This Photo Shows the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse Rising in Texas


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Photographer Jason Weingart shot this beautiful composite photo of the super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse on January 20th and 21st. The image features six stages of the moon that night as it rose from the horizon and became totally eclipsed.

“I shot the barn at 105mm to give a compressed effect and eliminate some trees on both sides of it,” Weingart tells PetaPixel. “I shot the progression of the moon through the night at 250mm.

“I went back out every half hour, to give myself a good selection of moon images. I grabbed a shot of stars to

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Photos of Dogs Jumping with Colorful Powder Trails


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Toronto-based animal photographer Jess Bell has been shooting a wonderful series of photos showing dogs jumping and leaving colorful powder trails in their wake. The photos aren’t the result of Photoshop compositing — they were actually shot with dogs and powder.

Bell says the work was inspired by photos captured by equine photographer Andrea Zachrau.

“I gathered together some talented dog-training friends and their awesome dogs for the project,” Bell tells PetaPixel. “I applied powder to the dogs then asked them to perform certain behaviors and I captured the resulting explosions on film.”

Bell is shooting the photos with

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Photographing the Same Red Cabin Over the Years


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It was in August 2013 that I by accident stumbled upon the red cabin and its surrounding lake. I assume the location has been photographed before my first attempts at capturing its inherent beauty and charm. Owing to the fact that the lake is a drinking water reservoir for a whole community, I am very reluctant to disclose its exact location — in the hope of protecting it from Instagram trophy hunters.

One of my first images of the cabin shot with my very first camera:

August 2013

Winter, snow and ice add a new dimension to the lake:

To

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Photos of Iconic British Red Post Boxes in the Lake District National Park


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My name is Tom White, and I’m a photographer based in the UK. Letter to the Lakes is a project I started last year to photograph the iconic British red post box in the beautiful setting of the Lake District National Park.

I spend a lot of time in the Lakes, making three or four trips a year, and have always found something strangely romantic about the post boxes nestled into the mountainous and rural landscape. It also often strikes me how even in the age of the Internet, the humble letter still plays a very important part in

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Capturing the Eye-Popping Density of Hong Kong’s Tower Blocks


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Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with an overall density of an estimated 6,300 people per square kilometer. More than 7 million people live on about 1,108 square kilometers (427 square miles) of land, and 29.1% of the Hong Kong population lives in public rental housing estates.

To start off a 3.5-week trip and before heading to Southeast Asia, my friend Michael Sheffels and I stopped in Hong Kong for 4 days to see the area and explore the Kowloon side as well.

This was our last, longest and most urban

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Portraits of Federal Workers Affected by the Longest Government Shutdown


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The following is a photographic essay of 21 real people – 21 of 800,000 workers – affected by the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Federal workers have become unwilling pawns in the shutdown. Perhaps most dehumanizing, the media and certain politicians relegate these great individuals to being part of a blind number — “800,000 federal workers.”

Teaming together, we (DC photographers Kirth Bobb and Geoff Livingston) spent an afternoon photographing affected federal employees at the Creative Hands Studio. Their effort aims to show their stories and illustrate that federal workers are real people trying to make

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Shooting a B-2 Stealth Bomber Flying Over the Rose Bowl


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Ten years ago, in January 2009, was the first time I ever photographed a flyover and this year the same pilot was doing his last Rose Bowl flyover as he is retiring from the Air Force this year. The challenge this year was the strong winds and subsequent turbulence.

We were being tossed around a lot (and both of the B-2s mentioned the turbulence), but the timing still had to be exact for me to catch the B-2 over the stadium. Despite the heavy winds bouncing us all around, the B-2 pilots were perfectly over the stadium and I managed

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This Photo of Earth and the Moon Was Shot from 71 Million Miles Away


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Here’s a new photo that shows Earth and the Moon from a whopping 71 million miles away. It was captured by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx, which is currently on a mission to obtain a sample from a near-Earth asteroid and return it to Earth.

The photo was captured on December 19th, 2018, using the spacecraft’s NavCam 1 camera. Earth and the moon can be seen on the bottom-left side of the photo. The much larger white object in the upper-right side is asteroid Bennu.

A crop of the Earth and Moon in the photo.

Earth is 71 million miles (114M km) away

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Heartbreaking Photos of Pet Owners Saying Goodbye to Their Dying Pets


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Last Moments is a powerful photo series by Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Ross Taylor, who was invited to document the intimate last moments in a beloved pet’s life when the owner must deal with a painful farewell.

Taylor was inspired to turn his camera on this topic after his good friend went through the agonizing decision to euthanize her ailing dog.

“When someone tells me they’re struggling with the death of a pet, my heart aches for them,” Taylor tells the Washington Post. “I was profoundly moved by witnessing her struggle and her love for her dog.”

Taylor is

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This Dog is a Talented Skateboarding Cameraman


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Illustrator Rob Mathieson has a dog named Fatman the Dog with some impressive camera skills. With a camera mounted to his back, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier captures great footage of skateboarders doing their thing.

Mathieson has Fatman run after various skateboarders as they ride through urban locations and skate parks. Fatman is surprisingly good at keeping the subjects in the frame even as they weave around and over various ramps and obstacles.

