The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning "drawing with light".

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Creative commutes - this mornings ride on the Q train 🎥

Creative commutes - this mornings ride on the Q train 🎥

The Observatories

After a month of lightning / storm chasing in remote locations, this happened outside my window in Vegas last night. I was relaxing / using my computer and kept noticing flashes on the window. I assumed it was momentary reflections in the glass for about 2 hours… Yes, I missed two hours of this lightning show that was occurring in plain view from my balcony! Doh-! It went on for hours though, so I was able to experiment and try different methods of capturing lightning I’d never tried, including longish 30 second shots that picked up multiple bursts. A fun Friday night :-)

After a month of lightning / storm chasing in remote locations, this happened outside my window in Vegas last night. I was relaxing / using my computer and kept noticing flashes on the window. I assumed it was momentary reflections in the glass for about 2 hours… Yes, I missed two hours of this lightning show that was occurring in plain view from my balcony! Doh-! It went on for hours though, so I was able to experiment and try different methods of capturing lightning I’d never tried, including longish 30 second shots that picked up multiple bursts. A fun Friday night :-)

World Cup 2014 in 103.1 Seconds (more or less) | Stop Motion Animation

Every World Cup Country, Seen in Beautiful Images From Space | Greece
Group C
The Acropolis sits on a hill near the center of this image of Athens taken by NASA’s EO-1 satellite in July 2004. NASA | WIRED.com

Every World Cup Country, Seen in Beautiful Images From Space | Greece
Group C
The Acropolis sits on a hill near the center of this image of Athens taken by NASA’s EO-1 satellite in July 2004. NASA | WIRED.com

dailyoverview:

4/15/2014Durrat Al BahrainBahrain25°50′17″N 50°36′18″EDurrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.www.overv.eu

dailyoverview:

4/15/2014
Durrat Al Bahrain
Bahrain
25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E

Durrat Al Bahrain will consist of 15 connected, artificial islands (including six atolls, five fish-shaped, and two crescent-shaped). Construction costs are estimated at $6 billion and the project is slated for completion in mid-2015.

www.overv.eu