When an artist blends the effects of photography with the elements of cinematography, it creates unusual atmosphere in still images. The artist Elle Muliarchyk with excellent team managed to achieve this feat for Garage Magazine.
Source & More: Garage Magazine #3 on Behance.
The Great Nebula in Orion Natural/False Color Hybrid, a photo by Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com on Flickr.
An amazing colorful depiction of Great Nebula in Orion. How it is achieved can be found in the details below
Detail via Flickr:
Yes yet another version of M42 "The Great Nebula in Orion" this time I have combined the natural color of RGB filters together with the narrow band using HST (Hubble Palette) formula with SII assigned to red channel, H-Alpha to green channel and OIII to blue channel with what I think gives a very interesting result.
I have to say my previous image hubble palette version is a bit of a dissapointment but unfortunately when we apply the narrow band colors from filters according to the Hubble type of palette this is the result and to some it looks like candy and very un naturale. Of course the end result is much dependant on data and processing. You should see what it looks like in CFHT palette…forget it, I am too embarrased to post it.
My conclusion is that for me The Hubble Palette works very well on some objects but on others like M42 not so well. Again it is a matter of personal opinion and taste.
Shooting with these narrow band filters together with LRGB allowed me to create this false/natural color hybrid which introduced color and detail not visible in natural RGB wavelengths using my equipment.
183 individual frames make up this final image for a Total Exposure time 17.8 hours.
Date of Shoot January 2012 thru Dec 2012 (over 11 nights)
Location: Fremont MI USA
All exposures unbinned
H-Alpha, OIII, SII 7 x 30 min each
H-Alpha, OIII, SII 30 x 1 min each
8 x 600 sec each RGB
3 x 300 sec each RGB
10 x 60 sec each RGB
15 x 20 sec each RGB
3 x 300 sec each LUM
10 x 90 sec LUM
10 x 60 sec LUM
15 x 20 sec LUM
30 x 5 sec LUM
Camera: QHY9M monochrome CCD cooled to -30C www.astrofactors.com
Optics: Thomas M. Back TMB 92SS F5.5 APO Refractor Astronomics
Mount: Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount (with MKS 4000)
Image Aquisition Maxim DL
Stacking and Calibrating: CCDStack
Registration of images in Registar
Post Processing Photoshop CS5
Soho, located at West End of London, had been famous of sex shops and night life. Today it has developed into vibrant fashionable district, displaying remarkable cultural diversity. The photographer Pete Zelewski has superbly captured this essence of diversity in his bokehlicious portraits. Enjoy this multiplicity in personality appearances, which distances human beings from other living creatures.
This is what Leica was meant to be used for. Not for displaying in your showcase or using as an expensive accessory on red carpet.
This is Leica M6 of a photographer Blake Andrews, who has been active in film photography since 1993. The following image explains how exactly it was worn out.
Click the link below to read his blogpost and see more such images of the same camera.
Source: Camera as artifact.
- The Marks of a Leica That Has Not Been Used as a Fashion Accessory (petapixel.com)
- Most Expensive Production Camera and First Leica M Sold at Auction (petapixel.com)
- Paul Smith on Photography & His Collaboration with Leica (selectism.com)
LIFE photographer Ralph Morse was among scores of journalists who descended on Princeton, hoping to find and report on something, anything, that might offer insight into what Einstein’s passing meant to his friends, family and peers, as well as to countless strangers around the world who, for myriad reasons, felt a kinship with the man.
No one but Morse, however, finagled his way into Einstein’s office that day. No one but Morse came away with a photograph that, six decades later, serves as a haunting reflection of both the man and his life’s work: a seemingly simple picture of Einstein’s desk, cluttered with notebooks, journals, a pipe, a tobacco tin; behind the desk a blackboard covered with equations and formulas that, to the untrained eye, possess an almost runic power.
Whole Gallery: The Einstein Died: A Photographer’s Story
George Bernard Shaw
Yousuf Karsh, an armenian-origin american-canadian photographer, was especially famous for portrait photography in its time, who captured the finest personalities of last century in perfect frame. The portraits he made ceased to look as a portrait of someone and brought the viewer directly inside the frame. This feature is quite unparalleled in portrait photography. Go to the link below to see more his masterpieces ranging from scientists like Einstein to Politicians like Winston Churchill.
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837–1899), better known as La Castiglione , was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. The Countess was known for her beauty and her flamboyant entrances in elaborate dress at the imperial court. For four decades she directed Pierre-Louis Pierson to help her create 700 different photographs in which she re-created the signature moments of her life for the camera.
Portrait was in evolution in this period of 19th century, yet the photographer managed to create wonderful portrait of La Castiglione showing her flamboyant life.
For more photos: La Castiglione, c.1856-1899 | Retronaut.
The Royal Observatory has culled through over 800 entries from astronomers and astro-photographers around the world to release its compilation of the best astronomy photos of the year. The contest is run by Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine.
Should you have plans to be in London, an exhibition featuring the work is on display at the Royal Observatory Greenwich Planetarium throughout October 2012 in…
In an interview by Jesko von Oeynhausen, product manager of Leica-M series, gave a great answer related to nomenclature, very true to Leica’s tradition
Can you explain the nomenclature change, from M8, M9 to ‘M’?
We don’t want to give our customers the feeling that when the M10 comes out, for instance, that the M9 is suddenly the ‘old’ model and they have to buy the new one because the old one isn’t good enough anymore. We decided that the continuous numbering concept is not the right thing for us in the long term. The Porsche 911 for instance has always been the Porsche 911. The Leica M is a timeless product, and this is what the naming should express.
Sadly this product design policy is not employed in other products, which have become just use-and-throw, nothing else. I’m glad to hear that Leica continues with its tradition.
Read the full interview here: Photokina 2012 – Interview: Jesko von Oeynhausen of Leica: Digital Photography Review.