Check out some of Fatman’s quality work for yourself in these videos:

4K Drone Footage of a Giant Spinning Circle of Ice in a River


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Bulldog Aerials founder Todd McKee shot this amazing 4K drone footage of a giant perfect circle of spinning ice that appeared in the middle of a Maine river.

“Mother Nature created this perfect circle in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine,” writes McKee, a former associate director at ABC News. “It is about 100 yards wide and slowly rotates counter-clockwise.”

This natural phenomenon is known as an ice disc or ice circle, and it’s found in slow moving water in cold environments.

“Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water,” Wikipedia

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This Solar System Photo Was Shot From a Photographer’s Backyard


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Check out this family portrait of our solar system. It’s a composite photo created by a single astrophotographer who photographed the planets from his own backyard in Sacramento, California.

Photographer Andrew McCarthy shot the individual photos with a Sony a7 II camera, Canon 60D, ZWO ASI224MC color astronomy camera, Orion XT10 telescope, Meade 2120 telescope, and Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro equatorial mount.

The background Milky Way photo was shot using the Meade telescope with a Canon 60D and 28-80mm lens (at 28mm). It’s a single 2-minute exposure at f/9 and ISO 3200.

Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter were captured with the

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This 4K Timelapse is a Dazzling Tribute to New York City


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Time-lapse photographer Michael Shainblum has released a new 4K time-lapse short film titled “Liberty” that beautifully captures the scale, beauty, and pace of New York City.

“I vividly remember my first experience of New York City as a kid, before I became a photographer,” Shainblum writes. “The sheer sense of scale, the incredible architecture and just the overall feeling I got walking around the city. That experience became one of the reasons I got into photography.”

“Ever since then, it has been my dream to recreate that feeling into a short timelapse film. From the sensory overload of standing

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This Guy Makes Creative Reversed Videos by Talking Backwards


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Lithuanian filmmaker and musician Saulius Jegelevičius has a creative and unusual YouTube channel called Backward Picnic. Instead of complex editing or effects, each of the videos is simply footage played backwards… and Saulius talks backwards while recording to speak “forwards” English in the videos.

For example, here’s a video in which Saulius removes a nail from a wooden plank using a “statically charged hammer”:

And here’s the original video he actually recorded before reversing it for the version above:

Here’s another one showing how to build a house of cards without using your hands:

And here’s the forward version:

Here

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Photos of the Tangled Mossy Trees in a Foggy English Wood


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Wistman’s Wood in Dartmoor, Devon, England, has been the backdrop of countless folktales and myths involving the spiritual and supernatural. For his ongoing project titled Mystical, British photographer Neil Burnell has been visiting the forest and capturing the foggy, misty, twisted wood that has sparked wonder over the ages.

The wood of dwarf oak trees is covered with mossy boulders and thick tree roots. The branches of the trees add an eerie look as they twist about in every which way overhead.

Burnell tells Colossal that although he has visited the wood around 20 times in just the past

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When Your Photographer Best Friend Shoots Your 336-Month Portrait…


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Photographer Stephanie Smith recently shot birthday portraits for her best friend, Nicole Ham. But instead of normal portraits, Ham got swaddled for her 336-month shoot and posed in the style of those infant portraits you find all over social media.

Smith, a Columbia, South Carolina-based photographer who shoots as Southern Stitched Photography, was approached by Ham with the unusual concept for her 28th birthday on December 29, 2018.

After spending about $150 on supplies and props for the shoot, the friends did the shoot at Ham’s parents’ home. Ham’s mom crafted the bow and swaddled her 336-month-old daughter.

The

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I Shot Exactly One Film Photo Every Day for a Year


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No matter how it looks, this is the story of the photographs I didn’t make this year. On January 1st, 2018 my colleague, the military photojournalist C.S. Muncy, presented me with a gift: a small, handmade box he’d crafted out of salvaged wood. Muncy, a film lover, had given to me, an unquestioning digital-age professional, a box full of 35mm film.

I had not, when handed that lacquered case, touched a single roll of film once in the fifteen years since I first started working as a little puppy photojournalist at Newsday. At the time, their newsroom was

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This Photo Shows the Rainbow Colors of a Geminid Meteor


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During the Geminid meteor shower in December 2018, Colorado-based photographer Dean Rowe managed to capture this massive meteor streaking across the sky with a length 60 times the angular diameter of the Moon.

“Colors in meteors usually originate from ionized elements released as the meteor disintegrates, with blue-green typically originating from magnesium, calcium radiating violet, and nickel glowing green,” writes NASA’s APOD. “Red, however, typically originates from energized nitrogen and oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.

“This bright meteoric fireball was gone in a flash — less than a second — but it left a wind-blown ionization trail that remained visible

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This is the First Photo Shot on the Far Side of the Moon


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China just became the first country to achieve a soft-landing on the far side of the moon after its Chang’e-4 probe landed at 2:30 AM Universal Time today. And shortly after landing, the probe sent back this first photo ever shot from the surface of the “dark side of the moon.”

The photo shows the 112-mile (180km) diameter Von Karman crater that the probe will now begin exploring.

Both the landing and the first photo were first tweeted out by the Chinese state television station CGTN: