long trails across the sky, Johnson’s photos look like flowers with little triangular plumes coming to a point. Pretty amazing. You can see several more photos here.














Celebração da memória coletiva.


As imagens do fotógrafo catalão Pep Ventosa lançam um olhar diferente sobre cartões postais de diversas partes do mundo.
Para criar seus trabalhos, Ventosa sobrepõe várias fotografias do mesmo objeto, capturadas em 360 graus.
Como resultado, os objetos retratados são mostrados com riqueza de detalhes, em fotografias que se assemelham a pinturas.
Na série Collective Snapshots, Ventosa diz que combina dezenas de fotos para "criar uma abstração de lugares onde estivemos e coisas que vimos".
O fotógrafo define a série como "uma celebração da nossa memória coletiva".


As imagens do fotógrafo catalão Pep Ventosa lançam um olhar diferente sobre cartões postais de diversas partes do mundo. Esta foto mostra a Opera House, em Sydney, na Austrália.


Para criar seus trabalhos, Ventosa sobrepõe diversas fotografias do mesmo objeto, capturadas em 360 graus, como a pirâmide do Louvre, em Paris.


Como resultado, as fotografias mostram o objeto retratado com riqueza de detalhes. Nesta foto, o Coliseu de Roma.


As fotografias feitas com a técnica se assemelham a pinturas, como esta imagem da ponte Golden Gate, em San Francisco (EUA).


O fotógrafo diz que busca “desconstruir e reconstruir” as imagens, com o objetivo de criar novas experiências visuais. Na foto, o Taj Mahal, na Índia.


Nascido em 1957 em Vilafranca del Penedès, perto de Barcelona, Ventosa diz que sua paixão por fotografia nasceu quando ganhou sua primeira câmera, aos dez anos de idade. Esta imagem mostra a Tower Bridge, em Londres


Segundo Ventosa, a série Collective Snapshots combina dezenas de fotos para “criar uma abstração de lugares onde estivemos e de coisas que vimos”. A foto mostra o templo budista flutuante de Hangzhou.


O fotógrafo define a série como “uma celebração da nossa memória coletiva”. Na foto, a Ponte Vecchio, em Florença.

Fonte: BBC Brasil 

miércoles, 29 de agosto de 2012

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